Small Family Business Gives Gift That Will Keep On Giving

Small family business, Spice Kitchen brought comfort amidst loss to daughter Reena and her daughters after losing their mother and grandmother. Losing a loved one is a deeply saddening event and keeping a lost loved ones memory alive is something Reena was determined to do after the sudden loss of her mother which impacted herself […]

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Cate Murden ON: Running a Wellbeing and Performance Company, Working From Home Wellbeing and Improving Leadership Behaviour

Summary Hello and welcome back to another episode of The Inspired Narrative podcast. Today I am joined by Cate Murden, founder of leading wellbeing and performance company, PUSH. Her company specialises in corporate wellness, mental health, leadership and professional development. After being signed off with stress, Cate had to move back home at the age […]

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Akeem Kamara ON: Controlling a Stammer, Racial Discrimination and Building a Sustainable Sportswear Marketplace

Summary Akeem Kamara is a 28-year-old entrepreneur and founder of Lockr Space, a sustainable sportswear online marketplace, launched during the pandemic. After noticing that there was a limited selection of options for high-quality, sustainable sportswear he created Lockr Space to fill that gap and provide a space where people can easily compare and find good […]

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The Stereotypes Fuelling Men’s Mental Health Stigma during Lockdown

Man sitting on a rock overlooking a colourful sunset

A mixture of pandemic pressures and toxic stereotyping in the media are taking a heavy toll on the mental health of men under 35 reveals recent research by CALM. The survey of 2,000 people in the UK has highlighted the mental pressures faced by young men created by toxic stereotyping in the media as well as the […]

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sidekick – The Mental Health Charity co-Founded by University Friends

After an honest discussion about their personal struggles with mental health and finding no luck with mental health apps, James Shrager and Matthew Halstead – friends from University – were determined to do something about it. Collectively they created a mental health nonprofit – sidekick which was launched in March 2020 during the pandemic. The […]

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Deborah Fielding ON: Dealing with a Cancer Diagnosis, Using Personal Experiences to Help Others and Finding Happiness

Summary On this episode of The Inspired Narrative, Deborah Fielding joins us. Whilst going through a cancer diagnosis, Deborah realised that she wanted to provide longer-lasting support for others going through treatment and processing a diagnosis. Deborah founded 365 Days of Messages with the motive of helping people who have gone or are going through […]

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Nic Hewitt ON: Living with Severe Mental Health and the Impact of the Pandemic

Summary  Welcome back to another episode of the podcast. Today I am joined by Nic Hewitt, a CBD entrepreneur and mental health advocate who was left on the brink of suicide after the Storm Desmond floods in 2015 which left her without a job and homeless. Five years later and Nic is running West Lakes […]

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Key Worker Heroes to Receive Their Dream Wedding

Three years ago, London Ambulance Service Paramedic Paige Stride and Police Officer Rob Wilkins met in a chicken shop after being called out to an emergency. It was of course after the emergency had been safely contained that the pair recall their eyes meeting amidst greasy, fast food delights and unflattering lighting. Fast forward three […]

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