18 episodes

A fortnightly podcast from Meridian Wellbeing, where we discuss wellbeing, mental health and current affairs.

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A fortnightly podcast from Meridian Wellbeing, where we discuss wellbeing, mental health and current affairs.

    Episode 18 - September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

    Episode 18 - September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

    Hosted by Chris Hartley. Chris speaks with John Truong from Meridian Wellbeing, Donna Chan from Meridian Wellbeing, and Michelle Morais from The Network, to have a conversation about suicide prevention awareness month and how we can best support someone through a challenging time.

    • 41 min
    Episode 17 - Autism and the Pandemic

    Episode 17 - Autism and the Pandemic

    In this episode, we speak to Emma Cooper and Christine Lesmes from Barnet Mencap about their work supporting individuals with high-functioning autism, the affect of the pandemic on their clients and how businesses can better support autistic individuals. 

    • 53 min
    Episode 16 - Art and Wellbeing

    Episode 16 - Art and Wellbeing

    In this episode, we ask the question 'What is Art?' but more importantly we speak to Vicky Martin and Andy Auld of Community Focus about the use of art to improve people's wellbeing and quiz them on their favourite artists. 

    • 49 min
    Episode 15 - The impact of the pandemic on student wellbeing

    Episode 15 - The impact of the pandemic on student wellbeing

    In this episode, we speak to Vanessa White, Maxi Pacheco and Gabe Berwanger from the University of Middlesex about the impact of the pandemic on students' mental and physical wellbeing and Middlesex University's innovative approach to supporting student wellbeing.

    • 55 min
    Episode 14 - In conversation with Sir Norman Lamb

    Episode 14 - In conversation with Sir Norman Lamb

    In this episode, we speak to Sir Norman Lamb, Chair of the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and former MP and Minister, about his experiences in government, putting people at the heart of mental health treatment, and the need for greater effort to overcome health inequalities.

    • 42 min
    Episode 13 - Public Health and the Pandemic

    Episode 13 - Public Health and the Pandemic

    In this episode, we speak to Dr Tamara Djuretic, Director of Public Health and Prevention for Barnet Council, and Rory Cooper, Covid-19 Health Champion and Health and Social Care Manager for CommUNITY Barnet, about the work of Barnet's Public Health team, the importance of getting vaccinated and the impact of the pandemic on people's mental health. 

    • 34 min

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