Mental health in times of COVID-19 – how to best address it?

We herewith invite you to a [email protected] meeting on Friday March 26th 2020 from 2.00pm-3.30pm

Since the beginning of the pandemic millions of EU workers have switched from office work to home work. New flexible working arrangements have been essential in safeguarding economic activity and in preserving jobs in times of lockdowns. But they have also entailed many dramatic challenges: the blurring of boundaries between ‘work’ and ‘home’, organisational challenges, and not least isolation and loneliness with severe impacts on our mental health.

Which are these impacts? Which are the specific vulnerable groups? And what can be done by legislators, employers, colleagues and trade unions to alleviate harmful impacts and to ‘recouple’ the employee to decisive ‘anchors’?

  • Klaus Heeger, CESI Secretary-General
  • Rocio Diaz Conde, psychologist, Independent Trade Union and Civil Servants Central (CSIF)
  • Laura Marchetti, Mental Health Europe
  • Daphne Ahrendt, Eurofound
  • Marta Fana, Joint Research Centre of the European Commission (JRC)

will introduce into the debate.

The event is part of CESI’s ongoing EU co-funded PULSER project which focuses on capacity-building ad support for performing public services personnel in Europe.

If you wish to participate, please register here https://forms.gle/LSQ8dwVePmEqkWX66

The working language of the meeting is EN.