The Kind Place

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By: British Red Cross

The Kind Place is an audio series brought to you by the British Red Cross. Series 2 “We are VOICES” is produced by refugees and people seeking asylum in the UK. They bring you into their lives to share the challenges they face and speak up for change. It was made by The VOICES Network, in collaboration with The British Red Cross and supported by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. _ Series 1 “The Loneliness Line” explores loneliness through a series of phone conversations between those experiencing it. People from across the UK shares what it really means to be lonely and what they’...

Series 2: We Are VOICES
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An audio series produced by refugees and people seeking asylum in the UK. Made by the VOICES Network in collaboration with the British Red Cross and supported by players of People's Postcode Lottery.


Episode 6: "I was told one thing: if you’re hurt, you never show it, and you just get on with it"
#6
12/16/2020

Two football players from different generations talk about how sport can be used to connect - and about the different attitudes towards masculinity and mental health across generations. Neville Southall played as a goalkeeper for Everton and Wales in the 1980s and 90s, winning two league titles, two FA Cups, and a European Cup Winner’s Cup. Kian is a 17-year-old sixth form student and football coach from South London. He works with Football Beyond Borders, running football and education projects to support disadvantaged young people in his community.


Episode 5: “Think of me as the person that I'm telling you I am”
#5
12/02/2020

In this episode, Laura and Phil meet up to talk through their experiences of being transgender, and of homelessness in society. Together they share how they are working to get their voices heard in a society that often does not understand. We’ve set up a Loneliness Line to hear from people around the country and create conversations that connect. We’re looking for more people to join this conversation - if you would like to get involved, please send us a message in confidence to 07593 220510 with your name and number and we’ll get back to you. New British Red Cr...


Episode 4: "I do find it hard now to balance out being me and being mum"
#4
11/18/2020

In this episode, Ifeoma and Hazel meet up to talk through their experiences of becoming a mum for the first time, and how that shift in identity can lead to a loss of a sense of self, but also change life for the better. Ifeoma has been shielding since the start of the pandemic. We’ve set up a Loneliness Line to hear from people around the country and create conversations that connect.  We’re looking for more people to join this conversation - if you would like to get involved, please send us a message in confidence to 07593 220510 with...


Episode 3: "I was so desperate to meet people, I didn't want to tell anybody I was lonely"
#3
11/04/2020

In this episode, two young women - Tigest and Reb - discuss their experiences of not fitting in and feeling like an outsider, and the positive steps they have taken to take back control of their own lives. We’ve set up a Loneliness Line to hear from people around the country and create conversations that connect.  We’re looking for more people to join this conversation - if you would like to get involved, please send us a message in confidence to 07593 220510 with your name and number and we’ll get back to you. For more ideas and suppor...


Episode 2: “Can you feel better when you’ve lost someone that you'd loved?”
#2
10/21/2020

Episode 2 of The Kind Place podcast series explores the theme of grief and loss. We hear from Dreane who lives alone in Worcestershire with her two Yorkshire terriers, and Carol who lives near Newcastle in the North East. Carol and Dreane discuss their experiences of dealing with grief and talk about how the loss of a loved one can spark feelings of loneliness and isolation. We’ve set up a Loneliness Line to hear from people around the country and create conversations that connect.  We’re looking for more people to join this conversation - if you would like to g...


Episode 1: “Loneliness does not necessarily mean being alone”
#1
10/07/2020

How can you feel alone when surrounded by people? Episode 1 of our podcast series explores the themes of purpose and belonging. We hear from Amtul, a refugee from India living in Bradford, and Ore, an MBA student from Nigeria living in Newcastle. Amtul and Ore discuss their experiences of isolation when living in a foreign country - and how volunteering has helped them connect. *Amtul is a Voices Ambassador and Ore volunteers with the British Red Cross to support people living with disabilities.