6 episodes

Each week, Jenni and Amy from PKAVS are joined by a host of local community activists to talk through everything from mental wellbeing, to volunteering, to period dignity. New episodes every Friday.

Proud to be part of the Fair City Podcast Network.

PKAVS is a registered Charity. Our Scottish Charity number is SC005561.

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Each week, Jenni and Amy from PKAVS are joined by a host of local community activists to talk through everything from mental wellbeing, to volunteering, to period dignity. New episodes every Friday.

Proud to be part of the Fair City Podcast Network.

PKAVS is a registered Charity. Our Scottish Charity number is SC005561.

    Kids & Covid

    Kids & Covid

    On this week's episode of Positively PKAVS, Jenni caught up with child behavioural specialist (and long time friend) Amy Ayala, dialling in all the way from sunny San Diego to share some insights about talking to our children about Covid, managing lockdown together, and engaging meaningfully with the kids in our lives via technology. 

    As always, you can find PKAVS on social media as @PKAVSCharity. 

    To nominate yourself or someone else for our spotlight on volunteers next week, email admin@pkavs.org.uk by midnight on Tuesday 2 June. 

    For more information about Carers Week or the work of PKAVS Carers Hub, follow PKAVS Carers Hub and PKAVS Young Carers on facebook.

    The resources mentioned by Amy B are linked below: 

    Parent Club Scotland: https://www.parentclub.scot/

    Perth Autism Support: https://www.perthautismsupport.org.uk/

    For information about Gaelic Bookbug, check out Gaelic in Perthshire on Facebook. 

    Positively PKAVS is proud to be a member of the Fair City Podcast Network. Our editing is done by the lovely Lindsay McCallum. 

    PKAVS is a charity registered in Scotland, charity number SC005561.

    • 33 min
    Mental Health Awareness Week

    Mental Health Awareness Week

    This week, Jenni and Amy are joined by Julie Driscoll for a chat about keeping ourselves mentally healthy, for mental health awareness week, and it's theme this year of kindness. We also hear from local people about their experiences of acts of kindness during lockdown.

    As always, you can find PKAVS on social media as @PKAVSCharity. The Mental Health and Wellbeing Hub are on social media as 'The Walled Garden and Wisecraft.'

    You can find Paths for All at https://www.pathsforall.org.uk/.

    Mindspace: https://mindspacepk.com/

    Harbour Counselling: https://www.harbourperth.org.uk/

    Mind: https://www.mind.org.uk/

    You can call the Samaritans any time on 116 23

    You can also find a range of resources onthe NHS website: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mental-health-helplines/

    • 40 min
    Young People

    Young People

    This week, Jenni and Amy speak to local MSYP Jack Bell about how our young folk are getting on and the brilliant work he has been involved in locally and nationally. Jenni and Agnieszka have a chat about keeping little ones occupied during lockdown. 

    As always, you can find PKAVS on social media - @PKAVSCharity. 

    You can find Jack on Facebook (Jack Bell MSYP), Twitter (@BellMSYP) and instagram (@jackbellmsyp).

    You can find the full Lockdown Lowdown report here: https://www.youthlinkscotland.org/media/4486/lockdown-lowdown-final-report.pdf

    And the Mind yer Time resource at https://mindyertime.scot/. 

    • 30 min
    Period Dignity

    Period Dignity

    This week, join Jenni and Amy as they chat about Period Dignity with Vicky Chapman, support group leader at Endo Dundee, and Lori Hughes, Partnership & Communities Manager at PKAVS and one quarter of the Tampon Taxi team. 

    We will also be joined by Agnieszka, to answer her first listener question, this week about reusable period products. To send in your question for a future episode, email admin@pkavs.org.uk.



    As always, you can find PKAVS on social media on @PKAVSCharity and at www.pkavs.org.uk.  

    You can find the Tampon Taxi on facebook and twitter on @PKAVSTamponTaxi. Details of the products currently available are on our social media channels; place an order by texting 07395886672 or emailing PeriodProducts@pkavs.org.uk. 

    You can find out more about Endometriosis UK and access the resources Vicky mentioned at www.endometriosis-uk.org. You can also find her on twitter, on @EndoDundee, and on facebbok at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1292521650889019/. 

    The book Vicky mentioned is called 'Period.' and is by Emma Barnett. You can find it on amazon, where the kindle edition is currently half price, or anywhere you buy books. 

    Lori manages both the Minority Communities Hub (@MCHPKAVS) and the Third Sector Interface (@ThirdSectorPK) at PKAVS. To get in touch with her, email admin@pkavs.org.uk.

    The petition Vicky mentioned, supporting broader menstrual wellness education in schools, can be found at https://www.change.org/p/scottish-government-stop-brushing-menstrual-health-under-the-carpet-and-teach-menstrual-wellbeing-in-schools.

    If you would like to know more about Monica Lennon MSP's work in the Scottish Parliament, you can follow her on twitter - @MonicaLennon7. 



    The Episode Photo was taken by Gareth Jennings for The Courier.

    • 45 min
    Community Spirit

    Community Spirit

    Join us for our first ever episode! Jenni and Amy are talking all things Community Spirit with Kelsey, Janice, Daniel and Jenny from PKAVS. 



    If you have a question for Agnieszka about next week's topic, Period Dignity, you can email it admin@pkavs.org.uk with the subject "Positively PKAVS."

    Resources: 

    To contact PKAVS, call 01738 567076 between 9am and 5pm. You can also find all of us on facebook:

    @PKAVSCharity / @MCHPKAVS / @thirdsectorpk / @PKAVSCarersHub / @PKAVSWalledGarden

    North Inch Community Council are on twitter: @InchNorth

    The volunteering websites Amy mentioned are volunteerscotland.net and readyscotland.org. 

    You can find out more about PKAVS at www.pkavs.org.uk or on facebook, twitter and instagram as @PKAVSCharity. If you want to make a donation to help us with our work at this difficult time, it will be gratefully received, and you can do so on our website.

    • 25 min
    Positively PKAVS Trailer

    Positively PKAVS Trailer

    Each week, Jenni and Amy from PKAVS are joined by a host of local community activists to talk through everything from mental wellbeing, to volunteering, to period dignity. New episodes every Friday.

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