Bonus Episode: Coping with IBD during Covid-19

Season 1,  Jul 13, 2020, 03:00 AM

This episode of Gutcast is the first in an eight-part series focusing on life for those with Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. ‘Coping with IBD during Covid-19’ addresses the key questions and concerns people living with IBD have during the Covid-19 pandemic. Dr Anthony O’Connor, Consultant Gastroenterologist at Tallaght University Hospital and Dr Jennifer Wilson O’Raghallaigh, Principal Clinical Psychologist at Beaumont Hospital join host Amy Kelly, Director of the ISCC to discuss issues such as cocooning, hospital appointments and mental health. 

This episode was recorded in June 2020. 

If you have been affected by any of the mental health themes discussed in this episode, please contact Aware on 1800 80 48 48 and, Samaritans on 116 123 and or

If you have been affected by any of the content in the series please contact your healthcare professional or the ISCC helpline on + 353 1 531 2983 available every Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 9.30am – 12.30pm.  

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The views, information or opinions expressed during the Gutcast podcast series are solely those of the individuals involved and do not represent those of the Irish Society for Colitis and Crohn’s Disease or Janssen Sciences Ireland UC. The primary purpose of this podcast series is to educate and inform and is not a substitute for professional diagnosis or treatment. This podcast is supported by funding from Janssen Sciences Ireland UC.