Dr Annabel Sowemimo talking about people of colour, sex and mental health

People of colour, sex and mental health

We are approaching Valentine’s Day, where the focus is commercial love. This can be too much. So, today’s podcast is all about exploring people of colour, sex and mental health.  I couldn’t talk about this on my own, because I am not an expert. I am delighted to be joined by Dr Annabel Sowemimo on this week’s episode of the Diverse Minds podcast.  https://d3ctxlq1ktw2nl.cloudfront.net/staging/2020-0-20/44298070-44100-2-628772c864152.m4a   About my guest Dr Annabel Sowemimo is a Community Sexual and Reproductive Health doctor. She…

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International Student Mental Health

International Student Mental Health

International Student Mental Health On today’s episode of the Diverse Minds podcast, I’m going to be talking about international students’ mental health whilst studying at universities in the UK.    I have decided to make an episode on this topic, as it has become increasingly talked about issue within the UK, particularly in Higher Education.  Blue Monday, the most depressing day in January has passed by and it’s currently Chinese New Year.  I am aware that many students won’t be able…

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Body Positivity

Body Positivity and how to be an ally with Sarah-Daisy Burnard

It’s National Obesity Week, so I wanted to take a different perspective and talk about Body Positivity on this week’s episode. To help me with this, I am joined by Sarah-Daisy Burnard who hosts the podcast Shake the Tree.    About my guest Sarah is a 43-year-old mother of 4 with one more on the way. Having grown up in Oxford, she describes herself as a dual heritage having a Mauritian mother and English Jewish father.  Sarah has always felt a…

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Blue Monday sparks conversations about mental health

How Blue Monday sparks conversations about mental health

On today’s episode, I’m going to be talking about that infamous Monday in January, Blue Monday. I will highlight why employers should care about staff wellbeing even more so during this month.  When is Blue Monday?  Mondays can be tough for all of us. It is the day of the week staff are most likely to call in sick. The third Monday in January is called Blue Monday, supposedly the most depressing day of the year. The day when it…

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Jingle Well – winter wellbeing (how to stay sane this Christmas)

On today’s episode of the Diverse Minds podcast, I’m going to be talking about the Jingle Well winter wellbeing programme. I outline why the modern Western way of celebrating Christmas may not be the best for your mental health and wellbeing.    I talk about how this “special season” can be all but special for many of us and ways in which to manage various tensions.  In today’s show, we talk about: Why I decided to make an episode on…

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