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August 27, 2020

Managing Depression and Anxiety with Polycystic Kidney Disease | Webinar video

webinar_MM_social_thumb.pngThis webinar was held live on August 27, 2020.

COVID-19 is a serious health concern, and the impact on our lives continues to evolve on a daily basis. In these unprecedented times, we all need to be mindful of the effects these extra stressors have on our mental health. 

The PKD Foundation of Canada is proud to present this recording of our free webinar from June 4th 2020. Patients and their loved ones can view this webinar to learn about the following topics and more:

This presentation focused on managing depression and anxiety while also living with a chronic health condition, such as polycystic kidney disease. Additional talking points included:
  • Living with a chronic health condition and its affect on mental health
  • How social workers can support those living with chronic illness who are experiencing depression and anxiety
  • Mental health assessment and support resources that are available online 
  • Impacts of COVID-19 on mental health and wellness


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Additional mental health resources (from Carla's presentation) - downloadable PDF

About the Speaker

Carla Williams (BSW, RSW) has worked as a Social Worker for 10 years: 6 years at Royal Inland Hospital, 5 of which were in the Kidney Care Clinic and Transplant Programs. As a part of her role in the Renal Program, Carla has had the opportunity to be an active member of the following committees: National Conservative Care Management Committee, BC Renal Palliative Care Committee, BC Pre-Emptive Transplant Committee & Polycystic Kidney Disease Committee. In addition, she has been trained as a facilitator for the Serious Illness Conversation; and at her local hospital, she has created and taken the lead for the Palliative Response Team during COVID-19 and is a member of the Ethics Committee.

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