As we recover from COVID-19, we recognise the incredibly important role our communities have played in ensuring people have food, emotional support, and social connection during lockdown.
Yet our experience of community and the experiences of communities are often overlooked in how we make sense of wellbeing and mental distress in society. As a counterpoint to individualised notions of ‘mental health’, community psychology forefronts justice, equity, and context in its practice. Practitioners work in partnership with marginalised communities to transform social and community conditions to benefit collective wellbeing and prevent mental distress.
This webinar will provide an introduction to some core theories and approaches of community psychology and how to apply it to the new economies movement.
Sally Zlotowitz is a Clinical & Community Psychologist & Director of Public Health & Prevention at the excluded youth mental health charity, MAC-UK. She is a Co-founder of Psychologists for Social Change. @SallyZlotowitz