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A Space To Speak Your Mind

A Space To Speak Your Mind

By A Space To Speak Your Mind

A podcast discussing mental health, particularly with a focus on Cornwall. Recorded at the studios of Source FM and in collaboration with Cornwall MIND. We’ll be discussing all things mental health related, with presenters in the studio and our team of contributors out and about around Cornwall. If you’d like to contribute to the show please get in touch: aspacetospeakyourmind@gmail.com Produced with support from Cornwall Rural Community Charity
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Every Mind Matters, Barkrun - The Event, Art in the Workplace, Taboo around Weight & Mental Health.
Every Mind Matters, Barkrun - The Event, Art in the Workplace, Taboo around Weight & Mental Health.
On this month’s show we talk to Chartered Psychologist Kimberley Wilson about the “Better Health - Every Mind Matters campaign” which offers NHS-approved tips and advice to improve mental health – and calling on the nation to be kind to their mind. https://www.nhs.uk/every-mind-matters We ask if Art In the workplace can help our mental health with Saff Williams, from Brookfield Properties and Expert Psychologist, Dr. Craig Knight. We discuss whether having open conversations about what is deemed as a ‘taboo’ topic is critical to addressing the country’s growing obesity problem with GP Dr Helen Lawal. And we find out what happened at Cornwall Mind's Barkrun. “A Space to Speak Your Mind” is produced in collaboration with Cornwall Mind: https://cornwallmind.org/what-we-do/community-minds/ With the support of Cornwall Rural Community Charity: www.cornwallrcc.org.uk/ More support at: www.samaritans.org/ or call 116 123 There is also a new 24/7 NHS local urgent mental health response phone line. Its free to access by anyone, any age on 0800 038 5300
40:19
November 03, 2022
Barkrun, Gynae Health, The Menopause, Looking after your Heart & The Happé Café
Barkrun, Gynae Health, The Menopause, Looking after your Heart & The Happé Café
This month we’re talking to NHS educator, storyteller, and surgeon, Dr Karan Rajan and finding out about ‘The Happé Café’ in London – the UK’s first dopamine-inducing café designed to give consumers a mood boost when they need it most. We find out about ‘Barkrun’ with Lucy from Cornwall Mind, Frank from the Rotary club of Truro Boscawen, and Alice from Rosemullion Vets Falmouth. We’ll be talking to Dr Putnam Krishan about how best to look after our heart. We’ll also be asking if the Menopause should be recognised as a protected characteristic the workplace and with visits to GPs from Gynae Health issues down, Dr Hilary Jones will be talking about ‘The Eve Appeal’, and the launch of the new awareness campaign, Be Gynae Aware. “A Space to Speak Your Mind” is produced in collaboration with Cornwall Mind: https://cornwallmind.org/what-we-do/community-minds/ With the support of Cornwall Rural Community Charity: www.cornwallrcc.org.uk/ More support at: www.samaritans.org/ or call 116 123 There is also a new 24/7 NHS local urgent mental health response phone line. Its free to access by anyone, any age on 0800 038 5300
46:10
October 06, 2022
Sport and Girls’ Mental Health, 5 Ways to Well-being, Quiet Connections; & the power of Cold Showers
Sport and Girls’ Mental Health, 5 Ways to Well-being, Quiet Connections; & the power of Cold Showers
On this month’s show we’ll be catching up with Rob, from Cornwall Mind to find out how the 5 Ways to wellbeing programme has gone. Nathan will be learning how the power of a cold shower with Jamie Facer-Childs, Medical Doctor & Adventurer and Emma Foster from at Mira Showers. https://www.mirashowers.co.uk/coldshowering/ Davina Deniszczyc from Nuffield Health will be explaining how girls are still not participating in Sport despite the successes of the Women’s Euros and how this is negatively impacting on both their physical and mental health. www.nuffieldhealth.com/movetogether And we catch up with Alistair and Michelle from Quiet Connections www.quietconnections.co.uk “A Space to Speak Your Mind” is produced in collaboration with Cornwall Mind: https://cornwallmind.org/what-we-do/community-minds/ With the support of Cornwall Rural Community Charity: www.cornwallrcc.org.uk/ More support at: www.samaritans.org/ or call 116 123 There is also a new 24/7 NHS local urgent mental health response phone line. Its free to access by anyone, any age on 0800 038 5300
30:19
September 01, 2022
Local Mind Week - The Cornwall Mind Skydive & Mermaids for Mind
Local Mind Week - The Cornwall Mind Skydive & Mermaids for Mind
This month we’re highlighting Local Mind week that takes place from the 1st to the 5th of August. A chance to find out about the work Cornwall Mind does within the community. We hear from the Mermaids for Mind in Newquay. https://www.facebook.com/thecornishmerpod https://www.facebook.com/NewquayMerpod/ Also, we hear what happened on the Cornwall Mind Skydive. Plus, Jerry Padfield speaks to Peta Temple who is lived experience lead for the complex emotional difficulties team about their involvement in the Community Mental Health Transformation. “A Space to Speak Your Mind” is produced in collaboration with Cornwall Mind: https://cornwallmind.org/what-we-do/community-minds/ With the support of Cornwall Rural Community Charity: www.cornwallrcc.org.uk/ More support at: www.samaritans.org/ or call 116 123 There is also a new 24/7 NHS local urgent mental health response phone line. Its free to access by anyone, any age on 0800 038 5300
46:37
August 02, 2022
The Power of Positivity, LGBTQ+ & Employment Opportunities, Dr. Amir Khan; Mental Health & Hair Loss
The Power of Positivity, LGBTQ+ & Employment Opportunities, Dr. Amir Khan; Mental Health & Hair Loss
On this month’s programme we discover the power of positivity with expert in positive psychology, and board member at Action for Happiness, Vanessa King. www.actionforhappiness.org Dr Amir Khan tells us how taking a break for our Summer Holidays can help our mental health. Jerry Padfield,lived experience co-ordinator at Cornwall Mind speaks to Dr Jeremy Sandbrook about his involvement in the Community Mental Health Transformation. We find out the effect of hair loss on our mental wellbeing with Jordanna Corbella, Hair stylist and author of The Mindful Hairdresser. And as we look back on Pride Month we’ll be asking if employers are doing enough to make the workplace more welcoming for the LGBTQ+ community with Head of Employer Insights at Indeed UK, Danny Stacey. https://uk.indeed.com/career-advice “A Space to Speak Your Mind” is produced in collaboration with Cornwall Mind: https://cornwallmind.org/what-we-do/community-minds/ With the support of Cornwall Rural Community Charity: www.cornwallrcc.org.uk/ More support at: www.samaritans.org/ (116 123)
51:02
July 07, 2022
Cornwall Mind Firewalk, David Domoney on Gardening and our Mental Health & Young People Fundraising
Cornwall Mind Firewalk, David Domoney on Gardening and our Mental Health & Young People Fundraising
As we enter the summer months Chartered Horticulturalist and TV presenter David Domoney and Author of Psychology of gardening, Harriet Gross will be discussing how more of us are taking to Gardening to help our mental health. www.cultivationstreet.com www.lovethegarden.com Mark Jackson from Marie Curie will be explaining why the organisation is calling on the UK Government to give 25,000 terminally ill people early access to their state pension. www.mariecurie.org/poverty We’ll hear from those who took part in the recent Cornwall Mind Firewalk at the Headland Hotel in Newquay. Lisa Aubrey, Head of Community Fundraising from Save the Children will be explaining how young people are leading the way with fundraising to support people more vulnerable than themselves. www.savethechildren.org.uk/fundraisers We’ll be speaking with Aaron (pictured) who is walking the whole length of Britain to raise awareness of mental health and the homeless. https://www.facebook.com/helpnhealin Phillippa Brown, a Home Energy Expert, will be telling me us why the cost of looking after family and friends who are older, disabled or seriously Ill is affecting unpaid workers. www.smartenergygb.org And Jo has some exciting news about the new Cornwall Mind wellbeing groups that are starting up soon. “A Space to Speak Your Mind” is produced in collaboration with Cornwall Mind: https://cornwallmind.org/what-we-do/community-minds/ With the support of Cornwall Rural Community Charity: www.cornwallrcc.org.uk/ More support at: www.samaritans.org/ (116 123)
37:12
June 02, 2022
Mental Health Awareness Week 2022- Bonus Podcast with Dr.Alex George and Money Helper
Mental Health Awareness Week 2022- Bonus Podcast with Dr.Alex George and Money Helper
It’s Mental Health Awareness week from 9th to 15th May 2022. Here’s a special extra podcast with UK Youth Mental Health Ambassador, Dr. Alex George, talking about opening up about our mental health. We also chat to Sarah Porretta from the Money and Pensions Service www.moneyhelper.org.uk “A Space to Speak Your Mind” is produced in collaboration with Cornwall Mind: https://cornwallmind.org/what-we-do/community-minds/ With the support of Cornwall Rural Community Charity: www.cornwallrcc.org.uk/ More support at: www.samaritans.org/ (116 123)
10:18
May 09, 2022
Safe Spaces, Sea Sanctuary, Nuffield Health and Community Mental Health Transformation
Safe Spaces, Sea Sanctuary, Nuffield Health and Community Mental Health Transformation
On this month’s show, as it’s Mental Health Awareness week from 9th-15 May we’ll be finding out how our Mental Health has been over the last year with Gosia Bowling, the Emotional Lead at Nuffield Health. https://www.nuffieldhealth.com/healthiernation Jerry Padfield, lived experience co-ordinator at Cornwall Mind will be telling us about the Community Mental Health Transformation. jerry@cornwallmind.org We’ll be finding out about new safe spaces that are available for those experiencing domestic abuse with Jackie Uhi, from HSBC UK and Jo Tilley-Riley from Hestia. https://uksaysnomore.org/safespaces You can hear our conversation with Georgia Lewis, Community Fundraiser for Sea Sanctuary on the last day of the Porthleven Food and Music Festival. https://www.seasanctuary.org.uk/ Plus Dr Nina Bal from E4’s Body Fixers, who is a Cosmetic Dental Surgeon and Advanced Facial Aesthetics Clinician about how we look can affect our mental health and the pros and cons of having cosmetic surgery. https://www.saveface.co.uk/ “A Space to Speak Your Mind” is produced in collaboration with Cornwall Mind: https://cornwallmind.org/what-we-do/community-minds/ With the support of Cornwall Rural Community Charity: www.cornwallrcc.org.uk/ More support at: www.samaritans.org/ (116 123)
41:35
May 05, 2022
Gambling, Divorce Laws, Housing and Spring Cleaning
Gambling, Divorce Laws, Housing and Spring Cleaning
On this month's show with the growing housing shortage, we’ll discover the impact that this is having on our mental health and finding out about the Community Grants programme that’s open to charities with Craig Taylor, Senior Manager, Social Investment, Nationwide Building Society. www.nationwidecommunitygrants.co.uk The effect of divorce on our mental health and our children could be eased with ‘No fault divorce’ which will allow couples and civil partnerships to leave each other without forcing blame and explaining this is Sebastian Burrows who is a Managing Partner at Stowe Family Law. With one person every hour contacting the national gambling treatment helpline Zoe Osmand, the CEO of Gamble Aware tells us how this affects the mental health of those addicted and their families and how they can seek support. www.begambleaware.org or call for free on 0808 8020 133 Also we’ll be finding out how we can lift our mood with a spring clean with TV’s Queen of Clean, Lynsey Crombie. “A Space to Speak Your Mind” is produced in collaboration with Cornwall Mind: https://cornwallmind.org/what-we-do/community-minds/ With the support of Cornwall Rural Community Charity: www.cornwallrcc.org.uk/ More support at: www.samaritans.org/ (116 123)
34:07
April 07, 2022
The Power of the Sea - Blue Health and ‘Jolly Roger’
The Power of the Sea - Blue Health and ‘Jolly Roger’
On this month's show we have workplace wellbeing expert and Director of Wellbeing, Richard Holmes from from Westfield Health Group. https://www.westfieldhealth.com/ Lea Thomas from the Cornwall Marine Network group tells us about Blue Health therapy. https://cornwallmarine.net/news/cornwall-marine-network-launches-blue-health-support Jolly Roger, a Cornish sea-punk band, who use nautical metaphors and pirate history to speak out about mental health issues as well as the better things in life talk about their music. https://www.jollyrogerbanduk.co.uk/ Lynda Thomas from Marie Curie in Cornwall will be letting us know about the upcoming National Day of Reflection. https://www.mariecurie.org.uk/ Dr Sara Kayat tells us about the recent Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week and the Sexual Assault Referral Centres that are available. www.nhs.uk/sarc “A Space to Speak Your Mind” is produced in collaboration with Cornwall Mind: https://cornwallmind.org/what-we-do/community-minds/ With the support of Cornwall Rural Community Charity: www.cornwallrcc.org.uk/ More support at: www.samaritans.org/ (116 123)
44:20
March 03, 2022
Time to Talk Day 2022
Time to Talk Day 2022
On this month’s show we’re recognising “Time to Talk Day”, a day to talk about mental health, which is on Thursday 3rd February 2022. https://timetotalkday.co.uk/ Lisa explains why talking about her mental health was so pivotal to her. Dr. Sarah Jarvis tells us about the importance of talking with your GP. www.nhs.uk/help Dennis Relojo-Howell, founder of Psychreg will be talking about resilience. https://www.psychreg.org/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-bAnevpOibYFLbN5Yz272w In the last in our End-of-Life series Andy Langford the clinical director for Cruse bereavement support explains why people find it hard to talk to those who have recently lost someone. https://co-operate.coop.co.uk/improve-mental-wellbeing/#grief-support https://www.cruse.org.uk/ Plus Nutritional Therapist and Coach Claudia Smith talks about her own journey around Mental Health. https://claudiasmithwellbeing.com/ “A Space to Speak Your Mind” is produced in collaboration with Cornwall Mind: https://cornwallmind.org/what-we-do/community-minds/ With the support of Cornwall Rural Community Charity: www.cornwallrcc.org.uk/ More support at: www.samaritans.org/ (116 123)
01:07:27
February 03, 2022
Marie Curie, Fuel Poverty, Move For Mind and Playing a Musical Instrument
Marie Curie, Fuel Poverty, Move For Mind and Playing a Musical Instrument
This month Professor Catherine Loveday, Psychologist from the University of Westminster will be explaining how our mental health can be improved by listening to and playing music. We have Property expert Kate Faulkner, and Iagan MacNeil, Head of Policy at Smart Energy GB on how we can keep costs down and we’ll find out about Community Energy Plus for those that are struggling. www.cep.org.uk In the second of our series on ‘End of Life’ Care Kathryn Bowman who is a senior nurse for Marie Curie in Camborne will be joining us. Lucy from Cornwall Mind will be here to tell us about the ‘Move for Mind’ campaign which is now underway. “A Space to Speak Your Mind” is produced in collaboration with Cornwall Mind: https://cornwallmind.org/what-we-do/community-minds/ and with the support of Cornwall Rural Community Charity: www.cornwallrcc.org.uk/ More support at: www.samaritans.org/ (116 123)
41:05
January 06, 2022
End of Life Care, Productivity Anxiety and Adult Social Care
End of Life Care, Productivity Anxiety and Adult Social Care
On this month’s show we have Psychotherapist Joshua Fletcher, also known as Anxiety Josh speaking about Productivity Anxiety around Christmas. Lyn Romeo, Chief Social Worker for Adults will be joining us if you’re considering a career in Adult Social Care. www.adultsocialcare.co.uk In the first of our series on End of Life Care Liz Pryor from the Anne Robson Trust will be here to talk about support that is available. www.annerobsontrust.org.uk Jess will be telling us about Grief Awareness Week. Plus we’ll be finding out about the Christmas Drive in Movies with Warwick from Skylight Cinema and Lucy from Cornwall Mind. “A Space to Speak Your Mind” is produced in collaboration with Cornwall Mind: https://cornwallmind.org/what-we-do/community-minds/ and with the support of Cornwall Rural Community Charity: www.cornwallrcc.org.uk/ More support at: www.samaritans.org/ (116 123)
38:24
December 02, 2021
Domestic Abuse through Smart Devices, the Gratitude Games and Menopause awareness Day
Domestic Abuse through Smart Devices, the Gratitude Games and Menopause awareness Day
On this month’s show we speak to serving firefighter and Gratitude Games co-founder Mike Downard. Dr. Zoe Williams and Robin Johnson from Visit Britain talk about ‘Days Out’ from the National Lottery to get us all outside for better mental health. Jess has top tips to winter wellbeing and looking at the Menopause for Menopause Awareness Day. We find out how domestic violence could be linked to Internet-connected devices such as smart speakers, security cameras, and fitness trackers that can be used by abusers to harm and exert control over their partners with Lisa King from Refuge UK. Dr. Hilary Jones is back on the show making sure we’re looking after both our mental and physical health with support from Public Health England and will tell us about the latest phase of the ‘Help Us, Help You’ campaign. “A Space to Speak Your Mind” is produced in collaboration with Cornwall Mind: https://cornwallmind.org/what-we-do/community-minds/ and with the support of Cornwall Rural Community Charity: www.cornwallrcc.org.uk/ More support at: www.samaritans.org/ (116 123)
32:25
November 04, 2021
Bipolar Disorder, Photography and health assistance for Shop workers post Covid regulations.
Bipolar Disorder, Photography and health assistance for Shop workers post Covid regulations.
On this month show we have Joanne Beannie who is a freelance photographer and is studying her Photography Degree at Truro college. Find her on Instagram at "allmyhildaladies" We have Doug Russell, who is the Health and Safety Officer, for the Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers, talking about the increase in violence towards shopworkers and Louise will be speaking about her journey surrounding Mental Health. “A Space to Speak Your Mind” is produced in collaboration with Cornwall Mind: https://cornwallmind.org/what-we-do/community-minds/ and with the support of Cornwall Rural Community Charity: www.cornwallrcc.org.uk/ More support at: www.samaritans.org/ (116 123)
45:12
September 02, 2021
Dr. Hilary Jones, Body Image and Therapy during lockdown
Dr. Hilary Jones, Body Image and Therapy during lockdown
On this month's show we have GP and media medic Dr Hilary Jones who wants to teach the nation the importance of ‘self-care’ and also Kirsten Giles CEO of Medic Alert Andre Radmall, who is a Psychotherapist and Life Coach who works with people facing change. Social and Behavioural Psychologist Honey Lancaster-James talks about the need to support each other Fiona Ballantine Dykes, Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Professional Standards Officer of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy tell us how therapy has been affected over the last 18 months “A Space to Speak Your Mind” is produced in collaboration with Cornwall Mind: https://cornwallmind.org/what-we-do/community-minds/ and with the support of Cornwall Rural Community Charity: www.cornwallrcc.org.uk/ More support at: www.samaritans.org/ (116 123)
29:18
August 05, 2021
Chronic Fatigue, Dame Zandra Rhodes & Henry Blofeld and how children are coping in the pandemic.
Chronic Fatigue, Dame Zandra Rhodes & Henry Blofeld and how children are coping in the pandemic.
This month Dr Martin Godfrey talks about about how NHS employees are experiencing poor mental health due to the pandemic and ways in which they can be helped. We find out about Chronic Fatigue Syndrome / Myalgic Encephalomyelitis and its effect on our mental health Cricket Commentator Henry Blowfled OBE and Dame Zandra Rhodes tell us how older people have coped with lockdown and how a new app can get people physically and mentally active. Psychologist Dr. Sam Wass, from Channel 5's 'The Secret of 4 and 5 Year OIds' discusses how young children have been affected by the last 12 months, especially by not seeing older members of their family and how both age groups have found this, and the importance of reconnecting. “A Space to Speak Your Mind” is produced in collaboration with Cornwall Mind: https://cornwallmind.org/what-we-do/community-minds/ and with the support of Cornwall Rural Community Charity: www.cornwallrcc.org.uk/ More support at: www.samaritans.org/ (116 123)
48:55
July 01, 2021
Jake Quickenden, Kim Wilde on Gardening, and the power of Smells
Jake Quickenden, Kim Wilde on Gardening, and the power of Smells
This month we have Jake Quickenden from X-Factor, I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Me and Hollyoaks speaking about his experiences around mental health. We talk about being outdoors and how gardening can help us, as well as how different smells can affect our wellbeing and bring about positive moods. “A Space to Speak Your Mind” is produced in collaboration with Cornwall Mind: https://cornwallmind.org/what-we-do/community-minds/ and with the support of Cornwall Rural Community Charity: www.cornwallrcc.org.uk/ More support at: www.samaritans.org/ (116 123)
43:56
June 03, 2021
Mental Health Awareness Week - Donna Air on taking breaks, Sleep, Homelessness & Mindful Shopping
Mental Health Awareness Week - Donna Air on taking breaks, Sleep, Homelessness & Mindful Shopping
This month we are looking at the things that we're going to take away from lockdown to improve our mental health, plus as it's mental health awareness week from 10th - 16th May we will be sharing our thoughts on how we’re stepping up the fight for mental health. There's the importance of taking breaks now we’re returning to workplaces and our busy lives with Actress and TV Presenter Donna Air, tips to get a better night’s rest with sleep expert Natalie Pennicotte-Collier, how we can incorporate Mindful shopping into our life with Chris Godderidge, Vice-President Mobile at Emarsys, and a chat with Laurence Woodcock, Homelessness Recovery Supporter for Next Steps, at Cornwall Mind. “A Space to Speak Your Mind” is produced in collaboration with Cornwall Mind: https://cornwallmind.org/what-we-do/community-minds/ and with the support of Cornwall Rural Community Charity: www.cornwallrcc.org.uk/ More support at: www.samaritans.org/ (116 123)
49:00
May 06, 2021
Joe Lycett and Katherine Parkinson - The Cornwall Mind Art Auction
Joe Lycett and Katherine Parkinson - The Cornwall Mind Art Auction
The Cornwall Mind Art Auction takes place from 16th-25th April 2021. www.cornwallmind.auction This month we look at the link between Creativity, Art and good mental health. We speak to John Dyer from the John Dyer Art Gallery in Falmouth and Lucy Chappell from Cornwall Mind about the event. We also chat with comedian Joe Lycett and Doc Martin actress Katherine Parkinson about their donations to the Art auction and their experiences around Mental Health. And local artist Christopher Tate speaks about his artwork and how creativity helps him. “A Space to Speak Your Mind” is produced in collaboration with Cornwall Mind: https://cornwallmind.org/what-we-do/community-minds/ and with the support of Cornwall Rural Community Charity: www.cornwallrcc.org.uk/ More support at: www.samaritans.org/ (116 123)
42:07
April 01, 2021
Purple Day 2021 - Epilepsy Awareness
Purple Day 2021 - Epilepsy Awareness
An Extra Space To Speak Your Mind on 26th March 2021 for Purple Day, raising awareness of Epilepsy. The helpline number for Epilepsy action is 0808 800 500.
08:47
March 26, 2021
Resilience and Stress Management through lockdown
Resilience and Stress Management through lockdown
This month we're talking about "resilience" and how lockdown is continuing to affect people . Jane talks to Ian about his experience of depression during lockdown. We have a conversation around the taboo of Women's Health with Victoria Steele, Chief Superintendent Pharmacist at Lloyds Pharmacy. Richard speaks with Dan about the mental health effects of Huntingdon's Disease. https://justgiving.com/fundraising/hd28for28 https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07kfjmr Plus we have a chat about Mindfulness in Lockdown with Neil Shah, Chief De-Stressing Office at The Stress Management Society, London. www.stress.org.uk/stressawarenessmonth “A Space to Speak Your Mind” is produced in collaboration with Cornwall Mind: https://cornwallmind.org/what-we-do/community-minds/ and with the support of Cornwall Rural Community Charity: www.cornwallrcc.org.uk/ More support at: www.samaritans.org/ (116 123)
49:03
March 04, 2021
Time to Talk Day 2021
Time to Talk Day 2021
Time To Talk Day is Thursday 4th February 2021. The theme of this year is "the power of small". https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/get-involved/time-talk-day Max Pemberton, an author and Doctor talks to us about the "Better Health - Every Mind matters" campaign which Mind is supporting. https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters/ We have Specialist Nurse Caroline Harper discussing young people and their mental health, particularly in lockdown. https://www.bupa.co.uk/mental-health We also have Adrian who runs a cafe in Looe who is allowing people to buy tokens for others to have a free coffee and is setting up a monthly breakfast club, talking to Scott, about his journey around mental health for "Time To Talk Day". Amanda Hudson from Life MOT talks about positive conversations, www.lifemot.co.uk Jerry and Amelie have their thoughts on Time To Talk Day, and Jess has a poem for us. “A Space to Speak Your Mind” is produced in collaboration with Cornwall Mind: https://cornwallmind.org/what-we-do/community-minds/ and with the support of Cornwall Rural Community Charity: www.cornwallrcc.org.uk/ More support at: www.samaritans.org/ (116 123)
49:44
February 04, 2021
Open Spaces, Dance, Digital Health and Prevention of Cyber Bullying
Open Spaces, Dance, Digital Health and Prevention of Cyber Bullying
This month we learn how open spaces can help our mental health with Professor of Psychology, Jonathan Freeman https://zenb.co.uk/pages/podcasts We hear about how to improve our Digital Health with psychotherapist Zoe Aston and Dave Newton from Microsoft www.instagram.com/yourmentalhealthworkout We find out how dance can improve our mental health with Hayley Newton from the Salsa Bonita school in St Austell https://www.facebook.com/SalsaBonitaStAustell We also speak about how to tackle Cyber Bullying with Safeguarding expert, Charlotte Aynsley And Amanda Hudson has her thoughts on the New Year, find out more at www.lifemot.co.uk “A Space to Speak Your Mind” is produced in collaboration with Cornwall Mind: https://cornwallmind.org/what-we-do/community-minds/ and with the support of Cornwall Rural Community Charity: www.cornwallrcc.org.uk/ More support at: www.samaritans.org/ (116 123)
43:21
January 07, 2021
Grief Awareness Week in Kimberley Park - Podcast Exclusive
Grief Awareness Week in Kimberley Park - Podcast Exclusive
On December the 8th to mark National Grief Awareness Week, sites around the UK lit up yellow to raise awareness about grief. The ASTSYM team went to the event in Kimberley Park in Falmouth to find out more. The event is an attempt hope to try and normalise grief and get people talking about this typically uncomfortable subject on a national platform. To find out more about Good Grief Trust you can go to thegoodgrieftrust.org
09:29
January 04, 2021
Pets and our Mental Health, Christians Against Poverty, and Cornwall Christmas Box
Pets and our Mental Health, Christians Against Poverty, and Cornwall Christmas Box
This month Scott talks to Kathryn Smith about the use of Therapy Dogs; https://sensoryproject.org/about-us/kath-smith/ www.assistancedogs.co.uk and Gareth from the Truro Cats protection about the benefits to our mental health of owning pets. www.cats.org.uk/cornwall Jane speaks with Jacqui from Christians against poverty, www.capuk.org Jo is talking to Cornwall Christmas Box www.cornwallchristmasbox.co.uk and Amy Hagerty about Cornwall Christmas by local. https://www.facebook.com/groups/883998285467961/ Amanda is discussing "5 ways to well-being" www.lifemot.co.uk and Jess has some thoughts about getting through what for all of us will be a very different Christmas. “A Space to Speak Your Mind” is produced in collaboration with Cornwall Mind: https://cornwallmind.org/what-we-do/community-minds/ and with the support of Cornwall Rural Community Charity: www.cornwallrcc.org.uk/ More support at: www.samaritans.org/ (116 123)
59:53
December 03, 2020
The Newquay Bluetits, Quiet Connections and Riley Jayne with “Home This Christmas”
The Newquay Bluetits, Quiet Connections and Riley Jayne with “Home This Christmas”
This month with the new lockdown restrictions we have some practical ways to get through it and maintain good mental health. We also have Stacie and Hayley from Quiet Connections https://quietconnections.co.uk/ on the show talking about social anxiety and loneliness. There's also the Newquay Bluetits discussing the benefits of cold water swimming. Amanda Hudson from Life MOT www.lifemot.co.uk speaks about Visualisation. And we have the first interview with 18 year old Riley Jayne about her new song "Home This Christmas" raising money for Devon Mind and Cornwall Mind and how you can be in the music video, and we have an exclusive live play of her song. https://homethischristmas.co.uk/ A Space to Speak Your Mind is produced in collaboration with Cornwall Mind: cornwallmind.org/ and with the support of Cornwall Rural Community Charity: www.cornwallrcc.org.uk/ More support at : www.samaritans.org/ (116 123)
59:18
November 05, 2020
An Extra Space To Speak Your Mind - with Quiet Connections
An Extra Space To Speak Your Mind - with Quiet Connections
This is a bonus podcast featuring a longer conversation with Hayley and Stacie from Quiet Connections discussing social anxiety, panic attacks and loneliness. www.quiet connections.co.uk A Space to Speak Your Mind is produced in collaboration with Cornwall Mind: cornwallmind.org/ and with the support of Cornwall Rural Community Charity: www.cornwallrcc.org.uk/ More support at: www.samaritans.org/ (116 123)
29:51
November 05, 2020
World Mental Health Day 2020
World Mental Health Day 2020
It’s our one year anniversary and also World Mental Health Day so we are playing you some of the highlights from the last 12 months and reflecting on this important day in the mental health calendar. Find out more from Amanda Hudson at http://www.lifemot.co.uk If you need someone to talk to Samaritans are always on hand: https://www.samaritans.org/ (116 123) A Space to Speak Your Mind is produced in collaboration with Cornwall Mind: https://cornwallmind.org/ and with the support of Cornwall Rural Community Charity: https://www.cornwallrcc.org.uk/
59:49
October 10, 2020
Seasonal Affective Disorder, Loneliness and Molly Hocking from The Voice UK
Seasonal Affective Disorder, Loneliness and Molly Hocking from The Voice UK
On this month's show we have the first part in our series on Loneliness and Scott talks to Leoni Morris from The Connecting Lives Advocacy Support Service. https://www.connectinglives-cornwall.org/ Jane has some practical advice on combatting loneliness. Amanda Hudson from Life MOT talks about “getting lost” https://lifemot.co.uk/ And we speak with Molly Hocking, winner of “The Voice” speaking about her own experiences around Mental Health with some tips she has for when she is performing. We're also discussing Seasonal Affective Disorder or SAD and have some practical tips if you experience it and you can find out more at : https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/types-of-mental-health-problems/seasonal-affective-disorder-sad/about-sad/ If you need someone to talk to Samaritans are always on hand: https://www.samaritans.org/ (116 123) A Space to Speak Your Mind is produced in collaboration with Cornwall Mind: https://cornwallmind.org/ and with the support of Cornwall Rural Community Charity: https://www.cornwallrcc.org.uk/
54:11
October 01, 2020
Self-Care with SupaSport SW, A Shore Thing, Ben Frisby
Self-Care with SupaSport SW, A Shore Thing, Ben Frisby
This episode we talk about self-care. Amanda from LifeMOT talks about the importance of sleep and offers tips for a healthy sleep pattern. Jo talks to Jamie SupaSport SouthWest CIC about physical exercise. Richard talks to Lucy and Ian about The Big Rotary Cornish Coastal Path Challenge. Scott talked to Susan Douglass who is rowing from London to Land's End to raise money for Cornwall and Devon Mind and Jerry talked to Ben Frisby who is running 5K a day to fundraise for the Mental Health Foundation. There's poetry from the Cornwall Mind Creative Writing group and more... Links If you need someone to talk to Samaritans are always on hand: https://www.samaritans.org/ (116 123) A Space to Speak Your Mind is produced in collaboration with Cornwall Mind: https://cornwallmind.org/ and with the support of Cornwall Rural Community Charity: https://www.cornwallrcc.org.uk/
59:48
September 03, 2020
Back to School/Work/University (during a pandemic)
Back to School/Work/University (during a pandemic)
This episode we're talking about "Back to School/University/Work". We talk to teachers, parents and students about how they're feeling about returning and we'll have tips and advice to maintain good mental health in an unusually stressful beginning to academic year.  Amanda from LifeMOT will be telling us how having a routine can help us cope. Steve will be looking at how the news affects us. Links Returning to school after lockdown: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/coronavirus/returning-school-after-lockdown Cornwall Council advice, helping your child feel OK about returning to school: https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/media/32846793/helping-your-child-feel-ok-about-school.pdf Latest advice from Falmouth University: https://www.falmouth.ac.uk/latest-information-students-2020 Student Minds website: studentminds.org.uk Falmouth and Exeter Students' Union: https://www.thesu.org.uk/ Positive News: https://www.positive.news/ If you need someone to talk to Samaritans are always on hand: https://www.samaritans.org/ (116 123) A Space to Speak Your Mind is produced in collaboration with Cornwall Mind: https://cornwallmind.org/ and with the support of Cornwall Rural Community Charity: https://www.cornwallrcc.org.uk/
51:29
September 03, 2020
Lockdown Easing Special with Kevin Williams
Lockdown Easing Special with Kevin Williams
As the lockdown measures and social distancing are easing in the UK, we felt the need to produce a special show addressing the anxiety that these changes can bring about. Richard and Jo present a special talking about the anxiety that this time of change can bring about and how to best maintain good mental health. We also interview counsellor and therapist Kevin Williams. Please also consider donating to our Crowdfunder - we're trying to raise funds to build on the success of A Space to Speak Your Mind and ensure its long-term survival. Links Kevin's Website: https://kevinwilliamscounselling.com/ Our Crowdfunder: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/a-space-to-speak-your-mind If you need someone to talk to Samaritans are always on hand: https://www.samaritans.org/ (116 123) A Space to Speak Your Mind is produced in collaboration with Cornwall Mind: https://cornwallmind.org/ and with the support of Cornwall Rural Community Charity: https://www.cornwallrcc.org.uk/
44:20
July 16, 2020
Change and Mental Health with CN4C, Cruse and We Launch Our Crowdfunder
Change and Mental Health with CN4C, Cruse and We Launch Our Crowdfunder
This episode we talk about change and mental health. Change can be scary for everyone, even good change, and we're all dealing with a lot of change at the moment due to the Coronavirus pandemic. We talk to Jackie Ellis of Cornwall Neighbourhoods for Change (CN4C) about positive changes, social prescribing and the work of CN4C. Steve talks about coping with a diagnosis of Parkinson's. Margaret from Cruse Bereavement Care talks about one of the biggest changes we ever have to cope with. We also launch our Crowdfunder - we're trying to raise funds to build on the success of A Space to Speak Your Mind and ensure its long-term survival. Links Our Crowdfunder: https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/a-space-to-speak-your-mind Cornwall Neighbourhoods for Change: https://www.cn4c.org.uk/ Cruse: https://www.cruse.org.uk/ If you need someone to talk to Samaritans are always on hand: https://www.samaritans.org/ (116 123) A Space to Speak Your Mind is produced in collaboration with Cornwall Mind: https://cornwallmind.org/ and with the support of Cornwall Rural Community Charity: https://www.cornwallrcc.org.uk/
57:40
July 03, 2020
Music and Mental Health with Liz Eddy of Cornwall Music Service Trust
Music and Mental Health with Liz Eddy of Cornwall Music Service Trust
It's our tenth episode! To celebrate the show's a little different with a slightly retrospective feel, presented by Jerry. We're talking about the power of music for mental health, with an interview with Liz Eddy of Cornwall Music Service Trust. Richard and Jo have tips for coping with the lockdown easing, Jess recites a poem she has written and Scott performs a song... Resources Cornwall Music Service Trust Website A short leaflet about coping with the lockdown changes courtesy of Pentreath Ltd: https://www.recoverycollegecornwall.org.uk/uploads/documents/Coming-Out-of-Lockdown.pdf?fbclid=IwAR1jW6P-EOKmPn66WesSWCvzQ61T80wAqxZmo2Ce3hmjUFBepjtZcOZdUxY If you need someone to talk to Samaritans are always on hand: https://www.samaritans.org/ (116 123) A Space to Speak Your Mind is produced in collaboration with Cornwall Mind: https://cornwallmind.org/ and with the support of Cornwall Rural Community Charity: https://www.cornwallrcc.org.uk/
32:52
June 05, 2020
Physical Exercise with Sporting Minds, Volunteer Cornwall
Physical Exercise with Sporting Minds, Volunteer Cornwall
This episode we're talking about the link between good physical and good mental health. With interviews with Sporting Minds, and Volunteer Cornwall. There are more lockdown tips with Jo and Laura, Amanda tells us how you can burn calories with little movements and there's poetry, chat and more.... Links Sporting Minds: sportingmindsuk.org Volunteer Cornwall: https://www.volunteercornwall.org.uk/ If you need someone to talk to Samaritans are always on hand: https://www.samaritans.org/ (116 123) A Space to Speak Your Mind is produced in collaboration with Cornwall Mind: https://cornwallmind.org/ and with the support of Cornwall Rural Community Charity: https://www.cornwallrcc.org.uk/
01:00:01
May 07, 2020
Life Under Lockdown with Pentreath, Sarie Taylor, Man Down and more
Life Under Lockdown with Pentreath, Sarie Taylor, Man Down and more
Scott presents A Space to Speak Your Mind for the first time and we have a packed show, with Emma from Pentreath Ltd, a Cornish mental health charity getting people skills and helping them to find work, anxiety expert & psychotherapist Sarie Taylor, Adam from Man Down and more lockdown-coping tips from Jo and Laura. Amanda provides a short soundscape for mindfulness and Amelie talks us through some of her favourite podcasts to listen to Resources Mentioned In The Show Pentreath Ltd: https://pentreath.co.uk/ Sarie Taylor's Website: https://www.sarietaylor.com/ Find your local Man Down group: https://www.mandown-cornwall.co.uk/ If you need someone to talk to Samaritans are always on hand: https://www.samaritans.org/ (116 123) A Space to Speak Your Mind is produced in collaboration with Cornwall Mind: https://cornwallmind.org/ and with the support of Cornwall Rural Community Charity: https://www.cornwallrcc.org.uk/
58:55
April 05, 2020
Protecting Your Mental Health During The Coronavirus Outbreak
Protecting Your Mental Health During The Coronavirus Outbreak
This is an "A Space to Speak Your Mind" special in response to the COVID-19 outbreak and the decision by the government to enforce a lockdown. This time will be a difficult time for maintaining mental health for everyone. In this show, Richard, Jerry and Amelie discuss ways in which you can make sure you come through this difficult situation, with tips on how to structure your day and activities you can do to keep yourself in the best mental health. A Space to Speak Your Mind is produced in collaboration with Cornwall Mind and the support of Cornwall Rural Community Charity. Cornwall Mind: https://cornwallmind.org/ CRCC: https://www.cornwallrcc.org.uk/ If you are in mental health crisis you can contact the Samaritans at any time: https://www.samaritans.org/ tel: 116 123
42:24
March 26, 2020
Relationships/Time to Talk Day
Relationships/Time to Talk Day
The theme this episode is relationships.  Jerry is joined by new co-presenter, Jane, in the studio to discuss what relationships can mean for mental health. There's a report from Steve Hudson on the difficulties which having a speech impediment can bring to relationships. Our roving reporter, Jess, is out and about asking people what relationship means to them. A Space to Speak Your Mind crew member, Scott, recorded a song especially for the show and there's a round up of all the mental health news in Cornwall from Jo. Links to some of the resources discussed in the show: https://cornwallmind.org/ Time to Talk: https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/get-involved/get-involved-workplace/make-impact-your-workplace/mental-health-calendar/time-to-talk http://cornwall.gov.uk/mentalhealthsurvey If you need someone to talk to Samaritans are always on hand: https://www.samaritans.org/ (116 123)
53:32
February 07, 2020
New Year - New You?
New Year - New You?
This episode we're talking about new plans and change, in light of the new year. You've survived the seasonal period, but now what? The January Blues can be very real... Do you make New Year's resolutions or take part in pledges like "Dry January". Richard and Jerry discuss these topics and present reports about Get Set to Go with Cornwall MIND, Active Cornwall and the launch of the new Recovery College Cornwall. We'll be hearing the personal experience of Anthony Green, who is taking the Iron Man 2020 challenge this year. And Richard takes his very first yoga class.  Links to some of the resources discussed in the show: https://www.recoverycollegecornwall.org.uk/ https://cornwallmind.org/ http://www.activecornwall.org/ If you need someone to talk to Samaritans are always on hand: https://www.samaritans.org/
01:00:58
January 03, 2020
Mental Health at Christmas
Mental Health at Christmas
December can be a difficult month for mental health. Expectations around Christmas and New Year, spending time with family, or feeling lonely can all cause problems. Richard and Amelie present a discussion about mental health over the holidays. Featuring interviews with Cornwall Samaritans,  St. Ives Salvation Army, and new presenter Jess talks to people volunteering to improve their mental health. https://www.samaritans.org/branches/truro/ https://www.salvationarmy.org.uk/st-ives
55:44
December 06, 2019
Stepping Stones, Pastoral Care and Introducing our Parkinson's Correspondent
Stepping Stones, Pastoral Care and Introducing our Parkinson's Correspondent
Richard and Amelie listen to some listener feedback from the first show. There's a report and interview from our correspondent Steve, on the problems communicating with Parkinson's. An education theme with reports from Falmouth University students Emma, Ashleigh, Katriona and Caitlin on the Stepping Stones project they're running, Kevin talks to a pastoral carer at a school and Laura talks to Pete who had childhood trauma and his experiences of recovery. There's also mental health news from Jo, and a round up of events and resources around Cornwall for mental health.  On top of all that there's chat from Richard and Amelie - how do we fit it all in?
38:54
November 07, 2019
World Mental Health Awareness Day with Man Down and Your Voice
World Mental Health Awareness Day with Man Down and Your Voice
Richard and Amelie present the first ever "A Space to Speak Your Mind" on World Mental Health Awareness Day 2019. Featuring interviews with Brad and Gaz from Man Down, and Natasha Long from Your Voice as well as a round up of all the mental health news in Cornwall and chat and opinion from Richard and Amelie
44:21
October 10, 2019