The world is currently battling the "worst public health crisis for a generation" with the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19). As the casualty rate surges, governments across the world are imposing strict social distancing measures as a means to flatten the curve and prevent the spread of the virus.
But while these measures are essential to prevent the pandemic from worsening, mental health authorities fear imposed isolation may cause a “social recession”: a collapse in social contact, with populations vulnerable to isolation and loneliness most at risk.
In conversation with executive coach and counsellor, Paul Vittles FRSA, we look at what connection and inclusion means during a global pandemic, and how we build social solidarity in the face of this crisis.
Please note, this is an online event hosted by RSA Oceania and open to the global Fellowship. See below for timing in your region:
Sydney & Melbourne -- 6pm AEST
New Zealand -- 8pm NZST
United Kingdom -- 9am BST