Maltese Opening Conference - November 2020
On 6th November 2020, the Centre for Resilience and Socio-Emotional Health at the University of Malta organized a two hour online webinar on the Mental Health of School Students during COVID-19, as part of the PROMEHS EU funded project.
The webinar was introduced by Professor Carmel Cefai, Director at the Centre for Resilience and Social Emotional Health, and by Professor Ilaria Grazzani, University of Milano-Bicocca, coordinator of the project. Mollie O’Riordan, a Research Support Officer atthe Centre, presented the PROMEHS project, including the aims and objectives, the research design and methodology and the specific role of the University of Malta in the project.
In the second part of the webinar, a panel of experts discussed the impact of COVID-19 on the education, wellbeing and mental health, with interventions by Professor Valerie Sollars (University of Malta) on early childhood education and the Covid-19 experience, Professor Paul Bartolo (University of Malta) on the impact of COVID on students with disability, and Professor Helen Cowie (University of Surrey, UK) on the mental health of school children during COVID-19.
Over 120 participants from Malta and other countries participated in the seminar and had the opportunity to make their comments and ask questions to the panel in the final session of the webinar.
PROMEHS Kick-off meeting, University of Milano Bicocca