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Dates-n-Mates Direct

Dates-n-Mates Direct

By Dates-n-Mates Scotland
Friendly conversations with direct experiences and opinions from people with learning disabilities brought to you by Dates-n-Mates.

Dates-n-Mates is a Scottish charity project tackling social isolation and supporting love and friendship for adults with learning disabilities.

Co-Hosted by Andrew, John Paul, Sarah, John and Holly. Each episode is entirely led by people with a learning disability to share their views and experiences in their own way.

datesnmates.org.uk
www.facebook.com/dnmscotland
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Dates-n-Mates Directors Discuss Completing Our Future Leaders Course
In this episode you will here from Dates-n-Mates Directors Sarah Paterson and Andrew McCartney. They discuss completing Our Futures Leaders course, delivered by Inspiring Scotland and Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities. We hear what learning they took from it and how they are putting it into practice in their roles at Dates-n-Mates
07:01
May 26, 2022
Dates-n-Mates Director Interviewing new colleagues
Hear about what it's like to be part of the Dates-n-Mates team and listen to colleagues talk about the events.
10:07
April 18, 2022
Reduce the stress & overwhelm in the countdown to Christmas
Do you find the Christmas period stressful? In this episode, Dates-n-Mates Aberdeen Director, Sarah, shares her tips and experiences on reducing stress and overwhelm in the lead up to Christmas.  Welcome to Episode 8 of Dates-n-Mates Direct – a new podcast filled with friendly conversations brought to you by dates-n-mates Directors and members. Dates-n-Mates is a Scottish charity project tackling social isolation and supporting love and friendship for adults with learning disabilities. This podcast will discuss a variety of topics, sharing direct experiences and opinions from people with learning disabilities in Scotland. Find out more about the dates-n-mates project on our Facebook Page and website Music: Cheery Monday by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3495-cheery-monday License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
05:57
November 17, 2021
SCLD Future Leaders Course Review
John Paul and John discuss their experiences of the Future Leaders course they recently graduated from. This course is ran by Scottish Commission for learning disabilities (SCLD) and Inspiring Scotland to help people with learning disabilities develop the skills needed to become leaders in their own lives. Welcome to Episode 7 of Dates-n-Mates Direct – a podcast filled with short friendly conversations brought to you by Dates-n-Mates Directors and members. Dates-n-Mates is a Scottish charity project tackling social isolation and supporting love and friendship for adults with learning disabilities. This podcast will discuss a variety of topics, sharing direct experiences and opinions from people with learning disabilities in Scotland, directly themselves.  Find out more about the dates-n-mates project on our Facebook Page and website Music: Cheery Monday by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3495-cheery-monday License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
10:33
October 01, 2021
Meeting a new friend in lockdown: An interview with Andy and Richard
Richard and Andy discuss their friendship story with host Sarah in this latest episode. Richard and Andy first connected online during lockdown through a Dates-n-Mates friendship matched Zoom call. They then went on to meet up in person where their friendship blossomed. Welcome to Episode 6 of Dates-n-Mates Direct – a new podcast filled with friendly conversations brought to you by dates-n-mates Directors and members. Dates-n-Mates is a Scottish charity project tackling social isolation and supporting love and friendship for adults with learning disabilities. This podcast will discuss a variety of topics, sharing direct experiences and opinions from people with learning disabilities in Scotland. Find out more about the dates-n-mates project on our Facebook Page and website Music: Cheery Monday by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3495-cheery-monday License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
05:38
July 25, 2021
Interview with Dates-n-Mates member: Malcolm
Let's talk about what it is like to be a Dates-n-Mates member. Host, Andrew McCartney, chats with Dates-n-Mates member and friend, Malcolm Laurie, in this episode. They chat about Malcolm's experiences being a member of the project - meeting new friends and singing in our talent show. Dates-n-Mates Direct – a new podcast filled with friendly conversations brought to you by dates-n-mates Directors and members. dates-n-mates is a Scottish charity project tackling social isolation and supporting love and friendship for adults with learning disabilities. This podcast will discuss a variety of topics, sharing direct experiences and opinions from people with learning disabilities in Scotland. Find out more about the dates-n-mates project on our Facebook Page and website Music: Cheery Monday by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3495-cheery-monday License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
04:07
July 13, 2021
Overcoming Anxiety coming out of Lockdown
Lets talk anxiety and coming out of lockdown! Host, Sarah Paterson, shares her thoughts and advice on how we can all overcome any anxiety we might feel as we begin to ease out of the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions. Sarah has a passion for sharing her anti-stress, anti-anxiety and calming ideas which she has often shared with dates-n-mates members and staff. Now she shares some of her top tips with you too. Dates-n-Mates Direct – a new podcast filled with friendly conversations brought to you by dates-n-mates Directors and members. Dates-n-Mates is a Scottish charity project tackling social isolation and supporting love and friendship for adults with learning disabilities. This podcast will discuss a variety of topics, sharing direct experiences and opinions from people with learning disabilities in Scotland. Find out more about the Dates-n-Mates project on our Facebook Page and website Music: Cheery Monday by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3495-cheery-monday License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
09:50
June 29, 2021
Let's talk: Relationships!
Let's talk about relationships! Host, Andrew McCartney, chats with fellow dates-n-mates Directors, Sarah Paterson and John Clarke about their relationship advice and experiences. dates-n-mates Direct – a new podcast filled with friendly conversations brought to you by dates-n-mates Directors and members. dates-n-mates is a Scottish charity project tackling social isolation and supporting love and friendship for adults with learning disabilities. This podcast will discuss a variety of topics, sharing direct experiences and opinions from people with learning disabilities in Scotland. Find out more about the dates-n-mates project on our Facebook Page and website Music: Cheery Monday by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3495-cheery-monday License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
05:33
April 21, 2021
Dates-n-mates Directors talk Politics!
Hello! Welcome to dates-n-mates Direct – a new podcast filled with friendly conversations brought to you by dates-n-mates Directors and members. dates-n-mates is a Scottish charity project tackling social isolation and supporting love and friendship for adults with learning disabilities. Host, Andrew McCartney, chats with fellow dates-n-mates Director, Holly Millar about UK politics in this latest episode. This podcast will discuss a variety of topics, sharing direct experiences and opinions from people with learning disabilities in Scotland. Find out more about the dates-n-mates project on our Facebook Page and website Music: Cheery Monday by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3495-cheery-monday License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
03:20
April 09, 2021
Welcome to Dates-n-Mates Direct!
Hello! Welcome to Dates-n-Mates Direct – a new podcast filled with friendly conversations brought to you by Dates-n-Mates.  Dates-n-Mates is a Scottish charity project supporting love and friendship for adults with learning disabilities.  Meet your co-hosts (Dates-n-Mates Directors) Andrew McCartney and John-Paul Moffat as they introduce you to the podcast!  This podcast will discuss a variety of topics and share direct experiences and opinions of people with learning disabilities. Find out more about the project on our Facebook Page and website Music: Cheery Monday by Kevin MacLeod Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3495-cheery-monday License: https://filmmusic.io/standard-license
02:19
February 12, 2021