5 episodes

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.

On the Ward St Andrew's Healthcare

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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.

    S1:Ep5 | On the Ward: Your questions answered

    S1:Ep5 | On the Ward: Your questions answered

    John is on hand to answer questions from the public on life inside a psychiatric hospital

    • 17 min
    S1: Ep4 | On the Ward: Moving On

    S1: Ep4 | On the Ward: Moving On

    Episode 4 focuses on what life is like after living in a mental health hospital

    • 36 min
    S1: Ep3 | On the Ward: Music Therapy

    S1: Ep3 | On the Ward: Music Therapy

    Episode 3 of 'On the Ward' focuses on music and how writing and performing can help patients unlock their minds

    • 28 min
    S1: Ep2 | On the Ward: Fit Mind

    S1: Ep2 | On the Ward: Fit Mind

    Episode 2 of 'On the Ward' focuses on sport and exercise and how important this is in helping patients through their mental health journey.

    • 31 min
    S1: Ep1 | On the Ward: Life

    S1: Ep1 | On the Ward: Life

    In Episode 1 John-Barry Waldron speaks to a patient in his early 40s who has been living at St Andrew’s for more than two years, as well as assistant psychologist Mel Morgan and healthcare assistant Michael Mullally.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

Paraskevas ,

Great Pod

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!

chris oreal ,

Excellent

Very well presented, great concept, a gem to discover.

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