Podcast on Prescription -S2-EP5-The Importance of Financial Wellbeing artwork
Podcast on Prescription

Podcast on Prescription -S2-EP5-The Importance of Financial Wellbeing

  • S2E5
  • 38:14
  • January 20th 2022

Podcast on Prescription is back and the first episode of 2022 will explore the connection between financial wellbeing and our mental and physical health.

Our host Dr. Radha Modgil will be joined by three special guests.

Our first guest is Iona Bain. Iona is an award-winning journalist, broadcaster, speaker and author, and is the UK’s go-to voice on millennial money. Since founding the pioneering Young Money Blog in 2011, she’s gone on to become one of the most respected financial writers of her generation, with a rare combination of accessibility and authority. Iona’s empathetic approach has propelled her towards regular punditry on BBC programmes including Morning Live, NewsNight, Question Time and the One Show. She’s also Radio 1’s Money Hacker in residence for the flagship advice programme Life Hacks. Iona writes a weekly column for the i paper, and is a frequent contributor to the Financial Times. Her journalism and commentary have appeared extensively in both national and regional titles, including the Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Daily Mail, the Independent and the New Statesman, and Iona's book 'Own It!' is all about how young people can invest their way to a better future. She is also the youngest-ever governor of the Pensions Policy Institute. 

Our second guest is Paul Rhodes. Paul is partnership coordination manager at the Money and Pensions Service. He supports businesses, charities and local authorities to implement programmes and activities that enhance the financial wellbeing of their employees and customers, and help deliver the UK Strategy for Financial Wellbeing.

Thirdly, Hanan Paganini will join Radha. Hanan is one of the Financial Support Link workers for Back on Track’, a pilot running in Lambeth and Southwark to improve the health and financial wellbeing for people who have, or are at risk of developing, both long-term health conditions and financial problems. Within the project, she is responsible for assessing peoples financial and health needs, supporting them with income maximisation through benefits and debt advice.


Podcast on Prescription

Welcome to Podcast on Prescription, brought to you by Dr Radha Modgil and the National Academy for Social Prescribing

We want people to be able to live their best possible life. Social prescribing helps people to do this. When you hear the word ‘prescription’ you might automatically think of tablets, pills and medication, but a ‘social prescription’ is different.

So, what is social prescribing? Well, simply put, social prescribing is a way for health professionals, such as social prescribing link workers based in a GP practice, to connect people to activities in the community for practical and emotional support. It helps people gain choice and control over their wellbeing, to manage their needs and in a way that suits them.

It can especially help people who have long-term conditions, need support with their mental health, are lonely or isolated or have complex social needs. Social Prescribing is now being offered across the NHS in England and there is a growing movement both here and internationally embracing the benefits.

And in this podcast, we are going to explore more about the power of all of these activities: that 'social prescription’ that helps people through.

Visit https://socialprescribingacademy.org.uk/ to find out more.

The content of this podcast is not intended to be a substitution for professional medical advice. Always seek the advice of your GP or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition, diagnosis or treatment. Never ignore professional medical advice or delay obtaining such advice because of something contained on this podcast.