15 episodes

Welcome to Stand Alone's podcast! We hear from people who are estranged from parents, children, grandchildren and siblings - who have told Jay, our host, their stories. We also hear from Becca, Stand Alone's founder and CEO, and Jonathon, our support group leader in Edinburgh who will be talking to Jay through each episode.

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    • Mental Health
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Welcome to Stand Alone's podcast! We hear from people who are estranged from parents, children, grandchildren and siblings - who have told Jay, our host, their stories. We also hear from Becca, Stand Alone's founder and CEO, and Jonathon, our support group leader in Edinburgh who will be talking to Jay through each episode.

    Yasmin

    Yasmin

    Welcome to Stand Alone's podcast! In today's episode, the last of the first official "season" of the Stand Alone Podcast, meet Yasmin.
     
    Born in the Middle East, Yasmin was brought up in Scotland in a conservative Muslim household, and felt as though she didn't completely quite fit into either community.  Yasmin's estrangement resulted from a mixture of expectations of her duties as a daughter, conflicts over mental health issues in the family, and an environment that felt toxic.
     
    And with Ramadan beginning on the 23rd of this month, we dedicated some time to discussing what this time of year means for people who follow the faith of Islam, the challenges of living through this period alone, and how to make the best of religious holidays.
     
     
    If you are feeling lower than normal or need immediate support with your wellbeing at this time of the year, please call Samaritans for free on 116 123 or make an emergency appointment with your GP. 


     
    To find out more about Stand Alone's research, you can do so on our website.

     
    We are such a small charity and we can't give out individual advice. If you want to talk about the podcast, get online and go to our Twitter page @UKstandalone to join the discussion. Remember that Stand Alone has lots of advice on our website as part of our guides: www.standalone.org.uk/guides/

     
    If you want to support the podcast and Stand Alone, please consider donating to us by clicking here.

    • 48 min
    Coronavirus Support - Monika

    Coronavirus Support - Monika

    Welcome to part one of two extra editions of Stand Alone's podcast - offering support and guidance for people estranged from their family in managing your mental wellbeing, your safety, and dealing with the impact that COVID-19 is having in these unprecedented times.
    Stand Alone's Founder and CEO Becca Bland meets with Monika Greenfield, a Life Coach based in London, to talk about ways to practice mindfulness at home, how to handle emotions effectively, and how to manage core limiting beliefs.
     
    If you are feeling lower than normal or need immediate support with your wellbeing at this time of the year, please call Samaritans for free on 116 123 or make an emergency appointment with your GP. 


     
    To find out more about Stand Alone's research, you can do so on our website.

     
    We are such a small charity and we can't give out individual advice. If you want to talk about the podcast, get online and go to our Twitter page @UKstandalone to join the discussion. Remember that Stand Alone has lots of advice on our website as part of our guides: www.standalone.org.uk/guides/

     
    If you want to support the podcast and Stand Alone, please consider donating to us by clicking here. 

    • 46 min
    Coronavirus Support - Jonathan

    Coronavirus Support - Jonathan

    Welcome to part one of two extra editions of Stand Alone's podcast - offering support and guidance for people estranged from their family in managing your mental wellbeing, your safety, and dealing with the impact that COVID-19 is having in these unprecedented times.
    Stand Alone's Founder and CEO Becca Bland jumps on a conference call with Jonathan Stockwell, the support group leader for one of the charity’s six support groups across the UK, based in Edinburgh. We talk through your questions and predicaments about being out of touch with family in this emergency situation. 
    Together, Becca and Jonathan answer questions which have been sent to them over the past few days by members of the Stand Alone community.
     
    If you are feeling lower than normal or need immediate support with your wellbeing at this time of the year, please call Samaritans for free on 116 123 or make an emergency appointment with your GP. 


     
    To find out more about Stand Alone's research, you can do so on our website.

     
    We are such a small charity and we can't give out individual advice. If you want to talk about the podcast, get online and go to our Twitter page @UKstandalone to join the discussion. Remember that Stand Alone has lots of advice on our website as part of our guides: www.standalone.org.uk/guides/

     
    If you want to support the podcast and Stand Alone, please consider donating to us by clicking here. 

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Other's Day

    Other's Day

    In this special edition of the Stand Alone Podcast, our founder Becca Bland meets with Robyn and Emma, a.k.a. the blogging duo "All Up In My Space", who last year started a new initiative called #OthersDay.
    "If you've lost your Mum, are estranged from your Mum or struggling to be one, Other's Day is here for you, providing a safe space to share and be heard."
    Having both experienced the loss of their mum - or for Robyn, the loss of her nan who played the mother figure in Robyn's life - they both know from experience how difficult this time of year can be.
    Join in with the online discussions by using #OthersDay, on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd March.
    Emma on Instagram - @TheCrapFlatRobyn on Instagram - @Almost_Everything_Off_eBay
     
    If you are feeling lower than normal or need immediate support with your wellbeing at this time of the year, please call Samaritans for free on 116 123 or make an emergency appointment with your GP. 


     
    To find out more about Stand Alone's research, you can do so on our website.

     
    We are such a small charity and we can't give out individual advice. If you want to talk about the podcast, get online and go to our Twitter page @UKstandalone to join the discussion. Remember that Stand Alone has lots of advice on our website as part of our guides: www.standalone.org.uk/guides/

     
    If you want to support the podcast and Stand Alone, please consider donating to us by clicking here - and sign up to our newsletter to stay up to date with our campaigns.

    • 44 min
    Nicola

    Nicola

    Welcome to Stand Alone's podcast! In today's episode, meet Nicola, who has been estranged from her parents for just over a year, and also has a fragmented relationship with her four children and therefore her grandchildren.
     
    In our conversations, Nicola shares about her recent diagnosis of a mood disorder, the difference this has made for her own journey, and her family's reaction to her mental health.
     
    If you are feeling lower than normal or need immediate support with your wellbeing at this time of the year, please call Samaritans for free on 116 123 or make an emergency appointment with your GP. 


     
    To find out more about Stand Alone's research, you can do so on our website.

     
    We are such a small charity and we can't give out individual advice. If you want to talk about the podcast, get online and go to our Twitter page @UKstandalone to join the discussion. Remember that Stand Alone has lots of advice on our website as part of our guides: www.standalone.org.uk/guides/

     
    If you want to support the podcast and Stand Alone, please consider donating to us by clicking here.

    • 50 min
    Mina

    Mina

     
    Welcome to Stand Alone's podcast! In today's episode, meet Mina - Mina's experience of estrangement from her family began after forming a relationship with her partner, who wasn't accepted into the family due to conflicting religions.
     
    For years following her degree, Mina experienced what she called a "semi-estrangement", before making the decision to cut contact permanently just over a year ago.
     
    If you are feeling lower than normal or need immediate support with your wellbeing at this time of the year, please call Samaritans for free on 116 123 or make an emergency appointment with your GP. 

     

     
    To find out more about Stand Alone's research, you can do so on our website.

     
    We are such a small charity and we can't give out individual advice. If you want to talk about the podcast, get online and go to our Twitter page @UKstandalone to join the discussion. Remember that Stand Alone has lots of advice on our website as part of our guides: www.standalone.org.uk/guides/

     
    If you want to support the podcast and Stand Alone, please consider donating to us by clicking here.
     
     

    • 48 min

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