MP for Tooting to host radio talk show on mental health and wellness


The Member for Tooting will take to the air tonight to host her first hour-long radio program focusing on mental health and wellness.

Dr Rosena Allin-Khan, Shadow Minister of Mental Health and Member of Parliament for Tooting, will host “Mental health issues with Dr Rosena” at 6 p.m. where she will answer questions and calls from a range of local listeners on the topic of mental health.

The show will air on Riverside Radio in south-west London and will be the first time the Labor MP has hosted her own radio show.

Allin-Khan said, “The show is an honest and frank hour.

“I’m going to dive into why mental health is important and, perhaps more importantly, your mental health is important.

“The past 18 months have been incredibly difficult for many of us and have highlighted the importance of mental health care.

“We need real parity of esteem between physical and mental health. One step we can take to reduce any stigma is to be open in our conversations about mental health. “

Riverside Radio is asking anyone in South West London to send their questions to the program for a unique chance to be on the show with the Shadow Minister.

The MP for Tooting said she had a great admiration for radio presenters and their ability to keep people hooked using only their words and was thrilled to engage with her community through a talk show .

Allin-Khan added, “In my wildest dreams, I never envisioned being on the air as a radio presenter myself, but one of the things I love most about being a doctor – and an MP – is connecting with people.

“This is an exciting opportunity to connect with my community in a new way. “

Riverside Radio is a digital community radio station run by volunteers and based in Battersea, and covers the areas of Richmond, Merton, Wandsworth and Lambeth.

Allin-Khan commented, “Riverside Radio is a wonderful local station and an important part of our South West London community.

“Riverside is the perfect place to connect with residents and talk about an issue that affects us all: our mental health.

Jason Rosam, chief executive of Riverside Radio, said he was delighted Allin-Khan chose the station to host the show.

He said: “This is the raison d’être of community radio.

“I am delighted that Dr Rosena brings his expertise in mental health and wellness to our public in South West London after a very difficult year for all of us.”

Allin-Khan was elected MP for Tooting in 2016, following a by-election that took place after then-incumbent Sadiq Khan was elected mayor of London.

If you have any questions about mental health for the Minister, send them to [email protected].

Mental Health Matters with Dr. Rosena airs live on Riverside Radio from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday 6e September and people can listen to it online at, or on DAB, mobile, or smart speaker if you’re in the London area.


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