Gill Seaton-Jardine has over 20 years’ professional experience in adult, adolescent and child counselling and professional supervision and works  in schools alongside running her private practice, GSJ Counselling, based in Surrey. 

Gill has featured on The Business of… before where we discussed adult counselling and in another episode the emotional literacy programme she wrote for young children. Today she joins me again to discuss the Business of School Counselling…

In February 2021 Louisa “Wizzi” Magnussen introduced you to Alexander Seaton, a chef, chocolatier and, at the time, a trainee tree surgeon. Alexander completed his training and launched his business shortly after and set to work on an exciting new career.

Unfortunately a couple of months ago Alexander sustained a serious injury at work and has been out of action and in recovery for the past couple of months. As an outdoorsy type and highly active individual this has been a challenging time for him.

Shortly before Alexander broke his leg in three places his wife gave birth to their daughter, Aurora, and Alexander joins Wizzi to discuss the Business of Injury Recovery…

Darren Ayres has worked in mental health for 22 years both within Acute and Community settings. His specialist employment service The Richmond Fellowship is commissioned by NHS England to support people with mental ill health both into paid employment and to help retain employment if things become challenging.

Darren has a passion for early intervention and prevention, and is a firm believer in building a positive and progressive structure into people’s lives as the recovery tool to improve symptoms and reduce admission into hospital.

Last February Louisa “Wizzi” Magnussen introduced Connections Radio listeners to Darren and today he is joining Wizzi again to recap on what The Richmond Fellowship and his work is all about and catch up on what’s been happening for him and the charity this past year.

Neil McKinlay is an embodied meditation teacher with over thirty years experience with these teachings and practices.

Reflecting his interest in how meditation enriches and is enriched by our everyday lives, he runs two online communities and hosts the ‘Bringing Meditation to Life’ podcast.

He lives and works in Victoria, British Columbia with his wife and daughter and is here with Louisa “Wizzi” Magnussen to discuss the Business of Meditation…

Jon Manning has experienced living with mental health conditions for over 20 years. And with a background in the commercial world, he set up Arthur Ellis: Mental Health Support, to change the way mental health is managed throughout society. Jon has noticed that despite a huge increase in awareness, mental health across society is only having a broader, more negative impact and help is becoming harder and harder to access.

As an award winning social entrepreneur, Jon setup Arthur Ellis alongside experts to help companies simply understand and drive positive psychology, neuroscience and behaviour in order to help people develop skills in building and maintaining well-being. Jon Manning is here with Louisa “Wizzi” Magnussen to discuss the Business of Mental Health Support…

Tim Beisiegel is a sign and logo designer & installer, but his passions in life are his family and podcasting. In 2019 his daughter was hospitalised for 97 days with Guillain-Barre Syndrome.

Tim had already been struggling with some aspects of his Mental Health, but like many men, ignored the signs and symptoms due to social norms and stigmas. But when his daughter fell ill he entered counselling to help him to be able to function and care for his family and he is here with Louisa “Wizzi” Magnussen to discuss The Business of Men’s Mental Health.