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Health & Wellness Podcasts

A series of interviews and discussions brought to you jointly by the Luton and Bedford Service User Participation Group and the Luton and Bedford CAMHS Team. Both are part of East London NHS Foundation Trust

A series of interviews and discussions brought to you jointly by the Luton and Bedford Service User Participation Group and the Luton and Bedford CAMHS Team. Both are part of East London NHS Foundation Trust

Location:

Northampton, United Kingdom

Description:

A series of interviews and discussions brought to you jointly by the Luton and Bedford Service User Participation Group and the Luton and Bedford CAMHS Team. Both are part of East London NHS Foundation Trust

Twitter:

@camhstalk

Language:

English

Contact:

07814427876


Episodes

Autism in Females and Those Assigned Female at Birth

10/25/2022
Co-hosts Marianne and Kim are joined by three young people, Maddie, Sam and Zoe, with lived experience of autism to discuss the misconceptions of autism in females and those assigned female at birth, experiences at school and tips on how to better support people with autism. They are also joined by Tyrone and Freya from the Mental Health Schools Team who work with young people in schools. Abbreviations used throughout ASC: Autism Spectrum Condition ASD: Autism Spectrum Disorder (Old Term)...

Duration:00:48:10

Episode 38 – Mental Health in the Media

10/10/2022
In this episode, we meet Kim, a participation support worker who joins Marianne, Molly and Maddie to discuss the representation of mental health in media. We also are joined by Kieran, to bring his clinical therapist in training perspective to the discussion.

Duration:00:58:37

Episode 37- Learning to Cope with Exams

5/9/2022
In this episode we meet Marianne, who will be sharing CAMHSTalk hosting duties alongside Niki and Aisling moving forward, and discuss everyone's favourite thing... exams! Marianne and Aisling are joined by Molly and Shana to share their experiences of exams (before and after COVID), the importance of looking after your mental health and share helpful advice as we head into exam season. Aisling Callaghan- Participation Lead Marianne Bahadur- Participation Worker Shana- ex CAMHS service user...

Duration:00:41:17

Episode 36- Living with Depression

4/25/2022
Trigger warning: This episode explores depression and references suicide, please look after yourself and exercise self care when listening. In this episode, Niki and Aisling are joined by Keeley, Ashleigh, Jay and Shana to discuss depression. We talk about our experiences of depression and how it has impacted our lives, including masking our feelings and symptoms our friends and family noticed. We also share helpful ways we have found to cope, what people can do to help and support, and our...

Duration:01:03:24

Episode 35- Living with Dyslexia

4/11/2022
In the latest edition of CAMHSTalk, Aisling is joined by Saskia, Shana and Kat to talk about dyslexia. We discuss what our dyslexia looks like, experiences of getting diagnosed and how it has impacted education. We also talk about all the things we are able to achieve as a result of our brain working slightly differently. Aisling Callaghan- CAMHS Participation Lead Kat Fusco- Professional Lead for Arts Therapies for CAMHS Shana- CAMHS service user Saskia- CAMHS service user

Duration:00:34:50

Episode 34- Living With Anxiety

3/28/2022
After a short break, we're back! Join Niki, Chloe, Madie and Alex this episode for a conversation about living with anxiety. We discuss what anxiety is, what panic is, how it affects our lives and helpful ways to manage our anxiety.

Duration:00:41:32

Episode 33 – User Participation and co-production

12/19/2021
In the latest edition of our CAMHSTalk podcast Niki Scott, CAMHS Participation Lead is joined by Shana, Lucy, Safa and Molly for a discussion about participation and coproduction. In a bid to encourage other young people to get involved and have their say, our service users talk about the projects they have been involved in and how they have benefitted from having a platform to share their views and opinions.

Duration:00:30:43

Episode 32 – Music and Mental Health

12/14/2021
Aisling, Sam and Shalhavit have worked together to develop a song and music video about mental health: Mental Obstacles Can Enlighten You. In this podcast, we explore the importance of sharing mental health support and information in a meaningful and relevant way and reflect on the process of song writing, editing and the importance of creativity and mental health. Aisling- CAMHS Participation Lead Shalhavit- Simcha Cohen- PhD researcher musician Sam- CAMHS service user Listen to the song...

Duration:00:40:59

Episode 31 – Let’s talk about Dialectical Behavioural Therapy…

9/14/2021
In this episode we explore Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, commonly known as DBT. We are joined by Sue Hollingsworth who discusses the therapy from a professional perspective, and Chloe who shares her insights as a young person who has experienced the therapy. We talk about what the therapy involves, who might access DBT and the different, our experiences and how it compares to other interventions. This episode explores treatment options within our CAMHS service and our personal...

Duration:02:13:58

Episode 31 – Summer of SEND in Central Bedfordshire

9/2/2021
Councillor Sue Clark, Executive Member for Children, Families Schools, Sue Harrison, Director of Children’s services, Fiona Side, Head of 0-12 Family Service and Howard Hughes Active Lifestyles Manager discuss the range of exciting and unforgettable activities and adventures this summer holiday. There’s something for every member of the family with a range of inclusive and specific activities for all. Summer of SEND programme.pdf | Powered by Box

Duration:01:43:24

Episode 30 – Digital diagnosis and neurodiversity

8/24/2021
Professionals, parents and young people across Bedfordshire and Luton have joined forces to utilise their expertise and collaborate in the development of a co-produced 'Diagnosis Support Pack' - a one stop place for information, support, guidance in multi media format in the lead up to, or following a diagnosis of a neurodiversity. In this podcast we discuss how, why and what the diagnosis support pack is all about and the journey that went in to its creation. The Diagnosis Support Pack can...

Duration:02:18:19

Episode 29 – The effects of COVID on welbeing..

8/21/2021
Join us for our third and final instalment in our series looking at the effects of COVID 19 and lockdown restrictions on the wellbeing of young people. Following our discussions with Professor Tamsin Ford and Doctor Uttom Choudhury, we ask the young people themselves about what it has been like for them since March 2020. Aisling is joined by Nada, Chloe and Richie to discuss their experiences. Nada- Assistant Psychologist, Luton CAMHS Richie- CAMHS service user Chloe- CAMHS service user

Duration:01:19:29

Episode 28 – Transitions

8/20/2021
In this episode, Aisling was joined by Chloe, Molly, Freya and Lorna to discuss transitions. Freya and Lorna share their perspective as professionals in our Mental Health Support Teams, and Molly and Chloe share their own experiences as young people currently experiencing transition. We discuss why experiences like moving house or changing school can be challenging, and share tools and advice we have found helpful.

Duration:02:01:00

Episode 27- Co-production in Central Bedfordshire

7/27/2021
In this CAMHSTalk Podcast, our Service User Participation Lead Niki Scott talks to Lydia Rosseter from Cambridgeshire Community Services, Lisa Leonard, head teacher of The Chiltern School and Marcia McKnight from Central Beds Council. We talk about how co-production enables, empowers and supports better outcomes for children, young people, families and professionals in Central Bedfordshire. https://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/info/133/improving_send_services/833/progress_so_far/4...

Duration:01:58:00

Episode 26 – Bedford Borough summer of SEND

7/9/2021
In this episode, Niki talks with Bedford Borough Parent Carer Forum, Chief Education Officer Ben Pearson, Councillor James Valentine and our Local Offer Officer about the Summer of SEND. After a really challenging 16 months for families and young people, Bedford Borough have organised a fantastic and engaging summer of events and activities. SEND is everyone's responsibility so listen in to see how you can GET INVOLVED. Here's the link to the Summer of SEND page on the Local Offer website:...

Duration:01:45:37

Episode 25 – The effects of lockdown on mental health. A discussion with Dr Uttom Chowdhury

6/27/2021
The second in a three-part series discussing the effects of COVID 19 and lockdown restrictions on the wellbeing of young people. Aisling and Ava met Doctor Uttom Chowdhury, an expert consultant child and adolescent psychiatric who specialises in neurodevelopmental disorders and works at CAMHS. We discuss how the pandemic has affected people’s wellbeing with a particular focus on tics and Tourette’s and Uttom shares his words of wisdom and support for families.

Duration:01:16:32

Episode 24 – The effects of lockdown on mental health. A discussion with Professor Tamsin Ford.

6/15/2021
The first in a three-part series discussing the effects of COVID 19 and lockdown restrictions on the wellbeing of young people. As lockdown restrictions began to ease, hosts Aisling and Ava were joined by Professor Tamsin Ford, professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Cambridge and an internationally renowned child psychiatric epidemiologist. Listen to find out what all that means, and hear us discuss the data around how the wellbeing of young people has been...

Duration:01:29:06

Episode 23 – Using virtual creative activities to manage mental health..

5/25/2021
Throughout lockdown, Bedfordshire and Luton CAMHS have experimented with running groups virtually. One of the most successful formats has been virtual group creative sessions. These have built on the principles of art therapy and brought young people together to make art via Zoom. In this podcast, the staff and young people involved in a group that ran at the start of the year discuss how the sessions worked and what we got out of attending.

Duration:02:08:04

Episode 22 – How we made our mental health film ‘Not Alone’..

3/18/2021
In this episode, we talk about how some of our service users had the opportunity to work with IntoFilm, an organisation who ‘put film at the heart of the educational and personal development of children and young people.’ Over the course of 7 weeks, we attended film making workshops that taught us what is involved in film making, how to develop characters, write scripts and plan our camera shots to produce a film together about mental health. Not Alone follows 3 young people’s different...

Duration:00:36:00

Episode 21 – The benefits of exercise on mental health

3/9/2021
In this episode, Aisling is joined by professionals and young people to discuss the mental health benefits of physical exercise. We discuss the pressure to exercise in lockdown, some of the barriers to exercise we have encountered the past year and the pros and cons of the options that are available to us online. Today's episode is hosted by: Aisling Callaghan - User participation lead for Luton CAMHS We are joined by: Jade Horsley who is the Satellite Club Link Officer for Team Beds & Luton...

Duration:00:56:52