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Paula Leask and Dr. Amy Small tackle a range of symptoms, concerns, and management techniques reported by people with Long Covid in this short-run podcast from Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland. Each episode, Paula and Amy will chat with a new guest about their experiences, helping to build up a better picture of life with Long Covid in Scotland.
Paula, CHSS Community Support Coordinator said: “We’ve got a range of guests, including both health professionals and people living with Long Covid, and we’re here to start a conversation about experience, support, coping strategies and techniques. We’re waiting to hear from you, too – our listeners – and we want to know what matters to you.”
Over the series our hosts and guests will provide their insight covering the topics of fatigue, breathlessness, mental health, women’s health, employment, and chronic pain. If you would like to ask a question about the topics covered in the podcast, or about Long Covid more generally, you can email the podcast team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To round out our series, we asked our guests for the best and worst advice they’ve heard for people with Long Covid. These are their answers…
Episode 7 show notes and a full transcript
Long Covid is understood to affect more women than men, and in this podcast, Paula and Amy explore why this might be, as well as discussing gynaecological complications of Long Covid such as effects on menstruation and fertility.
Episode 6 show notes and a full transcript
In this episode, Paula and Amy discuss employment with David Martyn, an employment lawyer. Many people with Long Covid and other long-term conditions struggle with work and have questions about what comes next. What are your rights? How can your employer help? What can you do if you are disabled and unable to work? All these questions are addressed in this episode.
Episode 5 show notes and a full transcript
Chronic pain affects many people with Long Covid. In this episode, Paula and Jay chat with Marina, one of the members of our Long Covid support group, about her experience with chronic pain and how best to manage it.
Episode 4 show notes and a full transcript
In this episode, Paula and Amy discuss mental wellbeing with Ada Ka Nam Siu, a psychology student who is specialising in the effect of conditions like Long Covid on mental health and wellbeing. Trauma, stress, and anxiety can all affect people with Long Covid, and it is important to discuss how to support yourself and others with mental health.
Episode 3 show notes and a full transcript
In this episode, Paula and Amy discuss breathlessness with Frances Tait, a physical activity specialist who has worked with many people on their breathlessness and chest difficulties. They discuss why Long Covid causes breathlessness, what it looks like, and how to manage it, as well as the importance of proper training and education for health professionals.
Episode 2 show notes and a full transcript
If you have questions you would like the podcast hosts to answer, topics you would like to see covered in future services, or feedback on the podcast, please email us at email@example.com– note that we cannot offer individual medical advice through this email.
In this episode, Paula Leask and Dr. Amy Small discuss chronic fatigue with Jay Wilkinson, a health information specialist who has lived with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for fourteen years.
Show notes and a full transcript