Health and Social Care in the Pandemic and Beyond: Impacts on Workers, Patients, and Service Users
Throughout the pandemic there have been few occupations as important as those who work in our Health and Social Care systems. However, despite the UK government describing them as key workers, there has been little (to no) support for their psychological wellbeing. This, as well as precarious (zero-hours) contracts, increasing reports of violence and aggression, an ever-negative media discourse, and the over-representation of negative outcomes for patients and practitioners throughout the pandemic, means working in the sector is becoming increasingly fraught. In this talk and Q&A Jermaine Ravalier will reflect on each of these topics from an evidence-informed perspective.
Jermaine Ravalier is a Professor of Organisational Psychology and Social Justice at Bath Spa University. His research looks at the mental health and wellbeing of frontline Health and Social Care employees, and co-produces interventions to support the wellbeing of these vital workers. Jermaine also works closely with the Social Workers Union, British Association of Social Workers, and International Federation of Social Workers to conduct national and global surveys of social worker mental health and wellbeing.
Meeting ID: 871 9264 3567