The Unseen Crisis: Mental Health Consequences of a Global Pandemic and How Yoga Can Help

with Adrian James, MD

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About this talk

Research has shown that prolonged periods of isolation and economic uncertainty has a devastating impact on mental health. While scientists are still learning about the societal impact of lockdowns, job loss, and pandemic-related grief, there is no doubt that the mental health consequences of the pandemic will affect individuals, families, and society for years to come. In this presentation, Dr. Adrian James, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, will discuss current evidence on how the coronavirus pandemic has affected mental health, as well as the most effective treatment options available to support those experiencing depression, anxiety, and addiction. Learn about the College’s new position statement on social prescribing in the U.K., and how yoga can be used to bolster mental healthcare in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.

About Adrian James, MD

Adrian was elected President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists in 2020. He holds this role until 2023 and leads the RCPsych on behalf of its members and associates. Adrian is Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist at Langdon Hospital in Dawlish, Devon. His priorities as President are establishing a pathway to parity for mental health services, equality and diversity, sustainability, and workforce wellbeing. Adrian is a keen cyclist.

This presentation is part of Wellness After Covid: A Yoga and Healthcare Symposium. Click here to learn more and register for access to video content, slides, and other resources.