Mental Health

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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Sexual Abuse at work

Calling out sexual abuse at work: your rights

Sexual abuse and sexual violence Awareness Week This week is sexual abuse and sexual violence awareness week. An annual awareness raising week in February where organisations in the UK campaign against sexual abuse and violence. The week aims to generate discussion among the general public, statutory bodies and the third sector about how sexual abuse and violence is not ok. The aim is to empower survivor and victims to send out a clear message that the UK collectively will be…

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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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