Welcome to the Veterans' Growth podcast. Join us for interviews and chat about veterans' issues and journeys towards better mental health.

Welcome to the Veterans' Growth podcast. Join us for interviews and chat about veterans' issues and journeys towards better mental health.

In this special series of Podcasts, Nick from the Veterans' Growth Podcast team, a Veteran himself We were incredibly fortunate to be able to speak to Sally Galloway who is a nutritionist. Sally has:

Diploma Naturopathic Nutrition Dip NT - College of Naturopathic Medicine London CN

Is a Member of BANT (British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy)

Is registered with the CNHC (Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council).

Spent fifteen years as a professional chef

Sally’s views are based on a wealth of knowledge and experience. She specialises in digestive wellness, food allergies, anxiety issues, stress, hormones, immunity, healthy cooking and genetic testing.

Sally can be found at www.sallygallowaynutrition.co.uk

There are a multitude of views on nutrition. In this podcast Sally provides a holistic view with advice that will undoubtedly support veterans and their mental health.

Food is often underrated and is very important to mental health and wellbeing. With a little knowledge a person can eat healthy and well.

In this special series of Podcasts, Nick from the Veterans' Growth Podcast team, a Veteran himself ,talks to both veterans and organisations that are there to help. Nick often asks the hard question and get the facts needed to help our veterans community.

Here at Veterans' Growth in our podcasts we are keen to offer a wider perspective of alternatives to veterans so that they can make informed choices or use the information from our podcast guests as a good starting point to increase their knowledge.

We are very fortunate to have had the opportunity to speak with Karen LAWTON. Karen is a herbalist and one half of the Seed SistAs ( www.sensorysolutions.co.uk ).

Herbal medicine (also Herbalism) is the study of medicinal drugs obtained from plants or other natural sources and the use of medicinal plants. Plants have been the basis for medical treatments through most of human history, and such traditional medicine is still widely practiced today.

In the podcast, Karen speaks about the importance of herbal medicine and the positive impact it can have on a person either as a stand-alone or in addition to pharmaceutical medicine.

The Seed SistAs believe that a positive shift occurs in each person that is educated about the harvesting and utilisation of herbal medicine. Herbalism is a system that takes the pressure off the NHS by empowering people to treat their minor ailments with abundantly growing herbs and a system that builds healthy communities by connecting people to their local plants, to each other, good health and the beautiful Earth.

Karen says " Open your senses to a world waiting to meet you. Right outside your door are hundreds of herbal friends that can open you up and connect you to a supportive web that never leaves your side, all you have to do is listen closely. Plant medicine is all around us, it is of the ancestors and of our future. We cannot turn our back on nature, we can choose to evolve and to become Nature’s advocates and protectors. "

Karen as part of the Seed SistAs has an on-line shop and is the co-author of " The Sensory Herbal Handback ". She has an incredible knowledge of herbal medicine and is in private practice.

In this special series of Podcasts, Nick from the Veterans' Growth Podcast team, a Veteran himself ,talks to both CEO Jason Stevens and head of Horticulture Sarah Wilson.

Jason is a Veterans himself who has suffered and continues to suffer with his own mental health issues and Sarah his partner and Head of Horticulture who has so much experience in the horticultural world.

They have both given so much to Veterans' Growth, that Nick decided that to celebrate 1 Year at the new site so wanted to interview them both.

There are some people and companies thanked in this podcast but as Sarah said "you will always miss people" so please look at the news letter for a full list.

I hope you enjoy listening to this as much as I enjoyed asking them questions and putting them on the spot.

After 1 Year at the new site the change is amazing please follow them on social media to see the change almost weekly.

Sign up to the news letter at www.veteransgrowth.org

We are running a Project in 2021 which you can support Here

In this special series of Podcasts, Nick from the Veterans' Growth Podcast team, a Veteran himself ,talks to both veterans and organisations that are there to help. Nick often asks the hard question and get the facts needed to help our veterans community.

In this episode Nick talks to Dr Sophie BOSTOCK from The Sleep Scientist who is a sleep evangelist. Nick discusses with Sophie the importance of sleep and key facts that will make a significant difference to a person's sleep habits.

Sophie has appeared on national television, in multiple podcasts and also on national radio. She also works with numerous organisations to assist their staff in increased productivity through better sleep. She is engaging, enthusiastic and incredibly knowledgeable .

This information is for everyone, veteran and non veteran alike, as the subject of sleep affects us all!

We pride ourselves that these interviews are not scripted and that Nick will always try and get the best and most helpful information for you.

If you are effected in anyway you can contact us through our website Veterans' Growth and we can provide assistance.

We will always say if there is a danger to LIFE Call 999 for assistance.

Dr Sophie BOSTOCK can be found through her website HERE

We are running a Project in 2021 which you can support Here

In this special series of Podcasts, Nick from the Veterans' growth Podcast team a Veteran himself talks to both veterans and organisations that are there to help. Nick often asks the hard question and get the facts needed to help our veterans community.

In this episode Nick talks to Megan French and Andy Stubbs from the NHS South East TiLS, Nick asks questions that will help guide a veterans towards the service and what help you can expect for the TiLS teams nationally.

This interview is an informal discussion with two members of the TILS & CTS team, there are some personal opinions and comments throughout. If you would like any further information on these services please contact us on the above/below details.

This information is for everyone

You may come across a veteran in need through work or life and this information comes in useful for everybody.

We pride ourselves that these interviews are not scripted and that Nick will always try and get the best and most helpful information for you.

If you are effected in anyway you can contact us through our website Veterans' Growth and we can provide assistance.

We will always say if there is a danger to LIFE Call 999 for assistance.

You may also find these numbers of use :-

London and South East service Call 020 3317 6818 or Email cim-tr.veteranstilservice-lse@nhs.net

North of England TIL service: call 0303 123 1145 or email vwals@nhs.net

Midlands and East of England TIL service: call 0300 323 0137 or email mevs.mhm@nhs.net

South Central and South West of England TIL service: call 0300 365 0300 or email sc.veterans@nhs.net or awp.swveterans@nhs.net

Samaritans 116 123 Free

Mind 0300 123 3393

In this special series of Podcast, Nick from the Veterans' growth Podcast team a Veteran himself talks to both veterans and organisations that are there to help. Nick often asks the hard question and get the facts needed to help our veterans community.

In this episode Nick talks to two veterans, Tam and Clem, both with different experiences in their journeys towards treatment. The answers you hear are personal to each veteran and are raw open and honest.

We pride ourselves that these interviews are not scripted and that the replies you hear are in the moment.

Look out for the next episode in the series when Nick talks to the NHS Veterans' Mental Health Transition, Intervention and Liaison service (TiLS) who are referenced in this interview.

Well everyone with things changing on a daily basis, I thought I should wait a while before an update is given and here it is.

I Understand people like to take themselves for a walk or in the garden at this time to listen to there podcasts and get there exercise, so I will ensure we have many more of these lined up

Here is a Speech that was given by Sarah my Partner at a recent NHS Armed Forces Network event, I have to say this was all Sarah and I never got sight of what was being said until it was delivered to the 300+ audience. She must have touched a few nerves but it needed to be said and for this she makes no apologies.

 

This is Sarah's story about living with a Partner with PTSD.

A update on Veterans' Growth and my own state of mind, we have been going from strength to strength over the last few months. I appreciate everyones effort and thank you all for your help to succeed.

Let's make 2019 the year for Veterans' Growth.

Let's make 2019 the year for Veterans' Growth, we have had massively busy start to the year so hear a little about what's going on and who has been supporting this great venture.

Happy New Year just a short one to let you all know i am alive and a little about whats going on.

Jason, the founder of Veterans' Growth introduces himself and talks about a few things on his mind this week. These podcasts will be adhoc as and when he gets a chance to upload them. Come and listen to see how things are going within the charity and what's affecting Jason this week.

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