Mending The Gap
Mending The Gap
Katherine Saunders
Your guide to women's mental health research. In each episode, we sit down with the researchers themselves who are working to mend the gender gap in mental health research.This podcast is funded by King's College London and Wellcome’s Institutional Strategic Support Fund. Katherine Saunders is funded by an NIHR Maudsley BRC PhD studentship. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Exploring the interface of physical and mental health in pregnancy with Dr Claire Wilson
In this episode, I talk to Dr Claire Wilson, an MRC funded Clinical Research Training Fellow and PhD student from the Section of Women’s Mental Health at King’s College London about her article titled “Is there an increased risk of perinatal mental disorder in women with gestational diabetes? A systematic review and meta‐analysis.” published in Diabetic Medicine in 2019. Paper discussed:Wilson, C. A., Newham, J., Rankin, J., Ismail, K., Simonoff, E., Reynolds, R. M., ... & Howard, L. M. (2019). Is there an increased risk of perinatal mental disorder in women with gestational diabetes? A systematic review and meta‐analysis. Diabetic Medicine.https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1111/dme.14170Resources:Tommy’s - https://www.tommys.org King’s Health Partners Mind and Body Programme - https://www.kingshealthpartners.org/our-work/mind-and-body Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe!Follow us on twitter for the latest updates @MendTheGapPod and let us know your thoughts on this episode using #MendingTheGapThis podcast is funded by King's College London and Wellcome’s Institutional Strategic Support Fund. Katherine Saunders is funded by an NIHR Maudsley BRC PhD studentship.Music – Artist: Blue Dot Sessions, Track: Slimheart, downloaded from the Free Music Archive.Artwork – Margaux Stockwell, Instagram @margauxstockwell See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
May 24, 2020
23 min
Paternal mental health during the perinatal period with Dr Jill Domoney
Welcome back to Mending the Gap!In the first episode of series 2, I talk to clinical psychologist Dr Jill Domoney who introduces us to the mental health of fathers during the perinatal period, as well as her use of the Delphi technique and the benefits of a whole family approach to mental health.Resources:- Daddy Blues: Postnatal Depression and Fatherhood – Mark Williams- Movember website - https://uk.movember.comDon’t forget to rate, review and subscribe!Follow us on twitter for the latest updates @MendTheGapPod and let us know your thoughts on this episode using #MendingTheGapThis podcast is funded by King's College London and Wellcome’s Institutional Strategic Support Fund. Katherine Saunders is funded by an NIHR Maudsley BRC PhD studentship.Music – Artist: Blue Dot Sessions, Track: Slimheart, downloaded from the Free Music Archive.Artwork – Margaux Stockwell, Find her on Instagram @margauxstockwell See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Apr 27, 2020
30 min
The inaugural international Violence and Abuse Mental Health Network meeting
In the final episode of season one, I take you to the inaugural international Violence and Abuse Mental Health Network meeting. This new network aims to provide a space for violence researchers in low and middle income countries to share their findings, apply for funding and collaborate. You will hear from the researchers themselves about their work, the challenges they face and their hopes for the network.Please be aware that sensitive topics such as domestic violence and human trafficking are discussed in detail in this episode.Support:Domestic violence:- For women: https://www.womensaid.org.uk/  0808 2000 247 National helpline (Freephone 24 hours) - For men: Men’s Advice Line 0808 801 0327 (Freephone Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)- For LGBTQ+ groups: National LGBT Domestic Abuse Freephone Helpline 0800 999 5428  www.galop.org.uk/domesticabuse- Range of resources on Met Police website: https://www.met.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/daa/domestic-abuse/support-helplines/Human trafficking- Modern slavery helpline: https://www.modernslaveryhelpline.org 08000 121 700- Unseen UK: https://www.unseenuk.org/what-we-do/Helpline-&-Resource-Centre - Spot the signs of slavery: https://www.antislavery.org/slavery-today/spot-the-signs-of-slavery/ Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe!Follow us on twitter for the latest updates @MendTheGapPod and let us know your thoughts on this episode using #MendingTheGapThis podcast is funded by King's College London and Wellcome’s Institutional Strategic Support Fund. Katherine Saunders is funded by an NIHR Maudsley BRC PhD studentship.Music – Artist: Blue Dot Sessions, Track: Slimheart, downloaded from the Free Music Archive. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Dec 28, 2019
17 min
Gender equality in the global health workplace with Dr Roxanne Keynejad
In this episode, I talk to Dr Roxanne Keynejad, a Clinical Research Training Fellow from the Section of Women’s Mental Health at King’s College London, about her article titled “Gender equality in the global health workplace: learning from a Somaliland–UK paired institutional partnership” published in BMJ global mental health in 2018. Please be aware that sensitive topics, such as female genital mutilation and intimate partner violence are mentioned in this episode.Paper discussed:Keynejad, R. C., Mekonnen, F. D., Qabile, A., Handuleh, J. I. M., Dahir, M. A., Rabi, M. M. H., ... & Ismail, E. A. (2018). Gender equality in the global health workplace: learning from a Somaliland–UK paired institutional partnership. BMJ global health, 3(6), e001073.https://gh.bmj.com/content/3/6/e001073Support:Female genital mutilation: – https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/female-genital-mutilation-fgm/national-fgm-support-clinics/Intimate partner violence:- For women: https://www.womensaid.org.uk/  0808 2000 247 National helpline (Freephone 24 hours) - For men: Men’s Advice Line 0808 801 0327 (Freephone Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)- For LGBTQ+ groups: National LGBT Domestic Abuse Freephone Helpline 0800 999 5428  www.galop.org.uk/domesticabuse- Range of resources on Met Police website: https://www.met.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/daa/domestic-abuse/support-helplines/Resources:– World economic forum gender gap report – https://www.weforum.org/reports/the-global-gender-gap-report-2018 – A Podcast of One’s Own with Julia Gillard – https://www.kcl.ac.uk/giwl/podcast – Edna Adan Ismail’s Desert Island Disks episode - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b099w3v2 Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe!Follow us on twitter for the latest updates @MendTheGapPod and let us know your thoughts on this episode using #MendingTheGapThis podcast is funded by King's College London and Wellcome’s Institutional Strategic Support Fund. Katherine Saunders is funded by an NIHR Maudsley BRC PhD studentship.Music – Artist: Blue Dot Sessions, Track: Slimheart, downloaded from the Free Music Archive. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Dec 1, 2019
38 min
Mental health research and policy with Ofure Toweh and Dr Sian Oram
In this very special episode, Ofure Toweh, the winner of the IoPPN Youth Award for mental health research and policy, interviews Dr Sian Oram, who is both the head of the Section of Women’s Mental Health at King’s College London and the KCL deputy director of the NIHR mental health policy research unit. Many thanks to Ofure for hosting this episode, to Sian for sharing her thoughts & expertise and to Emma Yapp for helping to produce this episode. Please be aware that sensitive topics, such as modern slavery, domestic violence and sexual violence are discussed in this episode. Support:Domestic violence:- For women: https://www.womensaid.org.uk/  0808 2000 247 National helpline (Freephone 24 hours) - For men: Men’s Advice Line 0808 801 0327 (Freephone Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)Modern slavery:- Modern slavery helpline: https://www.modernslaveryhelpline.org 08000 121 700Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe!Follow us on twitter for the latest updates @MendTheGapPod and let us know your thoughts on this episode using #MendingTheGapThis podcast is funded by King's College London and Wellcome’s Institutional Strategic Support Fund. Katherine Saunders is funded by an NIHR Maudsley BRC PhD studentship.Music – Artist: Blue Dot Sessions, Track: Slimheart, downloaded from the Free Music Archive. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Nov 17, 2019
22 min
Introducing eating disorder research with Rachel Potterton
In this episode, I sit down with Rachel Potterton, a final year PhD student at the Department of Psychological Medicine at King’s College London. Rachel introduces us to the topic of eating disorders and her own research on the importance of a life phase known as ‘emerging adulthood’ in eating disorders. Please be aware that eating disorders are discussed in detail in this episode.Support: - BEAT – https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk Helpline: 08088010677 Youthline: 08088010711 Studentline: 08088010811Resources - BEAT – https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk- FREED service at the Maudsley hospital – https://freedfromed.co.uk- Louis Theroux documentary – Talking to Anorexia – available on BBC iPlayer https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b09d5nk2/louis-theroux-talking-to-anorexia- Hunger by Roxane Gay- Jesy Nelson – Odd One Out - https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07lsr4dDon’t forget to rate, review and subscribe!Follow us on twitter for the latest updates @MendTheGapPod and let us know your thoughts on this episode using #MendingTheGapThis podcast is funded by King's College London and Wellcome’s Institutional Strategic Support Fund. Katherine Saunders is funded by an NIHR Maudsley BRC PhD studentship.Music – Artist: Blue Dot Sessions, Track: Slimheart, downloaded from the Free Music Archive. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Nov 3, 2019
19 min
Women in Mind: Modern Slavery
In this episode, I take you to a very special panel event named Women in Mind: Modern Slavery. This panel event aimed to facilitate discussion on human trafficking and modern slavery, in conjunction with a new art exhibition called Sara Shamma: Modern Slavery, a new series of large-scale portraits by London-based Syrian artist Sara Shamma. Throughout this episode, you will hear from the expert panel discussing issues around modern slavery and the process of creating this incredibly moving exhibition. Please be aware that the subject of modern slavery and human trafficking is discussed in detail throughout this episode. Support:- Modern slavery helpline: https://www.modernslaveryhelpline.org 08000 121 700- Unseen UK: https://www.unseenuk.org/what-we-do/Helpline-&-Resource-Centre - Spot the signs of slavery: https://www.antislavery.org/slavery-today/spot-the-signs-of-slavery/ Resources:- Sara Shamma: Modern Slavery exhibition: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/events/sarashammamodernslavery - Women in mind: https://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/members/special-interest-groups/women-and-mental-health/events #WomenMH @womeninminduk - Helen Bamber Foundation: http://www.helenbamber.org - IoPPN Diversity and Inclusion: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/ioppn/diversity-inclusion @IoPPN_Inclusion- King’s Artists - https://www.kcl.ac.uk/cultural/artists-in-residence @CulturalKings Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe!Follow us on twitter for the latest updates @MendTheGapPod and let us know your thoughts on this episode using #MendingTheGapThis podcast is funded by King's College London and Wellcome’s Institutional Strategic Support Fund. Katherine Saunders is funded by an NIHR Maudsley BRC PhD studentship.Music – Artist: Blue Dot Sessions, Track: Slimheart, downloaded from the Free Music Archive. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Oct 27, 2019
31 min
Introducing perinatal mental health with Dr Karyn Ayre
In this episode I sit down with Dr Karyn Ayre who introduces us to perinatal mental health. We also discuss the fascinating research methods she uses, which involve using natural language processing on the CRIS dataset, to investigate self harm and suicide in the perinatal period. Please be aware that this episode contains detailed discussion on research on self harm and suicide. Support: - Samaritans helpline (24 hours) 116 123- http://www.mind.org.uk- PANDAS foundation http://www.pandasfoundation.org.uk- Action on Postpartum Psychosis - https://www.app-network.org - Maternal OCD https://maternalocd.org - Tommy’s charity https://www.tommys.org Resources - NHS website on mental health problems during pregnancy https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/mental-health-problems-pregnant/- Maternal Mental Health Alliance https://maternalmentalhealthalliance.org- Confidential inquiry into maternal deaths https://www.npeu.ox.ac.uk/mbrrace-uk Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe!Follow us on twitter for the latest updates @MendTheGapPod and let us know your thoughts on this episode using #MendingTheGapThis podcast is funded by King's College London and Wellcome’s Institutional Strategic Support Fund. Katherine Saunders is funded by an NIHR Maudsley BRC PhD studentship.Music – Artist: Blue Dot Sessions, Track: Slimheart, downloaded from the Free Music Archive. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Oct 20, 2019
31 min
Introducing domestic violence research with Dr Kylee Trevillion
In this episode, I sit down with Dr Kylee Trevillion who introduces us to the topic of domestic violence. We also discuss her research on experiences of domestic violence in individuals with mental disorders. Please be aware that this episode contains detailed discussion of domestic violence and abuse research.Support:- For women: https://www.womensaid.org.uk/  0808 2000 247 National helpline (Freephone 24 hours) - For men: Men’s Advice Line 0808 801 0327 (Freephone Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)- For LGBTQ+ groups: National LGBT Domestic Abuse Freephone Helpline 0800 999 5428  www.galop.org.uk/domesticabuse- Range of resources on Met Police website: https://www.met.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/daa/domestic-abuse/support-helplines/Recommendations:- Safelives Spotlight series number 7- http://www.safelives.org.uk/spotlights/spotlight-7-mental-health-and-domestic-abuse\- https://avaproject.org.uk/- Bafta nominated documentary ‘Behind Closed Doors’ - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZS1JSwBNKM Papers discussed:- Trevillion, K., Oram, S., Feder, G., & Howard, L. M. (2012). Experiences of domestic violence and mental disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis. PloS one, 7(12), e51740.- Oram, S., Trevillion, K., Feder, G., & Howard, L. M. (2013). Prevalence of experiences of domestic violence among psychiatric patients: systematic review. The British Journal of Psychiatry, 202(2), 94-99.Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe!Follow us on twitter for the latest updates @MendTheGapPod and let us know your thoughts on this episode using #MendingTheGapThis podcast is funded by King's College London and Wellcome’s Institutional Strategic Support Fund. Katherine Saunders is funded by an NIHR Maudsley BRC PhD studentship.Music – Artist: Blue Dot Sessions, Track: Slimheart, downloaded from the Free Music Archive. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Oct 6, 2019
29 min
Gender bias in mental health research with Professor Louise Howard
In this first episode, I sit down with Professor Louise Howard from the Section of Women’s Mental Health at King’s College London to discuss her journey to researching women’s mental health, gender bias in mental health research and how to continue research in this field in a sustainable way. Don’t forget to rate, review and subscribe!Follow us on twitter for the latest updates @MendTheGapPod and let us know your thoughts on this episode using #MendingTheGapThis podcast is funded by King's College London and Wellcome’s Institutional Strategic Support Fund. Katherine Saunders is funded by an NIHR Maudsley BRC PhD studentship. Music – Artist: Blue Dot Sessions, Track: Slimheart, downloaded from the Free Music Archive. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
Sep 21, 2019
28 min