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21 October - 17 November
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Long-COVID: Myths, misconceptions and lived experiences

Discarded pages from a paper calendar

Lifelong wellbeing theme

What’s on offer?

An online event to explore some myths, misconceptions and real-life experiences around Long-COVID, and what the latest research can tell us.

What’s it about?

Long-COVID is estimated to affect 1.9 million people in the UK, with many reporting that the condition severely impacts their ability to perform everyday tasks. But how much do we know about Long-COVID, and how do we support those who have it?

In this online event, we will shed some light on this issue by debunking some common myths and misconceptions about Long-COVID, and by sharing our own research findings on how people with Long-COVID (and other post-viral conditions) interact with their healthcare providers.

We will also have a panel discussion with experts and advocates, covering both lived and professional experience of post-viral illness, such as Dr Charles Shepherd, Trustee and Honorary Medical Adviser to the ME Association. We will discuss how to improve the quality of care for people with Long-COVID, what the latest policy developments mean for them, and what resources and support are available for them in the meantime.

Who’s leading the event?

Dr Emma Portch, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Bournemouth University

Dr Rachel Moseley, Principal Academic In Psychology, Bournemouth University

Professor Julie Gamble-Turner, Professor and Deputy Head Of Department In Psychology, Bournemouth University

Dr Emily Arden-Close, Principal Academic in Psychology, Bournemouth University

Dr Fay Sweeting, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, Bournemouth University

Dr Liam Wignall, Senior Lecturer in the School of Humanities and Social Science, University of Brighton

Open to

Open to adults

Of particular interest to

Those with personal experience of long-COVID, or caring for someone with long-COVID

Event booking deadline

Up until event start time