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Press notes: 7 June 2021

Tuesday 8 June: 6.00pm

The RSM’s climate change series continues with Mental health in a planetary crisis. Chaired by Dr Adrian James, President of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, guests will include Ashlee Consolo, Founding Dean of the School of Arctic & Subarctic Studies in Canada, who will discuss the ecological grief and impact of climate change on indigenous communities.

To request a press pass for this event email or call Rosalind Dewar on 07785 182732.

Thursday 10 June: 12.30pm

Dr Jenny Harries, chief executive of the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) and former Deputy Chief Medical Officer, will join Professor Sir Simon Wessely to discuss how the nation can respond quickly and effectively to pandemics and future health threats in the latest episode of the RSM’s Covid-19 Series.

Latest from the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine

The reluctance or refusal to accept Covid-19 vaccinations can be tackled by a five-pronged strategy to addressing the behavioural and socio-demographic factors behind vaccine hesitancy. Writing in JRSM, a group of population health, demographic, epidemiology and behavioural scientists propose an approach focused on confidence, complacency, convenience, communication and context.

Follow this link to read the paper in full

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