Listen to podcasts recorded with Aaron McElroy on The Wider View, Northern Sound FM.

Miffy Hoad from Mental Health Ireland speaks to Aaron Mc Elroy on the Wider View programme on Northern Sound FM about the importance of staying connected with family and friends and how this has a positive impact on your your mental health.

Dermot Foley, physiotherapist in Monaghan speaks to Aaron McElroy on The Wider View, Northern Sound FM about how supports and services helped him overcome mental health challenges in the past, and how staying connected to family and friends helps him to look after his wellbeing during this time.

Liza Hackett co-ordinates Befriending Monaghan, a service for older people who may be living in social isolation or loneliness. Liza talks about the service they provide and how you can get in contact.

Carmel Hill chats to Eddie Butler on the Wider View about her experiences as a user of Monaghan Befriending Service. From a listening ear to a helping hand, she encourages anyone to reach out, there is no need to feel isolated or alone. Someone is always there to help.

Bob Gilbert talks to Aaron Mc Elroy about examples of intergenerational projects and how they helped to break down stereotypes between the generations. Through these projects  individuals gained a mutual respect and understanding for each other and realized that older and younger people are more alike than they thought!

Speaking to Eddie Butler from the Wider view programme are Adam Lambe (5th year) Odhran Hackett and Emmett Sherry (TY students) from St Macartan’s College in Monaghan Town. The boys talk to Eddie about school life post Covid and what intergenerational initiatives the TY students have been involved in this year.

TV Students from St. Macartan’s College in Monaghan Town Podcast

Heather Brett is a poet and short story writer from County Cavan. She speaks to Eddie Butler about the joy poetry can bring and recites a variety of poems which focuses on hope for 2021.