Promoting Mental Wellness in the time of COVID-19 — International Perspectives

By October 6, 2020Events, News, Seminar

Please register via HKU Event Management System

Date : Oct 9, 2020 (Friday)
Time : 15:00 – 16:00
Venue : 11/F Social Sciences Chamber, The Jockey Club Tower, HKU Centennial Campus


Since March, C|T Group has polled expectations and perceptions of COVID-19 and the impact the pandemic has had on health and well-being in Hong Kong, the UK, US and Australia. In all markets, expectations of a return to ‘normal working life’ have continually lengthened, but a growing number of respondents believe that workers should return to offices and that they themselves would feel safe in doing so. This points to a general feeling that we need to ‘live with the virus’ and use lockdowns when required. C|T Group, a global research and campaign firm, will share their findings of a 7-months tracker poll. Presentation of data will be followed by discussion from public health and social science perspectives. Experts in these two domains will provide international insights on COVID-19.

About the speaker

Laura Swire, Director
Andrew Whitford, Managing Director

C|T Group is the leading global research and campaign consultancy that combines cutting-edge diagnostic research, high-level strategic advice and the latest tools in campaign engagement. With decades of experience running successful campaigns across Europe, Asia Pacific and North America, the C|T Group knows the importance of clear information to achieve results. C|T Group’s unrivalled market research and campaign heritage gives clients a unique understanding not only what people think, but why they hold these beliefs and what specifically motivates and informs thinking and behaviour.


Benjamin Cowling
Professor and Division Head, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School of Public Health, HKU
Professor Cowling is responsible for teaching the introductory module in epidemiology on the MPH curriculum, and is the chairman of the Departmental Research Postgraduate Committee. Prof Cowling is a co-director of the WHO Collaborating Centre for Infectious Disease Epidemiology and Control at HKU SPH.


Professor Paul S.F. Yip
Chair Professor (Population Health), Social Work and Social Administration
Director, HKJC Centre for Suicide Research and Prevention
Associate Dean (Research), Faculty of Social Sciences

Enquiries: Please contact Ms. Katy Cheung at or 28315232