mental health

COVID-19 & Older People: The Urgent Need to Improve the Lives of Older Persons in the Wake of a Public Health Crisis

IFA Virtual Town Hall | COVID-19 and Older People: The Urgent Need to Improve the Lives of Older Persons in the Wake of a Public Health Crisis

Background: Over the past months, the challenges of social isolation, changing regulations, and adapting to a “new normal” have taken a considerable toll on the mental health of individuals around the globe – especially older people and those with underlying health conditions. In this IFA Virtual Town Hall, Mr. Dan Levitt, acclaimed international speaker, elder care leader, writer, gerontologist and Executive Director of Tabor Village in Canada, will discuss the urgent need to improve the lives of older people amidst the ongoing public health crisis.

This town hall takes place at 07:00 am (Eastern Daylight Time) on Friday 23 October 2020 (additional time zones below):

Geneva, Switzerland: 13:00
Lagos, Nigeria: 12:00 noon
New Delhi, India: 16:30
Perth, Australia: 19:00

Please note that this town hall will be recorded and streamed live on Facebook. Should you be unable to participate in this meeting, a recording will be available on the IFA Facebook page here.

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CoNGO Notes: For more information on the NGO Committee on Ageing-Geneva, please visit ageingcommitteegeneva.org. For more information on the NGO Committee on Ageing-New York, please visit ngocoa-ny.org. For more information on the NGO Committee on Ageing-Vienna, please visit ngoageingvie.org.

[UN observance] International Day of the Girl Child

To learn more about International Day of the Girl Child, commemorated annually on October 11, please explore un.org/en/observances/girl-child-day

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CoNGO Notes: For more information on the NGO Committee on the Status of Women-NY, please visit ngocsw.org. For more information on the NGO Committee on the Status of Women-Geneva, please visit ngocsw-geneva.ch. For more information on the NGO committee on the Status of Women-Vienna, please visit ngocswvienna.org.

{Virtual from New York} 30th Anniversary of International Day of Older Persons

UNIDOP

IDOP 2020 Program

The NGO Committee on Ageing, in partnership with UN DESA, invites you to the celebration of the 30th Anniversary of International Day of Older Persons on 1 October 2020.  Also celebrating the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, this virtual event unites UN officials and leaders in the fields of ageing and elsewhere to address the call to action for a Decade of Healthy Ageing 2020-2030.

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED

Register here: https://bit.ly/2XWwLm

9:00am – 12:00pm EDT (New York)
2:00pm – 5:00pm GMT (London)

The event will be broadcast live via the International Federation on Ageing (IFA) Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/intfedageing/). The event recording will be made available to all registered participants following the event. For additional information on programme and speakers, go to the NGO COA Website:  http://ngocoa-ny.org/

We look forward to your participation on this special day!

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CoNGO Notes: For more information on the NGO committees affiliated with CoNGO: NGO Committee on Ageing-Geneva, please visit ageingcommitteegeneva.org; NGO Committee on Ageing-NY, please visit ngocoa-ny.org; NGO Committee on Ageing-Vienna, please visit ngoageingvie.org.

Film [Wake Up On Mars] and Conversation [The impact of migration on mental health]

NOTE: You may watch the film now and until 6PM of 22 July 2020.

Watch this powerful documentary and take part in an engaging discussion!

Ciné-ONU Geneva, Brussels and Vienna invite you to an exceptional

ONLINE EDITION

WAKE UP ON MARS

In Sweden, a family from Kosovo faces the rejection of their asylum application. The result is the trauma of the two girls, victims of the “resignation syndrome”, which plunges them into a long coma. Faced with this situation, Furkan, aged 10 and the youngest child in the family, shows incredible resilience and sets out to build a spaceship as a horizon to all possibilities.

How to participate in 2 easy steps:

    First: watch the movie

Link : https://vimeo.com/437834527

Password: wuom2020
Valid until 22 July 2020 at 6 p.m.

Second: join the discussion Wednesday 22 July at 5 p.m. (CET) on “The impact of migration on mental health.”

Link: https://rtce-unog.webex.com/rtce-unog/onstage/g.php?MTID=e3df79abd4ab880907871490688f8fdee

With:

  •    Dea Gjinovci, Director, Wake Up on Mars
  •     Dr. Elisabeth Hultcrantz, Professor emerita, Linköping University
  •     Pieter Ventevogel, Senior Mental Health Officer, UNHCR
  •     Moderator:  Martin Nesirky, Director, UN Information Service, Vienna

You will be able to ask your questions live or send them to us by email atcineonu@un.org.

With the support of: Centre d’Accueil de la Genève Internationale (CAGI) | Geneva International Welcome Centre

NGO Liaison Unit

Political Affairs and Partnerships Section
Office of the Director-General, United Nations Office at Geneva
Palais des Nations
T: +41 22 917 1304 / 2178 | F: +41 22 917 0583
(New) E: unog.ngo@un.org
www.ungeneva.org

[Webinar] ICTs and Older Persons

: ICTs and Older Persons: Universal Design, Standards, ICT and Older Persons in Support of UN Decade of Healthy Ageing

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

02:00 PM in Amsterdam, Berlin, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna, 14:00-15:00 Geneva Time

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CoNGO Notes: To learn more about the NGO Committee on Ageing – Geneva, please visit ageingcommitteegeneva.org.

Virtual Meeting on “Listening to Youth” (NGO Committee on Mental Health)

The NGO Committee on Mental Health invites you to join a virtual meeting focused on the topic “Listening to Youth” 

Time: Jun 11, 2020 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting:

https://liu.zoom.us/j/9714561436?pwd=VENkZVlyY2JlSUQvd29CQnhaM2hpZz09

Meeting ID: 971 456 1436

Password: CMH6-11-20

One tap mobile

+16468769923,,9714561436# US (New York)

+13017158592,,9714561436# US (Germantown)

Program:

Greetings & Introduction:

 Holly K. Shaw, PhD, RN, Chair, NGO Committee on Mental Health

Panelists:

Creative Youth Resilience  – CRY

Creative Youth Resilience will discuss challenges and solutions to mental health issues in the digital age, during COVID 19 and social unrest.

With leadership guidance from Andrea Ngan, Bennett Khun, Felicia Blow, Michelle Delgado

G!rl Be Heard

Girl Be heard company members will be performing work from their new show, CITIZEN BE HEARD about the challenges and solutions to mental health issues important in their communities.

With Menasha Thomas, Alyssa Martinez and Spencer Sanchez

Nadine Clopton  – a Director on the NGO Global Executive Committee

Nadine Clopton began working with Caring & Living as Neighbours (CLAN), an Australian NGO focusing on health access, advocacy and education for children with chronic illnesses living in low- and middle-income countries. She is the youngest person to be elected to the NGO Global Executive Committee.

The NGO Committee on Mental Health, Inc.  | Website: www.ngomentalhealth.org   |  Email: unngocmh@gmail.com

Follow us: Twitter: @NGO_CMH  |  Facebook: @ngocmhmentalhealth  |  Instagram: @NGO_CMH  |  LinkedIn: Committee on Mental Health

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CoNGO Notes: The NGO Committee on Mental Health is one of more than 30 substantives committees of CoNGO (Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations. To become a member of this committee and participate in its work, email its Chair, Dr. Holly Shaw, at drhollykshaw@gmail.com. To learn more about CoNGO’s committees, visit: http://ngocongo.org/ngo-substantive-committees.

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