The COVID-19 pandemic has filled hospitals, separated people from workplaces and friends; and disrupted lives on a scale never witnessed before.
Thousands grieve for dying loved ones they were forbidden to visit. Others lament a litany of lost jobs, social connections, safety, personal freedom and opportunities. Religious leaders are united in a call to mourn, recognising that grief is natural in allowing us to acknowledge then recalibrate a new future.
Join our panel to debate how a nation can process its grief. Will the impact of the pandemic be the creation a risk-averse and anxious country? Or will we come to terms with trauma and focus on what is meaningful in life by recognising new possibilities?
Chaired by Lewis Macdonald MSP, Convener of the Health and Sport Committee, this panel includes:
- Professor Mona Siddiqui OBE, Professor of Islamic and Interreligious Studies, University of Edinburgh
- Ivor Williams, designer and co-author Collective Psychology Project report, This Too Shall Pass on COVID-19 and collective grief
- Dr Kareena McAloney-Kocaman, Senior Lecturer in Applied Health Psychology, Glasgow Caledonian University
The event is run in partnership with See Me Scotland.
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