March 24, 2021 | 1:00 pm GMT | virtual event

Mental Health and the Economy

Covid-19 isn’t just a deadly threat to human life; it’s also a mental health crisis with economic consequences. Fear of illness, strict lockdowns, isolation from friends and family, rising unemployment and collapsing businesses weigh on the hearts and minds of people all across the globe.

But poor mental health isn’t just a symptom of economic malaise: It can also be a cause. Join Bloomberg’s Mental Health and the Economy virtual briefing as we identify what the psychological effects of the pandemic could mean for our longer-term prosperity, and why Covid-19 should make us rethink how we consider mental illness and wellness.


March 24 - Wednesday

1:00 pm

Welcoming Remarks

1:02 pm

Sponsor Opening Remarks

1:10 pm

Wellness Innovation

When gyms and studios closed, technology companies stepped up to help us prioritize wellness. What does the future hold for wellness and technology?

1:30 pm

Looking after our Colleagues

Focusing on the intersection of mental health and the economy, we get the latest from the corporate approach to mental health.

1:50 pm

The Mental Toll of Covid-19

We sit down with a pre-eminent professor of psychology.

2:10 pm

Closing Remarks

2:15 pm

Event Close


Richard Bentall

Professor of Clinical Psychology The University of Sheffield

Leena Nair

Chief Human Resources Officer Unilever

Jason Sadler

President, Cigna International Markets Cigna Corporation


Cigna’s mission is to improve the health, well-being and peace of mind of those it serves. Cigna’s International Markets business spans over 30 countries and jurisdictions, serving more than 14 million customers globally. Since 2014, Cigna has tracked global perceptions on health and well-being through its annual 360 Well-Being Survey, and has leveraged this platform to conduct regular Covid-19 Impact Studies throughout the pandemic.

Participation is by invitation only.


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