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TIF’s 1st PODCAST SERIES IS LIVE | Thalassaemia Champions – The Mental Health Sessions

With open dialogue-formatted episodes, featuring thalassaemia patient advocates, mental health professionals, and other special guests, this show explores everything from psychosocial anxiety and relationship issues to treatment-related fears, while striving to demystify all stereotypes and taboos associated with mental health. Stories from patients with lived experiences who overcame mental hurdles and easy-to-digest, expert advice round out each episode.

About the Episode 1

In the first episode of this 3-part podcast series, entitled ‘Dealing With Psychological Distress’, Hosts George Constantinou, TIF Board Member, and Expert Thalassaemia Patient, and Maria Hadjidemetriou, Cooley’s Anemia Foundation (CAF) Board Member and Member of TIF’s Patient Advocate Group (TPAG), delve deeper into the psychological distress patients with thalassaemia of all ages often experience. Guest speakers, Dr Michael Angastiniotis, TIF Medical Advisor, and Dr Kathleen Durst, Clinical Social Worker, CAF, offer unique insights and practical advice to help listeners escape negative thought cycles and reduce their anxiety.

The ‘Thalassaemia Champions: The Mental Health series’ is available for you to listen to on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, Stitcher, Podcast Index, and many other directories. It will also be available on Apple Podcasts shortly.

The video version of the Podcast is featured on TIF’s YouTube channel.

The second episode of the ‘Thalassaemia Champions: The Mental Health Series’ will go live on July 21st and the third one on August 21st.

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