Forum to offer post-pandemic promise

by BTM

Mon, 30 November 2020

Forum to offer post-pandemic promise

Bahrain is set to host an international virtual forum entitled ‘COVID-19 impact on Mental Health: Rebuilding Mental Health towards economic and social recovery’ at the Wyndham Grand Manama on Monday, November 30 at 5pm.

It will feature speakers from the World Health Organisation (WHO), the United Nations Development Programme, the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF), the International Labour Organisation and the California State University, East Bay.

The Forum has been organised by the Umatter campaign, which was launched recently in Bahrain under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Hisham bin Abdul Rahman Al Khalifa, Governor of the Capital Governorate.

Targeting more than 200 participants, the forum is for individuals, public sector and private organisations who are interested in understanding the best global practices for improving mental health for all, given the exceptional circumstances imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic on many aspects of public life in Bahrain, the region and the world.

The forum will present a clear road map for post-pandemic recovery for businesses, helping their employees to cope psychologically and physically with the new conditions and changes that have occurred in the work environment, economy and society as a result of the pandemic. It will also offer advice on improving mental health and wellbeing of employees to restore levels of engagement and performance, increase productivity, decrease absenteeism, seize new opportunities and boost ROI.

In particular, the forum will discuss the positive impact of government support to institutions and individuals on social and psychological stability in the Kingdom and the role of this support in accelerating the desired post-pandemic recovery process and restoring various aspects of public life, especially in the labour, education and government services sectors.