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Walk the Talk 999

35 EpisodesProduced by Dave ThomasWebsite

I have been a police officer for over 20 years. Spending the last 10 years investigating fatal and serious road traffic collisions with all the aftermath that that entails. I am now a detective in a busy seaside resort and child abuse investigator.DISCLAIMERS:Any disclosures made in these podcasts h… read more

35 Episodes | 2016 - 2020

2: LIAM MAHON: Systems thinker and human being

March 11th, 2020

Liam Mahon by his own mission didn’t enjoy school and left academically with very little. He joined the army and worked hard to gain his Green beret …

1: JOHN SUTHERLAND: Crossing the line.

February 16th, 2020

In the April of 2013 my guest suffered a traumatic mental breakdown that would cut short his career as a police officer. He chose to write about that …

11: PETER KIRKHAM: Ex Met Police Officer and policing commentator

December 13th, 2019

Peter Kirkham was born & bred on a farm in Cheshire. He travelled to London and basically never went back!
He joined the Metropolitan Police as a …

10: LT COL WILL MEDDINGS: Leadership in the British Army

November 29th, 2019

Lieutenant Colonel Will Meddings is an infantry officer in the Royal Anglian Regiment. Throughout his career he has commanded soldiers on operations …

9: TOM WHEELHOUSE: The impact on officers leaving the police service.

November 16th, 2019

Tom Wheelhouse spent several years in the Metropolitan police service and one of his career highlights was working on the 2012 London Olympics. …

8: SARAH JANE LENNIE: The impact of emotional labour on police officers

July 22nd, 2019

Sarah-Jane (SJ) Lennie served as a police officer for 18 years before struggling with her mental health and finally making a personally difficult …

7: TONI WHITE: Men’s mental health advocate.

May 19th, 2019

Tony White is a freelance mental health consultant with 20 years experience of high functioning depression, anxiety and complex PTSD specialising in …

6: EWEN SIM: Part 2 A mindfulness meditation.

May 7th, 2019

In our last episode Ewen sim (@mindfulcop) explained his work involving mindfulness and what it is.

Ewen has kindly returned to record a mindfulness …

5: EWEN SIM: Part 1 The mindful cop

April 18th, 2019


Ewen Sim first discovered mindfulness whilst at university and it seemed a natural partner to his interest in Buddhism. Over the years he has taken …

4: WILL HOGAN Part 2: Steps to recovery and a brand new shed.

February 16th, 2019


In our last episode Detective Will Hogan describes his mental breakdown, his post traumatic stress diagnosis and the collapse of his shed.

In this …

3: WILL HOGAN Part 1: A journey into PTSD and the collapse of a shed.

February 14th, 2019


A mental health episode , in the police at least, is affectionately known as a shed collapse. Detective Will Hogan attended an incident at the back …

2: IAN WHITEHEAD: The roles and pitfalls of the middle manager.

January 18th, 2019


Ian Whitehead is a career detective having spent the last 24 years in Lancashire Constabulary. 

His early career saw him on various squads tackling …

1: BLACKPOOL TRAGEDY 1983 - Police Officers lost at sea.

January 6th, 2019


At 1.48pm on Wednesday the 5th January 1983 the police control room at Blackpool broadcast a radio message that was to change the lives of many and …

10: ARMISTICE: Lest we forget

November 22nd, 2018


This year marked the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice, the end of the war. Join us at War Memorial 565 in Blackpool as we experience …

9: DAVE THOMAS: My own adverse childhood experience.

October 10th, 2018


Today is World Mental Health Awareness Day. After doing a series of podcasts with ex offenders I promised that I would share my own childhood …

8: FIONA MEECHAN: Compassion at work

September 20th, 2018


Compassion at Work Toolkit

Fiona Meechan’s current role is Lecturer in Healthcare Leadership and Management at the Alliance Manchester Business …

7: KATIE HUTCHINGS: Heart transplant survivor

August 18th, 2018


There was nothing common about the cold Katie Hutchings caught over the Easter of 2015. Within day's she was taken to hospital and put on the urgent …

6: EX OFFENDER: Describes through his recovery and rehabilitation he learned to love himself

June 26th, 2018


My guest today comes from a large family of privilege and wealth. His own father was quite elderly when he was born and he was sent to boarding …

5: GRAHAM GODDEN: From armed robber to charity founder.

June 20th, 2018


In the third of my podcasts on adverse childhood experiences I talk to a man who committed a string of armed robberies in the south east of England at provincial building societies. Such became his notoriety he was …

4: EX OFFENDER: Reflects on his life choices when addicted to cocaine and alcohol

June 17th, 2018


In the second of my podcasts on adverse childhood experiences my guest has asked to remain anonymous for no other reason that to protect the …

3: JACKIE MALTON: On unpicking adverse childhood experiences.

June 14th, 2018

In this what will be the first podcast in a series of four I will be looking at adverse childhood experiences, how they can lead to addiction and for …

2: SUE DAVIES: A bereaved mother.

March 27th, 2018


Photo: Robert (right) with his son Cameron.

Sue Davies is a typical hard working mum. In 2011 she suffered the unimaginable.

Her son Robert aged 26 yrs was travelling home in his car to see her and his son Cameron …

1: NOREEN TEHRANI: Cognitive Empathy

January 20th, 2018


In this episode Noreen describes the brain and how it works. It will help the listener if they refer to the cover picture when she does. Realising …

12: ANDY RHODES: One year on.

December 16th, 2017


One year ago the very first Walk the Talk podcast was broadcast with its very first guest Andy Rhodes.

In what is the last podcast of 2017 it seemed only fair to invite him back in for an update on his national …

11: LYNNE WILKINS: Cognitive hypnotherapist.

December 14th, 2017


Lynne Wilkins started her career in public relations but through a chance meeting she decided she really wanted to help people and became a cognitive hypnotherapist untangling the unconscious mind which determines our …

10: JACKIE MALTON: Ex Flying squad officer who beat alcohol and stigma.

December 10th, 2017


Jackie Malton was openly gay from an early age. As a result her character was put to the test when she joined Leicestershire Police and subsequently …

9: DAVE THOMAS. Change.

November 22nd, 2017


In this episode I will be looking at change, why I think our lives are wholly dependant on it and how we deal with it when it happens. I will be also …

8: DAVE THOMAS. Worry and addiction.

November 7th, 2017


In this podcast I share my experiences with worry. I have spent a life time worrying until one day I realised that everything I feared would happen …

7: DAVE THOMAS. As season one draws to a close.

October 31st, 2017


As season one draws to a close I have been amazed by the support and kind wishes everyone has shared with me. With nearly 3000 listens I never …

6: DAVE THOMAS. My role as a Family Liaison Officer.

September 13th, 2017


In this episode, I have decided to share a bit of myself with you and my role as a family liaison officer.

Recorded purposely in respectful tones …

5: JACKIE HIRST: Womens networking and the menopause.

August 24th, 2017


Chief Inspector Jackie Hirst is a 27 year career police officer based at Blackpool in Lancashire.

Chair of the "Women in policing" network, she is …

4: REGIE BUTLER: Leader of a police health and wellness team and how he nearly killed himself.

July 15th, 2017


Devon and Cornwall Police entered into a strategic alliance with Dorset Police in 2016. This week I am delighted to speak with PS Regie Butler about …

3: HARRY TANGYE: Social media and PTSD suffered by firearms officers.

May 14th, 2017


Harry Tangye is a 27 year veteran with the Devon and Cornwall police. It was as much a surprise to himself that he won the best police twitter …

2: ANDY RHODES: Senior leader and national wellbeing lead for England and Wales.

December 8th, 2016


Andy Rhodes is currently the Deputy Chief Constable of the Lancashire Constabulary and the national lead for wellbeing for the police services within …

1: WALK THE TALK. An introduction.

August 12th, 2016


An ex professional photographer who got bored with himself and became a Police Officer. Now twenty years later concentrating on fatal and serious …

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