The latest episode of podcast More Than a Shop explores the need for new conversations, support networks and funding focused on mental health across the UK. Whilst this series was recorded and produced before the COVID-19 pandemic, the issues raised will be more pertinent than ever.
One in four people experience a mental health problem in any one year. Series presenter Elizabeth Alker chatted to two people heavily involved in delivering mental health services – at a local level and nationally: Rachel Summerscales, formerly of Hulme Community Garden Centre in South Manchester, and Stephen Buckley, Head of Information at mental health charity, Mind. Mind recently launched a charity partnership with The Co-op. In this episode, you also hear from London’s Lifeafterhummus Community Benefit Society.
Subscribe to future episodes and find out about the More Than a Shop podcast at http://morethanashop.coop. A transcript of the episode is available here: https://www.uk.coop/resources/more-than-a-shop
Special thanks to:
• Rachel Summerscales, formerly of Hulme Community Garden Centre – https://hulmegardencentre.org.uk – now of Phantasmagoria – https://www.facebook.com/MagicalSuitcases
• Stephen Buckley, Mind: https://www.mind.org.uk
• Lifeafterhummus Community Benefit Society – http://www.lifeafterhummus.com
More Than a Shop is a collaboration between Co‑operatives UK, The Co‑op, Co‑op News, The Co-operative College and The Co‑operative Heritage Trust.
The series is presented by Elizabeth Alker. It is produced by Geoff Bird on behalf of Sparklab Productions.
Please note: The More Than a Shop series was recorded before the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic.