Making the best of it, James Carter and mental health in isolation

Episode 93 in which we find Rachel Nemeth, Hugh Fort and Tom Canning in different parts of Reading, doing the sensible thing and working from home. It is a packed episode though, we speak to James Carter NHS Thames Valley and Hampshire Head of Clinical Programmes – Mental Health as well as the realities of social distancing and home schooling hit, well home. Let prattle commence! If you like our new intro music, it's Real Life by Reading's own Twin Sun. More on them here.

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Further reading:

Reading Voluntary Action’s Coronavirus page and wider information
A visual guide to staying connected to social isolation
“Address your Stress” Recognise your stressors and be proactive!
“Being a Good Neighbour”
“Social Isolation as a concept outside of Coronavirus”

For those at increased risk due to job loss, relationship breakdown, addiction issues, money concerns, benefits etc;
Communicare – fantastic RDGUK charity offering information, advice and support -
Samaritans -
Citizens Advice -
Relate, Relationship counselling -
GamCare – Gambling addiction helpline -
Narcotics Anonymous -
Alcoholics Anonymous -
Self-Care Apps – For information regarding your data privacy, visit