Beyond the HYPE Podcast

Beyond the HYPE is a podcast co-created by the HYPE Project research team and young people involved in the project. The series presents discussion around young people’s health and well-being including the link between physical exercise and health, social welfare issues, discrimination, inequalities and much more!

We are looking for young people to help us host the episodes. If you would like to get some podcasting experience and be featured on our podcast, please email us at hype@kcl.ac.uk.

You don’t need to have any podcasting experience to take part, as we will provide training. You will receive £15 voucher for taking part.

If you would like to suggest a topic or would like to be involved in the production of the podcast, please email us on hype@kcl.ac.uk

In episode 4 of Beyond the HYPE, Dr Sally Marlow talks to Professor Stephani Hatch and Dr Cerisse Gunasinghe about health inequalities, discrimination, early life adversity and conducting research in South East London.

Sally’s Storm and Stress series is available on the BBC website.

Is there a relationship between exercise and emotional wellness? How do you find the motivation to increase your physical activity on a daily basis? What is the Up & Running project? We talk to Dr Charlotte Woodhead, Dr Cerisse Gunasinghe and Fiyory Ghezae to find out! The episode is hosted by Dr Megan Parsons. Megan has completed a medical degree and is currently studying an MSc in Global Health and Social Justice at King’s College London. 

Click here to access the full version of the research paper discussed in the episode. You can also watch a video by Dr Sam Harvey, the author of the study. Alternatively, you can read a blog post about the study.

For more information about Up & Running and to sign-up visit https://heronnetwork.com/community-wellbeing/.

Listen to part two of our BRC Youth Award students interviewing Professor Matthew Hotopf as part of their Youth Takeover Challenge. Hear about the misconceptions about the health of young people, priorities in mental health research and more!

Professor Matthew Hotopf is the Director of the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre and Vice Dean of Research at Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London. He has recently been awarded a CBE for services to psychiatric research. 

In this episode, we present extracts from our interview with Professor Matthew Hotopf. Esther Tolani and Nicol Bergou along with our 2018 BRC Youth Award winners Aafrin, Amina, Kash, and Ore asked Professor Hotopf questions related to young people’s mental health and his research at King’s College London. The podcast was recorded as part of the student’s activities during their NIHR Maudsley BRC Youth Takeover Day.

Professor Matthew Hotopf is the Director of the NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre and Vice Dean of Research at Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London. He has recently been awarded a CBE for services to psychiatric research. 

A special thanks to Dr Sally Marlow, (Engagement and Impact Fellow at King’s College London) for her mentoring and guidance during the creation of this series.