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Feb 21, 2024

Iwan talks to John about the PLANED project that focuses on recognising the skills and experience of people in South West Wales and awarding Agored Cymru certificates to promote self-confidence and improve wellbeing.

In this episode John mentions the commercial aspect of the project: Puffin Learning which has its own...

Feb 7, 2022

Rona is a singer, songwriter and instrumentalist who lives in Pembrokeshire. Rona (and Gannet, the dog) talk to me about writing songs and starting to gig again as we come out of lockdown. She tells me about her Scottish roots and we hear a snippet from her lovely, lyrical new song, “Smoke” which is due to be...

Aug 30, 2021

Gemma is an artist and speaks openly about her mental health in this episode, talking about childhood trauma and the issues that have been brought about by it.

She has been attanding the VC Gallery for five years. The paintings and poetry that she has created have both helped her to resolve some issues but, she hopes,...

Jun 14, 2021

I visited Barry John MBE in Pembroke Dock in one of the VC Gallery sites. We spoke about the work that he does and its impact on mental health and wellbeing within the county.

In this episode Barry talked about both the VC Gallery's website ( and Youtube channel (

Apr 19, 2021

I took my portable recorder and sat in a beautiful piece of woodland with Nancy, Emily, Jerry and Beth one Spring morning in 2021 to talk about the organisation Tir Coed.

They told me about Tir Coed's mission to unlock the potential of woodlands to provide a community facility, educational and health activities, and to...