Dr. Radha Modgil and Iona Bain talking on Podcast on Prescription

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 become one of the most respected financial writers of her generation, with a rare combination of accessibility and authority. Iona’s empathetic approach has propelled her towards regular punditry on BBC programmes including Morning Live, NewsNight, Question Time and the One Show. She’s also Radio 1’s Money Hacker in residence for the flagship advice programme Life Hacks. Iona writes a weekly column for the i paper, and is a frequent contributor to the Financial Times. Her journalism and commentary have appeared extensively in both national and regional titles, including the Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Daily Mail, the Independent and the New Statesman, and Iona’s book ‘Own It!’ is all about how young people can invest their way to a better future. She is also the youngest-ever governor of the Pensions Policy Institute.

Our second guest is Paul Rhodes. Paul is partnership coordination manager at the Money and Pensions Service. He supports businesses, charities and local authorities to implement programmes and activities that enhance the financial wellbeing of their employees and customers, and help deliver the UK Strategy for Financial Wellbeing.

Thirdly, Hanan Paganini will join Radha. Hanan is one of the Financial Support Link workers for Back on Track’, a pilot running in Lambeth and Southwark to improve the health and financial wellbeing for people who have, or are at risk of developing, both long-term health conditions and financial problems. Within the project, she is responsible for assessing peoples financial and health needs, supporting them with income maximisation through benefits and debt advice.

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