Join Dr Radha Modgil as she talks to exciting guests about their health, wellbeing and all things social prescribing.

Podcast on Prescription: Physical Activity


This week Dr. Radha Modgil will find out about the connection between being physically active and improving our mental health and wellbeing. Our first guest is Keri-anne Payne. She is 3 time Olympic Open Water Swimmer & Olympic Silver medallist from Beijing 2008. Keri-anne retired from competitive swimming in 2017 after the Rio Olympic Games and founded 2 companies Triscape & Straight Line Swimming. Both are based around open water swimming and inspiring as many people as possible to take up this amazing sport. Keri-anne's main day job is tutoring an award winning Level 2 open water coaching qualification and [...]

Podcast on Prescription: Physical Activity2022-02-03T11:37:52+00:00

Podcast on Prescription: Financial Wellbeing


This week Dr. Radha Modgil will discuss the extremely important topic of financial wellbeing. Often a taboo subject, discussing our finances can be awkward for a lot of us. Often, not talking about money can have a devastating impact on our mental health. This week, Dr Radha will talk to three special guests about the connection between financial wellbeing and our mental and physical health. Our first guest, Iona Bain is an award-winning journalist, broadcaster, speaker and author, and is the UK’s go-to voice on millennial money. Since founding the pioneering Young Money Blog in 2011, she’s gone on to [...]

Podcast on Prescription: Financial Wellbeing2022-01-20T18:06:56+00:00

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

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

On the podcast: Daz Dooler


In the last episode of the current season of Podcast on Prescription, Dr Radha Modgil speaks to social prescribing link worker Darren (Daz) Dooler. Daz Dooler has worked for Live Well Wakefield for 18 months as a ‘Self Help Support Worker’. Having become involved in the Expert Patients Programme (formerly part of South West Yorkshire Partnership) and completing the General Self-Management Community Course, he moved forward to become a volunteer for the service and trained to become a tutor. He then went on to become a governor at SWYFT and started his own community group The S.M.a.S.H Society. Here he ensures [...]

On the podcast: Daz Dooler2021-07-19T12:00:35+01:00

On the podcast: Justin Moorhouse


On our latest episode of Podcast on Prescription, Dr Radha Modgil speaks to comedian Justin Moorhouse. Describing himself as a 'comedian then dog walker then parent', Justin is a busy bloke! Normally found on the road touring up and the country for his comedy shows, Justin had to adapt through the pandemic and turned his hand to podcasting, volunteering and heading out into nature - while still making everyone he meets keel over with laughter. In this episode, Justin talks about how volunteering has helped his own mental health and why connecting with people is so important - specially to tackle [...]

On the podcast: Justin Moorhouse2021-06-30T20:45:45+01:00

Podcast on Prescription with Kamal Ellis-Hyman


On our latest episode of Podcast on Prescription, Dr Radha Modgil speaks to motivational speaker and spoken word artist, Kamal Ellis-Hyman.  With a passion for raising young people’s aspirations regardless of their circumstances. He has been a Youth MP for Peterborough, an Olympic Torchbearer and was awarded Peter Jones’ National Entrepreneur of the Year. Kamal founded Aim A Little Higher, and delivers assemblies, workshops and programmes based around themes of self-awareness, clarity of purpose and work ethic working with over 40,000 students across the UK.   Kamal himself transformed from performing less well than he wanted to in his mocks GCSEs to achieving 7A’s & 2A*’s and he now uses [...]

Podcast on Prescription with Kamal Ellis-Hyman2021-12-09T16:35:12+00:00

On the podcast today: Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson


On our latest episode of Podcast on Prescription, Dr Radha Modgil speaks to the incredibly inspiring Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson.  As well as a 5 x Gold medal winner, Paralympic Games competitor, world record holder, President of Sports Leaders UK, Chair of UK Active, Chancellor for Northumbria University, President of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations, Vice-President of the Local Government Association, and one our trustees, Tanni has many achievements and accolades under her belt.  In this episode, Tanni talks about the challenges she's faced throughout her career and how she’s motivated herself to get to where she has. With Dr Radha, they also discuss the ways social prescribing helps people's long-term health and wellbeing and the important role link workers have to support this.  Listen to the podcast now [...]

On the podcast today: Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson2021-05-20T13:24:13+01:00
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