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Barnardo's Education Community Podcast

Our primary areas of focus will be providing resources for staff to support young people who have experienced loss, grief, bereavement and trauma. We are aware that in order to do this, staff wellbeing must be a priority, and this will be the theme that underpins our podcast series.

We will be providing multiple podcast episodes aimed at Education Staff across the United Kingdom.

#12 - Season Recap featuring Javed Khan

This is our 12th and final podcast episode of our first season. We discuss the journey of the school year as we approach the summer holiday period across the UK. We are also joined by Javed Khan, Barnardo's CEO, who discusses his journey within Education and some key messages for Education staff.

#11 - Trauma with Dr. Bruce Perry

In our 11th episode, we are joined by the internationally renowned Dr. Bruce Perry. In the episode, Dr Perry discusses the release of his new book "What Happened To You?", co - written by Oprah Winfrey, and it's relevance within UK education settings.

#10 - Mental Health and Nature

This episode will focus on Mental Health Awareness Week (10th - 16th May). The theme for this week is "Nature" and we were delighted to be joined by Claire Reid (Project Co-Ordinator - B-Wild Project) who discusses her passion for nature and how we can use this to benefit our own mental health, alongside the importance of bringing nature into education environments. We finish the podcast episode with 3 top tips from Emma Gladwinfield (GP), who lets us know the best ways to connect with nature.

#9 - Stress Awareness

In our 9th episode, we will be looking at the important area of stress and how this can have an impact on those working with children and young people. We will feature interviews within our Barnardo's team to discuss their journey with stress over the last 14 months, along with some feature discussions across a variety of education settings.

#8 Bereavement part 2

This episode features an interview with Nicola Reed of Cruse Bereavement Care Scotland. We discussed bereavement during the pandemic and the impact this has had on young people and families, whilst having a discussion about the important role of education staff.

#7 - Year of Reflection

This episode will look back over the last year living within the global pandemic and take some moments to reflect on your individual journey. We feature an in-depth interview with Amanda Seyderhelm who discusses grief, loss and bereavement. We discuss the importance of engaging children and young people with these conversations in education settings.

#6 Bereavement

Episode number 6 features discussions around bereavement experienced by children and young people. We will feature an in-depth interview with Clare Jeffree of Winston's Wish, a leading national charity on the subject matter.

#5 Wellbeing

Episode number 5 features an interview with Mike Armiger, an Educator from Wales, who specialises in mental health and trauma. Mike discusses staff wellbeing and why it is so crucial.

We are also joined by Programme Manager, Samara Barnes, who discusses the best way to engage with the Education Community, in particular the Community of Practice.

#4 - Loss and Lockdown

Our 4th episode will feature discussions around loss and the impact that this has had on our children and young people throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, particularly during periods of lockdown and tighter restrictions across the UK.

#3 - Teaching During the Pandemic

In our 3rd Podcast episode we will feature an interview with Zane Powles, an assistant head teacher based in Grimsby.

#2 - Education Community Research

In this episode, we will feature an in-depth discussion with Henry Naylor-Stead, a User Researcher employed by Barnardo's.

#1 - Meet The Team

In this episode we will share what the Education Community project is, alongside our aims and objectives for the next 18 months.

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