Our fourth Wellbeing Hour show was aired on Monday 1 March at 9pm.
On the agenda this month:
– We followed up on our theme of supporting parents/carers in lockdown and asked YOUR specific questions to Kathryn Harriss, a BACP Accredited counsellor, who shared advice on supporting your children with their mental health whilst also looking after your own. Questions ranged from dealing with sensitive children, anxiety, home-schooling to self-harming and eating disorders to mark both Self Harm Awareness Day (1 March) and Eating Disorder Awareness Week (1-7 March).
– For World Book Day (4 March), members of our Book Club reviewed Anne of the Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery and explained why this particular book really helped them through the latest lockdown.
– To mark World Bipolar Day (30 March) and as part of our Men’s Minds Matter campaign to encourage men to open up about mental health, we held a panel discussion with Laurence and Chris, two male clients of MFT who shared their experience of being bipolar and what has helped them to manage the condition. They also give their advice on why men should never delay opening up about their mental health.
– Finally, we’ll read your acrostic poems submitted by our listeners in response to Michele’s creative writing assignment in our February show!
We’d like to say a big THANK YOU to our listeners for submitting questions and feedback as well as wonderful poems! Your involvement means a lot to us!
You can listen to the show again by clicking on the audio file below:
How to listen to the shows going forward
The show is pre-recorded and then broadcast on Surrey Hills Community Radio (an internet radio) on the first Monday of every month at 9pm. You can listen live while it’s being aired from your smartphone or tablet, laptop or even car radio – read further instructions on the Surrey Hills Community Radio website.
Alternatively, if you can’t listen live, we’ll share the Listen Again link after the show in this section of our website and on social media so you can catch up.
How to get involved with the show
This show is all for you, about you and about your wellbeing, so we want to hear from you!
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “The Wellbeing Hour” if you’d like to:
- suggest a topic to be featured or discussed on one of the shows
- suggest a song to be played out during one of the shows
- suggest an activity for one of the shows to engage our listeners
- provide feedback so we can improve
- answer questions asked during one of the shows (make sure you follow the deadline)
- submit any piece in response to an activity set out during a show (make sure you follow the deadline)
- be involved in the making of the shows (whether as a presenter, interviewer, project manager, segment producer, sound editor, idea generator, intro and link writer, advertiser, you name it! We can provide some training if you have no prior experience)
- have any questions you’d like to ask
- come on the programme as a guest.