The Social Sanctuary

Harvey Morton

As a digital marketing professional, I spend much of my time online. The internet provides plenty of fantastic opportunities for us all, but it can also be draining. With so much noise, finding peace and time to reflect is more essential than ever before.

Through inspirational conversations with key individuals, The Social Sanctuary takes a closer look at important topics across the digital space, covering everything from cyberbullying to online influencers, how to get young people into work and the importance of mental health.

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Sep 2020

2 min 12 sec

The inaugural episode of The Social Sanctuary is finally here! Today, I talk to Beth Blake of Jazzy B Fitness about her journey starting out in business, Boxercise, and how she takes a step back from social media. We discuss diet shaming and why it's time to stop putting others down for the shape or size of their body on social media. We also cover the rise of online abuse, and how we try to take time off being self-employed. I hope that you enjoy this inspiring conversation. You can find out more about Beth Blake here and join in her online classes at https://www.jazzybfitness.co.uk Find out more about The Social Sanctuary: https://www.thesocialsanctuary.co.uk Donate to The Social Sanctuary: https://ko-fi.com/thesocialsanctuary Follow the Podcast on Instagram: @thesocialsanctuarypodcast Support this podcast

Sep 2020

25 min 17 sec

Today I'm chatting to Dan Bale and Joe Palmer from Open House Pictures all about the importance of video marketing, and how to tell great stories through video. We also discuss our top film recommendations and why it's important that we support and save our cinemas post-lockdown. Dan and Joe talk about why we shouldn't just visit big cinema chains like Cineworld and The Light, but also independent cinemas like The Showroom and Curzon too. Open House Pictures offers video production for creative, innovative, outside the box ideas that allow businesses to be shown in a new light! Visit https://www.openhousepictures.co.uk (https://www.openhousepictures.co.uk) to find out more. Find out more about The Social Sanctuary: https://www.thesocialsanctuary.co.uk Donate to The Social Sanctuary: https://ko-fi.com/thesocialsanctuary Follow the Podcast on Instagram: @thesocialsanctuarypodcast Support this podcast

Oct 2020

30 min 36 sec

On Episode 3 of The Social Sanctuary, I talk to Nelly Naylor, photographer extraordinaire about wedding photography, coming out and accepting your sexuality. We have an open and honest conversation about what it means for businesses to be LGBT friendly, and why the term 'gay' is used as an insult. If you're struggling to come to terms with your sexuality, and you're seeking support, please visit https://lgbt.foundation - they have a fantastic team of dedicated staff available to support you, and act as a listening ear if you need to talk. There are also lots of brilliant local LGBT support organisations available too. You can find out more about Nelly at https://www.nellynaylor.com Find out more about The Social Sanctuary: https://www.thesocialsanctuary.co.uk Donate to The Social Sanctuary: https://ko-fi.com/thesocialsanctuary Follow the Podcast on Instagram: @thesocialsanctuarypodcast Support this podcast

Oct 2020

36 min 14 sec

Welcome back to The Social Sanctuary! On Episode 4, I enjoyed chatting to Helen Campbell of Coaching By Helen about why it's important to make time to talk, and how to look after our mental health. Helen also shares a range of insightful stories from her career to date, and this episode is full of useful self-care tips. You can find out more about Helen at https://www.coachingbyhelen.com (https://www.coachingbyhelen.com) Find out more about The Social Sanctuary: https://www.thesocialsanctuary.co.uk (https://www.thesocialsanctuary.co.uk) Donate to The Social Sanctuary: https://ko-fi.com/thesocialsanctuary (https://ko-fi.com/thesocialsanctuary) Follow the Podcast on Instagram: @thesocialsanctuarypodcast Support this podcast

Oct 2020

37 min 25 sec

Are the government doing enough to support our young people into work? On episode 5 of The Social Sanctuary, I chat to Laura-Jane Rawlings, Founder and CEO of Youth Employment UK. Laura-Jane shares her top tips on how you can stand out from the crowd when job hunting and we discuss why it's important to use your time wisely and how you can make a difference to society. It's a jam-packed episode full of fantastic advice. Youth Employment UK is an independent, not for profit social enterprise which was founded in 2012 to tackle youth unemployment. Find out more about Youth Employment UK at https://www.youthemployment.org.uk (https://www.youthemployment.org.uk) Find out more about The Social Sanctuary: https://www.thesocialsanctuary.co.uk/ (https://www.thesocialsanctuary.co.uk) Donate to The Social Sanctuary: https://ko-fi.com/thesocialsanctuary (https://ko-fi.com/thesocialsanctuary) Follow the Podcast on Instagram: @thesocialsanctuarypodcast Support this podcast

Oct 2020

36 min 38 sec

On the sixth and final episode of the current series, I loved chatting to Chikumo Fiseko, Founder and Managing Director of https://www.nyina.co.uk (Nyina), Founder of https://www.mostlymuffins.co.uk (Mostly Muffins) and Blogger at https://adiaryofachik.com (A Diary of a Chik). We discussed Black Lives Matter, how Chikumo is inspiring the next generation of bakers and using your voice on social media. Chikumo is a Belfast based serial entrepreneur, marketing strategist, food stylist, blogger and content creator. As well as food, her passions lie in promoting young entrepreneurs, women in business and mental health. Find out more about Chikumo at https://www.chikumofiseko.com Thank you for all of your support on the current series of The Social Sanctuary, it means the world to me. If you've enjoyed the series, you can support me by using the Ko-Fi link in the description below and please leave a review on your podcast platform of choice. I'll be back with a festive special in December, and series two will commence in February 2021. Donate to The Social Sanctuary: https://ko-fi.com/thesocialsanctuary (https://ko-fi.com/thesocialsanctuary) Find out more about The Social Sanctuary: https://www.thesocialsanctuary.co.uk/ (https://www.thesocialsanctuary.co.uk) Follow the Podcast on Instagram: @thesocialsanctuarypodcast Support this podcast

Oct 2020

45 min 46 sec

On series one, I interviewed seven fantastic guests, and we totally sleighed it! The support on series one of The Social Sanctuary has been phenomenal, so I wanted to take a festive look back at highlights from each episode (with added jingle bells, of course!) Once again, a huge thank you to all of my series one guests and to my lovely listeners for all of your positive feedback. I can't wait to return with series two in February 2021! This episode is a whistle-stop tour of series one, exploring issues from diet shaming on social media, body positivity, saving our cinemas and accepting your sexuality to mental health, supporting young people into employment and starting a business. I hope that you enjoy these festive highlights. Have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year! Donate to The Social Sanctuary: https://ko-fi.com/thesocialsanctuary (https://ko-fi.com/thesocialsanctuary) Find out more about The Social Sanctuary: https://www.thesocialsanctuary.co.uk/ (https://www.thesocialsanctuary.co.uk) Follow the Podcast on Instagram: @thesocialsanctuarypodcast Support this podcast

Dec 2020

33 min 55 sec

Welcome back to The Social Sanctuary, I'm thrilled to be back for Series 2. To kick off the series, I chat to Samantha Carbon of https://www.samanthacarbontherapy.co.uk/ (Samantha Carbon Therapy) and https://www.samanthacarbontherapy.co.uk/therapy-room/ (Baker Street Therapy in London). Samantha and I dive into a discussion all about addiction, stepping back outside and living in the moment. Samantha became interested in the area of psychotherapy after more than 25 years of working in investment banking and while volunteering with Victim Support.  Samantha has also written for numerous publications including Cosmopolitan, The Huffington Post, The Daily Telegraph, Glamour and Stylist and is the author of two books. You can purchase Samantha's latest book here: https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-little-self-esteem-workbook/samantha-carbon//9781780592824 (https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-little-self-esteem-workbook/samantha-carbon//9781780592824) The Little Self-Esteem Workbook is designed to help you explore your self-esteem issues and break free from the bad habits that affect your quality of life. Find out more about The Social Sanctuary: https://www.thesocialsanctuary.co.uk/ (https://www.thesocialsanctuary.co.uk) Donate to The Social Sanctuary: https://ko-fi.com/thesocialsanctuary (https://ko-fi.com/thesocialsanctuary) Follow the Podcast on Instagram: @thesocialsanctuarypodcast Support this podcast

Feb 26

27 min 40 sec

I loved chartting to Emma Davey, qualified integrative counsellor and a recovery coach for victims that have suffered from Narcissistic Abuse on today's episode. Emma and I discuss her own personal experiences of being in a narcissistic relationship and Emma shares ways you can overcome narcissistic abuse. We also share how you should deal with a jealous partner and discuss online dating during the pandemic. You can find out more about Emma on her website, My Trauma Therapy https://www.mytraumatherapy.co.uk (https://www.mytraumatherapy.co.uk) If you're suffering from narcissistic abuse and you're looking for support, you can find Emma's Facebook Group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1173575726175953 ((3) Victims of Narcissistic Abuse Support Group | Facebook) If you are struggling in any way call Samaritans for free on 116 123, visit samaritans.org Find out more about The Social Sanctuary: https://www.thesocialsanctuary.co.uk/ (https://www.thesocialsanctuary.co.uk) Donate to The Social Sanctuary: https://ko-fi.com/thesocialsanctuary (https://ko-fi.com/thesocialsanctuary) Follow the Podcast on Instagram: https://my.captivate.fm/dashboard/www.instagram.com/thesocialsanctuarypodcast (@thesocialsanctuarypodcast) Support this podcast

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Mar 5

25 min 50 sec

On this episode, I chat to Sean Gorman, Level Designer, Environment Artist and World Builder about Video Games in Youth Culture, Creating New Worlds and Forging a Successful Career. Sean is a London based, experienced video game developer with over 4+ years of professional in-house work experience in the games industry; as a Level Designer and prior an Environment Artist. Sean is currently working at https://www.ndreams.com (nDreams), but has previously worked on major titles including Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League at https://rocksteadyltd.com (Rocksteady) (due out in 2022). You can find out more about Sean at https://www.gormandev.com (https://www.gormandev.com) ​Follow Sean on Twitter https://twitter.com/GormanDev (@GormanDev) Follow Sean on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/gormandev/ (https://www.linkedin.com/in/gormandev/) Find out more about The Social Sanctuary: https://www.thesocialsanctuary.co.uk Donate to The Social Sanctuary: https://ko-fi.com/thesocialsanctuary Follow the Podcast on Instagram: @thesocialsanctuarypodcast Support this podcast

Mar 12

29 min 49 sec

I loved chatting to Brogan Tate, Lifestyle Vlogger and Digital Content Creator on today's episode of The Social Sanctuary. Brogan and I discuss positive influencers and whether it's really fair to paint influencers with the same brush. We also chat about the importance of upholding your personal values when making business decisions and Brogan shares her thoughts on The Law of Attraction. Subscribe to Brogan's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbk7poTBSh1x6aNg_IjLu9Q Listen to Brogan's Podcast The Online : Offline: https://www.theonlineoffline.com Follow Brogan on Twitter: https://twitter.com/brogantatexo Follow Brogan on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brogantatexo/?hl=en Check Out Brogan's Blog: https://www.brogantatexo.co.uk Find out more about The Social Sanctuary: https://www.thesocialsanctuary.co.uk/ (https://www.thesocialsanctuary.co.uk) Donate to The Social Sanctuary: https://ko-fi.com/thesocialsanctuary (https://ko-fi.com/thesocialsanctuary) Follow the Podcast on Instagram: https://my.captivate.fm/dashboard/www.instagram.com/thesocialsanctuarypodcast (@thesocialsanctuarypodcast) Support this podcast

Mar 19

37 min 53 sec

How can you help your children to get better quality sleep? On today's episode, I discuss overcoming nighttime fears, creating a healthy sleep routine and where our nightmares come from with Lucy Shrimpton, The Sleep Nanny. Lucy also shares nursery decor ideas and busts some old myths around sleep! Lucy Shrimpton is one of the world’s leading child sleep experts, founder of The Sleep Nanny® and The Sleep Nanny Academy™ and author of The Sleep Nanny System. She has helped thousands of tired parents and children around the world to win bedtime battles and finally gain the gift of a good night’s sleep.  Find out more about Lucy at: www.sleepnanny.co.uk Check out Lucy's podcast, The Sleep Nanny Show on your favourite podcast app. Follow Lucy on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sleepnannyofficial/?hl=en Subscribe to Lucy's YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtos9SHdyOmEPKf0rY1WKDw Learn More about The Sleep Nanny Academy: https://www.sleepnannyacademy.com/get-started?r_done=1 Find out more about The Social Sanctuary: https://www.thesocialsanctuary.co.uk/ (https://www.thesocialsanctuary.co.uk) Donate to The Social Sanctuary: https://ko-fi.com/thesocialsanctuary (https://ko-fi.com/thesocialsanctuary) Follow the Podcast on Instagram: https://my.captivate.fm/dashboard/www.instagram.com/thesocialsanctuarypodcast (@thesocialsanctuarypodcast) Support this podcast

Mar 26

31 min 42 sec

On the final episode of The Social Sanctuary Series 2, I chat to Will Chalk, Multimedia Journalist for the Newsbeat team at the BBC. Will produces news and features for BBC Radio 1 and he started his journey in Student Radio before working in local radio and then moving on to his dream job at BBC Radio 1. Find out more about Will's career so far, and how he creates informative, easy to understand news content for Newsbeat. Will also shares some top tips on how to step away from the news if it becomes too much and shares some of his favourite moments from his journey to BBC Radio 1. Follow Will on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/will.chalk/?hl=en Follow Will on Twitter: https://twitter.com/williamchalk?lang=en Check out the incredible work of the BBC Newsbeat team at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat Find out more about The Social Sanctuary: https://www.thesocialsanctuary.co.uk/ (https://www.thesocialsanctuary.co.uk) Donate to The Social Sanctuary: https://ko-fi.com/thesocialsanctuary (https://ko-fi.com/thesocialsanctuary) Follow the Podcast on Instagram: https://my.captivate.fm/dashboard/www.instagram.com/thesocialsanctuarypodcast (@thesocialsanctuarypodcast) Support this podcast

Apr 2

28 min 55 sec

The Social Sanctuary is back with a special bonus episode for #LonelinessAwarenessWeek 2021. Today, I'm chatting to Louisa "Wizzi" Magnussen, founder of https://mindsanonymous.com, Radio Host and Owner of https://wiz-media.co.uk. Wizzi and I chat about loneliness as we move out of lockdown after  a recent article published by The Guardian states that a million over-65s are still at risk of loneliness even as restrictions are easing. We also cover battling anxiety, self care and Wizzi's own mental health journey. Support MindsAnonymous: https://mindsanonymous.com/donate/ Follow Wizzi on Twitter: https://twitter.com/LouisaMagnussen Follow MindsAnonymous on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mindsanonymous1 Loneliness Awareness Week: https://letstalkloneliness.co.uk Find out more about The Social Sanctuary: https://www.thesocialsanctuary.co.uk/ (https://www.thesocialsanctuary.co.uk) Donate to The Social Sanctuary: https://ko-fi.com/thesocialsanctuary (https://ko-fi.com/thesocialsanctuary) Follow the Podcast on Instagram: https://my.captivate.fm/dashboard/www.instagram.com/thesocialsanctuarypodcast (@thesocialsanctuarypodcast) Support this podcast

Jun 18

45 min 33 sec

In my latest bonus episode, I chat to Andy Meakin and Lee Ford of https://anchor.fm/filmfileuk (The FilmFile Podcast) about why cinema isn't dead, the rise of streaming services, their experiences with social media trolls and whether Black Widow can perform well at the Box Office. We also dive into a deeper discussion about Andy and Lee's interests in film, how cinemas are recovering from the pandemic and upcoming releases we're looking forward to. Andy and Lee started The Film File in 2019, and since then, they’ve recorded over 70+ brilliant episodes discussing films new and old, the latest news and reviews. Get involved with #MTOS on The FilmFile Twitter Feed: https://twitter.com/filmfileuk Listen to The FilmFile Podcast (available online and via all major podcasting platforms): https://anchor.fm/filmfileuk Visit The FilmFile Website: http://filmfile.uk Find out more about The Social Sanctuary: https://www.thesocialsanctuary.co.uk/ (https://www.thesocialsanctuary.co.uk) Donate to The Social Sanctuary: https://ko-fi.com/thesocialsanctuary (https://ko-fi.com/thesocialsanctuary) Follow the Podcast on Instagram: https://my.captivate.fm/dashboard/www.instagram.com/thesocialsanctuarypodcast (@thesocialsanctuarypodcast) Support this podcast

Jul 19

55 min 28 sec