18th May 2020

Online Seminar via Zoom

Online Seminar via Zoom

Monday, 18 May 2020 - 3pm

To mark Mental Health Awareness week, DSC will be considering the impact of the lockdown on those with mental health conditions and learning disabilities. How have the restrictions affected their lives? What particular challenges have they faced? What can help?


Dr Sonia Johnson from UCL’s Mental Health Policy Research Unit will preview the Unit's research on the impact of Covid-19 and isolation on mental health care.

Mark Neary will discuss his experiences and those of his son Steven, who has autism, as they cope under lockdown.

Zia Nabi looks at how Covid-19 has impacted people with mental health conditions who have been rough sleeping or are in precarious housing.

Sophy Miles will draw the threads of the presentations together and reflect on how the rights of this group can be better protected.

Due to scheduling changes, Sophy Miles will be chairing/summing up in place of Aswini Weereratne QC.

To watch the recording, click here.