Stand Alone Podcast
Sarah

Sarah

January 14, 2020
Welcome to Stand Alone's podcast! In this episode, we meet Sarah, who is estranged from the eldest of her two sons.  Sarah shares her journey coming to terms with no longer having her son in her life, her challenges communicating with him whilst she was in hospital, and the wider impact their fallout had on her family's dynamics.
 
As ever, we are also joined by Becca, Stand Alone's founder and CEO, and Jonathon, our support group leader in Edinburgh. They both respond to some of the central themes covered in Sarah's journey; getting away and finding belonging in a new place, comparisons to a bereavement, dealing with difficult family dynamics, and managing your boundaries family events.
 
If you are feeling lower than normal or need immediate support with your wellbeing at this time of the year, please call Samaritans for free on 116 123 or make an emergency appointment with your GP. 
 
We are such a small charity and we can't give out individual advice. We will be opening registration for next year's support groups in January 2020. If you want to talk about the podcast, get online and go to our Twitter page @UKstandalone to join the discussion. Remember that Stand Alone has lots of advice on our website as part of our guides: www.standalone.org.uk/guides/
 
If you want to support the podcast and Stand Alone, please consider donating to us by clicking here.
Reclaiming Your Christmas

Reclaiming Your Christmas

December 24, 2019
Welcome to Stand Alone's podcast! This is our Christmas Eve special, in which all our guests join host Jay to unwrap the ideas and the imagery of Christmas: Getting away and holidays, charity work and volunteering, the media's messages, cultivating new and often non-biological connections, and taking ownership of your Christmas in whatever way that means for you.
 
We hear thoughts and experiences from almost everyone who's featured across the Stand Alone podcast series - people whose episodes we've heard so far (Natasha and Grace), and those who we're yet to meet (Mina, Aysha, Sarah, Blair, David, Yasmin, and Pippa).
 
We're also joined by Becca, Stand Alone's founder and CEO, and Jonathon, our support group leader in Edinburgh - they share their thoughts on how to navigate the festive period, and look after your own mental health.
 
If you are feeling lower than normal or need immediate support with your wellbeing at this time of the year, please call Samaritans for free on 116 123 or make an emergency appointment with your GP. 
 
We are such a small charity and we can't give out individual advice. We will be opening registration for next year's support groups in January 2020. If you want to talk about the podcast, get online and go to our Twitter page @UKstandalone to join the discussion. Remember that Stand Alone has lots of advice on our website as part of our guides: www.standalone.org.uk/guides/
 
If you want to support the podcast and Stand Alone, please consider donating to us by clicking here.
Grace

Grace

December 23, 2019
Welcome to Stand Alone's podcast! In this episode, we meet Grace, whose eldest daughter estranged herself nine years ago.  Grace shares her journey with Jay - in particular Grace's experience with no longer being able to contact her grandchildren.
 
If you are feeling lower than normal or need immediate support with your wellbeing at this time of the year, please call Samaritans for free on 116 123 or make an emergency appointment with your GP. 
 
We are such a small charity and we can't give out individual advice. We will be opening registration for next year's support groups in January 2020. If you want to talk about the podcast, get online and go to our Twitter page @UKstandalone to join the discussion. Remember that Stand Alone has lots of advice on our website as part of our guides: www.standalone.org.uk/guides/
 
If you want to support the podcast and Stand Alone, please consider donating to us by clicking here.

Click here to find out more about Dr. Joshua Coleman, and his e-newsletter for estranged parents, who we discussed in today's episode.

Natasha

Natasha

December 22, 2019
Welcome to Stand Alone's podcast! In this episode, meet Natasha, who is estranged from her parents, and talks to Jay about her estrangement story. We cover themes of empathy, parental criticism, and walking away from rigid and immovable cultural expectations
 
 
If you are feeling lower than normal or need immediate support with your wellbeing at this time of the year, please call Samaritans for free on 116 123 or make an emergency appointment with your GP. 
 
We are such a small charity and we can't give out individual advice. We will be opening registration for next year's support groups in January 2020. If you want to talk about the podcast, get online and go to our Twitter page @UKstandalone to join the discussion. Remember that Stand Alone has lots of advice on our website as part of our guides: www.standalone.org.uk/guides/
 
If you want to support the podcast and Stand Alone, please consider donating to us by clicking here.
Welcome to the Stand Alone Podcast

Welcome to the Stand Alone Podcast

December 21, 2019
Welcome to Stand Alone's podcast! In this first episode, we hear from all ten people who have taken part in the podcast project.
 
Throughout the podcast series, we hear from people who are estranged from parents, children, grandchildren and siblings - who have told Jay, our host, their stories. We'll also meet Becca, Stand Alone's founder and CEO, and Jonathon, our support group leader in Edinburgh, who will be talking to Jay through each episode. 
 
 
If you are feeling lower than normal or need immediate support with your wellbeing at this time of the year, please call Samaritans for free on 116 123 or make an emergency appointment with your GP. 
 
We are such a small charity and we can't give out individual advice. We will be opening registration for next year's support groups in January 2020. If you want to talk about the podcast, get online and go to our Twitter page @UKstandalone to join the discussion. Remember that Stand Alone has lots of advice on our website as part of our guides: www.standalone.org.uk/guides/
 
If you want to support the podcast and Stand Alone, please consider donating to us by clicking here.