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A podcast for anyone who has spent time in prison or is close to someone who has. Featuring incredible stories from people who've been inside, plus advice and support for those recently released.
Follow us on instagram and twitter @afterprisonpod

Life After Prison Prison Radio Podcasts

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A podcast for anyone who has spent time in prison or is close to someone who has. Featuring incredible stories from people who've been inside, plus advice and support for those recently released.
Follow us on instagram and twitter @afterprisonpod

    I Made People Laugh In Jail: Nabil Abdulrashid

    I Made People Laugh In Jail: Nabil Abdulrashid

    Zak and Jules catch up with comedian, Nabil Abdulrashid as he drops in to the studio in the midst of his Purple Pill tour. Nabil chats to Zak and Jules about landing as a freshie from Nigera in one of London’s most notorious estates, how he ended up in jail and what he did to pass the time while he was there.  

     He also talks about his comedy career, how his early love for comedy got reignited in prison, how people in jail recognised his comic skills and what happened when he realised he’d got the Golden Buzzer on Britain’s Got Talent.  

    Due to demand, Nabil has extended his The Purple Pill tour. Tickets available at https://nabilabdulrashid.com/ 

     Episodes of ‘Nabil Knows’ available now at https://www.youtube.com/@NabilAbdulrashidComedy 

    This podcast is also available as a video – just search Life After Prison on YouTube. 

     Useful organisations: 

    Andrew Pritchard Foundation https://apfoundation.org.uk/ 
    Red thread https://www.redthread.org.uk/ 


    Forever Family https://www.foreverfamilyfund.co.uk/ 
    I’m Possible State of Mind https://www.i-mp.co.uk/ 
    Angel Comedy Club Trust https://www.angelcomedy.co.uk/angel-comedy-trust/ 
    Goldsmiths University https://www.gold.ac.uk/ 

    Contact us: 

    If anything you’ve heard in this podcast has inspired you to make a positive change in your life, or you’d just like to get in touch, please contact us. 

    💬 DM us: @afterprisonpod on Instagram, Twitter and TikTok 

    📧 Email us: podcasts@prison.radio 

    ✉️ Write to us: Life After Prison, National Prison Radio, HMP Brixton, London SW2 5XF 

    🖥️ Website: https://lifeafterprisonpod.com/ 

     

    • 50 min
    How Can I Manage My Finances After Release?

    How Can I Manage My Finances After Release?

    When you first get out of jail, managing your finances can be tricky, even opening a bank account can be difficult. Clean Slate is an organisation that helps people with their finances. In this episode, Emma, their head of programmes, joins Zak and Jules, to explain how to set up a bank account, how Universal Credit works and signposts to lots of useful organisations and resources that can help you manage your money.  

    Organisations mentioned:  

    Clean Slate – https://www.cleanslateltd.co.uk/ 

    Clean Slate/Quids In Benefits Checker – https://quidsinmagazine.com/calculators/benefits-calculator/ 

    HSBC No Fixed Address Partners – https://www.hsbc.co.uk/help/money-worries/no-fixed-address/ 

    Turn2Us – https://www.turn2us.org.uk/ 

    Entitled To – https://www.entitledto.co.uk/ 

    Step Change – https://www.stepchange.org/ 

    National Debtline – https://nationaldebtline.org/ 

    Christians Against Poverty – https://capuk.org/ 

    Citizens Advice – https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/ 

    Citizens Advice  

    – Help To Claim Phoneline: England: 0800 144 8 444  

    Scotland: 0800 023 2581  

    Wales: 08000 241 220  

    www.gov.uk/benefits-calculators  

    Contact us: If you’ve heard something today that’s encouraged you to get some support with your finances please let us know.  

    💬 DM us: @afterprisonpod on Instagram and Twitter  

    📧 Email us: podcasts@prison.radio  

    ✉️ Write to us: Life After Prison, National Prison Radio, HMP Brixton, London SW2 5XF 🖥️ 

     Website: https://lifeafterprisonpod.com/  
     

     

    • 29 min
    What’s it Like Having a Relationship on the Outside, when you’re in jail?

    What’s it Like Having a Relationship on the Outside, when you’re in jail?

     
    Zak and Jules are continuing to chew over the massive subject of relationships when one or other of the people involved are in prison. In this episode they focus on how it feels when you’re inside but the person you love is on the out.  

    Useful Organisations:

    Prison Phone Limited https://www.prisonphone.co.uk/ 
    Sussex Prisoners Families – https://www.sussexprisonersfamilies.org.uk/ 
    Partners of Prisoners https://www.partnersofprisoners.co.uk/ 
    PACT https://www.prisonadvice.org.uk/ 
    Prisoners Families Helpline 0808 808 2003 
    Families and Friends of Prisoners https://ffops.co.uk/ 
    National Prison Radio Family and Friends Request Show https://prison.radio/national-prison-radio/#songrequest 

     

    Contact us:  

     

    💬 DM us: @afterprisonpod on Instagram and Twitter 

    📧 Email us: podcasts@prison.radio 

    ✉️ Write to us: Life After Prison, National Prison Radio, HMP Brixton, London SW2 5XF 

    🖥️ Website: https://lifeafterprisonpod.com/ 

     

     

    • 24 min
    How Can I Rebuild My Confidence After Prison?

    How Can I Rebuild My Confidence After Prison?

    This week on Life After Prison we’re throwing it back to a really important episode about building your confidence up again when you've been inside. Whether it’s navigating social situations, knowing what to say in a job interview, or feeling like people are judging you for your conviction, it can be really tough to get your confidence back after spending time in jail. In this episode Zak and Jules break it down with some help from other people who've been behind the door.  

    This podcast is also available as a video – just search Life After Prison on YouTube. 

    Organisations mentioned:  

    • CALM – https://www.thecalmzone.net/  

    CALM helpline – 0800 58 58 58 (open 5pm-midnight)  
    Samaritans – https://www.samaritans.org/  
    Samaritans helpline – 24 hours a day all year round on 116 123  
    MIND - https://www.mind.org.uk/
    MIND Infoline number – 0300 123 3393 (provides an information and signposting service. Open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday except for bank holidays.)  
    SHOUT – text for free any time on 85258 – https://giveusashout.org/
    NHS Mental Health Services – https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/mental-health-services/
    Spark Inside - https://www.sparkinside.org/
    Switchback – https://switchback.org.uk/

    Contact us: 

    If anything you’ve heard in today’s episode that has helped you, or if you just want to get in touch, please do. 

    💬 DM us: @afterprisonpod on Instagram and Twitter 

    📧 Email us: podcasts@prison.radio 

    ✉️ Write to us: Life After Prison, National Prison Radio, HMP Brixton, London SW2 5XF 

    🖥️ Website: https://lifeafterprisonpod.com/ 

    • 23 min
    I Went From Care To Prison: Ian Thomas

    I Went From Care To Prison: Ian Thomas

     
    In this episode, Zak and Jules sit down with Ian Thomas to talk about his experience of the care system, and his journey from care to addiction, prison and recovery. In the first part of this incredible conversation, Ian shares the story of how he was first arrested aged 10.5, and talks about how his addiction began. 
    If you’re struggling with your mental health and you need support today, you can contact The Samaritans on 116 123 any time of the day or night. 

     
     
     Please know that you are not alone, you matter and there are people out there who can help you. 
    This podcast is also available as a video – just search Life After Prison on YouTube. 

     Organisations mentioned:  

    The Rees Foundation: https://www.reesfoundation.org/ Number to call Mon-Fri 9-5: 0330 094 5645 

    The Forward Trust  https://www.forwardtrust.org.uk/ 

    The Care Leavers Covenant  https://mycovenant.org.uk/ 

    The Care Leavers Association https://www.careleavers.com/ 

     

    Other organisations that you may find helpful: 

    Support with Your Mental Health: 

    CALM – https://www.thecalmzone.net/ 

    CALM helpline – 0800 58 58 58 (open 5pm-midnight) 

    Samaritans – https://www.samaritans.org/ 

    Samaritans helpline – 116 123 (24 hours) 

    MIND – https://www.mind.org.uk 

    MIND Infoline number – 0300 123 3393 (provides an information and signposting service. Open 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday except for bank holidays.) 

    SHOUT – text for free any time on 85258 – https://giveusashout.org/ 

    NHS Mental Health Services – https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/menta... 

    Together – https://www.together-uk.org/ 

    Turning Point – https://www.turning-point.co.uk/servi... 

    Rethink – https://www.rethink.org/ 

     

    If you’re a woman, these orgs can help direct you to a women's centre which is a great place to find all kinds of support: 

    Women In Prison – https://womeninprison.org.uk/ 

    Advance/Minerva – https://www.advancecharity.org.uk/ 

     

    Support with Addiction and Recovery: 

    Humankind – https://humankindcharity.org.uk/drug-and-alcohol-recovery/ 

    Breaking Free/Change Grow Live – https://www.changegrowlive.org/  

    Kaleidoscope – https://kaleidoscope68.org/  

    Turning Point – https://www.turning-point.co.uk/support-we-offer/drugs-and-alcohol 

    Nelson Trust – https://www.nelsontrust.com/ 

    We Are With You – https://www.wearewithyou.org.uk/ 
     
    Contact us: If anything you’ve heard in today’s episode has helped you, or if you just want to get in touch, please do. 

    💬 DM us: @afterprisonpod on Instagram and Twitter @lifeafterprisonpod on TikTok 

    📧 Email us: podcasts@prison.radio 

    ✉️ Write to us: Life After Prison, National Prison Radio, HMP Brixton, London SW2 5XF 

    🖥️ Website: https://lifeafterprisonpod.com/ 


     
     

    • 52 min
    How Can I Manage My Health When I Leave Prison?

    How Can I Manage My Health When I Leave Prison?

    This week we're throwing it back to a really useful episode about managing your health once you have left prison. Kate Morrissey from NHS England joins us to explain how to register with a GP, talk about the NHS Reconnect service and how to access it and provides information about where else you can go for support for different healthcare needs. 
    Organisations mentioned: How to register with a GP surgery – https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/gps/h...
    If you have problems registering with a GP surgery you can call the NHS England Customer Contact Centre on 0300 311 22 33 or contact your local Healthwatch (https://www.healthwatch.co.uk/)
    Groundswell GP Registration Toolkit – https://groundswell.org.uk/wp-content... Groundswell 'My right to healthcare' cards – https://groundswell.org.uk/all-resour...
    The NHS website – https://www.nhs.uk/
    Get help for your symptoms - NHS 111 (https://111.nhs.uk/) or call 111 from your phone (calls are free).
    Call 111 to speak to someone if you need to: discuss complex medical problems, discuss worries about a long-term condition, get end-of-life care, or report a death, report child protection or vulnerable adult concerns
    Other ways to contact 111 if you have a hearing problem or need help in other languages – https://111.nhs.uk/Help/OtherWays
    Support from your local pharmacy – https://www.nhs.uk/nhs-services/presc... Frank (Drug Helpline) Help & Advice – https://www.talktofrank.com/get-help Mental Health Charity MIND – https://www.mind.org.uk/information-s...
    Citizens Advice – https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/
    Contact us: If anything you’ve heard in today’s episode has helped you, or if you just want to get in touch, please do.
    💬 DM us: @afterprisonpod on Instagram and Twitter @lifeafterprisonpod on TikTok
    📧 Email us: podcasts@prison.radio
    ✉️ Write to us: Life After Prison, National Prison Radio, HMP Brixton, London SW2 5XF
    🖥️ Website: https://lifeafterprisonpod.com/

    • 23 min

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