May Magical Music Month – Part 2 – Interview with Laura, Open Harmony.

May Magical Music Month – Part 2 – Interview with Laura, Open Harmony.

This is the second of a two-part series in May, exploring and celebrating the power of music. In this week’s article I share my interview with Laura Atyeo, Founder of Open Harmony, as we discuss how different elements of music can help different people to find joy, support and friendship.

The emotions of caring from a distance

The emotions of caring from a distance

This week I am exploring the emotional and psychological elements of caring for a friend or loved one from a distance and provide some activities to manage and reduce the guilt and stress that can be associated with being a carer or caregivers in these circumstances.

Deep Dive – Compassion Fatigue with Michele Grant

Deep Dive – Compassion Fatigue with Michele Grant

This week, we are very fortunate to have with us as a guest, Michele Grant. Michele is a very experienced trainer and coach and she will be explaining more about vicarious trauma, burnout, and compassion fatigue, this builds on the overview I did in the podcast on the 17th of February. Then Michele will go through three key things that we can think about and consider as to whether or not we are experiencing compassion fatigue, and what we can do to become aware of it and to take positive action

March Male Carers Month – Interview with Brian about being a male working carer

March Male Carers Month – Interview with Brian about being a male working carer

This is the third and final interview in the series for March Male Carers Month and we are really lucky to have Brian Day with us today. Brian is a husband, father, and a working carer and campaigner supporting working carers in his workplace and across lots of different government departments.

“Why does supporting men’s mental wellbeing matter?” March Male Carers Month

“Why does supporting men’s mental wellbeing matter?” March Male Carers Month

This week I am exploring why it matters to recognise and support men’s mental wellbeing; how we are doing this in “March Male Carers Month 2021” and how we would like to continue with this in the future, by collaborating with carers support groups and organisations supporting men’s mental health.

March Male Carers Month – Interview with David and Richard about being a male gay carer and young carer

March Male Carers Month – Interview with David and Richard about being a male gay carer and young carer

March Male Carers Month – Interview with David and Richar

Welcome to the second interview in our March Male Carers Month series of interviews and workshops supporting the mental wellbeing of male carers. Today’s interview is with David and Richard. David is Richard’s carer, but Richard himself has also been a carer, both as a young carer and as an adult. They share very honest and open experiences about being carers and also being a cared-for-person, which is very insightful and helpful to understand how it can be different for male carers when interacting with social care, and professional bodies, say nurses and doctors, and professions like that, but also as male gay carers. It’s a different dynamic again, and it’s a very interesting interview. So, please do listen, and I hope you enjoy…