New Year New Start

Here at Sandgrounder Radio we want to help you make a difference in 2021

Our 'New Year, New Start' campaign is your one-stop shop for advice to help with mental and physical health, financial security, jobs and careers.

We've spoken to a wide range of local people, from all different backgrounds who will offer advice, guidance and real life stories.

New Year, New Start is proudly supported by 'Talking Matters Sefton'.


Talking Matters Sefton

Talking Matters Sefton (TMS), which is part of the national Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme.

Talking Matters Sefton is designed to help anyone aged over 16 in the South Sefton, Southport and Formby areas to deal with common mental health difficulties.

On this podcast we speak to Melissa from Talking Matters Sefton to find out more about the vital services they provide.

You can see more details as well as how to contact a member of the team, HERE


Southport College

Southport College is a leading provider of vocational courses for school leavers and adult learners, as well as offering expert Apprenticeship training and a wide range of Higher Education courses.

In this podcast we speak to Alison Sadler and Angela Campos about their range of adult courses as well as  details of their PGCE course.

You can see more details  as well as how to contact the team HERE

Parenting 2000: Janine Hyland

Parenting 2000 is a registered charity that was set up in 1994 by a group of parents.

Based in the metropolitan borough of Sefton on Merseyside and run a range of services that provide emotional and practical support, and information targeted at vulnerable children, young people and families in the community.

On this podcast we chat with Janine Hyland from Parenting 2000, based in Southport, regarding the services they provide to local people

You can see more details about Parenting 2000 as well as how to contact the team HERE


Lisa Little: From The Block Fitness

A complete personal training experience, situated on the waterfront in Southport and providing you the most up to date bang on trend environment and equipment to meet all of your fitness needs.

In this podcast we speak on a personal level with Lisa who tells us about her own mental health as well as giving advice and help on how people who are currently struggling with their own mental health can take steps to improve not only their mental health but also their wellbeing too.

You can see more details about Lisa's 'From The Block Fitness' as well as how to contact here, HERE


Hatters Digital Agency

Hatters are a digital copywriting agency based in Merseyside, UK with over a decade of experience helping brands to communicate better.

Offering a range of services that will help you build meaningful and lasting relationships with your customers.

In this podcast Sarah Jackson joins us from 'Hatters Digital Agency' to talk about career aspirations and taking those big steps in a change of career and building the confidence to start your own business

You can see more details about 'Hatters Digital Agency' and how to contact Sarah, HERE


Alex Doyle: The Green Cat Driving School

The Green Cat Driving School are a carbon neutral driving school based in Southport. Alex is an ADI (DVSA Approved Driving Instructor) and a IAM Driver Advanced driver and trainer. They cater for new starters with lessons and packages, and also full licence holders with refresher, confidence, parking and motorway lessons and support.

In this podcast we spoke to Alex from The Green Cat Driving School regarding operating a business throughout 2020 as well as details with regards a change in career paths

You can find out more about The Green Cat Driving School as well as contact details for Alex, HERE


Georgia Riley: Life Of Riley Hypnotherapy

A busy hypnotherapy practice based in Southport, Merseyside, led by 'Solution Focused' Hypnotherapist & Modern Psychotherapist - Georgia Riley.

In this podcast we spoke to Georgia about Life Of Riley Hypnotherapy

You can find out more about Life Of Riley Hypnotherapy and how to contact Georgia HERE

Julie Kirby: Tru NLP Training

Julie is an expert in NLP - Neuro-linguistic programming and offers sessions which can be done online and virtually to help a wide variety of people from all different backgrounds.

In this podcast we chat in greater detail with Julie to find out more about Neuro-linguistic programming


Dee Wright: Slimming World

Slimming World’s Food Optimising plan is a healthy, flexible approach, based on everyday foods, to help people lose weight without ever going hungry. It’s a practical, family-friendly plan that fits easily into everyday life and doesn’t require complex weighing and measuring or obsessive calorie counting.

In this podcast we speak to Dee who is a Slimming World Consultant based in the Southport area to talk more about how Slimming World is currently operating and how it can help you during these very different times.

You can find out more about Slimming World and find your nearest Slimming World group HERE


Laura Cain

Laura is from Southport and has recently celebrated losing half her body weight and really has changed her life for the better.

In this podcast we speak to Laura and hear about her courageous and inspirational story.