香港21日強制隔離是世界最長的，而隔離對社會的好處以及對隔離人士的影響在社會掀起一番熱烈爭議。記者兼治療師Kate Whitehead贏得the Mind HK Award for the best English-language journalism coverage of mental health issues in 2019 and 2020，而且紀錄了大量有關在香港隔離的經歷。今天，Kate將主持一個專家小組，權衡了隔離21日的長期影響：受邀嘉賓有 Judith Blaine博士，他撰寫了香港第一篇關於隔離的科學研究；Elisabeth Wong博士–阿爾法診所的精神病學家和 Gira Patel 博士，香港心理健康顧問、心理健康應用程式 bien-être 的聯合創始人。
作者 – Dr. Judith Blaine – 將在線上參與。
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Kate Whitehead grew up in Africa and then Hong Kong. She holds a BA (Warwick) and MA in Literature (Sussex) and is the author of two Hong Kong crime books, After Suzie and Hong Kong Murders.
Dr. Judith Blaine, a Research Associate with Rhodes University, South Africa, wrote the first scientific peer-reviewed study exploring the psychosocial consequences of mandatory quarantine in Hong Kong. Judy lives and works in Hong Kong, where she founded her company, Odyssey, which offers a strength-based approach to wellbeing.
Dr Elisabeth Wong is a Specialist in Psychiatry in private practice. She is Honorary Clinical Associate Professor of the Department of Psychiatry, Chinese University of Hong Kong. She is also a Clinical Advisor for the mental health charity MindHK.
Gira Patel, a British psychiatrist and mental health therapist in private practice in Hong Kong faced a big personal challenge to her own mental health earlier this year. She was unexpectedly sent into prolonged Government quarantine in Penny’s Bay and published her moving account of this experience.