The Art of Being Well

Thursdays 1.30-3.00pm | with Jen Ashton and Jay Walker

Our weekly magazine show looking at a wide range of mental health services, substance dependency, and misuse, and harm reduction initiatives. Made by people with a ‘lived experience’ of mental-ill health, the show features true life stories; interviews; features and a range of hints and tips for anybody looking for a better well-being.

Jay blends a mix of reggae/dub tracks as well as some of the old favorites to kick start an hour and a half of well-being.

Jen Ashton has a background in film acting and has a keen interest in volunteering with vulnerable people. She has been volunteering with Radio Cardiff for a number of years, starting out as a newsreader, presented shows, and vox pops! She played a role in the station’s soap opera, Sofia Square, during its stint. Jen enjoyed the arts, particularly musical theatre, and is a member of Everyman Theatre Company. She is also a member of a local choir and is learning the guitar. Jen’s moto is Carpe Diem, not letting the grass grow under her feet!

Jay Walker is a regular attendee at various service user forums, and is the vice-chair for the Cardiff & Vale drug and alcohol service user forum, (ASFA-CARDUF). He also attends national conferences representing Cardiff. Jay has a wealth of knowledge on local substance misuse services, commissioned drug and alcohol services, recovery frameworks, and keeps up to date with the latest research and trends. He is also passionate about harm reduction, recovery, and mental health, as someone with lived experience.

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