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‘Jamie Talks… with Amey’ - Conversations with a variety of inspirational guests, including both expert speakers and Amey employees. They’ll be sharing their personal experiences and discussing the wellbeing topics that affect us all, as well as shining a light on ways to best manage our physical, mental, financial and social wellbeing. This podcast has been created to support and improve the lives of the Amey family. Let’s be healthy and happy together.
 
Welcome to the Constructing Mindsets Podcast discussing the building blocks of our mental health. This podcast series focuses on Mental Health in the Construction Industry, breaking the stigma that surrounds this topic whilst looking into the best ways to provide support. Each month a new topic will be discussed with the help of special guests from throughout the industry. We hope you enjoy listening and look forward to hearing your questions, comments and feedback. Contact us at constructin ...
 
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On this episode we welcome Action for Happiness Board Member, Vanessa King (MSc), author of “10 Keys to Happier Living” to explore how we can all embrace happier living. We dive into some fascinating studies which highlight the importance of happiness in our personal and professional lives and talk about some real life examples of the application o…
 
In this episode, we are talking about Mental Health. We all have mental health, just as we all have physical health. Our mental health is not fixed and it can fluctuate from good to poor. Our mental health directly impacts how we think, how we feel and how we behave. Mental health issues are common and can affect anyone at any time. In fact, poor m…
 
In this episode, we are talking about stress. We all know what it’s like to feel stressed. Being under pressure is a normal part of life, however, becoming overwhelmed by stress can lead to mental and physical health problems or make existing problems worse. How much stress affects us depends on how we learn to cope and our resilience levels. Resil…
 
This episode we are talking debt. Financial issues, especially being in debt, can have a serious impact on your overall wellbeing causing much stress and anxiety. People from all walks of life can get into financial difficulties for many different reasons, (divorce, redundancy, ill health, bereavement). It’s not easy talking about money worries but…
 
Hello and welcome to another episode of The Jamie Talks Podcast with Amey. This week we are talking about SLEEP. Sleep is as important to our bodies as eating, drinking and breathing and is vital for maintaining good mental and physical health. It helps us to recover from mental and physical exertion and it enables our bodies to repair, replenish a…
 
In this episode, Jamie talks to Oncologist Martin Hogg, who discusses what cancer is, what to expect if you are diagnosed, how we can best reduce our risk of cancer and the supports available. Martin was joined by Amey's very own Keeley Russell, who discusses her breast cancer journey and how she dealt with the life-changing moment she was diagnose…
 
Welcome to the BONUS PODCASTS of the new bitesize series titled 'Jamie Talks A LITTLE MORE' In our first mini-series, we discuss a topic that is affecting a lot the country's Wellbeing at the moment..... Home-schooling. Whether you have 1 child or 5, whether they're at nursery or about to sit exams, we all have one thing in common…….. the added pre…
 
Welcome to the BONUS PODCASTS of the new bitesize series titled 'Jamie Talks A LITTLE MORE' In our first mini-series, we discuss a topic that is affecting a lot the country's Wellbeing at the moment..... Home-schooling. Whether you have 1 child or 5, whether they're at nursery or about to sit exams, we all have one thing in common…….. the added pre…
 
Welcome to the BONUS PODCASTS of the new bitesize series titled 'Jamie Talks A LITTLE MORE' In our first mini-series, we discuss a topic that is affecting a lot the country's wellbeing at the moment..... Home-schooling. Whether you have 1 child or 5, whether they're at nursery or about to sit exams, we all have one thing in common……... the added pr…
 
In this episode of the podcast we reflect upon the year that was 2020 and what it taught us about ourselves and our resilience. We also look forward to 2021 and discuss what we are expecting to see in the world of Mental Health.Disclaimer: This podcast was recorded in the run up to Christmas, long before the Tier 4 restrictions were announced. As s…
 
My third guest of the series is the remarkable Adam Smith. Adam is the founder of The Real Junk food Project. At the age of 10, Adam's life changed forever after being taken into care, following a life-changing incident on Christmas Day that year. The impact this had on him over the next 15 years was evident for everyone to see when he became subst…
 
In the first-ever episode of 'The Jamie Talks..... Podcast with Amey' I explain what the podcast is all about, how you can get involved and I speak to Andy Nazer about Loneliness. Andy is the Former Campaign Manager at the Campaign to End Loneliness and an expert in the lived experience of loneliness and social isolation. The discussion is interest…
 
I'm excited to say that my second guest of the series is Samantha Browne. Sam is part of a very small percentage of people who can say they have survived being human trafficked. She had to endure years of constant humiliation, torture, sexual abuse and was also subject to satanic ritual abuse. Her story is both horrific and inspiring. She is living…
 
In this episode Tom Edwards shares his story of childhood anxiety, a topic that has very little exposure. Mental health problems affect about 1 in 10 children and young people. They include depression, anxiety and conduct disorder, and are often a direct response to what is happening in their lives. Alarmingly, however, 70% of children and young pe…
 
I’m delighted to say that my first guest is someone I’ve wanted an in-depth conversation with for about a year. Leah Harris is a Paramedic for West Midlands Ambulance Service who is an avid campaigner for suicide awareness and prevention. Her passion for the latter was born from not only her experiences in her paramedic role but the tragic loss of …
 
On average it takes 9 years to be successfully diagnosed with Bi-polar and 3 million people in the UK live with it. Yet, it is something that is barely spoken about.Jamie Forsyth is here to change that. In this episode, Jamie shares his extraordinary story of living with bi-polar and the way it can completely takeover your life without warning. We …
 
Joe Miller discusses his experience of experiencing ill health as a result of his experiences in construction and the career change that he decided to make as a result. He reflects on the macho culture that he found himself in and the benefits of that formative experience. We discuss how labels such as ‘too soft for site’ show there’s room for posi…
 
For World Suicide Prevention Day, we are remembering the tragic impact suicide has on many lives. The World Health Organisation cites close to 800,000 people die due to suicide every year and for every 1 suicide outcome, 25 people make an attempt. The Covid-19 pandemic has only caused these numbers to increase. Aside from the devastating impacts on…
 
In this episode, Hannah Schaapkens gives us an inside view of what it is like living with depression. We explore the different symptoms and trigger points of depression and discuss how they can be identified in others and ourselves. Hannah shares from her own experience the dos and don’ts when supporting someone with depression. We dive deeply into…
 
“In this episode we welcome Martin who shares his insight on coming out of a pandemic and the inevitable changes that are occurring. Martin, a Mental Health first aider and founder of Building Mental Health, shares interesting views having gone through many booms and busts in his career.We discuss the difficulties people are experiencing going back…
 
Becoming a parent is a truly unique time in your life; a moment of joy and vulnerability. It exposes you to pressures and emotions that you have never faced before, and it takes time to adjust.In our latest podcast episode we welcome Frederick Levy who shares his story of having his first child and the presssure him put on himself to be the perfect…
 
This episode we welcome Paul Sheffield, President of the Institution of Civil Engineers. Paul has a vast wealth of experience in the Construction Industry both in the U.K. and abroad, having worked for Kier Group for 31 years (being CEO from 2010-2014) before moving to Laing O’Rourke to head its U.K. and Middle East and Construction business. In ad…
 
In this episode we welcome special guest Harriet Clark who shares her story about living with rheumatoid arthritis, an invisible illness that manifests itself in ways which can make everyday activities difficult and very painful. Harriet touches upon some very pertinent subjects; how living with an invisible illness not only affects both her physic…
 
We are living in unprecedented and uncertain times that have been a shock to all of us. We have had to make dramatic and immediate adjustments to both our working and home lives in order to combat the spread of coronavirus. We have an open and honest discussion about how we are currently feeling in the midst of this pandemic, the impact on our ment…
 
Grief is an emotion that all of us will feel more than once during our lifetime, and it often manifests itself in very different ways. In this episode Hannah Schaapkens shares her very personal story about grief; what it felt like, how she coped, the support network she used, and a reflection on how to support others that may be going through the s…
 
In this month's episode we discuss all things 2019. We talk openly about how the year went for us; what we learned, how we grew and why we are doing things differently. We focus on key issues and opportunities around mental health that have been prominent in the news, and the changing tone and awareness of how these are raised and dealt with.Finall…
 
In this episode we welcome Carlo, who candidly shares his experience of panic attacks and how their crippling effects have impacted upon his life. We talk about the circumstances leading up to Carlo’s first panic attack and how their physical and mental impact are so intertwined. We also discuss how Carlo has managed to prevent and deal with the ef…
 
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