Two months after the violence and looting that rocked KwaZulu-Natal, KindnessCan podcast hosts Jane Linley-Thomas and psychologist Paul Bushell
catch up with one very special community member who's been instrumental
in restoring peace - and hope.
Two months after the violence and looting that rocked KwaZulu-Natal, KindnessCan podcast hosts Jane Linley-Thomas and psychologist Paul Bushell catch up with one very special community member who's been instrumental in restoring peace - and hope.
Upper Highway resident, Nick Nzama has become a beacon of light for his
Growing up in the Embo Village, he received a scholarship to
Kearsney College. Little did he know then, but he began fostering a
deeper understanding of the different parts and groups that made up his
This would allow him to become a bridge during the
recent violence, where he was able to get different groups to sit around
the table and find ways out of the growing tension and violence.
Get a glimpse into some of the behind-the-scenes fears, negotiating and unsung heroes. Click the 'play' button below to listen to the latest KindnessCan podcast.
Meanwhile in a previous KindnessCan podcast, psychologist Paul Bushell and Jane Linley-Thomas talked to Durban-based journalist, Glynis Horning, whose son Spencer, committed suicide two years ago.
Glynis and her husband Chris woke up one morning to the devastating
discovery of their 25-year old son, Spencer, dead in his bed.
Two years later, Glynis has released her personal account of loss and grief in her
book, 'Waterboy' - published ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day on 10
“If this book can help one person avoid suicide, or bring
new understanding to those who have lost someone, it will have achieved its
goal,” Glynis tells Paul and Jane.
In this podcast, Glynis talks through the devastation and agony of
losing a child to a suicide.
Through her own personal experience and
research as a mental health journalist, she offers insights into mental
health and suicide prevention.
This podcast will touch anyone who has directly or indirectly experienced this ultimate heartbreak. Glynis' wisdom and insights are moving and extraordinary.
If you, or someone you love, is suffering from depression or having suicidal thoughts, please contact the South African Depression and Anxiety Group here.
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