Edna Fernandes on Taking Action for Mental Resilience in Conflict ZonesSeason 01 Episode 02
Season 01 Episode 02
We are joined on the show today by Edna Fernandes, the Co-Founder of Beyond Conflict. Edna was born in Kenya and grew up in London. She is former Special Correspondent for Britain’s Mail on Sunday, former foreign correspondent for the Financial Times and Westminster correspondent for Reuters. She is the award-winning author of Holy Warriors, The Last Jews of Kerala and The Hollow Kingdom: ISIS and the Cult of Jihad – and has appeared as a commentator on religion and terrorism on BBC News, Channel 4 News and Sky.
In this episode of the Beyond Conflict Podcast, Edna talks to me about why she moved from the role of writer and journalist to taking action to help people in conflict zones rediscover their mental resilience by co-founding Beyond Conflict.
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Beyond Conflict – www.beyond-conflict.co.uk
Edna Fernandes – writing and books – https://ednafernandes.com/
Royal College of Psychiatrists – https://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/
Rohingyas – https://www.unhcr.org/uk/rohingya-emergency.html
Beyond Conflict’s work with the Rohingyas – https://beyond-conflict.co.uk/first-project-in-coxs-bazaar/
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Alpha and Omega by Adrian Snell
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The Beyond Conflict Podcast explores mental resilience in times of crisis and is hosted by Yang-May Ooi. Yang-May is a bestselling author and podcaster who runs a multimedia blog on creativity at www.TigerSpirit.co.uk.
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