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It's about time

It's about time

By John
Back in the summer, a group of local people got together online to make podcast series about their lived in mental health experiences during the pandemic. Many of the participants had never made a podcast before.
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Podcast 1 - Making true sense of mental health during Covid19: a Liverpool story
As the 5 of us quickly got to know each other we realised that a podcast based on our own lockdown experiences would be a powerful listening experience as well as capturing a moment in history. After briefly setting the scene in terms of our own mental health issues, the aim was to recall key moments in lockdown, how it made us feel, how we coped and ultimately how our experiences could help others. The approach was unscripted and conversational responding to open questions in order to ensure the podcast was authentic, real and relatable to the listener.
November 27, 2020
Podcast 2 - How creativity can help improve and overcome issues related to mental health and depression
Listen as Anne and Wayne share their personal stories of the positive effects becoming involved with the Arts has had on their mental health and wellbeing.  
November 26, 2020
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This summer, a group of local people from the Liverpool City Region got together online to make podcast series about our lived in mental health experiences during the Coronavirus pandemic.  Many of us had never made a podcast before.  With funding from the European Social Fund and specialist online training from BBC professionals, we learned the skills required to co-produce a podcast series.  National mental health charity Richmond Fellowship worked with BBC Radio Merseyside, Voluntary Arts England and Timebanking UK to support us to create five episodes that each highlight the challenges that ‘lockdown’ restrictions have posed to mental health and wellbeing, particularly those who became isolated as a result. Our podcast series is now available to listen to online at  We hope that our personal stories and those of the guests we interviewed can bring hope and inspiration to listeners across the world about how to get through this difficult time. You might be isolated, but you do not have to feel alone. This is our podcast series, It’s About Time.
November 26, 2020
Podcast 4 - Building Confidence in a fun and creative way
Join Geoff, Corinne, Diane, Andrew, Teresa and Joanne  in "Building Confidence in a fun and  creative way" podcast hear advice and help from our small team of podcasters, who have had lived experience of mental health issues, we are also joined by 2 guests from the theatre and improvisation world.
November 24, 2020
Podcast 5- How Is It For You?
Considering the Experience of Lockdown in the City and in the Countryside
November 23, 2020
Podcast 3 - Last Night a DJ Saved my Mental Health
Host Bobby Owens chats to choir director and musician JP McWinen about whether we really can 'sing our way to happiness' and why music might keep us in tune with ourselves and connected to others, even during lockdown. Produced by Aisling Leyne, Researched by Helen Ball and Paul Newton.
November 19, 2020
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November 19, 2020