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5 News launching Mind Matters podcast

July 25, 2022

5 News has announced that its health and well-being segment, Mind Matters with Dr Sian, will be available as a podcast from July 27th.

Mind Matters with Dr Sian will continue to run as a segment airing fortnightly within 5 News but will now be available in a longer format as a podcast.

The mental health segment was part of the hour-long, relaunch of flagship 5 News in November 2021 and sees Williams combine her skills as a broadcaster and NHS Psychologist to focus on inspirational stories involving mental health issues.

The launch of the 20-minute podcast episode features Jay Blades MBE who shares memories with Williams about a time in his life when he was at his most vulnerable. Interviews will also be available with Gary Numan and Denise Welch.

Williams commented: “I’m thrilled to be launching Mind Matters into the podcast sphere. I am continually fascinated by stories of surviving trauma and hope that a new audience will garner the same inspiration I do from the remarkable people we speak to.”

Editor of 5 News, Cait FitzSimons, added: “I’m so pleased to launch Mind Matters with Dr Sian as a podcast. We know mental health is hugely important to our viewers and now it will be able to reach a wider audience. Sian’s empathy and expertise make her uniquely able to delve into areas that people find difficult to speak about, helping others who are finding life challenging.”

The full Mind Matters with Dr Sian interview with Jay Blades will be available to listen to on all major platforms from 6pm on July 27th and to watch on 5 News, Channel 5 from 5pm on the same day.

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