Word On Heath provides a highly valued, free editorial service through our weekly radio series (now in its 21st year), via a network of 91 not-for-profit, professionally ran, volunteer led, licensed community radio stations which reaches well over 6.5 million people every week, supported by this website and our social media presence.
From Stornoway to the Isles of Scilly, every 2.5 minutes, 7 days week, 365 days a year, Word On Health radio reports are aired somewhere across the UK. Our mission is to promote good health.
Alongside promoting important health issues such as the impact of better lifestyle choices for the good of our overall well-being, mental health awareness, vaccination and screening programmes together with the ways and means to reduce communicable disease, we've also been able to provide coverage on conditions and diseases that wouldn't have otherwise achieved editorial broadcast 'air-time' without our support including: Blood Cancers, Autism, Cardiac Risk In The Young, Meniere's, Hypoparathyroidism, Depression, Lupus, Tourettes, Dyspraxia, Ovarian Cancer, Fibromyalgia, Hearing Loss, Parkinson's, Bladder weakness, Raynauds, Spina Bifida, Glaucoma, Cystic Fibrosis, Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, COPD, Testicular Cancer, Dystonia, Coeliac Disease, Epilepsy, PSP and Endometriosis - to name but a few.
The network of professionally ran independent, volunteer led, community radio stations who broadcast our radio series, although brilliantly supported by people in their area, don't possess the funding or resources to enable them to produce the content we freely provide each week.
Although our content is made possible thanks to the generosity of a small team of media professionals who donate their time, there are overheads associated with producing our series, social media and web presence - such as rent, electricity, heat, telephone, broadband and equipment maintenance that need to be met. With no money available to us from grants or the public purse we've launched this crowd funding campaign to raise the money to allow us to continue and expand our service to all 250 community radio stations across the UK.
In addition to gratefully accepting donations, we are offering our skills and experience as media trainers/corporate coaches (references available), voice over artists together with our TV, radio production expertise and studio time in return for financial support. We'll acknowledge your contribution (personal or corporate) via the supporters page of this website and for our corporate benefactors we will provide an 'on-air' credit at the end of one of our weekly radio reports, extending awareness via our social media presence.
Thank you, in advance, for your help.
Paul has been a media professional for over 25 years - as an actor, campaigner, PR, broadcaster and journalist. Alongside his weekly, 'Word On Health' radio reports that he's written, presented and co-produced since the late 1990's he is lead corporate coach and media trainer with One On One Training Limited.
Bernadette trained as a print journalist in Manchester before working as a reporter, producer and presenter at Key 103, the North West's premier radio station.
Her other broadcast credentials include BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour, ITV's This Morning, GMTV and Ginger Television.
Bernadette has also worked in the communications department of major charities including Action Aid and the Royal National Institute for the Deaf.
Alongside her work on'Word on Health', Bernadette is a freelance feature writer and a regular celebrity interviewer for The Scots magazine.
Sebastien (aka Bass) has been working alongside Paul Pennington and producing the 'Word on Health' radio series for over 15 years. He has also worked for a number of top UK radio production companies as well as French radio stations Europe 2 and Virgin Radio.
Sebastien started his career in 1992 in a French local radio station. In 1995, he joined a top European radio production company based in London producing Entertainment News packages for all the major independent local radio stations. At the beginning of 1999, he decided to enter the world of freelancing, producing radio material for the BBC, Atlantic 252, Virgin Radio, Heart FM and the GWR Network. Now based back in France, alongside his radio production work, Sebastien is a journalist with a regional newspaper.
All material on this website is provided for your information only and may not be construed as medical advice or instruction. No action or inaction should be taken based solely on the contents of this information; instead, readers should consult appropriate health professionals on any matter relating to their health and well-being.