Take A Minute [Mindful March] [Radio Ulster]

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A Pause For Thought20210317As part of our Mindful March season, we’re taking a short pause each day on BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Radio Foyle to consider our mental wellbeing. 60 seconds to hear about the things that bring you a little relief and joy. People from all across N Ireland will be sharing their tips, tricks, places and things that make them smile. Support 2gether is a Tyrone charity which supports families living with ante or post-natal depression and anxiety. Today co-founder Una Leonard shares some of what she has taken from the past 12 months and reminds us just how well parents have been doing during lockdown.

Una Leonard reminds us how well parents have been doing during lockdown.

Mental health programming for the month of March.

A Return To Normality20210331As part of our Mindful March season, we're taking a short pause each day on BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Radio Foyle to consider our mental wellbeing. 60 seconds to hear about the things that bring you a little relief and joy. People from all across N Ireland and beyond will be sharing their tips, tricks, places and things that make them smile. By-day Brian Kirker is a coach and the club secretary for 22nd Old Boys and Ladies FC, and by-night he is a ‘coachbuilder', working full time nightshifts. Today Brian shares just some of the things that have been bringing him happiness, and what he's looking forward to in the – hopefully – near future…

Brian Kirker looks forward to football and things returning to normal.

Mental health programming for the month of March.

Aiming For The Stars20210302As part of our Mindful March season, we’re taking a short pause each day on BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Radio Foyle to consider our mental wellbeing. 60 seconds to hear about the things that bring you a little relief and joy. People from all across N Ireland will be sharing their tips, tricks, places and things that make them smile. Today North West based photographer Patryk Sadowski on how capturing the night sky brings him joy.

North West photographer Patryk Sadowski on how capturing the night sky brings him joy.

Mental health programming for the month of March.

And I Will Play20210312As part of our Mindful March season, we’re taking a short pause each day on BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Radio Foyle to consider our mental wellbeing. 60 seconds to hear about the things that bring you a little relief and joy. People from all across N Ireland and beyond will be sharing their tips, tricks, places and things that make them smile. Today multi-instrumentalist Aileen McKenna - who makes music under the name This Ship Argo - on what brings her happiness

Multi-instrumentalist Aileen McKenna on the joy of music.

Mental health programming for the month of March.

Changing Of The Seasons20210311As part of our Mindful March season, we’re taking a short pause each day on BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Radio Foyle to consider our mental wellbeing. 60 seconds to hear about the things that bring you a little relief and joy. People from all across N Ireland will be sharing their tips, tricks, places and things that make them smile. Today, Senior Ranger at Lagan Valley Regional Park, Dan Clarke on how hope can come with the changing of the seasons.

Park Ranger Dan Clarke sees hope in the changing seasons.

Mental health programming for the month of March.

Class Mates20210313As part of our Mindful March season, we’re taking a short pause each day on BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Radio Foyle to consider our mental wellbeing. 60 seconds to hear about the things that bring you a little relief and joy. People from all across N Ireland will be sharing their tips, tricks, places and things that make them smile. Today talented amateur footballer and student Lewis Spring shares his thoughts on on-line study and returning to the pitch…

Amateur footballer and student Lewis Spring shares what brings him joy.

Mental health programming for the month of March.

Cold Water20210306As part of our Mindful March season, we’re taking a short pause each day on BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Radio Foyle to consider our mental wellbeing. 60 seconds to hear about the things that bring you a little relief and joy. People from all across N Ireland and beyond will be sharing their tips, tricks, places and things that make them smile. Today surfer, scientist, writer and more Easkey Britton, shares her thoughts on the power of cold water and the importance to her of ritual

Easkey Britton on the importance of ritual and the power of cold water.

Mental health programming for the month of March.

People from all across N Ireland will be sharing their tips, tricks, places and things that make them smile.

The tips and tricks, places and things that bring us a little joy.

Crashing Waves And Calm Breath20210318As part of our Mindful March season, we're taking a short pause each day on BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Radio Foyle to consider our mental wellbeing. 60 seconds to hear about the things that bring you a little relief and joy. People from all across N Ireland and beyond will be sharing their tips, tricks, places and things that make them smile. With a focus on ‘breath-work' David Toney has been training, teaching and working in the Martial Arts for over 36 years. He says his life was turned around when he started his first Ju-Jitsu class, and today he shares just two of the things which brings him some happiness, comfort and calm

David Toney shares the positives of the martial art of Kata.

Mental health programming for the month of March.

Delivering Kindness20210308As part of our Mindful March season, we’re taking a short pause each day on BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Radio Foyle to consider our mental wellbeing. 60 seconds to hear about the things that bring you a little relief and joy. People from all across N Ireland will be sharing their tips, tricks, places and things that make them smile. Today we hear from Steve McDowell, on how lockdown meant more work, but more opportunities for kindness too…

Postman Steve McDowell helps deliver more than just mail.

Mental health programming for the month of March.

Good Friends20210304As part of our Mindful March season, we’re taking a short pause each day on BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Radio Foyle to consider our mental wellbeing. 60 seconds to hear about the things that bring you a little relief and joy. People from all across N Ireland will be sharing their tips, tricks, places and things that make them smile. Today Irish Rugby player and NHS Doctor Claire McLaughlin tells us how sharing your troubles with those close to you can help lighten the load.

How sharing struggles with friends and family helps Claire McLaughlin.

Mental health programming for the month of March.

People from all across N.Ireland will be sharing their tips, tricks, places and things that make them smile.

The tips and tricks, places and things that bring us a little joy.

Helping Others20210330As part of our Mindful March season, we're taking a short pause each day on BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Radio Foyle to consider our mental wellbeing. Sixty seconds to hear about the things that bring you a little relief and joy.

Claire Clarke was a supply teacher when lockdown began just over a year ago. Claire has lived in Peru, trained to be a teacher in Luton, lived in England for 10 years and is now living back in Northern Ireland. Claire has ‘a fairly unhealthy obsession with DIY and crafting' and volunteers with Downpatrick and County Down Railway. It was helping others during lockdown which brought Claire extra purpose.

Claire Clarke shares how helping others has brought extra purpose during lockdown.

Mental health programming for the month of March.

Lockdown Baby20210325As part of our Mindful March season, we're taking a short pause each day on BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Radio Foyle to consider our mental wellbeing. 60 seconds to hear about the things that bring you a little relief and joy. People from all across Northern Ireland and beyond will be sharing their tips, tricks, places and things that make them smile. Today we hear from Damian McIlroy a luthier and musician from Belfast. Lockdown has been no quiet affair for Damian, who amidst the arrival of his second child, still manages to find some time to reflect…

Luthier, Damian McIlroy finds time to reflect amidst the arrival of his lockdown baby.

Mental health programming for the month of March.

Morning Walks20210324As part of our Mindful March season, we're taking a short pause each day on BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Radio Foyle to consider our mental wellbeing. 60 seconds to hear about the things that bring you a little relief and joy. People from all across N Ireland and beyond will be sharing their tips, tricks, places and things that make them smile.
Passionate about levelling the playing field for female and under-represented artists, today we hear from Francesca O'Connor an artist manager and music publicist from Belfast who strives to break down the geographical boundary between NI and London. Francesca became self-employed in the middle of a pandemic and with many projects on at once, has found some things to help reduce anxiety and stress...

Music manager Francesca O\u2019Connor shares her tips for managing anxiety and stress.

Mental health programming for the month of March.

As part of our Mindful March season, we're taking a short pause each day on BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Radio Foyle to consider our mental wellbeing. 60 seconds to hear about the things that bring you a little relief and joy.
People from all across N.Ireland will be sharing their tips, tricks, places and things that make them smile.

The tips and tricks, places and things that bring us a little joy.

Mountain Views20210316As part of our Mindful March season, we’re taking a short pause each day on BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Radio Foyle to consider our mental wellbeing. 60 seconds to hear about the things that bring you a little relief and joy. People from all across N Ireland and beyond will be sharing their tips, tricks, places and things that make them smile. Janet Muller has walked in the Pyrenees, the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco, and peaks across Wales, England and Ireland. She has walked with both the Wee Binnians Hillwalking Club and the Mourne Ramblers and today shares the joy of reaching the top of the climb, and the importance of avoiding unnecessary risk for you… and others!

Janet Muller shares the joy of magnificent mountain walks.

Mental health programming for the month of March.

People from all across N Ireland will be sharing their tips, tricks, places and things that make them smile.

The tips and tricks, places and things that bring us a little joy

New Appreciations20210320As part of our Mindful March season, we're taking a short pause each day on BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Radio Foyle to consider our mental wellbeing. 60 seconds to hear about the things that bring you a little relief and joy. People from all across N Ireland and beyond will be sharing their tips, tricks, places and things that make them smile. Dino Cafolla is Production Manager for Belsonic, and the Limelight venues in Belfast. With a crucial role in the entertainment industry, lockdown for Dino has been a huge change, but there have been positives along the way.

Production Manager Dino Cafolla on appreciating new things in a difficult year.

Mental health programming for the month of March.

As part of our Mindful March season, we're taking a short pause each day on BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Radio Foyle to consider our mental wellbeing. 60 seconds to hear about the things that bring you a little relief and joy.
People from all across N.Ireland will be sharing their tips, tricks, places and things that make them smile.

The tips and tricks, places and things that bring us a little joy

One Year20210323As part of our Mindful March season, we're taking a short pause each day on BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Radio Foyle to consider our mental wellbeing. 60 seconds to hear about the things that bring you a little relief and joy. People from all across N Ireland and beyond will be sharing their tips, tricks, places and things that make them smile.
Carrickfergus Academy Head of Music, Susan Walters, is looking forward to teaching music back in the classroom, and today she shares some of her thoughts on life since everything changed on year ago.

Music Teacher Susan Walters reflects on a year of Lockdown.

Mental health programming for the month of March.

Positive Energy20210327As part of our Mindful March season, we're taking a short pause each day on BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Radio Foyle to consider our mental wellbeing. 60 seconds to hear about the things that bring you a little relief and joy. People from all across N Ireland and beyond will be sharing their tips, tricks, places and things that make them smile.
Aaron Crawford is a singer, rapper and recording artist who is studying a HNC in Music Production at the North West Regional College. Aaron shares what he has been missing, what he's looking forward to, and what has been bringing him some happiness and joy over the past year.

Recording artist Aaron Crawford shares what has been bringing him some happiness and joy

Mental health programming for the month of March.

Puppy Power20210322As part of our Mindful March season, we're taking a short pause each day on BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Radio Foyle to consider our mental wellbeing. 60 seconds to hear about the things that bring you a little relief and joy. People from all across N Ireland and beyond will be sharing their tips, tricks, places and things that make them smile. Creator of paintings that move between realism and abstraction, award winning, professional artist – and chair of Newry Arts Society – Cora Harrington shares her thoughts on what has been bringing her some happiness this year

Artist Cora Harrington shares how a new arrival brought joy to her world.

Mental health programming for the month of March.

Radio Reset20210319As part of our Mindful March season, we're taking a short pause each day on BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Radio Foyle to consider our mental wellbeing. 60 seconds to hear about the things that bring you a little relief and joy. People from all across N Ireland and beyond will be sharing their tips, tricks, places and things that make them smile. Kwa Daniels is a music loving DJ & creative who has worked alongside the public, private and community sectors for over 20 years. He is CEO of Bounce Culture which celebrates music, people, diversity and creativity. He has worked alongside the likes of Emmy nominee Hannah Peel to critically acclaimed multi-instrumentalist Kaidi Tatham and has curated, produced, and directed events for attendees across U.K, Ireland, Europe, as well as East & West Africa. Today he shares how family time and radio have brought happiness, joy and calm

Kwame Daniels shares how radio and family have helped through a turbulent year.

Mental health programming for the month of March.

Run Like The Gate Is Open20210326As part of our Mindful March season, we're taking a short pause each day on BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Radio Foyle to consider our mental wellbeing. 60 seconds to hear about the things that bring you a little relief and joy. People from all across N Ireland and beyond will be sharing their tips, tricks, places and things that make them smile.
Carol Workman has volunteered with Crosskennan Lane Animal Sanctuary for 6 years. Carol's outreach work includes schools, nursing homes and day centres, working within animals assisted therapeutic activities and education. Carol helps to improve the welfare of the animals around her, and in return knows the emotional, physical and mental benefits that being close to animals in the sanctuary can bring her… and others

Carol Workman on how helping animals has helped herself.

Mental health programming for the month of March.

Silent Disco20210315As part of our Mindful March season, we’re taking a short pause each day on BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Radio Foyle to consider our mental wellbeing. 60 seconds to hear about the things that bring you a little relief and joy. People from all across N Ireland and beyond will be sharing their tips, tricks, places and things that make them smile. Lisa Fee is a counsellor in mental health who lives outside Fivemiletown. She works with children & adults both in private practice & for organisations including Support 2gether Omagh, Cancer Focus & ICSS. Lisa shares the small things she does to help wind down, including putting her headphones on and turning the music up!

Lisa Fee challenges us all to try a headphone disco.

Mental health programming for the month of March.

Take A Minute - Aiming For The Stars20210302
Take A Minute - Lake Swimming20210301As part of our Mindful March season, we’re taking a short pause each day on BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Radio Foyle to consider our mental wellbeing. 60 seconds to hear about the things that bring you a little relief and joy. People from all across N Ireland will be sharing their tips, tricks, places and things that make them smile. Today Carol Doey, from The Hubb in Cookstown, talks about the “saving grace” of ice cold water!

The Hubb's Carol Doey on the \u201csaving grace\u201d of lake swimming.

Mental health programming for the month of March.

Take A Minute - Taking Time To Reflect20210303As part of our Mindful March season, we’re taking a short pause each day on BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Radio Foyle to consider our mental wellbeing. 60 seconds to hear about the things that bring you a little relief and joy. People from all across N Ireland will be sharing their tips, tricks, places and things that make them smile. Today musician Paddy Nash shares how lockdown has helped him reflect and make positive change, with an eye on the future and stepping back on that stage!

Musician Paddy Nash shares how lockdown has helped him reflect and make positive change.

Mental health programming for the month of March.

Take Your Time20210305As part of our Mindful March season, we’re taking a short pause each day on BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Radio Foyle to consider our mental wellbeing. 60 seconds to hear about the things that bring you a little relief and joy. People from all across N Ireland will be sharing their tips, tricks, places and things that make them smile. Today Belfast Hills Partnership and RSPB NI Volunteer David Smith with some advice to slow down and look around

Belfast Hills Partnership and RSPB NI Volunteer David Smith on the joys of spring.

Mental health programming for the month of March.

Taking A Break20210309As part of our Mindful March season, we’re taking a short pause each day on BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Radio Foyle to consider our mental wellbeing. 60 seconds to hear about the things that bring you a little relief and joy. People from all across N Ireland and beyond will be sharing their tips, tricks, places and things that make them smile. Today Fintona business woman Sinead Welsh shares how it’s the seemingly small things that can bring great joy.
Sinead is the Vice-Chair of Tyrone charity Support 2gether, which offers support for families living with ante / postnatal depression or anxiety. Sinead also created the Kind Minds App, which aims to educate - and be led by - young people with regards to mental health wellbeing issues.

Fintona business woman Sinead Welsh shares the small things which bring her happiness.

Mental health programming for the month of March.

Taking Time To Reflect20210303
The Power Of Plants20210310As part of our Mindful March season, we’re taking a short pause each day on BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Radio Foyle to consider our mental wellbeing. 60 seconds to hear about the things that bring you a little relief and joy. People from all across N Ireland will be sharing their tips, tricks, places and things that make them smile. Grace Loughrey is an animation producer living in Belfast who recently completed the RHS Level 2 Principles of Horticulture. She enjoys container gardening in her small terrace yard and post-lockdown is determined to spend as much spare time as possible working on her allotment. In today’s Take A Minute Grace shares how being surrounded by plants can bring hope, light and happiness to herself, her neighbours and friends.

Grace Loughrey on the power of plants to bring happiness and light.

Mental health programming for the month of March.

The Simple Things20210321As part of our Mindful March season, we're taking a short pause each day on BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Radio Foyle to consider our mental wellbeing. 60 seconds to hear about the things that bring you a little relief and joy. People from all across N Ireland and beyond will be sharing their tips, tricks, places and things that make them smile. Biochemistry student and ballet dancer Zoe Kyte has trained in all kinds of dance including ballet, tap, modern and acrobatic. She has appeared on stage and screen, and toured & competed in scholarships and championships across the UK and Ireland. Today Zoe shares how the simple things have been helping during lockdown.

Ballet Dancer Zoe Kyte shares how the simple things have been helping during lockdown.

Mental health programming for the month of March.

The Storyteller20210329As part of our Mindful March season, we're taking a short pause each day on BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Radio Foyle to consider our mental wellbeing. 60 seconds to hear about the things that bring you a little relief and joy. People from all across N Ireland and beyond will be sharing their tips, tricks, places and things that make them smile.
Steve Lally is a storyteller from Kildare, who has now made the Mourne Mountains his home. Practicing this ancient art is a passion for Steve and he didn't let lockdown discourage him.

Storyteller Steve Lally evolves for the digital age.

Mental health programming for the month of March.

People from all across Northern Ireland will be sharing their tips, tricks, places and things that make them smile.

The tips and tricks, places and things that bring us a little joy.

Total Freedom20210328As part of our Mindful March season, we're taking a short pause each day on BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Radio Foyle to consider our mental wellbeing. 60 seconds to hear about the things that bring you a little relief and joy. People from all across N Ireland and beyond will be sharing their tips, tricks, places and things that make them smile.
Carl Green is a kayaker and fitness enthusiast from Donaghadee who sees the water as a sanctuary that washes away the stresses of everyday life.

Kayaker, Carl Green washes away his stress.

Mental health programming for the month of March.

Weights And Walks20210307As part of our Mindful March season, we’re taking a short pause each day on BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Radio Foyle to consider our mental wellbeing. 60 seconds to hear about the things that bring you a little relief and joy. People from all across N Ireland will be sharing their tips, tricks, places and things that make them smile. Eric Dowey started weight training in 1953 and still enjoys it 68 years later. That and scenic walks along the North Down coast helps keep his mind at peace.

How weight training and scenic walks keep Eric Dowey's mind at peace.

Mental health programming for the month of March.

Wonderful Walks20210314As part of our Mindful March season, we’re taking a short pause each day on BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Radio Foyle to consider our mental wellbeing. 60 seconds to hear about the things that bring you a little relief and joy. People from all across N Ireland will be sharing their tips, tricks, places and things that make them smile. Today we hear from Fermanagh man Jim McClintock, who took time to re-explore his local area when lockdown hit.

Jim McClintock rediscovers the joy of his local walks.

Mental health programming for the month of March.