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Chatter with Kate Pickett: Addressing Inequalities in Greater Manchester | Episode 2

Good Employment Chatter

Addressing inequalities – in this episode, we speak to Kate Pickett, professor at the University of York and Chair of the Greater Manchester Independent Inequalities Commission. We look at the impact of the UK’s inequalities, particularly in the face of Covid-19. Listen for Chatter about Kate Pickett’s first experience of employment, the work of the Independent Inequalities Commission, the need to consider strong wellbeing plans within your workplace, and the impact of the pandemic on work. Subscribe to stay up to date with all the latest episodes, where we’ll be talking to more key figures across Greater Manchester. Together we can make work better. Episode timestamps:  (1: 51) What was your first job? What did it teach you about employment? (6:08) What drove your interest in the inequalities agenda? (10:45) How important is prioritising good wellbeing at work? (17:02) Is there a need for structural economic change to address work inequality? Impact of the pandemic on work. (25:40) Do you think market forces have a role in delivering change? How do you know which employers are ‘good’? (28:57) What would you ask GM employers to consider to address inequalities in the region? Selected links from the episode:  The Good Employment Charter Website The Charter Mailing List (for latest updates, including event invitations) Connect with Kate Pickett on Twitter The Greater Manchester Independent Inequalities Commission


29 Mar 2021

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Social Inequalities - Professor Kate Pickett, Rose Ssali & Andy Bell

Real World Public Mental Health

Guests:Professor Kate Pickett Professor of Epidemiology at Department of Health Sciences York, and the University's Research Champion for Justice and Equality.  She is co-author of The Spirit Level and The Inner Level and Co-Founder and Trustee of The Equality Trust. Kate is Co-Principal Investigator for the Born in Bradford study.Rose Ssali Programme Lead and Founder of Support and Action for Women Network (SAWN), which promotes the welfare of Black/African women in Oldham and Great Manchester. Rose has worked on immigration, FGM, domestic violence, parenting and money matters for 15 years. She is Chair of Mama Health and Poverty Partnership (MHaPP) a partnership of 14 Black women-led organisations.Andy Bell Deputy Chief Executive at the Centre for Mental Health.  He is a member of the Mental Health Policy Group and was chair of the Mental Health Alliance from 2006 to 2008. Andy has researched the implementation of national mental health policies and local mental health needs assessments.Episode Description:The group define social inequalities and explain how they impact on mental health.Andy shares the findings of the Centre for Mental Health’s Commission for Equality in Mental Health reports. Rose gives examples of how this affects Black /African women. For example, how the lack of trust by official bodies, language barriers, parenting issues, economic issues and immigration status combine to impact on these women's mental health. Then due to mental health stigma, there is little recognition of these problems.  The group explores how early life has profound effects on mental health, income and other outcomes. Kate shares an example of bullying statistics from the Born in Bradford study, and discusses why the UK is ranked lower than other Western countries for child wellbeing and how this impacts on inequalities. Rose demonstrates how this plays out in the real world, with rigid systems preventing access to services. Covid has also had an impact - highlighting pre-existing inequalities and amplifying the effect on mental health.The discussion turns to solutions. At the national level, the need for substantial policy changes and a move away from seeing mental health as an individual responsibility. At a local level, involving communities in meaningful co-production of interventions. This requires mutual respect and trust, as well as a commitment to accepting other communities and cultures. Finally, each guest shares one thing they would like for people listening to take away:For local authorities to focus on root causes and systemic inequalities that underpin public mental health, as this will fix mental health as well as other health issues.  To own your patch, whatever it might be - ask what else you can do to help.Go out to schools, youth organisations, community groups and spend time listening. Don’t accept that things are immovable.Contact:Host Stu King @Stu_King_HhProfessor Kate Pickett @profkepickettAndy Bell  @CentreforMH, Report on the Commission for Equality in Mental HealthRose Ssali @rose_ssali, @SupportSawn


12 Mar 2021

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Culture and Mental Health – Prof Kate Pickett & Prof Richard Wilkinson

The Weekend University

Get early access to our latest psychology lectures: http://bit.ly/new-talksWhy is the incidence of mental illness in the UK twice that in Germany? Why are Americans three times more likely than the Dutch to develop gambling problems? Why is child well-being so much worse in New Zealand than Japan? The answer to all of these questions, hinges on inequality.This talk will explore how inequality affects us individually, how it alters how we think, feel and behave. You’ll learn about the overwhelming evidence showing that material inequalities have powerful psychological effects: when the gap between rich and poor increases, so does the tendency to define and value ourselves and others in terms of superiority and inferiority. The speakers will then go on to demonstrate that societies based on fundamental equalities, sharing and reciprocity generate much higher levels of well-being, and lay out a path towards making them a reality.Kate Pickett is Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York and leads the Public Health and Society research group. She is the co-author of The Spirit Level and The Inner Level, with Richard Wilkinson, and her work addresses the social determinants of health and well-being. She was a National Institute for Health Research Career Scientist from 2007-2012, is a Fellow of the RSA and a Fellow of the UK Faculty of Public Health.Richard Wilkinson is a British social epidemiologist, author, advocate, and political activist. He is Professor Emeritus of Social Epidemiology at the University of Nottingham, having retired in 2008. He is also Honorary Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health at University College London and Visiting Professor at University of York. In 2009, Richard co-founded The Equality Trust and was awarded the Charles Cully Memorial Medal in 2014 by the Irish Cancer Society.Links: - Get our latest psychology lectures emailed to your inbox: http://bit.ly/new-talks - Check out our next event: http://theweekenduniversity.com/events/ - Kate & Richard’s books: https://amzn.to/37RwoNY

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26 Oct 2020

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The Spirit Level revisited, with Prof Kate Pickett

The Real Agenda Network

In the first of this new podcast series Inequality Bites, Professor Kate Pickett, co-author of the seminal book The Spirit Level, talks to Wanda Wyporska of The Equality Trust about the book’s key findings more than a decade on. Kate and Wanda revisit the crucial link between inequality and health in the context of a pandemic that has proven that we’re not “all in this together”. Inequality Bites is produced by The Equality Trust and distributed by The Real Agenda Network


19 Oct 2020

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How inequality hurts everybody - Richard Wilkinson & Kate Pickett, The Spirit Level.

Free Forum with Terrence McNally

As the college admissions scandal emphasizes once again the gulf between the wealthy and the rest of us, and the deficit skyrockets due to Trump’s GOP tax cuts for the rich and corporations, here’s my January 2010 conversation with Richard Wilkinson & Kate Pickett about their groundbreaking book, The Spirit Level. Based on 30 years of research, it makes clear that the more unequal a society is, the worse it is for everybody – rich and poor alike.


30 Mar 2019

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2/5/2019 Kate Pickett and Richard G. Wilkinson & Steve Toutonghi

Write On Radio

Josh talks with Kate Pickett and Richard G. Wilkinson about their most recent work The Inner Level: How More Equal Societies Reduce Stress, Restore Sanity and Improve Everyone's Well-Being. The Inner Level explains how inequality affects us individually -- how it alters how we think, feel, and behave.  Then Conor interviews Steve Toutonghi about his second novel Side Life --  a dazzling, intriguing, and philosophical blend of literary science fiction. It explores explores ideas of consciousness and parallel universes.


17 Feb 2019

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Richard Wilkinson & Kate Pickett - On Inequality

alumni UBC Podcasts

Barack Obama cited their insights on inequality from The Spirit Level, now internationally acclaimed health researchers Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett have new lessons to share in their latest offering, The Inner Level: How More Equal Societies Reduce Stress, Restore Sanity and Improve Everyone's Well-Being.In this talk, Wilkinson and Pickett explain how inequality affects us individually, altering how we think, feel and behave. They share the overwhelming evidence that material inequities have powerful psychological effects: when the gap between rich and poor increases, so does the tendency to define and value ourselves and others in terms of superiority and inferiority. This talk was presented by the Faculty of Medicine, the Faculty of Arts, and MASS LBP, with support from alumni UBC.Recorded February 4, 2019 at UBC Robson Square in Vancouver, BC. This recording was produced by the University of British Columbia. We are pleased to be able to share it with you, our alumni and subscribers.

1hr 19mins

8 Feb 2019

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#15 Kate Pickett on the mental health effects of inequality

Politics Theory Other

Kate Pickett joins me to discuss her new book - co-authored with Richard Wilkinson - The Inner Level: How More Equal Societies Reduce Stress, Restore Sanity and Improve Everyone's Well-being, the follow up to the acclaimed The Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better.


8 Jul 2018

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Richard Wilkinson & Kate Pickett: The Spirit Level (In Conversation)


Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett are the authors of the book The Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better. The Spirit Level not only changed the way we understand and view inequality, it inspired the creation of The Equality Trust, an organization that works to improve the quality of life in the UK by reducing economic inequality.We interviewed them for our 3-part series "Welcome to Frome". Parts of this interview are featured in the series.


31 Aug 2016

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‘Inequality and the 1%’: Danny Dorling in conversation with Kate Pickett

London Review Bookshop Podcast

Our top 1% take 15% of all income. That’s the highest share of anywhere in Europe. Our bottom fifth are the poorest in Europe. In Inequality and the 1% (Verso) Danny Dorling (Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography of the School of Geography and the Environment of the University of Oxford, or, as Simon Jenkins more pithily put it, 'geographer royal by appointment to the left'), goes in pursuit of the latest research into how the lives and ideas of the richest 1 per cent affect the remaining 99 per cent of us. The findings are shocking. Inequality in the UK is increasing as more and more people are driven towards the poverty line, with profound implications for education, health and life expectancy. Danny Dorling joined us at the Bookshop in conversation with Kate Pickett, Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Health Sciences at the University of York, and co-author (with Richard Wilkinson) of the ground-breaking The Spirit Level: Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

1hr 24mins

21 Oct 2014