Hosted by staff nurse John-Barry Waldron, who has worked at St Andrew's Healthcare for 15 years, 'On the Ward' challenges some of the myths and taboos around complex mental illness in the UK today, as it explores what really happens behind the walls of a secure psychiatric hospital.
S2 : EP5 | Education
**Trigger warning - This episode contains a discussion about suicide.**As the schools go back after lockdown 3, John explores what education is available to St Andrew's patients, and how this can help with their recovery.
S2 : EP4 | The Family Episode
**Trigger warning - this episode contains a discussion about self-harm and suicidal thoughts.**We're back with our latest episode of our award-winning podcast! This episode is very special, as for the first time ever, we speak to a newly discharged...
S2 : EP3 | Off The Ward, Offending and Mental Health
In this special edition of our award-winning podcast, we go Off the Ward, and speak to those working and accessing mental health treatment in the criminal justice system.Find out how the support which St Andrew's is providing is helping address mental...
S2 : EP2 | Social Life
In this episode, Staff Nurse and host John Waldron talks about the social aspect of mental health, and how social life can affect people inside and outside the hospital. Join John, a former patient, and a social worker, as they discuss the challenges...
S2 : EP1 | Surviving a Global Pandemic
We're back with series two of On the Ward. A lot has changed, the ward has gone through a global pandemic, making life harder for both patients and staff. In this episode we hear from a staff member who contracted Covid and ended up in hospital, and a...
On the Ward: Lockdown
St Andrew’s Healthcare is back with a one-off special exploring what life is like for patients and staff on a secure mental health ward during the COVID-19 outbreak.From being unable to go out, or see family face-to-face, to staff having to wear PPE,...
I read about this pod in The Guardian a few weeks ago and have been very pleasantly surprised by how moving it is. It is a great concept (demystifying how the inside of a psychiatric hospital feels to staff and patients) executed brilliantly through interviews. Highly recommended!
Very well presented, great concept, a gem to discover.