Catch Up With Cat
Catch Up With Cat
About Catch Up With Cat
Catch Up with Cat helps you look after yourself – physically and emotionally. Host Cat Harvey welcomes a series of special guests offering their tips and advice, along with some special mentions to people going above and beyond during this difficult time. For information and advice visit clearyourhead.scot. Created in association with the Scottish Government.
Scotland’s Chef Gary McLean winner of Masterchef, The Professionals 2016 will prove cooking doesn’t have to be difficult with some great tips for mastering the basics. Doctor Punham Krishan is back with some comforting words for parents who’re feeling under pressure and will be using her own experiences as a mother of two to explain how to stay on top of everything and not feel overwhelmed. Former Scottish International basketball player Keiron Achara is a proud supporter of the theory that physical activity is an important factor in supporting your mental health. Inspiring chat from a former Pro athlete who says it’s never too late to start!
• M.T O’Donnell from The Pink Wheelbarrow will be explaining how gardening can be good for the mind and body and has brilliant tips for growing your own herbs even if you live in top floor flat. Kylie Reid is a good EGG, what is that? You’ll have to tune in and see, she’s formed a whole online community of nice people sharing helpful advice. A smashing idea if your brain is fried! Plus Michelle Evans, Wellbeing Officer for the SPFA is used to tackling the tricky subject of mental health issues with Footballers. Find out what her advice is, particularly for young men, who have never talked about their feelings before.
Week 6 of NHS Couch to 5k with Personal Trainer Robin Haggart and listener volunteer Craig Donald. Mischa Botting, a Russian born sport psychologist, former ballet dancer and a practitioner of mindfulness also joins Cat to share his tips and insights. Plus Tony McLaren from Breathing Space is back to help us destress.
Monday Motivation with Choreographer Chris Stuart Wilson, who specialises in classes for Dementia Patients and Vulnerable Groups. Consultant Psychiatrist Doctor John Mitchell offers some helping solutions if you are feeling anxious or worried about going back outside now that the restrictions are being eased. Plus little acts of kindness can make a BIG difference and Laura Beveridge talks about what Kindness Wave is on Twitter.
Gemma Lumsdaine, a para-athlete shares her motivational tales and tells us how keeping active is so important during lockdown. Lizanne Lambie Thomson from the UK Theatre School shows how creativity helps the mental health of children and has some brilliant challenges to try with all the family including making your own fun mini-movie with the kids directing.
Chef Craig Wilson is back with some brilliant tips on creating zero waste and he will even make a fabulous sauce from the dregs of jars in your store cupboard. Primary School Teacher Neil Innes is back with brilliant advice for parents that are struggling with home-schooling and has top tips on teaching kids life skills and outdoor learning. Plus it’s time to unwind with Scottish Murmers, an ASMR artist bound to give you the relaxing tingles before bedtime who has over a quarter of a million followers to her youtube channel designed to help you relax and fall asleep.
Mum of three Vicki Leaver tells us all about Parent Club, why she is so involved and all the tips and advice you can learn and share on the site. Kim Leadbetter talks about the Connection Coalition, formed to provide help to those who are isolating or apart from their loved ones. Plus Maria Jackson, Clinical Director of The Spark, Scotland’s longest established counselling and mental health support charity, has some great advice on coping with the challenges we are all facing.
Week 5 of NHS Couch to 5k with Personal Trainer Robynn Haggart and listener volunteer Craig Donald, the engineer who last ran 20 years ago in cross country at school! We also have a new recruit! Archie Mills and mum Sheena talk about how they are coping with so much time at home and Archie also shared his tips on how to survive the lock-down. Plus we hear from Dave Ross from SAMH who works with their Evergreen Service in Fife and tells us how they use gardening and nature to help people recover from mental health problems.
Motivation with Pilates coach Mori Christian who has brilliant stretches for people working from home stuck on laptops and also the perfect exercise for anyone wanting a ‘BUBBLE BUTT’. Dunfermline goal-keeper Owain Fon Williams tells us how art and painting helps clear his head. Plus Catherine Cassidy from Scottish Ballet talks about a programme which can benefit everyone, no need for tights, any dance skills or doing the splits.
Lee Craigie, the Active Nation Commissioner and part of The Adventure Syndicate, offers advice on how to exercise from home and how sport can connect us even though we are apart. As it’s Mental Health Awareness Week Cat talks to the Scottish Minister for Mental Health Clare Haughey.
Cafe owner and author Jess Dennison shares great recipes to boost the immune system. Cat’s Dad, 85-year old Bobby Harvey who has recently become an internet sensation playing his fiddle on his doorstep for the NHS Thursday clap, tells us what it is like to be one of the shielded, gives advice for anyone with an elderly relative and takes a wander down memory lane including a gig he once played on the QE2 with forty topless Brazilian dancers. Plus we hear about the new digital self-help tool from the Samaritans
Kevin MacLeod from Funbox has a sing-a-long for the kids and big kids alike and tells us why interacting with music is so great for keeping children happy. Cat Hepburn a Scriptwriter, spoken word artist and educator who is behind a new Lockdown poem voiced by real people from all over Scotland, talks about how writing can be a great release for your feelings and why we should never be scared to try. Plus as it’s Mental Health Awareness Week Cat speaks with Tiny Changes Charity, which was started in memory of Frightened rabbit frontman Scott Hutchieson.
Now in week 4 of the NHS Couch to 5k, Craig Donald and Personal Trainer Robynn Haggart give an update on how the challenge is going. Author and illustrator Debi Gliori who created Bookbug for the Scottish Book Trust talks about the importance of books and how they can create wonderful family bonds. We learn how Lead Scotland’s Fife Befriending Project is helping adults who feel isolated, disconnected and lonely. Plus we hear how one restaurant in Glasgow - G.W.R is now serving over 1,000 free meals a day to NHS staff, keyworkers and the elderly.
Sue Gyford from Jog Scotland explains their new Learn to Run and Walk for fitness programmes. Doctor Punam Krishan, a GP and a mum, has advice on family health and wellbeing through lifestyle medicine. Plus Julie Cameron, Director of Programmes talks about the Mental Health Foundation and how they can help.
Chef Mark Greenaway from Grazing joins Cat to help create a simple family dish designed to boost the immune System, mind and body. MSP Christina McKelvie, Minister for Older People and Equalities discusses the importance of connections and how little chats can lead to talking about big issues. Psychiatrist Doctor John Mitchell is back with some brilliant tips on routines to help you sleep and some general advice on sleep management.
Rory Crawford from RSPB Glasgow talks about Breakfast Birdwatch and why using all our senses to appreciate nature is good for our mental health. Kirsten Urquhart from YOUNG SCOT, talks about what her organisation has been doing to help young people cope and explains some of the fun to be had in the newly created YOUNG SCOT CHALLENGES. Plus award winning Author Jenny Colgan explains why a good book is the perfect way to unwind at the end of the day.
Craig discusses how his training is going on the NHS Couch to 5k challenge and Personal Trainer Robynn Haggart offers some new advice. Anne Gallagher from Luminate, Scotland’s creative ageing organisation talks about a fabulous programme of films for people on their own at home or in care homes. Plus to celebrate International Nurses Day, Alan Logan, a resuscitation nurse who works at a children’s hospital, talks about why, despite all the stresses and strains, he still loves his job.
Personal Trainer and nutrition expert Kirsteen Innes offers advice on keeping fit at home and starting the day with healthy food. Dave Devenny from Fathers Network Scotland talks about the challenges currently facing parents, in particular dads. Plus Toni Groundwater from See Me talks about the importance of sharing your problems.
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