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Radio 1's Life Hacks Podcast

Honest chat about how the coronavirus outbreak will impact on your life and how you feel right now. Katie and Dr Radha are here to help!

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  • 20.10.2020
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    Radio 1's Life Hacks Podcast - Our Favourite Moments

    Katie and Dr Radha take you through some of their favourite moments from over 150 episodes of the podcast. From Sex Education with Aimee Lou Wood to the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, with plenty of advice in between.

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  • 13.10.2020
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    44:17
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    How can we deal with the biggest challenges we face today?

    Katie and Dr Radha reflect on some of the biggest challenges affecting young people right now. From mental health to the environment, they serve up all sorts of advice for dealing with modern life.

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  • 06.10.2020
    33 MB
    35:14
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    What impact does living with depression have on you and those around you?

    Katie Thistleton and Dr Radha talk to Josh Hartley about his journey with depression. They discuss the impact it had on him and his family and how he was able to recover.

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  • 29.09.2020
    31 MB
    33:19
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    How can I prepare myself for the pandemic in the winter?

    Katie and Dr Radha share advice for dealing with the changing seasons. They chat about how they're feeling and coping strategies for if there is another lockdown.

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  • 22.09.2020
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    36:30
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    How can I make the most of university in 2020?

    Katie and Dr Radha talk to graduate and podcaster Rufaro Faith about making the most of university. They chat about how coronavirus has changed the university experience and share tips for students starting uni this year.

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  • 15.09.2020
    32 MB
    33:51
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    How can I give myself the best chance of getting a new job?

    Katie Thistleton and Dr Radha help you get a job with careers advisor Rachel King. They talk about how much the working landscape has changed and share advice on how to make sure you stand out.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    33:53
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    How should we feel about putting on weight in lockdown?

    Katie Thistleton and Dr Radha discuss how we feel about our bodies after lockdown. They chat about what a healthy relationship with food is like and how to get there yourself.

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  • 09.09.2020
    32 MB
    34:21
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    How can skin conditions affect our self esteem?

    Katie Thistleton and Dr Radha discuss living with a chronic skin condition with Megan Goldberger.Megan had psoriasis since she was nine years old until she featured on BBC 3 show Skin.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    33:38
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    What life lessons should we learn outside of school?

    Katie and Dr Radha discuss the skills and life lessons that we can all learn after school. They chat about everything from persevering through challenges to boosting your self esteem.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    33:10
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    How to cope with exam result emotions

    With exams cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic, it's been an especially stressful time for anyone waiting to get their A-level and GCSE grades. Katie Thistleton and Dr Radha take your questions and discuss how to deal with exam result emotions.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    36:01
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    Giving Back with the Good Guys

    The Good Guys Decorators, Cyle and Nick, share their story with Katie and Dr Radha. They share how they went from time in prison to creating a decorating company that gives back to the community.

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  • 09.09.2020
    35 MB
    37:25
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    Huntington's Disease with Kelly Terranova

    Kelly shares how her Mum's Huntington's Disease diagnosis changed her life with Katie Thistleton and Dr Radha.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    34:33
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    How can I deal with the emotional impact of losing a job?

    Katie and Dr Radha explore the emotional impact of losing a job. They discuss how to talk about it without shame and the practical steps to take to get back on track.

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  • 09.09.2020
    33 MB
    34:41
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    How can we deal with an uncertain future after school?

    Katie and Dr Radha share advice for school leavers on how to deal with an uncertain future.They discuss the importance of routine and what they would tell their younger school leaver self.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    39:09
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    What effect has lockdown had on domestic abuse?

    Katie and Dr Radha talk to UK Says No More's Lyndsey Dearlove about the rise of abuse in lockdown. They discuss the reasons behind the rise, where to go if you are in an abusive relationship and what can you do if you know someone in danger.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    35:36
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    How can I set my own boundaries in the new normal?

    Katie and Dr Radha discuss how to talk about being uncomfortable with the new normal. They chat about the importance of setting your own boundaries and how to deal with agoraphobic feelings.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    What's it like coming out during the coronavirus pandemic?

    Katie and Radha chat to YouTuber Niki Albon about his coming out experience in lockdown. They talk about Niki coming out on his channel and how Pride has compared to his expectations.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Have You Listened to the Reality Tea?

    Looking for something new to listen to while you wait for the next episode of Life Hacks? If you like Life Hacks, you'll love Reality Tea! Join Raj and Pilar for their weekly get together for everyone that loves Reality TV and bring you the latest news and gossip from the celeb world. They've spoken to Jack Fowler about whether influencers should be activists, Charlotte Crosby on her Litty Lockdown birthday, Lauren and Cameron from Love is Blind and many more.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Are antidepressants right for me?

    Katie and Dr Radha discuss some of the misconceptions of taking antidepressants. They also explore why there has been a rise in antidepressant prescriptions since the start of lockdown and Katie shares her personal experiences with medication.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    How can we use music to help our wellbeing in lockdown?

    Katie and Dr Radha are joined by Dr Victoria Williamson to chat about the effect that music can have on our minds.They chat about why we listen to music and how it's helped us through in lockdown.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    How can we use our emotions to create positive change?

    After the death of George Floyd, Katie and Dr Radha chat to Ayeisha Thomas-Smith about how we can use our emotions to create positive change. They discuss the definition of anti-racism and the steps you can take to be better.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    38:44
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    Coronavirus: How can lockdown affect an eating disorder?

    Katie and Radha chat to founder of Jiggsy's Place Laura Hearn about eating disorders in lockdown. They discuss Laura's story, the unique challenges of the last few weeks and where to go if you have a problematic relationship with food.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    31:58
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    What can we learn from our creativity in lockdown?

    Katie and Dr Radha chat about why we’ve been getting creative in lockdown. They talk about the benefits of creativity and what we can do to boost our creativity.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    I've Been There: Dillian Whyte & Knife Crime

    Katie Thistleton meets interim world heavyweight boxing champion Dillian Whyte. Considered one of the best in the world, Dillian aka The Body Snatcher opens up to Katie about his tough upbringing on the streets of Brixton, and surviving gang violence and knife crime. Before becoming a boxer Dillian arrived from Jamaica at the age of 12 and settled with his family in South London. During his teenage years, a growing connection to gangs resulted in him being stabbed three times and shot twice. Seeking an outlet for his aggression and an escape from the streets, Dillian headed to his local boxing gym and hasn’t looked back since. Through grit, determination and a solid support network, Dillian has defied the odds, inspired a nation and won international fights.In the UK thousands of teenagers know someone they would define as a street gang member and many have been the victim of a violent crime. Katie takes Dillian to surprise two budding boxers from different areas in South London. Both have been attending different boxing gyms which give teens an alternative to the ever-present gang affiliations and crime. How do they react when legend Dillian Whyte walks in to their gym?

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  • 09.09.2020
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    I've Been There: Amy Childs & Cosmetic Surgery

    Katie Thistleton meets trail-blazing reality TV star Amy Childs. Since hitting our TV screens in The Only Way Is Essex, Amy Childs has stayed in the media spotlight, and how she looks has always been under scrutiny. Starting at the age of just 18, Amy has undergone several cosmetic surgery treatments and ended up hospitalised after serious problems after one procedure. Many teenagers look up to Amy, who is also a businesswoman and model, but now Amy wants to set the record straight for young people who are considering surgery, because she regrets ALL the cosmetic treatments she’d had over the years.Whether it’s because of the pressures of social media or just to keep up with current trends, many teenagers claim they want cosmetic surgery. Katie takes Amy to surprise teenagers Bailey and Cristabelle who are both determined to have cosmetic surgery when they turn 18. Amy tells them about everything which has gone wrong with the treatments she’s had and why she regrets the decisions she made. Although she understands why they feel so anxious about how they look, Amy says it’s really important it is to think about the possible long term consequences before they get any cosmetic surgery themselves.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    I've Been There: Connor Ball & Anxiety

    Katie Thistleton meets Connor Ball, the bassist of successful boy band, The Vamps. The band has enjoyed a string of chart hits, including their 2017 album Night & Day which pushed Ed Sheeran from the number one slot. However, despite his early success, life hasn't always been easy for Connor. He’s had severe panic attacks on tour and had to cancel several of his appearances because of his anxiety.And Connor is far from being alone: an increasing number of UK teenagers also have a mental health disorder.The Vamps fans Robin, 15, and Taylor, 14, both experience severe anxiety, but through music they are finding ways to manage it. As Robin and Taylor go into a Manchester studio to record an original song together, Katie takes Connor to surprise them and he gives them advice on how they can learn to manage their anxiety and not to worry about it holding them back.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Coronavirus: How can we be kind to ourselves?

    Katie and Dr Radha chat about kindness - the theme of this year's Mental Health Awareness Week. They discuss the importance of being kind to yourself, how to be kinder to others and pick their moments of kindness from lockdown.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Coronavirus: How can I prepare for life after lockdown?

    Katie and Radha are back to discuss how you can prepare for a return to normal life. They chat about why we might feel excited and nervous about life after lockdown and share coping strategies.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    31:37
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    Coronavirus: What's wrong with my sleep in lockdown?

    Katie and Dr Radha chat about the impact of lockdown on your sleep. They discuss the importance of a routine, the reasons why you might be having strange dreams and share tips on getting to sleep.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Coronavirus: How can I budget my money in lockdown?

    Katie and Radha are joined by finance expert Iona Bain to discuss looking after your money in lockdown. They chat about what benefits are available for those in need, how to save money and what to do if you're worried about your financial situation.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Coronavirus: How can my relationship survive the lockdown?

    Katie and Radha are back to talk about the challenges of being in a relationship in lockdown.They discuss how to deal with irritation, the right way to have an argument and share tips for finding your own space at home

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Coronavirus: How do I stay calm during lockdown?

    Katie and Dr Radha are back with help and advice for how to stay calm during lockdown.They talk about identifying the source of anxiety, how to regulate your news intake and grounding techniques when it becomes overwhelming.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Coronavirus: What is the etiquette of video calling?

    Katie and Dr Radha chat to etiquette expert William Hanson about the etiquette of video calling.They talk about whether it's ever okay to show your pet on a video chat, what to do if you walk behind your housemate's conference call and the perfect excuse for ending a conversation.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Coronavirus: How do I stay productive when working from home?

    Katie and Dr Radha chat to productivity expert Graham Alcott about working from home during social distancing.They talk about structuring your day, creating the perfect work-at-home environment and minimising distractions through the day.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Coronavirus: How could school closures affect my mental health?

    Katie and Dr Radha are back with help and advice as schools close across the country.They talk about what we get from the classroom beyond just lessons, and how routines, interaction and a positive mindset can help us stay healthy during the coronavirus pandemic.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Coronavirus: How can I look after my mental heath?

    In the first of a series of Life Hacks podcast specials, Katie and Dr Radha share their personal feelings about the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and talk about ways we can look after our mental health at this time.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Talking About Loss with Beth French

    Beth French shares how she learnt to talk about loss after the death of her mother with Katie Thistleton and Dr Radha.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Being Deaf-Blind with Alexandra Adams

    Alexandra Adams shares her experiences of being legally registered deaf and blind with Katie Thistleton and Dr Radha.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    29:02
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    Borderline Personality Disorder with Kate Weston

    Kate Weston shares her Borderline Personality Disorder story with Katie Thistleton and Dr Radha.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Baking and Therapy with Candice Brown

    Former Bake Off winner Candice Brown talks about her PTSD and clinical depression diagnosis. She shares how baking helped her recovery with Katie Thistleton and Dr Radha.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    33:59
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    Surviving Surgery with Michelle Elman

    Michelle has been through 15 surgeries for various conditions in her life. She shares her story with Katie Thistleton and Dr Radha.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    32:22
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    Going Sober with Millie Gooch

    Millie Gooch from Sober Girl Society hacked her life to make it better when she gave up drinking. She shares her story with Katie Thistleton and Dr Radha.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Gender Identity and Mental Health with Izzy Joan

    Izzy was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder and has experienced microaggressions about her sexuality throughout her life. She shares her story with Katie Thistleton and Dr Radha.

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  • 09.09.2020
    28 MB
    30:11
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    Donating Blood with Ethan Spibey

    Ethan discovered he couldn't donate blood before he hacked his life to make it better. He shares his story with Katie Thistleton and Dr Radha.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    36:02
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    Surviving Knife Crime with Natalie Queiroz

    Natalie Queiroz shares her story of surviving a knife attack with Katie Thistleton and Dr Radha.

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  • 09.09.2020
    34 MB
    36:18
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    Male Suicide with Ben West

    Ben West shares the story of his brother's suicide with Katie Thistleton and Dr Radha.

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  • 09.09.2020
    30 MB
    32:06
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    Autism with Krysia Waldock

    Krysia Waldock shares her autism story with Katie Thistleton and Dr Radha.

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  • 09.09.2020
    29 MB
    31:12
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    Dyslexia with Chloe Holland

    Chloe Holland grew up with dyslexia before she hacked her life to make it better. She shares her story with Katie Thistleton and Dr Radha.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Surviving Burns with Justyn Hollett

    Justyn suffered third degree burns when he was a child. He shares his story with Katie Thistleton and Dr Radha.

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  • 09.09.2020
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    Post Natal Depression with Emelie Hryhoruk

    Emelie Hryhoruk suffered with Post Natal Depression before she hacked her life to make it better. She shares her story with Katie Thistleton and Dr Radha.

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