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‘Learning and Emerging from the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Role of Sport’

Invictus Games Foundation ‘Conversation’ – Webinar

‘Learning and Emerging from the COVID-19 Pandemic: The Role of Sport’

Wednesday, 2 June 2021 – 1400-1545 British Summer Time

The Invictus Games Foundation (IGF) is pleased to announce the next iteration of its ‘Conversation’ series as a webinar on Wednesday, 2nd June 2021 between 1400-1545 British Summer Time. Along with a number of other events, it will occur during the ‘Games Week’ when the Invictus Games The Hague 2020 would have taken place in 2021, and will be important in laying out the path to the rescheduled Games during the period 16-22 April 2022.

The IGF is very grateful to the Armed Forces Covenant Fund Trust for enabling this webinar and to the continuing support of Ascot Rehab, the Fisher House Foundation and ISPS Handa.

Themes

The webinar will be conducted in three parts:

1. It will first focus on a discussion between the teams and their representatives, competitors and their friends and family on their experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic and the role that sport has played in their respective experiences. The aim will be both to share best practice as well as building a sense of common purpose and identity in the Invictus community.

2. Next, we will consider some of the key psychiatric themes which have emerged on coping with adversity and also then on building back better as we emerge from the pandemic.

3. Finally, there will be a discussion and closing panel session, considering how the Invictus Games Foundation has been able to support the National Health Service (NHS) and its workforce in England in addressing some of the difficult moral and psychological experiences it has faced during the pandemic. This support has been built on a series of podcasts which have considered key issues such as Reconnecting with the Family following a difficult deployment; preparing for a second deployment (or COVID-19 surge); the importance of teams and networks; and the power of sport in aiding recovery and rehabilitation. These podcasts which have been shared with the NHS are available here:  https://audioboom.com/channels/5030566.

Registration

The webinar will be conducted on the ReAttendance platform and all attendees will be requested to register in advance for the event. It is requested that the registration process is completed by Wednesday, 26 May 2021. Tickets are free.

To register for the event please follow the below link: https://igfconversation.eventbrite.co.uk

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