Dr Colette Soan kindly offered to lead this session looking at what we can learn from research, pandemics and each other.

Dr Soan works as an educational psychologist in a local authority and as a lecturer at The University of Birmingham. She has had two SCADs and a diagnosis of FMD.

She discussed the research about SCAD and wellbeing, along with the impact of the pandemic. She talked about both post-traumatic stress and post-traumatic growth and what that may mean to us as a group.

We also discussed

  • What the Beat SCAD Cardiac Rehabilitation survey tells us about the need for psychological support after SCAD.
  • How Beat SCAD Buddies can help SCAD patients

You can view a recording of the event on our Youtube channel.

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