A fortnightly podcast from Meridian Wellbeing, where we discuss wellbeing, mental health and current affairs.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Episode 12 - The Barnet COVID-19 Health Champion Project
In this episode, we speak to Izzy Ford, Project Manager for the Barnet COVID-19 Health Champion Project. The Project provides up to date and straightforward information about Covid-19 and the vaccines to volunteers (COVID-19 Health Champions) to share with their families, friends and communities. The aim is ensure that everyone has the information they need to keep themselves and those around them safe. Anyone can become a COVID-19 Health Champion. You can sign up here https://engage.barnet.gov.uk/health-champions.