CanCOVID Speaker Series: "Mental Health and COVID: Prescription for Equity-Oriented Public Health Responses" by Dr. Emily Jenkins
Dr. Emily Jenkins, Assistant Professor in the UBC (University of British Columbia) School of Nursing, is currently leading a multi-wave national survey study in collaboration with the Canadian Mental Health Association and the UK-based Mental Health Foundation. It aims to assess the self-reported mental health impacts of COVID as well as identify factors associated with increased mental health risk or coping capacity. Emphasis is being placed on examining the disproportionate impacts of the pandemic on particular populations or structurally vulnerable groups. This study will generate a pooled survey database to facilitate comparisons between Canada and other national jurisdictions, a key global priority. Premiered on Youtube on Tuesday 2nd June 2020.