Nominated at the HBA Awards: Aurora Da Silva

Sunday, 15th January 2023

Every year the Hospital Broadcasting Association (HBA) host a terrific ceremony to represent volunteers across the UK, after a gap it’s great to have the awards back in person in Bolton this year. The ceremony consists of 11 categories, highlighting upcoming presenters, specialist shows, best special events and more.

Congratulations to Aurora DaSilva this year for being nominated as ‘Best Newcomer’. Aurora started her solo show last year to focus on mental health and self-care. Serving the community with well-needed tips, but also time to slow down and remind us how important it is to focus on ourselves.

A note from Aurora:

My show focuses on self-care and well-being; it’s incredible how I can reach more people and hopefully support them. I started the show in early August, and since then, I have been looking at self-care in different areas, such as pregnancy, relationships, bereavement, and work; I can say that I have already interviewed two wonderful people; who, in different ways have dedicated their lives to helping others: Sonia Beldom shared her passion for writing; her book is about her experience growing up with a mentally ill mum and how she uses her story to help kids experiencing living with adults with the same issues. David Phelops also shared his beautiful voice and how the choir he funded impacts others’ mental well-being and health.

As a counsellor, I am aware that, for different reasons, people are still not 100% comfortable asking for help with their well-being. Being part of a team like Radio Harrow allows me to reach these people very informally with a mix of music, conversation, interviews with people in the community and tips. I am loving and learning from this experience. I have many exciting ideas for future shows involving more guests, music and themes.

Tune in every Friday from 7pm-8pm for ‘Self Care with Aurora

Good luck from all of us at Radio Harrow


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