Podcast on Prescription: Christmas Special: Loneliness


This week Dr. Radha Modgil will discuss loneliness with our guests on this Christmas special episode of Podcast on Prescription. Christmas can be a happy time for some surrounded by family and friends. For others it is not, often exacerbating feelings of loneliness. Our host and guests will discuss the impact that loneliness can have on our mental and physical health and how social prescribing can help alleviate these feelings. Our first guest, Tracey Crouch has been the MP for Chatham and Aylesford since 2010; she became the country's first Minister for Loneliness in 2018. Tracey is a practitioner of mindfulness [...]

Podcast on Prescription: Christmas Special: Loneliness2021-12-16T13:35:33+00:00

Heeley City Farm – community heritage


Heeley City Farm has been successfully delivering Community Heritage Work across Sheffield and beyond since 2008. This is a friendly farm and environmental visitor centre in Heeley, at the heart of South Yorkshire - a place where children and adults can come and meet friendly animals, enjoy fresh, home cooked meals in the Café or stock up on plants from the peat-free Garden Centre. There are also lots of events and activities in support of the local people’s wellbeing and health – from support groups for dementia patients’ carers, through volunteer gardening and food growing sessions and community [...]

Heeley City Farm – community heritage2021-12-14T11:45:01+00:00

Wonder Women – raising women’s profile in Peterborough


Snieguole Maliavskaja, Project Coordinator of Wonder Women in Peterborough, tells us about how the project is supporting women in the area. Wonder Women aims to raise women’s profile in the city. The project was brought to life by PCVS’  Women’s Forum from the realisation that no specific activities were being run to support women in Peterborough. Wonder Women helps women to overcome the negative effects of the Covid period, by building their confidence to go out, meet with others, grow self-esteem and improve financial literacy whilst sharing stories through creative non-threatening processes. It supports them in their community [...]

Wonder Women – raising women’s profile in Peterborough2021-12-10T09:32:13+00:00

Podcast on Prescription: Suzannah Lipscomb, Desi Gradinarova & Katrina Gargett


This week, Dr. Radha Modgil will be discussing the healing power of heritage with three special guests. Suzannah Lipscomb has endured a varied career. She is a Emeritus Professor at the University of Roehampton and she is a well-known as a broadcast historian too. She has written and presented a plethora of documentaries and series on channel 5, Netflix and the BBC and an award-winning podcast . Furthermore Suzannah is the author of five books, focusing on the sixteenth century. With Dr. Radha, she discusses how heritage can help maintain your mental health. Our second guest, Desi Gradinarova, is the Senior [...]

Podcast on Prescription: Suzannah Lipscomb, Desi Gradinarova & Katrina Gargett2021-12-03T17:04:07+00:00

Podcast on Prescription: Dean Asplin and Dr Mark Wheeler


This week, Dr. Radha will be talking with  not one, but two special guests. Dean Asplin from the Angling Trust and Dr Mark Wheeler from iCARP will discuss how angling and social prescribing can improve mental wellbeing. Dean Asplin has worked for the Angling Trust (National Governing Body for Angling) for over 12 years and is responsible for the delivery of the Environment Agency, National Angling Strategic Services contract for the South of England. This involves supporting the delivery of 100’s of ‘Get Fishing’ events that engage approximately 7000 new participants per year. He leads nationally on the ‘Get Fishing for Wellbeing’ [...]

Podcast on Prescription: Dean Asplin and Dr Mark Wheeler2021-12-03T16:57:14+00:00

Podcast on Prescription: Tom Watkins


Podcast on Prescription is back and to kick of season 2, Dr. Radha Modgil is joined by the inspirational Tom Watkins, the National Academy for Social Prescribing East of England Thriving Communities Regional Lead from Communities 1st. Tom is a Social Prescribing evangelist.  His love of the creative arts inspires his work to this day and he is a real believer that the power of creative thinking can change lives. He discusses in this episode with Dr. Radha, the power of the human story and how social prescribing can help change people's lives for the better. Together they explore how community [...]

Podcast on Prescription: Tom Watkins2021-12-03T17:10:29+00:00

Somers Town Museum – “A space for us”


Diana Foster, director of the Somers Town History Club, founded ‘A space for us’, a living memory project - not only to celebrate the local heritage and history, but also to benefit the local community as a social enterprise through education and arts. Diana wanted to create a space for people to come together and share narratives of life, place and the past. Through workshops, campaigns, walks and talks, members could come together to discuss art, historic publications and photographs - but most importantly, they could share stories. The club has been very successful and has been helping [...]

Somers Town Museum – “A space for us”2021-12-01T15:35:22+00:00
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