Coping with COVID podcast

Coping with COVID podcast

Latest Episodes

33: Resilience resources
March 18, 2021

Helen discusses resilience with Dr Warren Donnellan. Warren talks about the ecological model of resilience and identifying the resources that can help us through challenging times. Here are links to the two papers that Warren refers to in the podcast:...

32: Student experiences: Etienne
February 19, 2021

In this episode, Helen is joined by Etienne, a third year diagnostic radiography student who has worked and been on placement in the NHS during COVID-19. We talked about how placements have been different during the pandemic,

31: Social connections and Zoom quizzes
December 21, 2020

In this episode, Helen talks to Danny Blair, a Lecturer in Radiotherapy at the University of Liverpool. They discuss the importance of social connections, how the Radiotherapy Department have been supporting students during COVID-19,

30: Going outside
December 15, 2020

In this episode, Helen is joined by Dr Dean Burnett, a neuroscientist and author. They talk about the effect on our mental wellbeing of spending time outdoors or with a view of nature, and the new appreciation many of us have for going outside after lo...

29: Arts, creativity, and wellbeing
December 03, 2020

Helen is joined by Professor Vicky Karkou, Director for the Research Centre for Arts and Wellbeing at Edge Hill University. Lots of us have been dancing, singing, painting, cooking, gardening, and doing craft projects during COVID-19.

28: Revisiting resilience: Chronicity and the four pillars of resilience
November 27, 2020

In this episode, Helen is joined by Professor Laurence Alison and Emily Alison, to revisit the topic of resilience (episode 2). We talk about the four pillars of resilience: health, purpose, joy and feedback,

27: Student experiences: Luke
November 12, 2020

In this episode, Helen is joined by Luke, a junior doctor who worked as a sub-FY1 in the NHS at the end of his final year of medical school. We talked about what it’s been like, the things that have helped him to cope,

26: Engaging with news media
October 28, 2020

In this episode Suzi speaks to Tom West, head of operations in one of the University’s institutes, about how he changed how he consumed news, after finding it was impacting on his mental health. This includes an exploration of the evidence around how n...

25: Podcast reflections and news
October 23, 2020

Suzi and Helen look back on the highlights and challenges of starting a podcast in a pandemic. Find out why we created the podcast, what we’ve learnt, our plans for the future, and how this podcast has helped our mental health. -

24: “What I wish I’d known when I started medical school”
October 16, 2020

Medical students and graduates share what they wish someone had told them when they started medical school. We’ve made this episode particularly for the first-year medics starting University during COVID restrictions,