The Happiness Hub

Kedren Elliott & Liz Parkin

In each episode, Liz and Keds will be sharing top tips on how to get happy and stay happy. We'll be inviting guests on to the show to talk about what they do and we want to hear from our listeners too. Whether you're a health care professional, someone who's been through a dark time and found ways to cope and get life back on track, or if you have a job or hobby that makes people happy, get in touch. Different things work for different people so we want to talk to as many people as possible about what works for them! So listen in, get involved, and be happy. Come and join us on our Facebook group and visit our Happiness Hub Website to find out what else we're doing under the Happiness Hub including our 6-week wellness course and weekly wellness Blog! https://www.facebook.com/groups/thehappinesshubpodcast https://www.happinesshubuk.org/
EP001: An introdution to your show hosts Liz & KedsEP002: Special guest Mark Bickerton - Local AuthorEP003: Special guest SJ Hudson - Local Childrens AuthorEP004: Special Guest Rachel Sinden Play PizzazzEP005: Special Guest Laura Bounford Slimming World ConsultantEP006: Special Guest Janie Bishop, Nutritional TherapistEP007: Special Guest Annie Taylor, Life CoachEP008: Special Guest Hannah Guthrie, PCOSEP009: Special Guest Nigel Keegan, Right Minds HypnotherapyEP010: Special Guest Mindset Coach Benjamin StubbsEP011: Listeners Questions and CommentsEP012: Special Guest Simon Koefman - Samaritans of South Cheshire
Liz & Keds kick off Series 2 which is all about local mental health charities with an in-depth interview with Simon Koefman who has been volunteering for the local Samaritans branch in Crewe, https://www.samaritans.org/branches/crewe/ (Samaritans of South Cheshire) for 7 years. Simon is fundraising manager of the local mental health charity, he's also a listening volunteer, a mentor, and has previously been a treasurer for the charity too. We asked Simon about how he came to be a volunteer for Samaritans, how people can get in touch with the charity if they need help, and how you can become a volunteer yourself. The Samaritans is a free service for those struggling with their mental health and offer a 24-hour confidential phone line, you can contact them on 116 123 or email them at jo@samaritans.org If you want to make a donation to Samaritans of South Cheshire there are various ways to donate: Bank Transfer. Payments can be made directly to their Branch current account (Cooperative Bank ) Sort code 08-92-99 Account number 65826766 Branch website /Virgin Money giving . Via the main Samaritans website, navigate to "Crewe Samaritans " using the search engine for our secure donation portal. Alternatively via Virgin Money Giving, using " Samaritans of South Cheshire" as the search term. Donation link below  https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charity-web/charity/finalCharityHomepage.action?charityId=1018368 (https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charity web/charity/finalCharityHomepage.action?charityId=1018368) Cheque Payments (Samaritans of South Cheshire ) can be made by post, marked for the Branch Treasurer, and sent to our Branch at 2 Hall O’Shaw Street, Crewe, Cheshire CW1 4AE Cash. Our least favoured option due to the "hassle factor" but can be paid over the counter via the Post Office or any Co-op bank, account details as above  Text to Donate Simply text CREWESAMS to 70085 to make a £5 donation, collected via your mobile phone provider If you are fundraising for Samaritans and would like any help and support, get in touch with Simon on simon.koefman@btinternet.com You can also follow the local branch on Twitter for the latest news from the branch and Samaritansas a whole https://twitter.com/CreweSams (@CreweSams) Support this podcast
Jan 10 2021
43 mins
EP013: Special Guest Tim Dougill, raising money for MindEP014: Special Guest Kate Carney, You In MindEP015: Self Care and Tropic SkincareEP016: Special Guests Ryan Smith and Zoe Brown from Speak Up Space
This week Liz & Keds talk to Ryan Smith and Zoe Brown who run https://www.speakupspace.org.uk/ (Speak Up Space) and https://www.maccasproject.com/ (The Maccas Project). Both services run under local mental health charity https://nsmind.org.uk/ (North Staffs Mind) support young people across Stoke and Staffordshire with their mental health. Speak up Space is an Instant Messaging Service run 7 days a week through the Speak Up Space Website which also contains lots of self-help information and advice. The Maccas project runs a weekly online group for young people, where they can talk about whatever is on their mind. The Maccas team also works closely with local schools offering training and support to children.  Speak Up space is celebrating its second birthday this year on the 14th of February and as part of the celebrations, the team is asking young people in the area for help with designing an Instagram post for them to post that day. To get involved use your imagination to design an exciting post to celebrate. How to do this: Either draw your design on paper or on your computer Take a picture of your design Send us a private message on Instagram or Facebook with your photo attached The best one will be posted on our Instagram page! To find out more about Speak Up Space and access the service visit the https://www.speakupspace.org.uk/ (Speak Up Space website) and for daily self-care tips follow both the Maccas Project and Speak up Space on their social media channels below: Facebook https://www.facebook.com/speakupspace (Speak Up Space) https://www.facebook.com/TheMaccasProject (The Maccas Project) Instagram https://www.instagram.com/speak.up.space/ (Speak Up Space) https://www.instagram.com/maccasproject/ (Maccas Project) Support this podcast
Feb 7 2021
41 mins
EP017: Special Guest Sam Ruck - Visyon
Continuing with this series theme of local mental health charities and Children's Mental Health Week Liz & Keds chat to Sam Ruck, Head of Therapeutic Services at Visyon. Visyon is a local children's mental health charity that has been supporting the emotional health of children, young people, and their families in the Cheshire and Staffordshire moorlands areas since 1994. Sam told us about the services the charity offers and how the current pandemic has changed how they operate. And of course what makes her happy and her tips for better mental health! Visyon is celebrating its 28th birthday this year and to celebrate, the charity is asking people and their employees to come up with a fundraising activity based on the number. Find out how to get involved and ideas on what you could do on https://www.facebook.com/visyonltd/ (Visyons Facebook Page), https://www.instagram.com/visyonltd/ (Instagram) and https://twitter.com/Visyonltd (Twitter )accounts. It could be anything from doing 28-star jumps every day for 28 days or cooking 28 cupcakes and giving them to friends and family for a small donation. You decide. You can also find out more about the services they offer on https://www.visyon.org.uk/ (Visyons website) and book a consultation with one of the team to find out more about their services and if any of them would be right for you or your family. You can comment and post questions to Liz & Keds on our https://www.facebook.com/groups/thehappinesshubpodcast (Happiness Hub podcast facebook group )and also find out more about the Nantwich Buddies volunteer group Liz and Keds co-ordinate on the https://www.nantwichbuddies.org/ (Nantwich Buddies website). Support this podcast
Feb 14 2021
39 mins
EP018: Special Guest Jan Harrison, Harbour CheshireEP019: Special Guest Emma Dechoux, Inspired LearningEP020: Special Guest Ruth Williams from The Smile Group