The Locked up Living Podcast

How do people survive living and working in challenging organisations? There are few peace-time environments that pose as much risk and danger as forensic institutions yet people and groups find ways to navigate the difficulties of existing within these systems and even manage to flourish and grow. Listen to Locked up Living with David Jones and Naomi Murphy who have decades of managing this experience talking to a broad range of guests who have a rich variety of encounters with some of the most oppressive institutions. Learn about some of the challenges to human integrity and hear some important lessons in maintaining the well-being and resilience of individuals and services in heart-warming stories about survival and growth when facing adversity in harsh places.

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In this weekly podcast we will be exploring a key issue such as:

- How activities such as therapy, arts, education, yoga and mindfulness contribute to well-being?
- How do you preserve your own wholesomeness when steeped in the darker aspects of human nature?
- How do you prevent your own traumatisation when listening to accounts of trauma?
- How do you effect compassionate change and guard against society’s wish to punish?
- What can we learn from those who don’t survive the system?
- What are some of the moral dilemmas in engaging with institutions associated with oppression?
- How do you keep psychologically safe in the face of threat and danger?
- What undermines and turns a project toxic?

We’re really looking forward to exploring these issues to deepen our own understanding and find ways to enable our own knowledge and growth. We hope you will be curious enough to join us too.
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Episodes Date

Jacqui is a Speech and Language Therapist at HMP Berwyn.  Hidden within the prison walls are people with various needs which are a risk to their health and wellbeing.  Jacqui works across all ages fro...
December 1, 2021
Dr Kerry Beckley is Consultant Clinical Forensic Psychologist who has worked in a range of forensic hospital and community settings. She is known for her work in developing and training others to use ...
November 24, 2021
We have long wnted to give voice to Andy's Man Club and International Men's Day, 19th November is a good opportunity to do so. ANDYSMANCLUB are a Men’s Mental Health Charity – Offering free-to-attend ...
November 19, 2021
Alison Liebling, is a British criminologist and academic. She has been Director of the Prisons Research Centre at the University of Cambridge since 2000, and Professor of Criminology and Criminal Just...
November 17, 2021
Kirstine is a criminologist with ten years experience in research and evaluation. Kirstine has been working with the Policy Evaluation and Research Unit at Manchester Metropolitan University since Jan...
November 10, 2021
Richard Beard describes his experiences at boarding school and considers how the emotionally bleak culture represses empathy. The reward is a pathway to a lucrative career. Richard Beard’s six novels ...
November 3, 2021
Dr Christina Straub’s interest is centred around qualitative social research in general and prison research in particular. She graduated as a Cultural Scientist (MA) at the European-University-Viadrin...
October 27, 2021
 Lydia Guthrie is a trainer, group facilitator and supervisor, working in criminal justice, mental health and social work settings. She spent ten years working for the Probation Service in a range of ...
October 20, 2021
Luisa specialises in the anthropology of intimacy, violence and law and has been conducting  compassionate, collaborative, engaged anthropological research in Sierra Leone since 2011 and in Germany si...
October 13, 2021
We are fortunate that there are people looking at parts of our criminal justice system which otherwise can be easily overlooked. Jayne Price is one of those people and here she describes her work stud...
October 6, 2021

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