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How Hate Crime Negatively Impacts Mental Health

On today’s episode of the Diverse Minds Podcast, I am going to be talking about how hate crime negatively impacts mental health.  I decided to talk about this topic as the 10th to the 17th of October 2020 is Hate Crime Awareness Week, which also overlaps with the World Mental Health Day on the 10th of October.  I feel it’s important to talk about both of these topics. Especially as it’s Black History Month, the topic of race hate crime…

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Two elderly men sit on a bench in Portugal not speaking and isolated from the other side of the park

Why loneliness in the elderly is a quiet epidemic

Loneliness in the Elderly and Coronavirus The coronavirus pandemic has been an incredibly challenging time for many of us. It’s fair to say that the elderly are among those who have been hit the hardest. This is because of their vulnerability to the virus. Meaning many have had to isolate themselves completely from their family and friends. These extreme levels of self-isolation have rightly become the focus of public attention throughout the lockdown, but this is by no means a…

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Men's Health Week with Oris Ikiomi

Men’s Health Week with Oris Ikomi

Welcome to the 42nd episode of the Diverse Minds podcast, and it’s Men’s Health Week this week: running from the 15th to the 21st of June.  The aim of Men’s Health Week is to raise awareness of health issues that affect men disproportionately. As well as focusing on men to become more aware of health problems they may have or could develop, and gain the courage to do something about it.  So in essence, the three areas are to: support…

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Jumping Hurdles with Andrea Rainsford

Jumping Hurdles with Andrea Rainsford

At the moment, with the news of ill-health and suffering economies, it could be that you are feeling as if you don’t know what’s next or where to go. Perhaps you feel as if you are jumping hurdles to simply get through life at the moment. If you enjoyed this episode, then consider subscribing on Apple podcast, Spotify or wherever you access your podcasts from.   If you feel like you have no energy to care anymore and that doors are closed to you or will…

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World Parkinson’s Day: My Name is Claire

World Parkinson’s Day World Parkinson’s Day is all about understanding and getting to know people with Parkinson’s. As well as and the people in their lives. Sadly, many people living with Parkinson’s are far too familiar with loneliness and feeling left out. Add to this the Coronavirus pandemic, social isolation and physical distancing has intensified emotional isolation that was present for many. The chances are you will know or meet someone with Parkinson’s. Everyone needs to sit-up, take notice and…

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