Mental Health Awareness Week: Youth Talk

2021-05-13T11:27:46+01:00May 13th, 2021|

Robbie Dove of St Albans Drive spoke with Rachel Simkin, the corporate and community fundraiser of St Albans-based charity Youth Talk. The charity provides free, confidental counselling to 13-25 year olds in St Albans and the surrounding areas. They talked about the challenges posed by lockdown, the importance of speaking out about mental health, and [...]

Spring into Health with Mind in Mid Herts

2021-01-13T15:13:09+00:00January 13th, 2021|

Corona Virus has impacted our lives and over 60% of people’s mental health. Our neighbours at the studios Mind in Mid Herts have just launched a new initiative, the Spring into Health Challenge, to help them support the growing number of people dealing with mental health difficulties in Hertfordshire. Everyone is invited to become a [...]

Talking Apps for Mental Health and coping with loss through children’s novels

2020-09-10T11:17:41+01:00September 10th, 2020|

This episode of The Parents' Show sees Lydia and Seema talking to Jessica Swainston from Cogenis, who are developing Apps for helping children's mental health using Artificial Intelligence, and specifically the new WING app which helps parents work with their children on social media. In part 2, Steve meets Liana Wall, a local author [...]

Herts charities join forces in a new community project

2020-08-07T11:28:46+01:00August 7th, 2020|

Kim - founder of H'Arts in Mind - and Jessica - trustee of Welwyn Hatfield Community Services - spoke to St Albans Drive about their new joint community project - Project Step Up - giving people the opportunity to create and sell handmade artistic creations at St Albans' Market. Applications for the project will be accepted [...]

New Digital Wellbeing Courses

2020-04-02T11:10:57+01:00April 2nd, 2020|

Our ‘Living Well’ courses have been designed to support people to make positive changes in their lives. Informed by Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) principles these guided self-help courses support you to identify unhelpful thinking patterns and behaviours, whilst offering you new coping strategies. These digital courses will be run via Zoom; giving you all the [...]

Music and Mental Health – why and how do people find music a help?

2018-11-02T12:47:47+00:00November 1st, 2018|

In this episode, Kathy talks about the impact that spooky music might have on mental health. When we say spooky, we mean all types of death metal, dark music – perhaps music that mummy and daddy would not approve of, but that young people say is beneficial to coping with life’s stresses and strains.