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Mental Health Awareness Week: Mental Health During COVID-19
May 3 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The presentation will focus on mental health in the context of a long pandemic, and provide some strategies and resources for self-care
Mental Health Awareness Week (3rd May – 7th May) is to raise awareness regarding the importance of mental health, and also to provide any information or educational presentation that would be beneficial for our current and future clients (e.g., newcomers, vulnerable population and anyone in Ontario who may need to learn more about how to receive support and how to take care of their mental health). We dedicate this week especially to our guest speakers to talk about their profession, research and expertise to raise awareness for Mental Health.
The presentation will focus on mental health in the context of a long pandemic, and provide some strategies and resources for self-care as well as how to support family and loved ones.
Professor Josephine Pui-Hing Wong, Professor and Research Chair in Urban Health & School of Nursing from Ryerson University
Josephine Pui-Hing Wong has rich experience in critical public health. She currently holds the position of Professor and Research Chair in Urban Health at the Daphne Cockwell School of Nursing at Ryerson University. She was instrumental to the development of the access and equity policies at Toronto Public Health.
Her program of research is underpinned by the principles of social justice and equity. She is committed to doing research “with” and “not for” the affected communities. She works closely with racialized and marginalized communities to identify “what is possible” through research in the areas of identity construction, migration and integration, HIV, mental health, and stigma reduction. She is currently leading a COVID-19 rapid research community-based action research.