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Webinar: Exploring the wellbeing of psychologists during the Covid-19 pandemic

02 November 2020

The week-long series of webinars, interviews and discussions from the BPS will explore the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on psychologists, and consider the future of wellbeing beyond Covid.

Taking place on 10 and 12 November, the webinars will focus on key themes emerging in the new report, ‘Ten key impacts of the pandemic on Psychologists wellbeing’, which will be published next week.

It draws upon the experiences of more than 200 psychologists and trainees and identifies 10 key themes to emerge. It explores the impact of the pandemic in areas such as increased workload, personal anxiety, moral and professional dilemmas and adapting to remote working.

Dr Adrian Neal, chair of the BPS Covid-19 Psychologists’ Wellbeing taskforce, said:

“As a profession, psychology has made a significant contribution to the UK’s response to Covid-19 pandemic and will continue to do so.

“The pandemic has, in addition, resulted in personal and professional challenges to psychologists that may impact upon the wellbeing of our profession and on us as individuals.

We hope the webinars and the report will open up conversations about the wellbeing of those within our profession so we can ensure we are best prepared for the future.”

Tuesday 10 November

06:00-07.30 pm

This webinar launches the report and will feature a panel discussion of the 10 main themes of impact and resources, along with a Q&A session.

Thursday 12 November

06:00-07.30 pm

This webinar will explore in more depth aspects of the impact of Covid on the wellbeing of psychologists, and to start to consider the future of wellbeing beyond Covid. It will include a focus on individual and organisational perspectives including: trauma, politics, developing the infrastructure to meet needs and the wider existential impact on psychologists.

The webinars are free to attend and open to BPS members and non-BPS members.


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