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A key element of IPPO’s work is hosting regular (virtual) roundtable events featuring policymakers from across the UK as well as topic specialists, practitioners and other leading experts. Reports from all IPPO’s roundtables to date are available below – following details of our upcoming events.

IPPO Cities Event #5

Mental health in the city: how are insights around wellbeing and place being applied to boost the urban recovery?

Thursday 12 May (2 pm – 3 pm GMT)

The experience of the pandemic has shone new light on the importance of mental health, wellbeing, and place for the functioning of the economy and society. With the link between mental health and productivity well established before Covid, addressing its negative effects on wellbeing is a prerequisite for recovery. In the UK, consultation on the government’s Levelling Up white paper also provides a window of opportunity for issues of place and wellbeing to be comprehensibly addressed.

Mental health and wellbeing are critical for a place’s productivity, resilience, and economic development. As cities and regions implement their recovery plans, this roundtable will explore insights from the pandemic for policymakers around mental health, as well as examples of innovative place-based strategies to promote wellbeing.

Questions this event will consider include:

• How are cities and regions applying insights from the pandemic on mental health, wellbeing, and place?

• Which innovative approaches are being deployed as part of urban recovery plans?

• What role does mental health and wellbeing play in the UK Government’s Levelling Up agenda, and what are the attendant implications for cities and regions?

Confirmed speakers include Chris Murray, Director of Core Cities UK, with more to be announced.

Sign up for the Eventbrite for this event here.

For more information on this and other IPPO Cities activity, please e-mail jeremy-williams@ucl.ac.uk.

For more information on any of IPPO’s workstreams, email us at ippo@ucl.ac.uk.


Reports on IPPO’s past roundtables

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