Talk Richmond brings you closer to what is happening in Richmond upon Thames. In each episode, Cllr Jim Millard discusses a topic of interest in the borough with help from different guests.
17. Caring for Carers
Three in five of us will become unpaid carers at some point in our lives – we will look after a loved one who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem, or an addiction, cannot cope without our support. Sara Challice joins Talk Richmond to talk about how she cared for her husband Neal for 13 years after he was diagnosed with a brain tumour. Sara fell ill whilst caring for Neal and wrote the book ‘Who Cares’, which empowers other carers to care for themselves whilst looking after a loved one.
16. The Realistic Approach to Wellbeing
Wellbeing is a word used often - but what does it actually mean and how can we achieve positive wellbeing? Listen to this 12-minute Talk Richmond podcast episode to hear from Jason Moore, a wellbeing advocate and coach, who talks about his realistic approach to wellbeing and how to cope and accept stress. If you are concerned about stress, anxiety or low mood, speak to your GP. Please see the show notes below for additional resources on wellbeing and stress management.
15. The Harlequins and COVID-19
Harlequins backrow, Tom Lawday, and the Head of Operations, Peter Cooper, are this week’s guests on Talk Richmond! The Quins talk about the process of turning the Twickenham Stoop into a mass vaccination centre, what they are doing to prepare for the return of spectators and what COVID-19 has meant for its rugby players. Also included is Tom’s update on how the rugby season is going and what he’s looking forward to once the vaccination programme is rolled out and life returns to some form of normality!
14. Richmond’s Food Waste Problem
14,000 tonnes of food is wasted every year in Richmond upon Thames. The impact on climate change is huge. If food waste were a nation, it would have the world’s third-largest annual carbon footprint, behind the US and China. We all waste food – yet, reducing our food waste and recycling our food is one of the easiest ways we can play our part to help tackle climate change. To explore this further, Emma Beal and Katie Allen join this week’s episode of Talk Richmond. Emma is the Managing Director of West London Waste Authority and Katie is the Founder of Food for Thought, Heathfield. Together they explain how to waste less food, the impact of food waste on the climate and how the food recycling service works.
13. COVID Vaccine: What You Need to Know
The NHS is delivering its biggest immunisation programme in its history. Doctor Patrick Gibson, The GP Borough Chair for Richmond upon Thames who also sits on the governing body of the NHS SW London Clinical Commissioning Group, joins Talk Richmond for a detailed discussion on the coronavirus vaccine. Doctor Gibson covers the following: how the vaccines were created, including the approval process; what the differences are between the vaccines; common vaccine myths; pregnancy and the vaccine; what to expect when it’s your turn to have the vaccine; what to expect after having the vaccine, including side effects and how long protections lasts for; and how the vaccination programme is going locally. Listen and find out everything you need to know!
12. Policing COVID-19
Inspector Rebecca Robinson, the Inspector for Richmond Neighbourhoods, joins us this week on Talk Richmond to chat about how the police is helping with the COVID-19 response. Inspector Robinson talks about enforcing the rules, the fining process and what the experience has been like for police officers working on the frontline during a global pandemic.
Amazing recent podcast great coverage of the vaccine
Fantastic coverage of the vaccine
Loved this and will be sharing!
Really interesting and informative!