Date: Wednesday 2nd September
Time: 10 am until 11 am
Location: Online Event
This webinar will provide an introduction to Mental Wellbeing Impact Assessment as a tool in identifying issues and planning actions.
What will be delivered during this webinar?
The aim of this webinar is to provide an introduction to Mental Wellbeing Impact Assessment and to explore its value in understanding impacts and identifying actions that will help to build resilience and mitigate the negative impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental wellbeing, particularly in vulnerable population groups.
MWIA is an evidence-based toolkit that enables organisations to identify, demonstrate, and improve their impact on mental wellbeing. Developed over 10 years by a collaboration of specialists, the MWIA Toolkit has been used extensively around the world. It was highlighted as a good practice tool in the UK Mental Health Outcomes Strategy (HMG 2011) and the European Mental Health in all Policy (MHiaP) initiative, 2017.
The MWIA toolkit aims to identify the specific influence of an event, programme or policy on the mental wellbeing of a defined population. To do this, it explores the positive and negative effects of the event or program on protective factors for mental wellbeing, local population characteristics, and wider determinants of wellbeing. Suggestions for action in response to the findings are then identified to promote the positives and mitigate the negative impacts.
In terms of the COVID-19 pandemic, using the MWIA toolkit will provide insights about actual and/or likely impacts on population mental wellbeing which will help shape responses, policy development, and recovery planning.
This webinar will provide an overview of:
- MWIA principles and process (this will include its relation to health needs assessment)
- Two case studies demonstrating the application of MWIA in the pandemic
- Contexts in which to apply MWIA such as recovery planning, second wave planning, and ongoing management of outbreaks.
There will be an opportunity to present questions to a panel of presenters on current issues.
Who should attend?
This webinar is aimed at people with some or no experience of using MWIA. It will be of particular interest for those whose work is concerned with the mental wellbeing of populations, whether community populations, client populations or staff groups and the audience are likely to include people from:
- Local authorities
- Health and social care
- Community organisations
- Education and childcare
- Health protection and local resilience/emergency planning
- Other key public services
- Service commissioning.
- Nerys Edmonds (Chair) – Principal Health Impact Assessment Development Officer and Senior Public Health Practitioner, Wales Health Impact Assessment Support Unit
- Anthea Cooke – Director, Health and Wellbeing Consultancy
- Eugenia Cronin – Consultant in Public Health, Delta Public Health Consulting
- Tony Coggins – Director, Thrive Wellbeing Consultancy
Where this will be delivered?
Microsoft Teams Meeting, a recording will be made available after the session for those unable to attend.
As these webinars are very popular, we kindly ask you to think if you will be able to attend this event before registering. In case you can no longer attend, please remember to unregister from the Eventbrite’s website so people in the waiting list can use the ticket***
How to book
If you would like to book your place, please visit the eventbrite page.
Please send your questions for the Q&A session to PublicMentalHealth@phe.gov.uk