GET SUPPORT GET CONNECTED Past Events Communicating in the time of COVID-19 In light of the current COVID-19 situation in the UK, we have made the decision to hold this event digitally. The event will still be at 7pm on 23rd April but now you can access it from the comfort of your own home. You can access the webinar from your computer by just clicking the link we will be sharing with you shortly. To access from your phone, you will need to download the Zoom app. Thursday 23rd April LIFTING THE LID ON COMMUNICATING IN THE TIME OF THE CORONAVIRUS Are you struggling to cope with being with your partner/ flatmate/ parents 24/7 at this time? Is the pressure cooker about to explode in your household? Are you finding that you can't communicate your needs at this time or friends appear to be more distant than ever before? Then why don't you join us this Thursday where Jemima Reynolds, Health Programmes Lead for Trekstock will be chatting with expert Catherine Hood (Professor in Communications and Consultant in Psychosexual Medicine) about all things communication in these unprecedented times. Catherine has been a guest on the Trekstock sofa before but we wanted to invite her back to chat to share her expertise in helping you all navigate communicating better with your loved ones and friends. She'll be sharing her tips on how to have difficult conversations when you are sharing space all day, how to create good boundaries without hurting each other and how to state your needs with family or friends. She will also be giving us well-needed tips on how to have healthy relationships around social media and watching the news at this time. DR CATHERINE HOOD BA,BMBCH (OXON), FECSM, DFSRH Dr. Hood qualified in medicine from the University of Oxford where she won several prizes for her studies. She subsequently lectured at the Oxford Medical School in Communication Skills, based in Ethox, the Oxford Centre for Ethics and Communication in Healthcare, a post she held for nine years. Catherine has worked in the field of sexual health for over twenty years. She is an expert in psychosexual medicine and is a senior doctor at the Sexual Problems Clinic, St Pancras Hospital, London, part of Camden and Islington NHS Trust. Dr. Hood is a member of the Institute of Psychosexual Medicine and a fellow of the European Committee of Sexual Medicine. She also runs a successful private practice helping couples and individuals with a whole range of medical, relationship and sexual problems. Dr. Hood is frequently invited to facilitate discussions at international conferences covering a wide breadth of health areas from contraception to multiple myeloma. She also gives frequent lectures on sexual health, ethics and doctor-patient communication in the UK and abroad. Dr Hood is an experienced broadcaster and writer. She recently presented the popular series ‘A Girl’s Guide to 21st Century Sex’ for FIVE, was the Agony Aunt for GMTV’s LK Today (ITV1) and appears regularly on ‘The Wright Stuff’ (FIVE). Previously she was the face of the ‘Discovery Health Channel’ and co-presented the BBC1 show ‘999’. Catherine has also contributed to several documentaries for BBC1, Channel 4, BBC3, MTV and FIVE. For eleven years she wrote a weekly column on sex and relationships in the Sunday Mirror and continues to write for many national magazines including ‘More’, ‘Company’ and ‘Cosmopolitan’. Booking for this event has now closed.