30 episodes

Shout!Podcast offers a unique insight into the health and wellbeing challenges facing those who live and work in the UK's fire services community. 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 regularly 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 

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Shout!Podcast offers a unique insight into the health and wellbeing challenges facing those who live and work in the UK's fire services community. 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 regularly 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 

    On-call pressures with Scottish FRS

    On-call pressures with Scottish FRS

    We hear from a group of on-call firefighters, based at Pitlochry Fire Station in Scotland, as they discuss the unique pressures on-call firefighters face and the toll they can have on their mental health, as well as the difficulties of juggling their work with family life.
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    • 15 min
    Menopause with AJ and Sally - part 1

    Menopause with AJ and Sally - part 1

    In a particularly candid chat, our Wellness and Behaviour Change Coaches, AJ Whitaker and Sally Walker, share some of their personal experiences of menopause and discuss everything from brain fog to HRT and the early symptoms of peri-menopause and menopause. 
    You can see more information on key symptoms, impacts and tips here, and key coping strategies here. You can also join a dedicated menopause group in My Fire Fighters Charity, to chat to like-minded others and share experiences. Register and join here.
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    • 14 min
    Menopause with AJ and Sally - part 2

    Menopause with AJ and Sally - part 2

    Our Wellness and Behaviour Change Coaches, AJ Whitaker and Sally Walker, continue their discussion around peri-menopause and menopause and share their personal experiences, as well as common symptoms to expect.
    You can see more information on key symptoms, impacts and tips here, and key coping strategies here. You can also join a dedicated menopause group in My Fire Fighters Charity, to chat to like-minded others and share experiences. Register and join here.
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    • 17 min
    Healthy Joints

    Healthy Joints

    Maintaining healthy joints is of the utmost importance when it comes to overall wellbeing, particularly in the fire and rescue service. So, in this week’s Shout!Podcast we’re discussing tips to look after your joints, whatever your age, and the importance of having a positive mindset throughout.
    We speak to the Charity’s Wellness and Behaviour Change Coach, Mike Lennon, about how to stay positive while dealing with pain, particularly in the run-up to surgery. Mike shares some simple strategies as well as explaining how a positive attitude can help in recovery.
    Next we chat to beneficiary Keith Walkington, who is an Operational Watch Manager with Humberside FRS. He began suffering with osteoarthritis in his right hip joint a few years ago. When it began affecting his day-to-day work and life, he underwent a hip replacement and the Charity supported him in his recovery afterwards. 
    Finally Exercise Therapist Craig Williamson and Physiotherapist Peter Raistrick discuss arthritis and how it can impact people in different ways and at different point in life. They share positive steps our beneficiaries can take to help them lead a healthy lifestyle throughout.
    And we have a special Podcast Plus this week, as Clinical Assistant Sabrina Langley guides us through a relaxation exercise.
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    • 25 min
    Podcast Plus - Relaxation exercise

    Podcast Plus - Relaxation exercise

    Sabrina Langley guides us through a relaxation exercise
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    • 12 min
    Living with stress and anxiety

    Living with stress and anxiety

    For many of us, the last year has brought with it increased feelings of stress and anxiety – so knowing how to identify these feelings and how to cope with them is hugely important. We’ll be discussing just some of those coping mechanisms in this week’s Shout!Podcast.
    Psychological therapists Becca Harp and Izi Dragonetti begin by discussing the difference between stress – which often happens in response to an external factor and can be a short-term response - and anxiety, which may continue even after a stressful situation. Plus, they discuss what causes each and the key signs and symptoms.
    Next, host Kim Robson talks to Louise Moody, who works in control at Bedfordshire Fire & Rescue Service and is the partner of a firefighter. She reveals how a battle with OCD in her teen years developed into depression and anxiety as an adult, before she finally reached out for support. 
    Read Louise’s full story here.
    Finally, Becca and Izi discuss different coping mechanisms you can try if you’re struggling with stress and anxiety – plus, where to find help if you need it.



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    • 26 min

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