IPPOSI patient organisation members continue to provide information, guidance and resources for their respective patient members in relation to COVID-19 and to assist in public health messaging from the Irish Government.  These can range from Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), to advice for patients undergoing (non-COVID-19) treatment, to advice for employers, and more.  IPPOSI has collated a number of these resources which are available via the links below.

Highlighted resources and supports from Patient Organisations

Irish Cancer Society Podcast – Mental wellbeing with Dr Sonya Collier

The Irish Cancer Society’s Director of Research Dr Robert O’Connor spoke to Principal Clinical Psychologist Dr Sonya Collier (St. James’s Hospital, Dublin) about the psychological impact of the coronavirus pandemic, specifically in relation to people affected by cancer.

A guide about guarding mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Community Outreach team at Rehab 4 Addiction (an online resource for those dealing with substance abuse) have created an online resource to assist with awareness and understanding of all aspects of dealing with the stress of bereavement and the lockdown during the COVID-19 pandemic. This supportive and comprehensive resource and can be accessed here