Mental Health Panel (Online

  • Event Start: 5th March 2021, 5:00pm
  • Event Type:

Mental Health Panel

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There is an apathy in our community concerning mental health; it is dangerous and people are losing their lives.  The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the previous problems with underprovision for mental health in the United Kingdom and across the globe.  Bereavement, isolation and fear have increased exponentially as a result of the pandemic, causing widespread mental health struggles and the current provisions in place are negligible.  The pandemic has disrupted mental health facilities in 93% of countries according to the World Health Organisation.  Prior to the pandemic, countries everywhere were spending less than 2% of the GDP on mental health services and now that the prosperity of the global economy is in jeopardy as a result of the pandemic, mental health services are being neglected.  We must discuss what more countries should be doing to protect the mental wellbeing of the population and the Oxford Union as the first bastion of free speech should be the place to host this conversation

Speakers:

  • Dr Shubulade Smith CBE  :  Shubulade Smith CBE is a British Academic and consultant psychiatrist at the South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.  She is a senior lecturer at King's College, London and was recently awarded Psychiatrist of The Year in 2019
  • Sir Norman Lamb  :  Sir Norman Peter Lamb is a British Liberal Democrat politician and a solicitor.  He was a member of Parliament for North Norfolk from 2001 to 2019, and Chair of the Science & Technology Select Committee from 2017 to 2019
  • Dean Russell  :  Dean Russell is a British Conservative Party politician.  He has been a Member of Parliament for Watford since the 2019 General Election.  He is a member of the All-Party Parliamentary group for Mental Health and a member of the Health & Social Care Select Committee
  • Munira Wilson  :  Munira Wilson is a British Liberal Democrat politician who was elected as a Member of Parliament for Twickenham at the 2019 General Election, succeeding the former Liberal Democrat leader, Vince Cable.  She is a member of the All-Party Parliamentary group for Mental Health
  • Dr Taiwo Oladele  :  Dr Taiwo Oladele is a clinical psychiatrist at the East London NHS Trust.  He has taken an active role in discussions surrounding depression and mental health issues within the ethnic minority community

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