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 15 – Stress Management Tips and Techniques

Combinations Episode 15 – Stress Management Tips and Techniques
In conversation with Fiona Campbell, Sarah Toombs from the Combined Healthcare Staff Counselling Service discusses stress and how it manifests itself, plus offers hints, tips and techniques for understanding, recognising and dealing with stress.

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Combinations Episode 14 – Staff Nurse Story

Combinations Episode 14 – Staff Nurse Story
One of our most important priorities is improving the support for our BAME workforce. One very brave nurse who worked in our services has shared her story with us which a local poet has interpreted – it makes very powerful listening.

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Combinations Episode 13 – The Talk and Change Group

Combinations Episode 13 – The Talk and Change Group
To mark Learning Disability Week 2019, this episode features the Talk and Change Group a service user group aligned with our Learning Disability Team

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Combinations Episode 12 – Maria and Jack’s Story

Combinations Episode 12 – Maria and Jack’s Story
Maria tells the tale of a lifetime of engagement with our CAMHS service, supporting her and her 18 year old son Jack, who has autism and epilepsy, and who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy aged 8 months.

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Combinations Episode 11 – Suicide Awareness Training and Learning Disability

Combinations Episode 11 – Suicide Awareness Training and Learning Disability
Individuals with a Learning Disability have a much higher rate of risk factors associated with suicide, suicidal thoughts and suicidal behaviours. But research and general understanding of suicide and its impact on this group is lacking

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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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