5 episodes

Every fortnight Shout!Podcast explores the health and wellbeing of the UK’s fire services community, offering a unique insight into the physical, mental and social challenges facing those who live and work around the fire service. From top tips on sleeping well, to advice on dealing with trauma, nutrition, exercise and injury prevention Shout!Podcast aims to help you live healthier and happier. Hosted by Kim Robson and produced by The Fire Fighters Charity’s extensive team of specialist exercise and psychological therapists, Shout!Podcast also offers you the chance to share your stories and ask those questions that you’ve always wanted to know the answer to. You can find out more and take part in the show at www.firefighterscharity.org.uk/shoutpodcast

Shout!Podcast The Fire Fighters Charity

    • Mental Health

Every fortnight Shout!Podcast explores the health and wellbeing of the UK’s fire services community, offering a unique insight into the physical, mental and social challenges facing those who live and work around the fire service. From top tips on sleeping well, to advice on dealing with trauma, nutrition, exercise and injury prevention Shout!Podcast aims to help you live healthier and happier. Hosted by Kim Robson and produced by The Fire Fighters Charity’s extensive team of specialist exercise and psychological therapists, Shout!Podcast also offers you the chance to share your stories and ask those questions that you’ve always wanted to know the answer to. You can find out more and take part in the show at www.firefighterscharity.org.uk/shoutpodcast

    Digital services, fire cadet challenges and crossing the Sahara with a stoma

    Digital services, fire cadet challenges and crossing the Sahara with a stoma

    This week we take a closer look at fundraising and, with over 220 of you having already answered our Urgent Appeal to become regular donors, we find out how the money you give helps support our new digital services. We also speak to some fundraising fire cadets who have embraced our Fire Family Challenge by coming up with their own unique series of challenges, with a 999 theme. Inspirational beneficiary, Chris Morrison, meanwhile, tells us about the personal challenges he’s faced in the wake of colon surgery and discusses his fundraising trek across the Sahara Desert to say thank you for the support he's received. There are more of your fundraising achievements and, to round off, we hear from firefighters across the UK as to why giving to the Charity is important to them.

    • 35 min
    Lockdown easing anxiety, getting back in shape and appeal latest

    Lockdown easing anxiety, getting back in shape and appeal latest

    With the easing of lockdown restrictions causing anxiety for many, our Wellness and Behaviour Change Coach, Sally Walker, looks at some of the simple steps you can take to help you through these challenging times. Two of our Senior Exercise Therapists, Rachel and Kelly, meanwhile, join us to discuss the challenge of getting back in shape and getting back to healthy ways after months of sluggishness and snacking. We mark more of your fundraising and lifesaving heroics in Thank You Two and we catch up with Essex Fire and Rescue Service’s Martin Chester to find out how he’s been supported by The Fire Fighters Charity and why being a regular is so important to him.

    • 38 min
    Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton interview and urgent appeal

    Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton interview and urgent appeal

    We meet Dr Sabrina Cohen-Hatton, Chief Fire Officer for West Sussex Fire and Rescue Service, doctor of behavioural neuroscience and author of The Heat of The Moment – A Firefighter’s Stories of Life and Death Decisions. Discussing the importance of...

    • 31 min
    How to relax, carers week and yoga for mental health

    How to relax, carers week and yoga for mental health

    In Episode Two we take a closer look at the art of relaxation, we ask why it’s so good for us and discover how we should all actually be doing it. In honour of National Carers’ Week we also meet Cathy McBrion and her husband John, to find out how life has changed for the couple since her stroke. Some incredible recent achievements from our fundraisers and fire and rescue services are also squeezed into our new, two-minute Thank You Two segment and we catch up with former RAF firefighter Mark Latham, to find out how daily meditation and yoga has helped him with his mental health.

    • 35 min
    Covid-19 support, time to talk and Fire Family Challenge

    Covid-19 support, time to talk and Fire Family Challenge

    In our first episode we speak to Crew Commander Cailli Anderson at Surrey Fire and Rescue Service Control about the mental health challenges of working during the coronavirus pandemic. We also find out what services The Fire Fighters Charity is delivering at this time, ask why it’s so important to keep talking and discover how you can get involved in a challenge with a difference.

    • 28 min

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