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Silent Elephant Project - Podcast

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Raising the awareness of marginalised health conditions & themes, by giving everyday people living with life limiting health conditions a voice.
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38. Men's Mental Health
Mental health problems are common, with 1 in 6 adults reporting a common mental health disorder. Kondwani speaks with Johnny (John) about his life & work in the community of Charlestown ward, Manchester. He shares the impact of mental wellbeing and the importance to seek support. The World Health Organisation (WHO) defines mental health as ‘a state of wellbeing in which the individual realises his or her abilities, can cope with the normal stresses of life, work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to his or her community’. We hope you enjoy this episode. What is SEP? Silent Elephant Project (SEP) gives marginalised life limiting and long-term health conditions a platform, through creative and interactive projects. ‘An elephant in the room’ is an English-language metaphorical idiom for an obvious problem no one wants to discuss, or a condition no one wants to challenge. This phrase has coined the main objective of the SEP. For more info - http://www.silentelephantproject.org/
25:51
May 20, 2022
37. Getting To Know ME - Chapter 19 (Small Things Bring Great Strength)
In this series: Getting to Know ME, we will explore what it's like living with a life-limiting condition ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis). We will also reflect on the impact of living with a chronic health condition, hear from those with lived experiences and hear from specialists on their experiences treating this condition. Emma (aka Poss) lives in New Zealand and loves being creative, gaming and spending time with her cat. She shares what it's like living with ME/CFS for 12 years whilst balancing other health conditions including Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). She also finds time to run an amazing Discord community offering support from lived experiences. You can connect via: Twitter - https://twitter.com/impossumble_ Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/impossumble We hope you enjoy this episode. What is SEP? Silent Elephant Project (SEP) gives marginalised life limiting and long-term health conditions a platform, through creative and interactive projects. ‘An elephant in the room’ is an English-language metaphorical idiom for an obvious problem no one wants to discuss, or a condition no one wants to challenge. This phrase has coined the main objective of the SEP. For more info - http://www.silentelephantproject.org/
51:17
April 28, 2022
36. Exploring Depression In Men
Research shows that "only 36% of referrals to NHS talking therapies are for men". Kondwani chats with Nathaniel on why Depression could be affecting men differently and what creative tools could be used to explore this further. We hope you enjoy this episode. What is SEP? Silent Elephant Project (SEP) gives marginalised life limiting and long-term health conditions a platform, through creative and interactive projects. ‘An elephant in the room’ is an English-language metaphorical idiom for an obvious problem no one wants to discuss, or a condition no one wants to challenge. This phrase has coined the main objective of the SEP. For more info - http://www.silentelephantproject.org/
30:41
March 18, 2022
35. The Power Of Self Reflection
A person with a long term health condition spend 3 hours a year on average with a health care professional, for the remaining 8757 hours in the year we are on our own to look after yourself. Babz speaks with Dr. Tammy, a Qualified Counselling Psychologist, on the power of self reflection from a health perspective, especially for Minority groups. We hope you enjoy this episode. What is SEP? Silent Elephant Project (SEP) gives marginalised life limiting and long-term health conditions a platform, through creative and interactive projects. ‘An elephant in the room’ is an English-language metaphorical idiom for an obvious problem no one wants to discuss, or a condition no one wants to challenge. This phrase has coined the main objective of the SEP. For more info - http://www.silentelephantproject.org/
28:19
February 11, 2022
34. Getting To Know ME - Chapter 18 (Room For Improvement)
In this series: Getting to Know ME, we will explore what it's like living with a life-limiting condition ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis). We will also reflect on the impact of living with a chronic health condition, hear from those with lived experiences and hear from specialists on their experiences treating this condition. Reflecting on her diagnosis experiences, Evan highlights the need for improved treatment methods and understanding of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME). You can follow her advocacy work @cornerstoneforthoughts We hope you enjoy this episode. What is SEP? Silent Elephant Project (SEP) gives marginalised life limiting and long-term health conditions a platform, through creative and interactive projects. ‘An elephant in the room’ is an English-language metaphorical idiom for an obvious problem no one wants to discuss, or a condition no one wants to challenge. This phrase has coined the main objective of the SEP. For more info - http://www.silentelephantproject.org/
51:24
December 10, 2021
33. Getting To Know ME - Chapter 17 (Hopes & Dreams)
In this series: Getting to Know ME, we will explore what it's like living with a life-limiting condition ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis). We will also reflect on the impact of living with a chronic health condition, hear from those with lived experiences and hear from specialists on their experiences treating this condition. Megg was diagnosed with ME/CFS from a young age whilst in school. Megg shares her inspirational work through the Millions Missing Manchester movement and her passion for crafting @MeggMakes We hope you enjoy this episode. What is SEP? Silent Elephant Project (SEP) gives marginalised life limiting and long-term health conditions a platform, through creative and interactive projects. ‘An elephant in the room’ is an English-language metaphorical idiom for an obvious problem no one wants to discuss, or a condition no one wants to challenge. This phrase has coined the main objective of the SEP. For more info - http://www.silentelephantproject.org/
47:50
December 08, 2021
32. Sickle Cell Disease: Chapter 5 (We Are in This Together)
Between 12,500 and 15,000 people live with sickle cell disease in the UK. Moyo, Lewis and Mwape come together for an exclusive episode to share their stories, experiences and support with each other. This is a very rich podcast with varying view points on the sickle cell disease and how it impacts the person with the lived experience. We hope you enjoy this episode. What is SEP? Silent Elephant Project (SEP) gives marginalised life limiting and long-term health conditions a platform, through creative and interactive projects. ‘An elephant in the room’ is an English-language metaphorical idiom for an obvious problem no one wants to discuss, or a condition no one wants to challenge. This phrase has coined the main objective of the SEP. For more info - http://www.silentelephantproject.org/
48:37
November 24, 2021
31. Getting To Know ME - Chapter 16 (M.emory lan.E Part 2)
In this series: Getting to Know ME, we will explore what it's like living with a life-limiting condition ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis). We will also reflect on the impact of living with a chronic health condition, hear from those with lived experiences and hear from specialists on their experiences treating this condition. In this episode (Part 2) you will hear snapshots from Kondwani's conversations with Lee, Will, Becky and Tara as they take us on a journey of living with M.E. We hope you enjoy this episode. What is SEP? Silent Elephant Project (SEP) gives marginalised life limiting and long-term health conditions a platform, through creative and interactive projects. ‘An elephant in the room’ is an English-language metaphorical idiom for an obvious problem no one wants to discuss, or a condition no one wants to challenge. This phrase has coined the main objective of the SEP. For more info - http://www.silentelephantproject.org/
38:19
November 12, 2021
30. Getting To Know ME - Chapter 15 (M.emory lan.E Part 1)
In this series: Getting to Know ME, we will explore what it's like living with a life-limiting condition ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis). We will also reflect on the impact of living with a chronic health condition, hear from those with lived experiences and hear from specialists on their experiences treating this condition. In this episode you will hear snapshots from Kondwani's conversations with Tony, Shirley, Cody and Charlie as they take us on a journey of living with M.E. We hope you enjoy this episode. What is SEP? Silent Elephant Project (SEP) gives marginalised life limiting and long-term health conditions a platform, through creative and interactive projects. ‘An elephant in the room’ is an English-language metaphorical idiom for an obvious problem no one wants to discuss, or a condition no one wants to challenge. This phrase has coined the main objective of the SEP. For more info - http://www.silentelephantproject.org/
51:48
November 10, 2021
29. Sickle Cell Disease: Chapter 4 (Do The Best You Can)
Between 12,500 and 15,000 people live with sickle cell disease in the UK. Lewis is a GP living with Sickle Cell, who believes in rolling the dices of life and just making sure you maximise your everyday. How does he live by this ethos whilst accepting the reality of his condition? We hope you enjoy this episode. What is SEP? Silent Elephant Project (SEP) gives marginalised life limiting and long-term health conditions a platform, through creative and interactive projects. ‘An elephant in the room’ is an English-language metaphorical idiom for an obvious problem no one wants to discuss, or a condition no one wants to challenge. This phrase has coined the main objective of the SEP. For more info - http://www.silentelephantproject.org/
36:54
October 27, 2021
28. Getting To Know ME - Chapter 14 (Self-Care is The Best Care)
In this series: Getting to Know ME, we will explore what it's like living with a life-limiting condition ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis). We will also reflect on the impact of living with a chronic health condition, hear from those with lived experiences and hear from specialists on their experiences treating this condition. How does one manage living with a long term health condition? Tara shares her experiences living with ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis) and tips on self-care that helps her manage her condition. We hope you enjoy this episode. What is SEP? Silent Elephant Project (SEP) gives marginalised life limiting and long-term health conditions a platform, through creative and interactive projects. ‘An elephant in the room’ is an English-language metaphorical idiom for an obvious problem no one wants to discuss, or a condition no one wants to challenge. This phrase has coined the main objective of the SEP. For more info - http://www.silentelephantproject.org/
35:03
October 25, 2021
27. Expert Patient Programme
A free NHS service for patients living with long-term health conditions and/or carers. Research has shown that people living with long-term health conditions spend only three hours a year on average with a healthcare professional. For the other 8757 hours of the year they look after themselves. This programme can provide you with the tools to self-manage and deal with your conditions better on a day to day basis.  For more information about this programme go to www.manchesterlco.org or email mft.epp@nhs.net / Call 0161 371 2105 if in Manchester, UK. We hope you enjoy this episode. What is SEP? Silent Elephant Project (SEP) gives marginalised life limiting and long-term health conditions a platform, through creative and interactive projects. ‘An elephant in the room’ is an English-language metaphorical idiom for an obvious problem no one wants to discuss, or a condition no one wants to challenge. This phrase has coined the main objective of the SEP. For more info - http://www.silentelephantproject.org/
37:02
October 20, 2021
26. Upbeat Coeliac
Melanie discovered she had Coeliac disease after being diagnosed at a young age. Facing challenges to eating safe food in order to mange the condition, she uses her instagram @feedthecoeliac to raise awareness of Coeliac disease and how to eat safely.  We hope you enjoy this episode. What is SEP? Silent Elephant Project (SEP) gives marginalised life limiting and long-term health conditions a platform, through creative and interactive projects. ‘An elephant in the room’ is an English-language metaphorical idiom for an obvious problem no one wants to discuss, or a condition no one wants to challenge. This phrase has coined the main objective of the SEP. For more info - http://www.silentelephantproject.org/
37:15
October 18, 2021
25. Sickle Cell Disease: Chapter 3 (It Does Not Define Me)
Between 12,500 and 15,000 people live with sickle cell disease in the UK. Moyo lets us peer into her life as she unpacks why she never lets Sickle Cell disease define her and how far she can go. Are there any limits to life living with sickle cell?  We hope you enjoy this episode. What is SEP? Silent Elephant Project (SEP) gives marginalised life limiting and long-term health conditions a platform, through creative and interactive projects. ‘An elephant in the room’ is an English-language metaphorical idiom for an obvious problem no one wants to discuss, or a condition no one wants to challenge. This phrase has coined the main objective of the SEP. For more info - http://www.silentelephantproject.org/
43:55
September 29, 2021
24. Getting To Know ME - Chapter 13 (One Path that Leads to Healing)
In this series: Getting to Know ME, we will explore what it's like living with a life-limiting condition ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis). We will also reflect on the impact of living with a chronic health condition, hear from those with lived experience and hear from specialists on their experiences treating this condition. Reflecting on Tokyo 2020 summer Olympics & Paralympics, Kondwani shares his love for sports despite being unable to take part due to ME/CFS diagnosis. We hope you enjoy this episode. What is SEP? Silent Elephant Project (SEP) gives marginalised life limiting and long-term health conditions a platform, through creative and interactive projects. ‘An elephant in the room’ is an English-language metaphorical idiom for an obvious problem no one wants to discuss, or a condition no one wants to challenge. This phrase has coined the main objective of the SEP. For more info - http://www.silentelephantproject.org/
08:06
September 22, 2021
23. Getting to know ME - Chapter 12 (Cutting My Life Down to 25%)
In this series: Getting to Know ME, we will explore what it's like living with a life-limiting condition ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis). We will also reflect on the impact of living with a chronic health condition, hear from those with lived experience and hear from specialists on their experiences treating this condition. Giving up rugby, facing diagnosis, running Millions Missing Manchester, Becky shares her path to living life after cutting life down to 25% We hope you enjoy this episode. What is SEP? Silent Elephant Project (SEP) gives marginalised life limiting and long-term health conditions a platform, through creative and interactive projects. ‘An elephant in the room’ is an English-language metaphorical idiom for an obvious problem no one wants to discuss, or a condition no one wants to challenge. This phrase has coined the main objective of the SEP. For more info - http://www.silentelephantproject.org/
51:26
September 15, 2021
22. Psoriasis: My Skin Dies Every 4 hours
Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes red, flaky, crusty patches of skin covered with silvery scales. Jon has been living with this condition for a number of years but question is, did he let Psoriasis get under his skin? We hope you enjoy this episode. What is SEP? Silent Elephant Project (SEP) gives marginalised life limiting and long-term health conditions a platform, through creative and interactive projects. ‘An elephant in the room’ is an English-language metaphorical idiom for an obvious problem no one wants to discuss, or a condition no one wants to challenge. This phrase has coined the main objective of the SEP. For more info - http://www.silentelephantproject.org/
39:26
August 25, 2021
21. Sickle Cell Disease: Chapter 2 (Family is Everything)
Between 12,500 and 15,000 people live with sickle cell disease in the UK. KC always wondered why he struggled more than his brothers with mundane tasks. And then his mother gave him the news, this changed his life forever. Was he still able to thrive with this condition? We hope you enjoy this episode. What is SEP? Silent Elephant Project (SEP) gives marginalised life limiting and long-term health conditions a platform, through creative and interactive projects. ‘An elephant in the room’ is an English-language metaphorical idiom for an obvious problem no one wants to discuss, or a condition no one wants to challenge. This phrase has coined the main objective of the SEP. For more info - http://www.silentelephantproject.org/
41:34
August 23, 2021
20. Getting to know ME - Chapter 11 (Life Beyond M.E)
From the Isle of Wight to Manchester, Will shares how his life has changed from being diagnosed with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME/CFS) as a teenager to now achieving the things he wants as an adult. [This is a second part of a two part episode with Will] We hope you enjoy this episode. What is SEP? Silent Elephant Project (SEP) gives marginalised life limiting and long-term health conditions a platform, through creative and interactive projects. ‘An elephant in the room’ is an English-language metaphorical idiom for an obvious problem no one wants to discuss, or a condition no one wants to challenge. This phrase has coined the main objective of the SEP. For more info - http://www.silentelephantproject.org/
23:30
August 11, 2021
19. Getting to know ME - Chapter 10 (Teenage M.E)
Being diagnosed with a marginalised health condition at a very young age whilst in school on the Isle of Wight, Will shares how bad his M.E was back then before getting much better. [This is a first part of a two part episode with Will] We hope you enjoy this episode. What is SEP? Silent Elephant Project (SEP) gives marginalised life limiting and long-term health conditions a platform, through creative and interactive projects. ‘An elephant in the room’ is an English-language metaphorical idiom for an obvious problem no one wants to discuss, or a condition no one wants to challenge. This phrase has coined the main objective of the SEP. For more info - http://www.silentelephantproject.org/
31:03
August 09, 2021
18. We Are Fully Vaccinated, Are You?
This episode is part 2 of the Covid-19 vaccine stories of Babz (CEO) and Kondwani (Director) of Freshrb, who speak candidly about what it was like getting their second vaccination. They look into the whole process, from getting the text to side effects after the vaccinations.  We hope you enjoy this episode. What is SEP? Silent Elephant Project (SEP) gives marginalised life limiting and long-term health conditions a platform, through creative and interactive projects. ‘An elephant in the room’ is an English-language metaphorical idiom for an obvious problem no one wants to discuss, or a condition no one wants to challenge. This phrase has coined the main objective of the SEP. For more info - https://www.freshrb.com/silentelephantproject
28:21
July 28, 2021
17. Sickle Cell Disease: Chapter 1 (Sickle Cell Anaemia Trait Carrier)
Between 12,500 and 15,000 people live with sickle cell disease in the UK. Mwape is a carrier of the Sickle Cell Anaemia trait who lives with the same symptoms as someone who has been fully diagnosed with Sickle Cell Disease. What does it mean to be a carrier and what is life like being a carrier? We hope you enjoy this episode. What is SEP? Silent Elephant Project (SEP) gives marginalised life limiting and long-term health conditions a platform, through creative and interactive projects. ‘An elephant in the room’ is an English-language metaphorical idiom for an obvious problem no one wants to discuss, or a condition no one wants to challenge. This phrase has coined the main objective of the SEP. For more info - http://www.silentelephantproject.org/
35:13
July 26, 2021
16. Getting to know ME: Chapter 9 (Fatherhood, an Alien Concept)
Lee enjoys spending time watching movies with his kids. In this second episode, Lee dives deep into life as a parent and the importance of seeking support. [This is a second and final part of a two part episode with Lee] We hope you enjoy this episode. What is SEP? Silent Elephant Project (SEP) gives marginalised life limiting and long-term health conditions a platform, through creative and interactive projects. ‘An elephant in the room’ is an English-language metaphorical idiom for an obvious problem no one wants to discuss, or a condition no one wants to challenge. This phrase has coined the main objective of the SEP. For more info - http://www.silentelephantproject.org/
19:60
July 14, 2021
15. Getting to know ME: Chapter 8 (Family, Gaming and M.E)
Lee is very passionate about gaming and family life. In this episode, Lee sheds a light on what it means to be a father with M.E, diagnosed over 20 years ago at a very young age.  [This is a first part of a two part episode with Lee] We hope you enjoy this episode. What is SEP? Silent Elephant Project (SEP) gives marginalised life limiting and long-term health conditions a platform, through creative and interactive projects. ‘An elephant in the room’ is an English-language metaphorical idiom for an obvious problem no one wants to discuss, or a condition no one wants to challenge. This phrase has coined the main objective of the SEP. For more info - http://www.silentelephantproject.org/
21:03
July 12, 2021
14. Vitiligo: Stand With Us and Be An Ally
Aasima, a post graduate from Manchester Metropolitan University, talks about her life living with Vitiligo from a very young age and also shares her research on Vitiligo. More information about Aasima's research findings can be found via her Instagram page @PositiveLiving_23. We hope you enjoy this episode. What is SEP? Silent Elephant Project (SEP) gives marginalised life limiting and long-term health conditions a platform, through creative and interactive projects. ‘An elephant in the room’ is an English-language metaphorical idiom for an obvious problem no one wants to discuss, or a condition no one wants to challenge. This phrase has coined the main objective of the SEP. For more info - http://www.silentelephantproject.org/
32:13
June 23, 2021
13. Vitiligo: Just Be You
Joti Gata-Aura is a British-Asian presenter & influencer and is a Vitiligo Ambassador, who has come to share her story of what living with vitiligo is like and how to stand confident with this condition. She is also the founder of www.positivelydiverse.co.uk . Definitely a breath of fresh air to see how motivated she is and we cannot wait for you to hear her story. We hope you enjoy this episode. What is SEP? Silent Elephant Project (SEP) gives marginalised life limiting and long-term health conditions a platform, through creative and interactive projects. ‘An elephant in the room’ is an English-language metaphorical idiom for an obvious problem no one wants to discuss, or a condition no one wants to challenge. This phrase has coined the main objective of the SEP. For more info - http://www.silentelephantproject.org/
41:38
June 21, 2021
12. Getting to know ME: Chapter 7 (Team Podcast Recap)
In this series: Getting to Know ME, we will explore what it's like living with a life-limiting condition ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis). We will also reflect on the impact of living with a chronic health condition, hear from those with lived experience and hear from specialists on their experiences treating this condition.  In this episode, the Freshrb team which consists of Kondwani, Lucy, Sarah and Babz have a sit down to candidly review all the 'Getting to know ME podcasts' so far. What is SEP? Silent Elephant Project (SEP) gives marginalised life limiting and long-term health conditions a platform, through creative and interactive projects. ‘An elephant in the room’ is an English-language metaphorical idiom for an obvious problem no one wants to discuss, or a condition no one wants to challenge. This phrase has coined the main objective of the SEP. For more info - http://www.silentelephantproject.org/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/silent-elephant-project/support
33:44
June 09, 2021
11. Getting to know ME: Chapter 6 (Art and M.E)
In this series: Getting to Know ME, we will explore what it's like living with a life-limiting condition ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis). We will also reflect on the impact of living with a chronic health condition, hear from those with lived experience and hear from specialists on their experiences treating this condition. In this final episode with Cody, we delve deeper into how she uses art as a support system, the love she has for her daughter and how M.E has kept her grounded but also allowed her to grow as a person. [This is the second part of a two part episode with Cody] We hope you enjoy this episode. What is SEP? Silent Elephant Project (SEP) gives marginalised life limiting and long-term health conditions a platform, through creative and interactive projects. ‘An elephant in the room’ is an English-language metaphorical idiom for an obvious problem no one wants to discuss, or a condition no one wants to challenge. This phrase has coined the main objective of the SEP. For more info - http://www.silentelephantproject.org/
21:11
June 02, 2021
10. Getting to know ME: Chapter 5 (M.E and ME)
In this series: Getting to Know ME, we will explore what it's like living with a life-limiting condition ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis). We will also reflect on the impact of living with a chronic health condition, hear from those with lived experience and hear from specialists on their experiences treating this condition. Today we hear from Charlie, founder of M.E & Me website and organiser for Millions Missing Leeds. After being diagnosed at a young age, Charlie is passionate about fighting for those with M.E to be heard. We hope you enjoy this episode. What is SEP? Silent Elephant Project (SEP) gives marginalised life limiting and long-term health conditions a platform, through creative and interactive projects. ‘An elephant in the room’ is an English-language metaphorical idiom for an obvious problem no one wants to discuss, or a condition no one wants to challenge. This phrase has coined the main objective of the SEP. For more info - http://www.silentelephantproject.org/
34:52
May 12, 2021
9. Asthma: It Feels Like You Are Dying
Honey is very passionate about using art and filmmaking as a therapeutic medium. Honey has collaborated and worked with us for over 2 years now, delivering Silent Elephant Project Short Film and Documentary workshops. Today she shares what it's like living with Severe Asthma, navigating Covid-19 pandemic and tips on managing day to day whilst living a fulfilled life. We hope you enjoy this episode. What is SEP? Silent Elephant Project (SEP) gives marginalised life limiting and long-term health conditions a platform, through creative and interactive projects. ‘An elephant in the room’ is an English-language metaphorical idiom for an obvious problem no one wants to discuss, or a condition no one wants to challenge. This phrase has coined the main objective of the SEP. For more info - http://www.silentelephantproject.org/
45:24
May 05, 2021
8. Getting to know ME: Chapter 4 (Sandbags For Muscles) Pt. 1
In this series: Getting to Know ME, we will explore what it's like living with a life-limiting condition ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis). We will also reflect on the impact of living with a chronic health condition, hear from those with lived experience and hear from specialists on their experiences treating this condition. Today's episode features Cody from the USA. Cody shares her diagnosis journey of M.E, her experiences of giving birth and being a parent. [This is the first part of a two part episode with Cody] We hope you enjoy this episode. What is SEP? Silent Elephant Project (SEP) gives marginalised life limiting and long-term health conditions a platform, through creative and interactive projects. ‘An elephant in the room’ is an English-language metaphorical idiom for an obvious problem no one wants to discuss, or a condition no one wants to challenge. This phrase has coined the main objective of the SEP. For more info - http://www.silentelephantproject.org/
43:56
April 28, 2021
7. Our Covid-19 Vaccine Stories
In this episode, Mr. Babz (CEO of Freshrb) and Kondwani (Director of Freshrb) tell their stories on having their first doses of the Covid-19 vaccine. Mr. Babz had the AstraZeneca and Kondwani had the Pfizer. They speak about their journeys to having the vaccines, their doubts prior to having it, the research they did and the side effects they faced. We hope you enjoy this episode. What is SEP? Silent Elephant Project (SEP) gives marginalised life limiting and long-term health conditions a platform, through creative and interactive projects. ‘An elephant in the room’ is an English-language metaphorical idiom for an obvious problem no one wants to discuss, or a condition no one wants to challenge. This phrase has coined the main objective of the SEP. For more info - http://www.silentelephantproject.org/
31:04
April 14, 2021
6. Getting to know ME: Chapter 3 (A spoon at a time)
In this series: Getting to Know ME, we will explore what it's like living with a life-limiting condition ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis). We will also reflect on the impact of living with a chronic health condition, hear from those with lived experience and hear from specialists on their experiences treating this condition. In this episode, we hear from Shirley on how she manages to live with M.E and the importance of family support. Shirley also shares coping strategies such as the Spoon Theory, her passion for volunteering and love for Glastonbury music festival. We hope you enjoy this episode. What is SEP? Silent Elephant Project (SEP) gives marginalised life limiting and long-term health conditions a platform, through creative and interactive projects. ‘An elephant in the room’ is an English-language metaphorical idiom for an obvious problem no one wants to discuss, or a condition no one wants to challenge. This phrase has coined the main objective of the SEP. For more info - http://www.silentelephantproject.org/
57:28
March 24, 2021
5. Un-stigmatising Eating Disorders
During #EatingDisorderAwarenessWeek 2021, we spoke to 29-year-old Manchester photographer @GeorgieGlassPhoto about living with and recovering from an eating disorder and body dysmorphia. Speaking about her journey through diagnosis in her twenties, Georgie is now trying to un-stigmatise the disorder using her experience positively, as a trained Mental Health First Aider and raising awareness for mental well-being on social media. We hope you enjoy this episode. What is SEP? Silent Elephant Project (SEP) gives marginalised life limiting and long-term health conditions a platform, through creative and interactive projects. ‘An elephant in the room’ is an English-language metaphorical idiom for an obvious problem no one wants to discuss, or a condition no one wants to challenge. This phrase has coined the main objective of the SEP. For more info - https://www.freshrb.com/silentelephantproject
01:01:25
March 05, 2021
4. Getting to know ME: Chapter 2 (Living, not existing with ME)
In this series: Getting to Know ME, we will explore what it's like living with a life-limiting condition ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis). We will also reflect on the impact of living with a chronic health condition, hear from those with lived experience and hear from specialists on their experiences treating this condition. On today's episode, Tony shares the importance of living, not existing, with M.E and how being part of a support group allows you to meet others in a similar situation. We hope you enjoy this episode. What is SEP? Silent Elephant Project (SEP) gives marginalised life limiting and long-term health conditions a platform, through creative and interactive projects. ‘An elephant in the room’ is an English-language metaphorical idiom for an obvious problem no one wants to discuss, or a condition no one wants to challenge. This phrase has coined the main objective of the SEP. For more info - https://www.freshrb.com/silentelephantproject
47:24
February 24, 2021
3. Cancer Never Wins
World Cancer Day is February the 4th 2021 and this podcast peers in to a discussion of cancer survivors who are not defined by this marginalised health condition but stand firm and live fruitful lives. We hope you enjoy this episode. What is SEP? Silent Elephant Project (SEP) gives marginalised life limiting and long-term health conditions a platform, through creative and interactive projects. ‘An elephant in the room’ is an English-language metaphorical idiom for an obvious problem no one wants to discuss, or a condition no one wants to challenge. This phrase has coined the main objective of the SEP. For more info - https://www.freshrb.com/silentelephantproject
38:46
February 04, 2021
2. Getting to know ME: Chapter 1 (Long Covid)
In this series: Getting to Know ME, we will explore what it's like living with a life-limiting condition ME (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis). We will also reflect on the impact of living with a chronic health condition, hear from those with lived experiences and hear from specialists on their experiences treating this condition. Today, we will touch on similarities between ME and Long Covid. This podcast features Kondwani, Megan and Sally We hope you enjoy this episode. What is SEP? Silent Elephant Project (SEP) gives marginalised life limiting and long-term health conditions a platform, through creative and interactive projects. ‘An elephant in the room’ is an English-language metaphorical idiom for an obvious problem no one wants to discuss, or a condition no one wants to challenge. This phrase has coined the main objective of the SEP. For more info - https://www.freshrb.com/silentelephantproject
10:19
January 27, 2021
1. Pregnancy and Positivity During A Pandemic
This is our first SEP podcast episode of which it looks into the impact COVID-19 has had on people in our local community in Manchester. The first segment of this podcast looks at people who have gone through pregnancy or are currently pregnant during the pandemic. Whilst the second part speaks on all the positives that have come out of the pandemic. We hope you enjoy this episode. What is SEP? Silent Elephant Project (SEP) gives marginalised life limiting and long-term health conditions a platform, through creative and interactive projects. ‘An elephant in the room’ is an English-language metaphorical idiom for an obvious problem no one wants to discuss, or a condition no one wants to challenge. This phrase has coined the main objective of the SEP. For more info - https://www.freshrb.com/silentelephantproject
11:30
January 11, 2021