Understanding COVID-19: Support for the Carer

April 22 2020 2:00 pm

Event Details

Patient Education, Webinar

  • April 22 2020
  • 2:00 pm

Providing support for Carers’ and their loved ones

Speaker: Debra Sandford, Clinical Psychologist

As the impact of COVID-19 (coronovirus) is being felt across the country, Lung Foundation Australia is aiming to reduce some of the anxiety and uncertainty that members of our community are feeling at this time.

Clinical Psychologist Debra Sandford joins us for another webinar in our COVID-19 Support Series. Debra will be discussing the carer’s journey and how carers’ and loved ones can support each other, and balance their varying needs. Hear practical ideas for how we can manage the emotional and mental challenges of physical distancing and isolation, together.

You will also have the opportunity to ask questions and connect with Debra through a live Q&A session.

When: Wednesday, April 22 2020

Time: 2.00pm (AEST)

Speaker Biography

Debra Sandford is a practicing and research clinical psychologist in Adelaide, SA. Her PhD thesis is on the psychological impact of Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) on the patient and caregivers. Debra has presented her research findings and also been an invited speaker regarding the psychological impact of lung disease in general to National and International Conferences, patient information days, radio and to Respiratory Physician Trainees. She is a passionate advocate about ensuring that the psychological health of people with lung disease is addressed and looked after as well as their physical health is.

The unprecedented and uncertain environment that has been as a result of COVID-19, has meant that many people with lung disease are very concerned for their future. Debra will address some of these concerns with practical and easy to implement strategies for managing not only your psychological health during these worrying and unsettling times, but also for helping your loved ones.

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