Resources Podcasts Podcasts POhWER has launched a podcast series called Voices Heard, Lives Empowered to give a voice to vulnerable people who might otherwise not be heard, highlight key issues we identify through our work and include self-help resources. Our podcast includes a Hidden Voices: Covid-19 mini-series where we hear from people and organisations whose contribution may be going unnoticed at this time. In these thought-provoking conversations people talk openly about the challenges they have faced and what POhWER and wider society can do to help. Scroll down to listen now, or subscribe to us on Soundcloud, Apple, Spotify or YouTube. Hidden Voices: COVID 19 Advocate Stories Self Help Tools Mental Health Equality and Diversity By Your Side Since 1996 Suicide Awareness Hidden Voices: Covid-19: Episode 1: The Carer Donna Ingham talks about caring for her husband Episode 2: Cruse Bereavement Service Jo, a volunteer with Cruse Bereavement discusses the effects of COVID on the grieving process and what challenges Cruse faces when supporting individuals Episode 3: Juno Women’s Aid Barbara & Jennifer discuss how COVID has affected the domestic abuse of women and children Episode 4: Mental Capacity Act and COVID-19 testing Episode 5: Cared for person Episode 7: Dave Chawner (comedian/author/mental health campaigner) Advocate Stories: Amanda Sonia Emma Self Help Tools NHS Complaints Advocacy Voices Heard, Lives Empowered · NHS Complaints Advocacy Mental Capacity Act: An introduction The Mental Health Act: An introduction Mental Health: World Bipolar Day 2021 POhWER speak to Chloe Evans, an advocate who has bipolar affective disorder. We discuss her diagnosis, reaching crisis point, advocacy support, becoming a mother and what support is available for people affected by Bipolar. Equality and Diversity: Race Equality Week POhWER talk to Rhyana Ebank-Babb, an Independent Advocate and chair of POhWER's anti-racism network group By Your Side Since 1996: Tim Anfilogoff: POhWER speak to Tim Anfilogoff, who worked as the advocacy development worker for Hertfordshire County Council in 1992 and he was vital to the founding of POhWER. He speaks about the need for POhWER, his role in forming POhWER, why POhWER is unique and makes him proud of being apart of it. Isabella Rutter: Isabella Rutter was the empowerment support worker for the people who use advocacy group and was very influential in the beginnings of POhWER. We speak about what life was like for people with learning disabilities and mental ill health in 1996, how and why she became involved with POhWER and why she is proud of being part of the organization. Suicide Awareness: Bridges of Hope: Rocco Hawkins is the founder of Bridges of Hope. We speak about the Bridges of Hope campaign, why he started it and the impact it has made. Call Handler: Kelvin Witt is employed by POhWER as a first responder in Hertfordshire. We discuss his role, supporting callers with the suicide feelings and how he manages his own wellbeing.