Making People Better podcast series

A series of podcasts that explore the challenges of everyday life with a focus on mental and physical health and wellbeing.

Discussing a range of topics that affect us all – sleep, depression, stress, injury and recovery, family and more with contributions from Vita’s mental and physical health specialists.

Stress Management - Strategies you can introduce today

Rebecca Kersting, Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner explains how your body is affected physically and psychologically by stress including worry management strategies and consciously introducing relaxing habits into your day.

Exam Stress - Signs & symptoms

Leanne Uption, Registered Pediatrics Nurse from Leicestershire NHS, talks about exam stress, anxiety and the pressure to perform.  Leanne describes the signs and symptoms to look out for, how social media can impact young people and their emotional wellbeing.

Mental health awareness - anxiety

In this episode, Ryan Luney a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner from Vita Health Group explores anxiety, how it influences behaviour, lifestyle and top tips on how to manage the impact.

Men's mental health

An informative discussion exploring the stigmas and challenges facing men when talking about mental health with Dr Omar Kowlessar, clinical lead with Vita Health Group and James Aukett, a representative of Andy’s Man club, a suicide prevention charity offering peer to peer support groups.

Menopause: the science, wellbeing impact and life changes

In this latest fascinating podcast, Dr Saadia Meyer from the Meyer Menopause clinic –  discusses Menopause with a look at the science, the impact on general wellbeing and how best to deal with the life change that many women experience.

Mental health Day

To highlight Mental Health Day, Vita Health Group’s Phil Adkins and Lucie Ironman discuss the topic of mental health and provide practical advice and guidance on maintaining mental wellbeing, what to look out for and how to get help

Back care: causes, prevention and pain management

Karen Beattie, deputy clinical lead at Vita Health Group discusses back care and focuses on pain, common problems and prevention.

Employment and financial wellbeing

Ajay Maisuria, Vita’s Senior Employment Advisor discusses money matters and employment, to help people reach a sustainable level of financial wellbeing and therefore have a positive effect on their mental health.

Pride month and men's mental health

In this compelling episode Vita’s Anthony Kielty discusses LGBTQIA+ and mental health. With a wealth of personal experiences, Anthony provides a fascinating insight into his earlier life, the impact on his mental heath and how a better understanding of the community can drive acceptance.

Mental health support - a patients view

This fascinating podcast features a discussion with Charlotte, a patient who has been supported through mental health challenges with help from Ryan Luney, one of Vita’s Senior Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners.

Stress: recognising the signs, managing stress levels and where to get help

The latest episode in our series focuses on mental and physical stress.

Charlie Palmer, Clinical MSK Lead and Dr Jagdeep Ghundoo, clinical lead for Kent & Derby psychological therapies discuss how to spot the signs and how to recognise the difference between good and bad stress

Sleep: exploring why we sleep, why it's important and tips on how to get more of it.

The episode examines the importance of sleep and how it impacts on wellbeing.

Sleep experts, Tom Bivins and Dr Omar Kowlessar explores all aspects of sleep, how technology distracts us, its impact on our mental health and provides tips on how to prepare for a restful nights sleep.

Children's mental health - what to look for and how to help

This podcast delves into children’s mental health and provides help and guidance  including recognising the signs, how to support and advice for parents and family members.

Featuring Sally Tribe and Dr Omar Kowlessar, Vita’s mental health experts.

Mood and coping with Blue Monday

Vita Health Group’s Phil Adkins and Lucie Ironman discuss the topic of mental health, explore the seasonal impact on wellbeing with a focus on the awareness day, Blue Monday.

Phil and Lucie provide tips on good mental health strategies and how to get help if you need it.

Suicide Prevention Conversations with Philip Adkins

Philip Adkins discusses the importance of conversations, stigma tackling and the development of services to support suicide prevention.

This episode includes references to suicidal thinking/ ideation, but does not include details of any personal story.

Bitesize mental health support

Lucie Ironman, one of Vita’s team of Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners has created a short series of bitesized mental health advice.

Bitesize mental health series: Mood and motivation

Bitesize mental health series: Talking about mental health

Bitesize mental health series: Friends and family

Bitesize Mental health series: Worries

Bitesize mental health series: our thoughts

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