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Covid (r)Evolution Episode 15: Covid-19 and Mental Health

Covid (r)Evolution Episode 15: Covid-19 and Mental Health
  • Neurology

Voice of EXCEMED - Covid (r)Evolution: Episode 15 Covid-19 and Mental Health

Professor Neil Greenberg is a consultant occupational and forensic psychiatrist specialised in the management of psychological trauma, mental health and post traumatic stress disorder. Having served in the United Kingdom Armed Forces for more than 23 years, Greenberg has gone on to publish over 300 scientific papers and book chapters. 

Based at King's College London, his most recent work focuses on the mental health of National Health Service (NHS) staff. At the onset of the 2020 pandemic, Prof. Greenberg had a hands-on role in the NHS England & Improvement Wellbeing Team, and contributed to the national response to protect the mental health of NHS.  He continues to lecture internationally on occupational mental health, the psychological health of the UK Armed Forces, and the organisational management of traumatic stress. 

In Episode 15 of the Voice of EXCEMED: Covid (r)Evolution and Mental Health, Prof. Greenberg looks carefully at the impact of the coronavirus on the psychological wellbeing of healthcare workers. He highlights how the pandemic has forced the hand of researchers and clinicians to examine the little researched area of the mental health of health care workers.
Prof. Greenberg goes on to discuss how the crisis is leading us to a deeper, and much needed, understanding of the impact of all aspects healthcare work - a situation that is driving forward new methods to improve the psychological wellbeing of health care workers . Prof Greenberg also unpicks the topic of Moral Injury, highlighting the serious affect that difficult ethical decision-making can have on people's long term wellbeing. 

This interview series was made possible thanks to the unrestricted donations received by the EXCEMED Foundation.   

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