Combinations – the Combined Podcast

Combinations is the new Podcast from Combined Healthcare. Click on the icon below to visit the Podcast on Soundcloud.

You can listen to an introduction to the Podcast by clicking on the blue “Play” button below and listen to new episodes as they appear week by week at the bottom of this page.

Combinations Episode 10 – Ramadan Mubarak

Combinations Episode 10 – Ramadan Mubarak
To mark the start of Ramadan 2019, a group of Muslim members of our staff discuss the fundamentals of Ramadan, how it fits with the wider pillars of the Islamic Faith and how non-Muslim staff can show their support to their colleagues during this special time for them.

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Combinations Episode 9 – Self-managed Relaxation Session

Combinations Episode 9 – Self-managed Relaxation Session
A Relaxation Session, provided by Staff Counsellor and Support Officer, Sarah Tombs, available for anyone to use as a free resource and as part of our overall mission to promote good mental health and wellbeing for all.

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Combinations Episode 8 – The Parkinsons Social Club

Combinations Episode 8 – The Parkinsons Social Club
Lorraine, Vice Chair of the Parkinson's Social Club, and Elke Henson, specialist neuro-psychiatry nurse, chat about the disease, how it affects people and the work the club does to support local people with Parkinsons.

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Combinations Episode 7 – World Autism Week – Jackie and Mathew’s Story

Combinations Episode 7 – World Autism Week – Jackie and Mathew’s Story
Jackie describes the care and support she and her son Mathew - who has autism and severe learning disabilities - have received from our Assessment and Treatment Unit at Harplands Hospital.

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Combinations Episode 6 – The Ward 4 Family Group

Combinations Episode 6 – The Ward 4 Family Group
The Family Group is a support group set up by staff on Ward 4 who wanted to ensure that family members of patients also received support that they need.

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Combinations Episode 5 – Marcella’s Story

Combinations Episode 5 – Marcella’s Story
Marcella tells her story of alcoholism, recovery and hope. Her story includes support given to her by our services One Recovery and the Edward Myers Unit.

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Combinations Episode 4 – National Apprenticeships Week

Combinations Episode 4 – National Apprenticeships Week
Apprentices and those supporting and delivering their training and education discuss their successes, what apprenticeships bring to them and where others can go to find out more.

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Combinations Episode 3 – The Jam Factory

Combinations Episode 3 – The Jam Factory
The Jam Factory based at the Observatory in Hanley Stoke-on-Trent is a group collective welcoming individuals of all different abilities who have experience of mental ill health.

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Combinations Episode 2 – Mental Health Nurses Day

Combinations Episode 2 – Mental Health Nurses Day
Our mental health nurses talk to us about how they came to be mental health nurses, the care they provide, the rewards it brings and how much they love what they do

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Combinations Episode 1 – CAMHS

Combinations Episode 1 – CAMHS
The CAMHS team talk about their nationally leading service, new investment, new staff, new services, partnership with schools and being a NHS Long Term Plan CAMHS Trailblazer and a NHS Digital Exemplar.

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