Loneliness and Mental Health

Sonia Johnson

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This event is part of the Frontiers in Mental Health webinar series.

It is proudly brought to you by the Centre for Mental Health ResearchVIDEA, and the Office for Mental Health and Wellbeing.  

Join us for an engaging presentation from University College of London’s Prof Sonia Johnson for her insights into loneliness and mental health; with commentary from Australian social researcher, Hugh Mackay. The presentation and discussion will be followed by a Q&A session facilitated by hosts, Prof Luis Salvador-Carulla and Dr Elizabeth Moore.


Sonia Johnson

Sonia is Professor of Social and Community Psychiatry in the Division of Psychiatry at University College London. She has published research on a range of topics relevant to the care of people with severe mental health problems, including crisis care, early intervention in psychosis, women's mental health and digital mental health.
Sonia is currently Director of the NIHR Mental Health Policy Research Unit for England, which conducts rapid research to inform mental health policy.

Hugh Mackay AO 

Hugh is a social psychologist, researcher and bestselling author. His latest non-fiction book, The Inner Self, will be published in 2020 concurrently with his eighth novel, The Question of Love.
Hugh has had a 60-year career in social research and was a weekly newspaper columnist for over 25 years.

Hosted by:

Dr Elizabeth Moore
Co-ordinator General, Office for Mental Health and Wellbeing, ACT

Prof Luis Salvador-Carulla
Head, Centre for Mental Health Research, Australian National University

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5.30pm: Welcome and introduction
5.35pm: Presentation - Prof Sonia Johnson
6.15pm: Discussion - Hugh Mackay AO
6.30pm: Q&A