Webinar for Communicators on Stigma related to COVID-19 and Mental Health

Webinar for Communicators on Stigma related to COVID-19 and Mental Health

PAN AMERICAN HEALTH ORGANIZATION    www.paho.org               

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION                  www.who.int               

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Media Advisory – July 9: Webinar for communicators on stigma related to COVID-19 and mental health


WHAT:  PAHO/WHO and the Caribbean Development Bank, in association with the Caribbean Broadcasting Union, invites journalists and communicators to participate in the second of a series of 4 training sessions on how to ensure informative, responsible, safe and evidence-based coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on mental health-related topics.

The second session will explore the role of journalists and communicators in addressing stigma and discrimination related to COVID-19 and mental health. Participants will be provided with specific tips and recommendations on how to address stigma and discrimination, an introduction to the guide “Social Stigma associated with COVID-19”, as well as an overview of “Time to Change”, a UK-based campaign that has successfully addressed stigma about mental health, including through global work in India and selected African countries.

The webinar will also include examples from the field from Caribbean journalists reporting on mental health and the COVID-19 pandemic

WHEN:       Thursday, 9 July 2020

TIMES:      10 am – 12 pm EST (2 hours)


  • Sue Baker, Global Director, Time to Change
  • Ashley Baldwin, Communications Specialist, PAHO/WHO
  • Allyson Leacock, Chairman, Barbados Broadcasting Authority; Director, National Training Initiative
  • Svetlana Marshall, Reporter, Guyana Chronicle
  • Kimberly Hibbert, Senior Staff Reporter, Jamaica Observer

HOW:           Via Zoom – Participants must register in advance.

1. To register, please fill out the information requested
at this link

2. You will then be sent a link to the Zoom to use on the day of the workshop

3. Mark the date on your calendar!

Let us know how we are doing: If you attended our first session on June 18th, take a minute to give us your feedback at this link

Questions: Drop us a line at baldwinash@paho.org or bayleylis@paho.org