Seminar: Mental health of children and adolescents in war-torn Ukraine

The Research Centre for Child Psychiatry and INVEST Research Centre will organize an afternoon seminar on Thursday 30 March on the effects of the war in Ukraine on the mental health of Ukrainian children and youth.

One of the keynote speakers of the seminar is Professor Olga Osokina of the Universities of Kyiv and Donetsk. Professor Osokina has been studying the effects of war on the mental health of Ukrainians since Russia began military operations in Donbass.

The seminar is open to the public and participation does not require registration.


12:30 – Opening words, Prof Andre Sourander
12:40 – Young Refugees' Mental Health - An Overview of Some Key Information, Dr. Matthew Hodes, Imperial College London
13:30 – How war affects children’s and adolescents’ mental health, Prof. Olga Osokina, Donetsk University
14:10 – Coffee break
14:30 – Suicidality and war, Sanju Silwal
15:00 – Commentary, Prof Norbert Skokauskas + discussion
15:30 – End of seminar