Hello and welcome to this episode of the YOD pod. In this episode, we have the edit of the You Okay, Doc? Microstep webinar on ''COVID-19 and mental health: The Medic within the medical system''. The response to the COVID -19 pandemic has shaken the world and had a massive impact on each of us within the healthcare setting here we discuss some of the factors affecting healthcare professionals mental health and how COVID-19 has impacted this. Host and psychotherapist Chris Cherry is joined by former World health care organisation Director for Mental health and current professor of Global Mental Health at Harvard T.H. Chan School of public health Professor Shekhar Saxena to discuss this important topic.
The Microstep webinar series is brought to you by You Okay, Doc? In partnership with First Responders First, First Responders First is an initiative by the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, CAA Foundation and Thrive global. This series of webinars use the microsteps available on You Okay, Doc? and First Responders First website as a platform to provide advice and practical tips for health care professionals to help utilise and explore small, actionable and science-backed steps that healthcare professionals can take to make immediate changes in their daily life and work.
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