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Otherwise Silent is a podcast aiming to raise the voice of people and issues that are perhaps a little bit quiet. The podcast’s initial series will focus on mental health and homelessness, with personal stories alongside interviews with people working on the front line. Created and hosted by artist and activist Amelia Hawk with occasional background vocals from her son.

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Otherwise Silent is a podcast aiming to raise the voice of people and issues that are perhaps a little bit quiet. The podcast’s initial series will focus on mental health and homelessness, with personal stories alongside interviews with people working on the front line. Created and hosted by artist and activist Amelia Hawk with occasional background vocals from her son.

    Maternal Mental Health: Joanne Masding, Katie MacLeod Peters, Rachel Nolan

    Maternal Mental Health: Joanne Masding, Katie MacLeod Peters, Rachel Nolan

    Talking about mental health and motherhood with other mothers working with maternal support, birth education and art. We each talked about our professional and lived experiences of what the reality of early motherhood is for many vs the magical...

    • 34 min
    The Minimum Income Standard, Poverty Today, Dr Juliet Stone

    The Minimum Income Standard, Poverty Today, Dr Juliet Stone

    In this episode I talked with Dr Juliet Stone about the way poverty is impacting society today. We frame the conversation by looking at the Minimum Income Standard which is used as a base line to set the Real Living Wage, an opt in scheme for employers...

    • 33 min
    Climate Justice & Race; Angela Chan & Sahjan Kooner

    Climate Justice & Race; Angela Chan & Sahjan Kooner

    In this episode Angela Chan and Sahjan Kooner talk about their personal family histories in relation to land rights, ancestral knowledge and flora. They explore issues that connect climate action and race, whilst touching on wider issues of power and...

    • 32 min
    No Victim Left Behind, Jess Phillips

    No Victim Left Behind, Jess Phillips

    I chatted to Labour MP Jess Phillips about her campaign to improve the Domestic Violence bill. We talked through the key areas she is asking to change including migrant women’s access to support why the government are more likely to acknowledge children...

    • 31 min
    Mental Health & Class, Chloë Maughan

    Mental Health & Class, Chloë Maughan

    In this episode Chloë and I explore mental health and class, looking closely at how wealth and poverty impact access to services. We explore how poverty can exacerbate mental illness and wealth has the potential get you quicker support, potentially...

    • 42 min
    Mental Health & Policing; Dr Samantha Weston

    Mental Health & Policing; Dr Samantha Weston

    This episode explores the ways in which the police come into contact with people suffering from mental health conditions. Running throughout the conversation is the impact of austerity and cuts to services and how this affects people on a daily basis....

    • 38 min

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