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We captured the thoughts of speakers, attendees and some Kaleidoscope folk during Super Melting Pot – hear what they had to say in these vox pops.

Poetry, taboo, and is it all a waste of time?

Our guest speakers covered a variety of topics.

 

“To have conversations and connect is the most important thing in life,” says Pinky Lilani, above.

 

How can a poet and poetry transform healthcare? Michael Rosen has some answers at Super Melting Pot – watch above.

 

“What’s the benefit of breaking a taboo?” Listen to Sally Anne Gross at Super Melting Pot, above.

We don’t talk enough about…

We talked about the issues that aren’t usually talked about.

 

We don’t talk enough about civility: listen to Suzanne Shale on what would change if we had more of a conversation about civility, above.

 

We don’t talk enough about empathy: listen to Marianne Monie on what would change if we talk more about empathy, above.

 

“Empathy is something you can develop and need to commit time to.” Listen to Tom Henderson’s reflections from talking about why we need to talk about empathy, above.

Learning from what dominates the thinking of others…

We visited a variety of organisations outside health and care to find out can be learned from how they think.

 

“There’s a really strong sense of people working together and connecting over a common purpose.” Listen to Anna Lewis on her visit to The Common Room during Super Melting Pot, above.

 

Theo Cox reflects on his ‘eye-opening’ visit to HMP Isis, during Super Melting Pot, above.

 

“How can those with good networks use them for those who might not have them.” Listen to Richard Taunt reflect on his visit to the ‘soulful’ House of St Barnabas during Super Melting Pot, above.

 

Kate Jopling discusses the challenges of delivering healthcare in prison that she heard about on her visit to HMP Isis.

 

“Improving health through transport.” Angus Ramsay talks about his visit to Transport for London.


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