#CopyingWithCOVID: Mental Health in Times of Coronavirus

How are you #CopingwithCOVID? Join the UN webinar series on “Youth and Mental Health” with @UNICEF & @WHO to learn more!

You may be experiencing high levels of anxiety, stress, depression or despondency. That’s totally normal, especially in such uncertain times, and even more so when physical isolation can have you feel alienated from others. You might be concerned to be out of school, or away from work, or concerned about your family’s income. You are not alone. We are in this together.

That’s why Jayathma Wickramanayake (the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth), in partnership with WHO and UNICEF, is inviting you to a webinar on #CopingWithCOVID.


Hire the Youth has joined the UN’s #CopingWithCOVID movement as we understand how painful it can be to see depression consume someone you care about. Because we believe that empathy is a good place to start, we have tried to give you an understanding of what depression is like over the years in addition to ways you can be supportive.

The #CopingWithCOVID webinar is a chance to stay connected, talk with others and field your questions to experts from UNICEF and WHO. It’s a chance to talk about your mental health, the psychosocial impact of COVID-19, and find out how you can help others to deal with the situation.

  • Session 1 – April 1, 2020, 3pm (EAT)
  • Session 2 – April 15, 2020 (tbc)
  • Session 3 – April 29, 2020 (tbc)
  • Session 4 – May 6, 2020 (tbc)

You can join the first #CopingWithCOVID session by following this linkbit.ly/CwCOVID.

Why not add a reminder in your diary and copy the link so you don’t miss it?

Depression is a debilitating illness, or that there is no doubt. It rattles us to our very core and impacts on our relationships – the very relationships which play a crucial part in helping us to manage depression. It’s cruel.

Please remember to #stayhome and #stayhome.


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