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The Care Experience Podcast

Jul 23, 2020

This podcast features Thomas Mongan interviewing recent care-leaver Lauren O' Toole. They discuss many things that are important to children who are in care but may not be deemed as important to the professionals  who are working with them.

It is a funny, poignant and very important interview that should be listened to...

Jul 7, 2020

This Podcast deals with Child in Care Reviews in Ireland. These meetings happen every six to twelve months during the time a child is in care.  The stake-holders in the child's life review the child's development and plan what needs to happen for the child to experience the best outcomes. Peter and Thomas talk to...

Jun 18, 2020

In this Podcast, Thomas and Peter talk to CEO of EPIC, Terry Dignan about the rumours surrounding the Department of Children and Youth Affairs in the negotiations about the programme for government.

They also talk to singer, artist and addiction support worker Andrea Martin about special care, addiction services....

Jun 10, 2020

This Podcast sees Peter interview US citizen and mental health activist Craig Lewis from his home in Mexico. The discussion starts with the racial justice protests in the US and goes on to to describe Craig's time as a child in mental health facilities. Craig uses his experience to offer advice to young people...

May 26, 2020

This is an episode where Peter and Thomas talk childhood development, the impact of childhood memories and the Romanian care system. There are also a few tangents and stories thrown in for good measure, you may expect by now.