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Webinar for communicators on stigma related to COVID-19 and mental health

The Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO)/World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) , in association with the Caribbean Broadcasting Union, invites journalists and communicators to participate in the second of a series of four 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.


Sue Baker
Global Director, Time to Change

Ashley Baldwin
Communications Specialist, PAHO/WHO

Allyson Leacock
Chairman, Barbados Broadcasting Authority; Director, National Training Initiative

Kimberly Hibbert
Senior Staff Reporter, Jamaica Observer

Svetlana Marshall
Reporter, Guyana Chronicle


How To Participate

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!

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