Episode 1: "Picking Up the Pieces"

An introduction to our Podcast show with a First Aid Kit for your emotions and a curated playlist.

Artwork by Jensen Raggi-Roberts

Episode 2: "Roots of Empathy"

Episode 2 is about creativity, because Arts should be part of the mental health toolkit.
This Emotional Well-Being podcast will be available as a free download at www.mixcloud.com/uxwbob to explain who we are and what we're doing.
The arts can help those suffering from anxiety. Studies have found those who regularly appreciate art are happier and calmer. The link between art and health has been established for many years. Even back in the 19th century, Florence Nightingale recognised it as a way to help patients recover more quickly.
In this episode we chat creativity. Many of the jobs that we will be dealing with in 10 years time haven't been invented yet. They don't have a name, a salary, a typical career path or a person specification. The world will discover these new jobs only to the extent that creatively gifted people can find space to invent them, using the dazzling array of new technologies now unfurling around us. Creativity, therefore, is no longer an asset to only the so-called “creative industries” — it is now a must-have attribute in every industry.
But, it seems, there's even more to it. Research by Semir Zeki, UCL Prof. of neuroesthetics, suggests enjoying great works of art triggers the same part of your brain as falling in love. While enjoying a painting, you receive a surge in levels of the feel-good hormone, dopamine, resulting in feelings of intense pleasure.
Glenda's Upbuilding song choice is Waltz for Koop Summer Sun.

Artwork by Jensen Raggi-Roberts

Episode 3: "Understanding and Managing Anger"

This episode of the Podcast is about emotional literacy. The ability to manage ones emotions, it takes in understanding and managing anger, anger can be one of the strongest and most  destructive emotions that we experience, the challenge then lies in managing it so that it remains under our reasoned control. Anger can be transformative  when channelled in the right way, but also can also be negative if left unchecked. We talk about the firework model and we touch on anger management tips.

Tune into this episode to learn about the dynamic between logical thinking and emotions. Talk Talk Talk but we're doing.............

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Episode 4: "Understanding Nutrition - Christmas Show"

Today’s Podcast introduces a few ideas about nutrition. Food and lifestyle choices may help you cope at Christmas by providing the very building blocks for good health and balanced emotions. It’s your food! It’s your choice! It’s your life! Thank you to our Guest Jayne Nelson (Nutritional Therapist) for an inspiring show. Buon Natale.

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Episode 5: "Can Music Make You Sick?"

To kick things off in 2018....

Musicians are up to three times more likely to experience depression, with many working under 'poor conditions', a new academic study from Help Musicians UK has found.
The late Amy Winehouse, Chris Cornell and George Michael have spoken about panic attacks while many others still living struggle with anxiety. Can Music Make You Sick commissioned by the charity offers insight into the scale of the health challenges of Britain's music industry. This month, we summarise the findings.

Can Music Make You Sick? summary reports can be viewed here

We're pleased to announce the launch of Music Minds Matter, 24/7 mental health support line and service for the music industry. If you need someone to talk to or need ongoing support, call 0808 802 8008 for free #MusicMindsMatter  www.musicmindsmatter.org.uk

Artwork by Jensen Raggi-Roberts

Episode 6: "The Just Talk Campaign Charity Podcast"

Episode 6 entitled "The Just Talk Campaign Charity Podcast February 2018"
Do you feel alone, unheard or need someone to talk to?
The Just Talk Campaign want you to know that we are here for you and that you are not alone.
Glenda D Roberts who runs the ExploringU Centre for well-being in Sudbury, set up “Just Talk Campaign ”, with fellow colleague Sharon Kendall in 2016 providing drop in sessions at the end of each month, open to all age groups and is free of charge. Trainee counsellors on placement with The Just Talk Campaign are able to counsel clients for a small donation of £5, our aim is to set up hubs around the country.
It is a place where anyone can come along and get the help and support you need and discuss anything that is concerning you in a safe and confidential environment.



The Just Talk Campaign is a registered charity 1175216 call us on: 0330 120 1270 or email us: Info@justtalkcampaign.co.uk
(thank you to all our volunteers) and to Jensen Raggi-Roberts for designing a wonderful poster.

Episode 7: "Kid Batchelor Jazz Show"

Episode 7 entitled "Kid Batchelor Jazz Show"
This episode: highlights from series 1 incl. Basia, Arthur Adams, Jazznova, Hiroshi Fukumura, Ramsey Lewis, Herp Alpert, Donald Byrd, Harlem Boys and more.

Episode 8: "Glenda D Roberts Interview with Martin Pollecoff Chair of the UKCP"

Episode 8 entitled "Glenda D Roberts Interview with Martin Pollecoff Chair of the UKCP"
I'm very excited to bring you a selection of people I have chosen to interview, my first interview is with Martin Pollecoff, Martin is Chair of the UKCP, United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy/s Martin is also a Psychotherapist in private practice and the founder of 'The Long Boat Home’ a service that offers low cost therapy to anyone who is serving or has served in our forces. I hope you find my shows informative and interesting.

Episode 9: "Glenda D Roberts Interviews Trix Worrell, writer and creator of sitcoms, such as Desmonds, Porkpie."

Episode 9 entitled "Glenda D Roberts Interviews Trix Worrell, writer and creator of sitcoms, such as Desmonds, Porkpie."
A no nonsense real to the core interview with Trix Worrell, Trix Worrell has been one of the most successful black British television writers of his generation. Born in St. Lucia in the 1960's, Trix came to England when he was just five. He started of his career as theatre director for the Albany Basement Theatre. He then wrote and directed his first play, School's Out in 1980, which was staged at the Royal Court Theatre. He became a trainee on the Arts Council's theatre director's course at the Albany Theatre in South London, where he had also worked as a teenager. Subsequently a graduate of the National Film and Television School, he was keen to write because, having been an actor, he was less than impressed with the parts that were being written and offered to black actors.

Episode 10: "Glenda D Roberts Interviews Andy Wright (Godsquad President) Leicester"

Episode 10 entitled "Glenda D Roberts Interviews Andy Wright (Godsquad President) Leicester"
Glenda D Roberts travelled to Leicester North of England to Interview Andy Wright President of the Christian Godsquad Leicester in the Winstanley Arms.

Episode 11: "Glenda D Roberts Interviews 1980's Successful Fashion Model Lindsey Thurlow"

Episode 11 entitled "Glenda D Roberts Interviews 1980's Successful Fashion Model Lindsey Thurlow"
Glenda D Roberts Interviews one of the UK's most successful fashion models, Lindsey Thurlow, bride of Comme De Garcon, appeared on the front cover of Vogue, Over 21, Tatler, Lindsey now works in private practice as a Psychotherapist. She brings her knowledge and experience to her practice.

Episode 12: "Glenda D Roberts Interviews Oggie"

Episode 12 entitled "Glenda D Roberts Interviews Oggie"
I’m bringing you another insightful podcast show, from the Midi Music Company in Deptford South East London, and today my guest is Oggie, Oggie is a singer songwriter who started out his career as the voice behind the Garage remake of the classic anthem Follow me, Oggie had a successful career as lead cast member in the musical Thriller Live –Japan, UK and Scandinavia tour, korea and london’s west end. He now forms part of a garage sound with Jay Harvey formerly a member of the group GTF, and Ultra, together remixes by UK3.