Mentally Yours: Coronavirus

Mentally Yours: Coronavirus

By Metro.co.uk

In these troubling times we chat to guests about how to survive and thrive. Hosted by Ellen Scott and Yvette Caster from http://Metro.co.uk.

Episodes

Seni's Law

The Mental Health Units Use of Force Bill - also known as Seni’s Law - requires mental health inpatient units to comply with requirements around use of force policies, training and data collection. The law came into force after years of campaigning, following the death of Seni Lewis. This week Yvette chats to Seni's mother, Aji Lewis, about why the law is needed and what it means for the future of policing and mental health inpatient services. Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
10/08/2034m 47s

Denise Welch

Ellen and Yvette chat to the TV star about her battles with clinical depression. Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
03/08/2034m 17s

Bipolar Disorder

Simon Kitchen is the Chief Executive Officer at Bipolar UK. He chats to Yvette about life in lockdown for the many people in the UK with bipolar disorder. Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
27/07/2026m 4s

Losing Someone You Love

Andy Langford is the Chief Operating Officer at Cruse Bereavement Care. He chats to Yvette about how to support people who have lost loved ones during these difficult times. Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
21/07/2023m 6s

Reentering Anxiety

Dominique Antiglio is the Author of the book, The Life-Changing Power of Sophrology. She chats to Ellen and Yvette about going back to a "new normal" in the second half of the pandemic. What new stresses will we feel as we go back to our old way of life? Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
14/07/2021m 17s

Text To Get Help

Victoria Hornby is the Chief Executive Officer of the charity Mental Health Innovations. She chats to Yvette and Ellen about The Heads Together campaign, supporting young people with mental health support. Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
09/07/2018m 34s

Unconscious Bias

Dr Pragya Agarwal is a Behavioural and Data Scientist, and Author of the book SWAY: Unravelling Unconscious Bias. She chats to Yvette and Ellen about what we can all do to overcome unconscious bias. Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
06/07/2028m 41s

Juno Dawson

Juno Dawson is a Journalist and author of the book, Wonderland. She chats to Yvette about life in lockdown and some of the conversations happening online about trans gender issues.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
29/06/2029m 43s

Death In Police Custody

Marcia Rigg is the sister of Sean Rigg, who died at Brixton police station in August 2008 after he was restrained. She talks to Yvette about her brother's story and how she feels in the wake of the death of George Floyd. Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
25/06/2038m 58s

How To Sleep Well

Neil Stanley is a Sleep Expert and Author of the book How to Sleep Well: The Science of Sleeping Smarter, Living Better and Being Productive. He chats to Yvette about how people can sleep better, especially during the pandemic.
23/06/2026m 39s

BAME Mental Health

Rianna Walcott is an LAHP-funded PhD candidate at Kings College London researching Black women's identity formation in digital spaces She is also the Co-Editor of the book, The Colour Of Madness. She chats to Yvette during lockdown. This episode was recorded as part of a series of coronavirus-related podcasts. Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
17/06/2030m 17s

Mental Health In Police Custody

Marcia Rigg's brother, Sean Rigg, died after he was restrained while in police custody in August 2008. She chats to Yvette about her brother and the protests following George Floyd's death. Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
16/06/2030m 7s

Ellen and Yvette In Lockdown

It's been a while... The girls chat through how they are finding lockdown at the moment. This episode was recorded as part of a series of coronavirus-related podcasts. Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
10/06/2044m 48s

Women In Prison

Claire Simms is Managing Editor of The View Magazine, the only magazine on prison reform written by and for women in prison. Yvette and Ellen chat to Claire about life for women in prison during the pandemic. This episode was recorded as part of a series of coronavirus-related podcasts. Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
08/06/2032m 20s

The Future Of Health Care

Mike Holmes is a GP in Yorkshire and Vice Chair of the Royal College of GPs. He chats to Yvette about the future of health care and different ways general practice may operate in the future. This episode was recorded as part of a series of coronavirus-related podcasts. Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
25/05/2022m 14s

Kindness

Shahroo Izadi is a Behavioral Change Specialist and the author of The Kindness Method. She chats to Yvette about this year's theme of Mental Health Awareness Week: kindness. This episode was recorded as part of a series of coronavirus-related podcasts. Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
22/05/2016m 31s

Mental Health Awareness Week

The theme of this year's Mental Health Awareness Week is kindness. Mark Rowland is the CEO of the The Mental Health Foundation, which founded Mental Health Awareness Week. They chat about the conversation around mental health during lockdown. This episode was recorded as part of a series of coronavirus-related podcasts. Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
19/05/2025m 19s

Loneliness

Julia Bainbridge is the Creator of The Lonely Hour Podcast. She chats to Yvette about whether loneliness is an issue during lockdown.  This episode was recorded as part of a series of coronavirus-related podcasts. Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
18/05/2028m 58s

Will Coronavirus Lead To A Mental Health Crisis?

Marjorie Wallace CBE is the CEO and Founder of the mental health charity SANE. She chats to Yvette about some of the problems people with long-term mental health issues are facing. This episode was recorded as part of a series of coronavirus-related podcasts. Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
15/05/2020m 8s

What Happens After Lockdown?

Professor Paul Gilbert is a Clinical Psychologist at the University of Derby. He talks about why "safe relating" my be more helpful than "social distancing. Plus what how are we all going to feel after lockdown? Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
11/05/2032m 34s

Breathing Exercises

Helena Bourdillon is a Freediver and Breath Trainer. She chats to Ellen about some of the breathing exercises which can help people with their anxiety, stress and sleep during lockdown.  This episode was recorded as part of a series of coronavirus-related podcasts.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
06/05/2042m 35s

Government Mental Health Support

Dr Andrew Molodynski is the Mental Health Lead for the British Medical Association. He chats to Yvette about the role government has during the pandemic to support people with mental health issues.  This episode was recorded as part of a series of coronavirus-related podcasts.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
04/05/2018m 3s

Helping Others During Lockdown

Sue Peart is a Volunteer for The Samaritans. She chats to Yvette about the different ways The Samaritans are helping others during lockdown.  This episode was recorded as part of a series of coronavirus-related podcasts.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
01/05/2019m 51s

Disabled And At Uni During Lockdown

How are students coping during lockdown? And, importantly for today's guest, how are disabled students coping during lockdown? Piers Wilkinson is the Disabled Students' Officer at the National Union of Students (NUS). He chats to Ellen and Yvette.  This episode was recorded as part of a series of coronavirus-related podcasts.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
29/04/2030m 46s

How Is Your GP Coping With Covid?

More information... More patients... More stressful situations...  Yvette chats to Dr Anshu Bhagat about how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting life on the NHS frontline.  This episode was recorded as part of a series of coronavirus-related podcasts.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
28/04/2025m 45s

Pregnant During Lockdown

Nauf Al Bendar is the Creator of The Womb Effect, an educational platform for parents and parents-to-be. She chats with Ellen about some of the concerns people may have if they are pregnant at the moment. The biology and psychology. And follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
22/04/2022m 13s

Domestic Abuse

Lucy Hadley works at Women's Aid, a charity working to end domestic abuse against women and children. She chats to Ellen and Yvette about some of the current issues surrounding domestic abuse during the pandemic - there are more calls going into hotlines and refuges are struggling. Visit womensaid.org.uk for more information on what Lucy and Women's Aid do.  And follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
20/04/2023m 20s

Bipolar Disorder

April Kelly is an Actor, Writer and - importantly - an Ambassador for Bipolar UK. She chats to Yvette about bipolar disorder, personality disorder and what it’s like working in the entertainment industry with a mental health issue.  Keep up with April online: twitter.com/april__kelley And follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
13/04/2027m 57s

Gardening Therapy

Charlie Hart a Gardening Expert and is Author of the book, No Fear Gardening.  He chats to Ellen about the power of gardening for food and to help people feel better. And, because so many of us don’t have a garden, he inspires Ellen into sorting her window box so she can enjoy her “mini-garden” during the coronavirus pandemic.  This episode was recorded as part of a series of coronavirus-related podcasts.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742 And check out Charlie’s work online http://charliehartgardening.com.
11/04/2035m 49s

Looking After Your Loved Ones

Professor Neil Greenberg works for The Royal College of Psychiatrists and also Kings College. He talks to Yvette about how to deal with mental health during the pandemic - daily stress, loneliness and looking after your loved ones.  This episode was recorded as part of a series of coronavirus-related podcasts.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
09/04/2025m 2s

Anxiety And Coronavirus

Dr Martina Paglia works at the International Psychology Clinic. She talks to Ellen about anxiety during the coronavirus pandemic. Why is it more common? And why feeling anxious is leading to some people thinking they have coronavirus (which they don’t).  This episode was recorded as part of a series of coronavirus-related podcasts.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
09/04/2017m 59s

Changes to The Mental Health Act

Did you know? The coronavirus pandemic has led to changes to The Mental Health Act. Will Johnstone is Senior Policy Officer at Rethink Mental Illness, a mental health charity. He chats to Yvette about what the changes to The Mental Health Act could mean for everyone.
07/04/2019m 4s

The Mental Health Foundation

With Chris O'Sullivan, Head of Business Development and Engagement at The Mental Health Foundation Yvette chats to Chris about how acts of kindness can improve your mental health.  As part of a series of coronavirus-related podcasts.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
06/04/2022m 25s

Eating Disorders and Coronavirus

As part of a series of coronavirus-related podcasts, Yvette chats to Hope Virgo about managing eating disorders during lockdown.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
30/03/2020m 30s

Drinking And Isolation

As part of a series of coronavirus-related podcasts, Yvette chats to Janey Lee Grace about 'The Sober Club', alcoholism during lockdown and keeping connection.
27/03/2022m 0s

Mental Health First Aid In Lockdown

As part of a series of coronavirus-related podcasts, Yvette and Ellen chat to Ama Afrifi-Tchie, the Head of Culture and Wellbeing at Mental Health First Aid England, about staying well during Coronavirus. Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
26/03/2033m 20s

Self Isolation

As part of a series of coronavirus-related podcasts, Yvette chats to Rosie Weatherley, the Information Content Manager, at the mental health charity, Mind.  If you want more coronavirus-related mental health information visit mind.org.uk/coronavirus or call 0300 123 3393.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
23/03/2023m 54s

Anxious Man

With Josh Roberts.  Josh is the author of the book, Anxious Man. He chats to Yvette about panic attacks, anxiety and CBT.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
09/03/2023m 24s

Imposter Syndrome

With Anne Whitehouse Anne is the Author of the book, Pull Back Your Power. She chats to Yvette about burnout, imposter syndrome and the weird and wonderful workings of the subconscious.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
03/03/2029m 37s

Nature Helps My Mental Health

With Lucy Jones.  Lucy is Author of the book Losing Eden: Why Our Minds Need the Wild. She chats to Yvette about the importance of the connection between humans and nature.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
28/02/2023m 11s

Having A Healthy Relationship With My Phone

With August Brice.  August is Creator of Tech Wellness. She chats to Ellen about digital detoxes, the impact of tech addiction and making healthy relationships with our phone, our laptops, and the internet.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
17/02/2026m 41s

Dealing With Alcoholism

With Simon Chapple.  Simon is the Creator of Be Sober and aAuthor of The Sober Survival Guide. He chats to Ellen about how he discovered he had an issue with alcohol, how he dealt with it, and how people around him responded.
10/02/2033m 40s

Dealing With Alcoholism

With Simon Chapple.  Simon is Creator of Be Sober and Author of The Sober Survival Guide. He chats to Ellen about how he discovered he had an issue with alcohol, how he dealt with it, and how people around him responded.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
10/02/2033m 40s

After An Abusive Relationship

With Annali Roberts.  Annali is a Blogger, Podcaster and Author of the book "Don't Be A Dick". She chats to Ellen about life chatting about your mental health on the internet.  Follow Mentally on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
03/02/2029m 14s

Professor Green

Yvette meets with Professor Green to talk about mental health on tour, therapy and dealing with a suicide in the family.  Follow Mentally on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
27/01/2029m 28s

Breathing

With Stuart Sandeman.  Stuart is the Founder of Breathpod. He talks Ellen and Yvette through some of the benefits that good and careful breathing can have on your anxiety!  Follow Mentally on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
20/01/2028m 38s

The Art Of Rest

Claudia Hammond chats to Ellen and Yvette about the value of rest - why people should rest more and how people can rest more!  Follow Mentally on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
12/01/2027m 29s

Listening To People's Problems

With William Sieghart CBE.  William is (amongst other things) Author of the book The Poetry Pharmacy Returns. He chats to Ellen and Yvette about the healing powers of poetry.  Follow Ellen and Yvette on social media... Twitter: twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
06/01/2028m 10s

Moments of 2019

Ellen and Yvette look back at some of their most special moments of the year.
30/12/1928m 56s

Cancer

With Scott Britton.  Scott is the co-founder of Battle Cancer, the world's largest one day functional fitness competition. He chats to Yvette about mental health, cancer and fitness.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media… we’re on Facebook and Twitter!
16/12/1923m 52s

Redefining Trauma

With Emmy Brunner.  Emmy is a Psychotherapist and Trauma Expert. She is also the Founder of The Recover Clinic and Author of the book Trauma Redefined. Emmy chats to Yvette about dealing with trauma and moving on with your life.  Stay in touch with Mentally Yours on Twitter and Facebook.
09/12/1928m 38s

Borderline Personality Disorder

With Rosie Cappuccino.  Borderline Personality Disorder (or BPD) is a disorder of mood and how a person interacts with others.Ellen chats to the award-winning Blogger, Rosie, about BPD - the challenges, misconceptions and future.  Stay in touch with Ellen and Yvette on social media.
02/12/1927m 48s

The Power Of Music

With Hyphen.  Ellen chats to the musician, Hyphen, about the power of music.  Follow the girls on Twitter: @mentallyyrs.
26/11/1927m 31s

Special Episode: MQ Open Mind Podcast Presents...

Young people’s mental health: What’s school got to do with it? Yvette and Ellen are having a week off... Instead MQ Open Mind take over the feed, to celebrate their win at the Mind Media Awards!  Guests: Damani, a college student with experience of anxiety, Nick, who was a teacher for over 20 years and Lucy, a researcher focussing on mental illness during adolescence.
18/11/1936m 56s

We're Nominated For A Mind Media Award!

And to celebrate we're going to chat to Gemma Sherlock, from the podcast, No, I'm Really Fine!  Follow Ellen and Yvette on social media to find out who wins on Wednesday evening... @mentallyyrs on Twitter!
12/11/1925m 53s

Hearing Voices

With Hazel Clarke.  Hazel is a Student and Author. She chats to Ellen and Yvette about her debut book, Nightmare Scenario, where she writes about psychosis and hearing voices.  Follow the girls on social media… They are @mentallyyrs on Twitter and they also they manage a private Facebook group called Mentally Yours.
04/11/1931m 44s

Dealing With Panic Attacks

With Anya Meyerowitz.  Anna is a Journalist and PR Coach with severe anxiety. She chats to Yvette about how dealing with mental health is a marathon not a sprint.  Follow the girls on Twitter: @mentallyyrs.
29/10/1919m 52s

Body Dysmorphia

With Daniel Gray.  Daniel is the Creator of War Paint For Men, a UK manufactured makeup brand that has be designed specifically for men and the challenges that men's skin faces.  He chats with Ellen and Yvette about body image, make up, and body dysmorphia.
21/10/1925m 24s

Dementia

With Lorraine Lee.  Lorraine has had a long career looking after people with dementia, first as a Nurse and then as a Carehome Provider. She has now written a book called Making Sense Of Dementia. She chats to Yvette about her experiences working within mental health.  Stay in touch with the girls… we have a Twitter profile and a private Facebook group. Just search online: Mentally Yours.
14/10/1914m 0s

A Father's Tale Of Stress

With Mark Simmonds.  Mark is Author of the book, Breakdown And Repair. He talks about dealing with his own mental health, plus his daughter's anorexia.  Stay in touch with Ellen and Yvette on social media - we're on Twitter and Facebook.
07/10/1931m 18s

Working In A Mental Health Facility

With John-Barry Waldron.  John chats to Ellen and Yvette about working at St Andrews Hospital mental health facility.  Stay in touch with the girls on Twitter: @mentallyyrs.
30/09/1927m 30s

Losing My Son

With Simin Sarikhani.  Simin lost her son to suivide when he was 21 years old. She’s now written a book, about her loss, called Finding Blossoms in the Darkness.  If you want to stay in touch with the Mentally Yours team please follow us on Twitter: @mentallyyrs.
23/09/1924m 59s

Try Meditation

With Will Williams.  Will is the Founder of Beeja meditation. He takes us through a simple meditation… DO try this at home! Let us know what you thought of this on Twitter: @mentallyyrs.
16/09/1912m 12s

Curing Insomnia

Will Williams is the Founding Teacher at Beeja Meditation in London. He chats to Yvette about the using meditation to deal with insomnia! Stay in touch with us on Twitter…. @mentallyyrs.  And, if you’d like, please get involved in our private Facebook group. Search: Mentally Yours.
09/09/1922m 48s

OCD Onstage

With Sorcha Mccaffrey.  Sorcha has just finished performing Ladybones at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, a play about her own experiences dealing with OCD. She chats to Ellen and Yvette about life onstage!  Follow the gals on Twitter: @mentallyyrs.
02/09/199m 37s

LSD Microdosing

With Dan Dalton.  Dan is Author of the book Johnny Ruin. He chats to Ellen about LSD microdosing as a way of dealing with his own mental health issues.  Stay in touch with the girls on Twitter: @mentallyyrs… or get involved on the Mentally Yours Facebook Group.
26/08/1927m 8s

Intrusive Thoughts

Owen Nicholls is Author if the book Love, Unscripted. He chats to Ellen about his own experiences with imposter syndrome, anxiety and (a lack of) depression! Stay in touch with the girls on Twitter @mentallyyrs. Also, we have a private Facebook Group for people who want to chat about their own mental health. Search Mentally Yours on Facebook.
19/08/1928m 52s

Laura Kenny

Bikes, babies and ducks!  The Olympic cyclist chats to Ellen about how she looks after her mental health.  Stay in touch with the girls on social media: @mentallyrs on Twitter!
12/08/1919m 45s

Turning 30

With Rhik Samadder.  Rhik Samadder is a Columnist, Actor and Author of a new book called I Never Said I Loved You. He chats to Ellen and Yvette about books, mums and (of course) eggs… Stay in touch with the gals on Twitter: @mentallyyrs.
05/08/1930m 27s

Working Freelance

With Nikki McCaig.  Nicky is a Blogger and Freelance Social Media Manager. She chats to Yvette about how to deal with your mental health when you’re self-employed.
29/07/1933m 5s

Self-Consciousness, Scars and Swimming

With Sylvia Mac.  Sylvia is a burns survivor, Campaigner and Founder of Love Disfigure, an organisation raising awareness and offering support to people with visible body and facial differences.  She chats to Yvette about self-consciousness, scars and swimming.  Stay in touch with the girls on Twitter, they are @mentallyyrs! XXX
22/07/1926m 10s

Bringing Up Healthy Children

Caroline Penney is the Author of the book, The Parenting Toolkit. She chats to Ellen and Yvette about how to bring up healthy children... AND stay healthy whilst doing it!
16/07/1926m 51s

The Power Of Team Sports

Timmy Creed is a Sportsman and Theatre Maker. He has created a show called Splice, which he’s performing at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August. He chats to Yvette about masculinity, “pack mentality” and the way in which team sports can affect mental health.
08/07/1926m 28s

Alternative Therapy

With Kalie Jade.  Kalie is a Sound Therapist, Medium and so much more. She chats to Ellen and Yvette about the power of alternative therapy and plenty of other things that have not been covered much on the podcast so far.  Stay in touch with the girls on social media, they’re @mentallyyrs on Twitter.
01/07/1934m 13s

Menopause

Anne Stevens is the Co-Founder of Positive Pause, an organisation supporting women through the menopause. She chats to Ellen and Yvette about how hormones can trigger anxiety and depression as you approach the menopause.
24/06/1929m 33s

Life Changing Injuries

Stuart Harris was in the armed forces until injury forced him out. He chats to Yvette about his own depression and how sharing experiences can really help.
17/06/1931m 42s

S**t Therapists

Michelle Thomas is Author of the Book, My Shit Therapist. She chats to Ellen about what to do if you are not happy with your mental health support. Get in touch with the girls on social media: twitter.com/mentallyyrs.
10/06/1929m 45s

What Being In The Army Did To Me

Geraint Jones is an ex-soldier, and author of the book, Brother in Arms. He chats to Mentally Yours about his time in the army, PTSD and coming out the other side.   Stay in touch with Ellen and Yvette on Twitter: @mentallyyrs.
03/06/1941m 32s

Tokophobia

Tokophobia is a phobia of childbirth and, even though she has two children, Author Lorna Cooke has it! She chats to Ellen and Yvette.
27/05/1929m 23s

Mental Health For Muslims

How is mental health treated within the Muslim community? Jamilla Heckman is the Founder of Mental Health For Muslims. She chats to Ellen about mental health in the Muslim community.  Stay in touch with the girls on Twitter: @mentallyyrs.
19/05/1921m 31s

What Would You Tell Your Younger Self?

Bryony Gordan is an Author and Podcaster. She chats to Ellen and Yvette about her mental health journey and what she wishes she had known when she was a teenager. Stay in touch with the girls on Twitter: @mentallyyrs.
13/05/1931m 23s

Music And Madness

Rowan Sawday is a musician who goes under the name Dizraeli. He chatted to Yvette about his mental health issues in the studio, on the road and at home. Stay in touch with the girls on Twitter: @mentallyyrs.  And if you fancy, check out Dizraeli's music at dizraeli.com.
06/05/1932m 58s

Recovering Together

James Meteyard wrote Electrolyte, a multi-award winning piece of gig theatre about recovering from a mental health issue. He chats to Ellen and Yvette about the power of the mind, togetherness in recovery and how to tell a mental health story through music.  Stay in touch with the girls on Twitter: @mentallyyrs.  Oh, and if you fancy... Electrolyte is touring the UK and Ireland this summer. Check out wildcardtheatre.co.uk/electrolyte for details.
29/04/1924m 38s

Motherhood

Maggy van Eijk is the Author of the book Remember This When You’re Sad.  She chats with Ellen and Yvette about pregnancy, giving birth and being a mum! Stay in touch with the girls on Twitter: @mentallyyrs.
22/04/1927m 3s

Mentally Yours Live

Ellen and Yvette present Mentally Yours in front of an audience at Waterstones in High Street Kensington in conversation with Dr Pragya Agarwal, Carl Anka, Natasha Devon and Matthew Todd. Thanks to everyone who came along, plus our sponsors on the night Maison du Choup, Hotel Chocolat, Happiful, Samaritans, Smartwater and Teapigs Calm Tea.  Stay in touch with what we’re up to on Twitter: @MentallyYrs.
15/04/1942m 13s

Mentally Yours Live

Ellen and Yvette present Mentally Yours in front of an audience at Waterstones in High Street Kensington in conversation with Dr Pragya Agarwal, Carl Anka, Natasha Devon and Matthew Todd. Thanks to everyone who came along, plus our sponsors on the night Maison du Choup, Hotel Chocolat, Happiful, Samaritans, Smartwater and Teapigs Calm Tea.  Stay in touch with what we’re up to on Twitter: @MentallyYrs.
15/04/1942m 13s

Mentally Yours Live

Ellen and Yvette present Mentally Yours in front of an audience at Waterstones in High Street Kensington in conversation with Dr Pragya Agarwal, Carl Anka, Natasha Devon and Matthew Todd. Thanks to everyone who came along, plus our sponsors on the night Maison du Choup, Hotel Chocolat, Happiful, Samaritans, Smartwater and Teapigs Calm Tea.  Stay in touch with what we’re up to on Twitter: @MentallyYrs.
15/04/1942m 13s

Talking About It

Sammy Nickalls is the Creator of the hashtag #TalkingAboutIt. She chats to Ellen and Yvette about life on the internet, staying sane on Twitter and her happy place away from social media.  Oh, also… we have our first ever live event this week. It's about mental health and work, with speakers Natasha Devon, Dr Pragya Agarwa, Carl Anka and Matthew Todd. Book your place by emailing kensington@waterstones.com (all proceeds go to The Samaritans).  Stay in touch with the girls on Twitter: @Mentallyyrs.
08/04/1927m 7s

Dame Kelly Holmes

“I refused to give up” As a gold award winning Olympian, Dame Kelly Holmes understands hard work, intense competition and how to deal with pressure. She chats to Ellen and Yvette about her own mental health as well as how she is working to support others.
01/04/1935m 23s

Depression In A Digital Age

“If you’re using social media for work, use it in work hours only” Fiona Thomas is a Mental Health. She chats to Mentally Yours about using the internet at work, support on social media and when it's OK to not respond to messages.  Stay in touch with Mentally Yours on Twitter: @mentallyyrs. And also, check out Fiona Thomas online: fionalikestoblog.com.
25/03/1921m 58s

Art Can Save Lives

"I am a workaholic but that's not the best when you're working on heavy material" Daniel Reagen runs The Free Space Project, an arts and well-being charity providing arts activities, therapies, exhibitions and residencies in north London. Yvette speaks to him about how art can help people with mental health issues.  Check out The Free Space Project online: freespaceproject.org.
18/03/1922m 39s

Rose McGowan

“The thing that runs in my family is our mental health issues” Ellen and Yvette chat to the American activist, actress and author.  Stay in touch with the girls on Facebook and Twitter @mentallyyrs.
11/03/1932m 7s

Recovering From Anorexia

“Nothing made me happy” Hope Virgo is the author of Stand Tall Little Girl, a book documenting her recovery from anorexia. She chats to Ellen and Yvette about work as a Mental Health Advocate launching a new campaign working with schools, hospital and business.  Stay in touch: @mentallyyrs.
04/03/1928m 37s

Boys Should Cry

"Male stereotypes prevent men from speaking out" Author Charlotte Moncrieff and Illustrator Helena Maxwell are creating a children's book called Big Boys Cry. They chat to Yvette about why it's time we all helped men be open about their feelings.  Stay in touch with the girls on Twitter - we're @mentallyyrs.
25/02/1920m 57s

Addiction

"I was all over the shop" Ryan McCormack has overcome child sexual trauma, drug addiction, and alcohol abuse. Now 45 years old, Ryan, from Bournemouth, has been clean for over 14 years. He chats to Yvette about the key moments in his life.
18/02/1957m 13s

Famous For Being Unwell Very Well

“Suddenly everybody knew I was mentally unwell”  Neil Hilborn is “internet famous” for writing and performing poems about his own mental health issues. He is best known for his poem "OCD" has received 75 million views online. Neil popped in to chat with Ellen and Yvette whilst on his recent UK tour.   Stay in touch with the girls on Twitter, we're @mentallyyrs. And check out Neil online at facebook.com/neilhilborn.
11/02/1939m 29s

Medication: The Side Effects

“I’ve been on and off meds since I was four years old” Allison Raskin chats to Ellen about her mental health, dealing with internet trolls and putting up with the side effects of her medication.  Stay in touch with the girls on Twitter, we're @mentallyyrs.  Also check out Allison's podcast, Gossip, at gossippodcast.com.
04/02/1921m 55s

People With Autism

"I’m different”  Daniel Parker has OCD, dyspraxia and autism. He chats to Ellen about how his learning difficulty affects his mental wellbeing.   Let us know if you have any suggestions for stuff we should be talking about... Get in touch with @mentallyyrs on Twitter.
28/01/1925m 57s

Episode 101: Ellen Unedited

"I didn't acknowledge it properly”  In the second of a two-part series celebrating our centenary… Yvette chats to Ellen about her own mental health, living with anxiety, depression and OCD.  Let us know if you have any suggestions for stuff we should be talking about: @mentallyyrs on Twitter.
21/01/1951m 54s

Episode 101: Ellen Unedited

“I didn't acknowledge it properly”  In the second of a two-part series celebrating our centenary… Yvette Caster chats to Ellen about her own mental health, living with anxiety, depression and OCD.  Let us know if you have any suggestions for stuff we should be talking about: @mentallyyrs on Twitter.
21/01/1951m 54s

Episode 100: Yvette Unedited

“I cried more than I thought I would”  In the first of a two-part series celebrating our centenary… Ellen chats to Yvette about her own mental health, living with bipolar disorder.  Let us know if you have any suggestions for stuff we should be talking about: @mentallyyrs on Twitter.
14/01/191h 0m

Supporting Your Family

"We had our ups and downs” For our first episode of 2019, Mentally Yours welcomes the Crilly Family - Mum Lynn, plus twins Samantha and Charlotte Crilly. They chat to Ellen and Yvette about the family dynamics of dealing with mental illnesses together.  Stay in touch with Mentally Yours on Twitter and our private Facebook group.
07/01/1941m 12s

Christmas Special: Date Yourself

Ellen and Yvette chat about how treating yourself well, being kind to yourself and acknowledging that you matter can help your mental health over Crimbo!  Part of a series of special podcasts over Christmas, helping you deal with some of the challenges of the festive period.
28/12/188m 47s

Christmas Special: Being Creative

Need to take your mind off stuff? Need something to do with your hands? Searching for a sense of achievement over Crimbo? Ellen and Yvette might have some answers for you… Part of a series of special podcasts over Christmas, helping you deal with some of the challenges of the festive period.
27/12/1810m 29s

Christmas Special: Support A Good Cause

Christmas can be tough for many people. Causing loneliness and depression, or stress and that horrid feeling of being overwhelmed. Ellen and Yvette chat about how supporting a good cause over the festive period can help you feel better. Part of a series of special podcasts over Christmas, helping you deal with some of the challenges of the festive period.
26/12/187m 46s

Christmas Special: Getting Outside

Being out and about in nature might not fix your mental health, but it’s probably going to help! Ellen and Yvette chat about finding natural sunlight, clean air and getting away from the drama of Christmas. Part of a series of special podcasts over Christmas, helping you deal with some of the challenges of the festive period.
25/12/187m 41s

Christmas Special: Just Say No

We love Crimbo but we also know it can have its hang ups. One of the things about Christmas is that there is always an expectation to do loads of “stuff". How can you opt out to keep yourself healthy? Over this week Ellen and Yvette talk about some of the issues with Christmas and hopefully help some of you through. One episode a day for the seasonal period. Part of a series of special podcasts over Christmas, helping you deal with some of the challenges of the festive period.
24/12/187m 55s

Loneliness At Christmas

“We’re focussed on lonely fans” Maria Abraham is the Health Manager at West Ham United. She chats to Ellen about how the football club is working to help loneliness in the community.  Stay in touch with Mentally Yours on Twitter and our private Facebook group.
17/12/1832m 48s

Be Kind To Yourself

“What keeps us going is being nicer to ourselves” Shahroo Izadi is a Behavioral Change Specialist and Author of the book, The Kindness Method. She chats to Ellen and Yvette about dealing with addicts, self esteem and how to be kind to ourselves.  Stay in touch with Mentally Yours on Twitter and our private Facebook group.
10/12/1828m 31s

Dealing With Dad’s Suicide

“I did all the wrong things” Paul McGregor is the Founder of Men's Fashion Mag. He lost his father to suicide when he was 18\. He chats to Ellen about the challenges he faced sharing his story, the lack of support for bereaved families and going out clubbing!  Stay in touch with Mentally Yours on Twitter and our private Facebook group.
03/12/1840m 27s

Dealing With Dad’s Suicide

“I did all the wrong things” Paul McGregor is the Founder of Men's Fashion Mag. He lost his father to suicide when he was 18\. He chats to Ellen about the challenges he faced sharing his story, the lack of support for bereaved families and going out clubbing!  Stay in touch with Mentally Yours on Twitter and our private Facebook group.
02/12/1840m 27s

Looking After Your Mum

“She was doing as good a job as she could do” Ally Golden spent her childhood caring for her mum who had mental health issues. Now author of the book, A Good Soldier, Ally chats to Ellen about the impact her mum’s illness had on her and the support she wishes she’d had.  Stay in touch with Mentally Yours on Twitter and our private Facebook group.
26/11/1835m 13s

Helping Bereaved Children

"She just said 'Dad died this morning'" Mark Lemon's Dad died when he was 12 years old. Now a children's author, Mark's latest book aims to help children to deal with bereavement. He chats to Ellen and Yvette about shock, family and awkward conversations.  Stay in touch with Mentally Yours on Twitter and our private Facebook group.
19/11/1825m 7s

Do You Hate Pigeons?

"The big question is, why pigeons?" Chuck Mullin is a Cartoonist looking at the comic side of mental health. She chats to Ellen and Yvette about panic attacks, pigeons and her comic book, Bird Brain.  Stay in touch with Mentally Yours on Twitter and our private Facebook group. Check out Chuck online: https://twitter.com/charlubby
12/11/1822m 21s

How Does Race And Gender Affect Your Access To Good Care?

"It's easier to be treated well if I code as heavily femme" Rianna Walcott is a Writer, Activist and Editor of mental health anthology, The Colour Of Madness. She chats to Ellen and Yvette about women of colour and mental health.  Stay in touch with Mentally Yours on Twitter and our private Facebook group.
05/11/1834m 10s

Gay Shame

"Government is now acknowledging there is a problem"  Matthew Todd is a multi award winning writer and author of the book "Straight Jacket, Overcoming Society's Legacy of Gay Shame”. He chats to Ellen and Yvette about homophobic bullying, trauma and the role of the media.  Stay in touch with Mentally Yours on Twitter and our private Facebook group.
28/10/1852m 18s

Can You Get Over Being Ghosted By Your Best Friend?

“I didn’t think that it could happen” Sheena Kamal is a bestselling author and journalist based in Canada. She chats to Ellen and Yvette about the Canadian healthcare system, toxic relationships and how to deal with being ghosted by your best friend.  Stay in touch with Mentally Yours on Twitter and our private Facebook group.
22/10/1837m 27s

Mental Health Is Not Mental Illness

"There needs to be some lines drawn" Jake Tyler completed a 3000 mile lap of the UK on foot, raising money for the Mental Health Foundation. He chats to Ellen and Yvette about suicide, the power of exercise and how mental health issues are perceived by the public. Stay in touch with Mentally Yours on Twitter and our private Facebook group.
15/10/1842m 37s

World Mental Health Day

"Now people want to talk" This is our mental health state of the nation. On World Mental Health Day we chat to Rachel Boyd, who works at the mental health charity Mind.  Stay in touch with Mentally Yours on Twitter and our private Facebook group.
10/10/1829m 51s

Living With Dissociative Identity Disorder

"I came to on the edge of a train platform" Carol has dissociative identity disorder (DID), living with multiple distinct and relatively enduring personality states. She chats to Ellen and Yvette about DID - her work, her family and her therapy. Stay in touch with Mentally Yours on Twitter and our private Facebook group.
08/10/1832m 18s

What To Do If You Don't Like Yourself

What To Do If You Don't Like Yourself Kat Nichols is a blogger and writer who has suffered from mental health issues since the age of 14. She chats to Yvette about anorexia, self harm and writing about mental health - on her blog, for the magazine Happiful and Counselling Directory. Stay in touch with Mentally Yours on Twitter and our private Facebook group.
01/10/1825m 12s

Migraines

"I resisted the diagnosis" Lydia Ruffles has written about mental health as the author of the book, Colour Me In. She chats to Yvette about migraines, seeing and tasting colours, and writing about mental health! Stay in touch with Mentally Yours on Twitter and our private Facebook group. Oh, and check out Lydia at twitter.com/lydiaruffles.
24/09/1829m 41s

Estée Lalonde

Estée is a YouTuber, Author and Influencer. She chats to Ellen and Yvette about dealing with a breakup, living life on the internet and launching her own podcast! Stay in touch with Mentally Yours on Twitter and our private Facebook group. Oh, and check out Estée at instagram.com/esteelalonde.
17/09/1834m 12s

What Is It To Be A Man?

Darshan Sanghrajka is the Founder of Super Being Labs. He wants to redesign life so it works better for everyone! He chats to Yvette about his latest project Being Mankind, toxic masculinity and how we can help men open up. Stay in touch with Mentally Yours on Twitter and our private Facebook group. Oh, and check out Darshan's work at superbeinglabs.org.
10/09/1815m 4s

Addiction And Suicide

"He told me he was feeling a bit depressed" Poorna Bell is the author of the book Chase The Rainbow, a book about how her husband committed suicide. She chats to Yvette about her story. Stay in touch with Mentally Yours on Twitter and our private Facebook group.
03/09/1834m 38s

Developing A Creative Habit

“It’s about forming links where others might not” Dr Pragya Agarwal is the founder of social enterprise The Art Tiffin. She chats to Ellen and Yvette about being creative as a tool to manage your own mental health. Stay in touch with Mentally Yours on Twitter and our private Facebook group.
28/08/1835m 44s

The Mental Health Act

“The person being treated doesn’t have a say in their care” Danielle Hamm is the Associate Director For Campaigns And Policy at Rethink Mental Illness, and also a member of the Mental Health Act Independent Review Working Group. She chats to Yvette about what happens when people are detained and treated against their will. Stay in touch with Mentally Yours on Twitter and our private Facebook group.
20/08/1817m 16s

POC and mental health

“I don’t believe that anyone is 100% mental health wise” Internet Personality, Jouelzy, is the creator of the Smart Brown Girl movement. She chats to Ellen and Yvette about mental health in the black community, US politics and dealing with having a large social media following. Stay in touch with Mentally Yours on Twitter and our private Facebook group. Check out Jouelzy online at instagram.com/Jouelzy.
13/08/1822m 15s

What Should The Government Do About Mental Health?

"It's near impossible for me to see a GP" Carl Anka is a journalist, writer and broadcaster. He is also a Campaigner and Ambassador for CALM (The Campaign For Living Miserably) which focuses on men’s mental health. He chats to Yvette about self-diagnosis, why men struggle to talk about mental health issues, and the role of the Government looking after people in the UK. Stay in touch with Mentally Yours on Twitter and our private Facebook group.
06/08/1826m 31s

Juno Dawson

“I don’t think mental health cares how wealthy you are” Juno Dawson was born James Dawson and raised in West Yorkshire. She chats to Ellen and Yvette about dealing with drug addiction, and trans people and mental health. Stay in touch with Mentally Yours on Twitter and our private Facebook group. Clean by Juno Dawson was published on 5th April by Quercus.
30/07/1827m 38s

Tourette Syndrome

“People think it’s just swearing - it’s not” Amelia Perrin is a writer, who suffers from Tourette Syndrome. She chats to Ellen about doctors verses therapists, playground bullying, and the difference between compulsions and ticks. Stay in touch with Mentally Yours on Twitter and our private Facebook group.
23/07/1825m 31s

Helen Lederer

"The smallest thing can provide light" Helen Lederer is comic actress with credits, including Absolutely Fabulous and Naked Video. She recently hosted the Mind Media Awards and popped in to chat with Yvette and Ellen about depression on tour, ageism in comedy, and the issues with going onto a reality television show. Stay in touch with Mentally Yours on Twitter and our private Facebook group.
16/07/1833m 49s

Depersonalisation Disorder

Amy Louise Jones has experienced Depersonalisation Disorder. She and her husband, Ben Jones, chat to Yvette about what it is, how Amy deals with it, and how her partner, Ben, can support her. Stay in touch with Mentally Yours on Twitter and our private Facebook group.
09/07/1818m 43s

Matt Haig

"Everything we need in life, we've already got" Matt Haig is the author of the books "Reasons To Stay Alive" and "Notes On A Nervous Planet". He chats to Yvette about the catharsis of writing, using yourself as a test lab, and trying to avoid making comparisons with others. Stay in touch with Mentally Yours on Twitter and our private Facebook group.
02/07/1834m 51s

Postnatal Depression (With No Baby)

"I didn't know I could feel THAT rubbish" Laura Lexx is a comedian and performer. She chats to Ellen about feeling sad that she can't having a baby, feeling sad that she doesn't want to have a baby, and feeling sad because she feels so sad about the whole darn thing! Stay in touch with Mentally Yours on Twitter and our private Facebook group.
25/06/1830m 27s

Mental Health In Fiction

"I wanted to write a book where the main character was mentally ill, without making their mental illness the subject of the plot" Tom Pollock is author of the book, White Rabbit Red Wolf. Yvette chats to him about bulimia, suicide and writing mental health in a novel. Stay in touch with Mentally Yours on Twitter and our private Facebook group.
18/06/1832m 59s

Dr Radha

“I think we’re scratching the surface of talking about mental health and getting it into the day-to-day conversation” Dr Radha is a BBC Radio 1 broadcaster and GP. She chats to Yvette about young people’s mental health issues, troubles in the NHS, and her new podcast, Life Hacks! Stay in touch with Mentally Yours on Twitter and our private Facebook group.
11/06/1826m 51s

Actually Asking For Help

“Think of it as the ‘Just Eat’ of the mental health service” Jake Mills is the Founder of the app, Hub Of Hope. He chats to Yvette about his suicide attempt, men’s mental health and using technology to offer people support. Stay in touch with Mentally Yours on Twitter and our private Facebook group.
04/06/1826m 6s

Natasha Devon MBE

“Its difficult to speak about mental health every day” Natasha Devon MBE is the author of the book "A Beginners Guide To Being Mental". Sat with her husband, Marcus, Natasha chats about the support her partner has given her, finding new words to describe how you feel, and young people's mental health issues. Stay in touch with Mentally Yours on Twitter and our private Facebook group.
28/05/1824m 40s

Race And Mental Health

"We've become more sensitive to each other's needs" Rupen Kalsi is a Journalist at Metro.co.uk. She talks to Ellen about mental health in the Asian community, coming out to your family and giving her depression a name. Stay in touch with Mentally Yours on Twitter and our private Facebook group.
21/05/1822m 58s

Mental Health Awareness Week: Money Advice

"We just don't like to talk about money" Sarah Murphy is Head of Mental Health UK’s Money Advice Service. She chats to Ellen and Yvette about having too much money, not having enough money and finding ways to talk abut money! Stay in touch with Mentally Yours on Twitter and our private Facebook group.
18/05/1820m 54s

Mental Health Awareness Week: Emma Gannon

"It's really important that women become more rich" Emma Gannon has written a book called The Multi-Hyphen Method, about making money on your own terms. She chats to Ellen about the gender pay gap, being open about your salary and confidence to set your own fees. Stay in touch with Mentally Yours on Twitter and our private Facebook group.
17/05/1826m 1s

Mental Health Awareness Week: Money And Mania

"I'll spend a lot of money in a short amount of time and not really think about my actions" Hattie Gladwell is a Lifestyle Reporter at metro.co.uk. She chats to Ellen and Yvette about her compulsive spending, dealing with banks and feeling remorse after leaving the shops. Stay in touch with Mentally Yours on Twitter and our private Facebook group.
16/05/1822m 48s

Mental Health Awareness Week: Bad With Money

"I would always be surprised by bills" Gaby Dunn hosts a podcast called Bad With Money. She chats with Ellen and Yvette about compulsive spending, learning from your parents and making money in unconventional ways. Stay in touch with Mentally Yours on Twitter and our private Facebook group.
15/05/1830m 23s

Mental Health Awareness Week: Why We're Involved

Ellen and Yvette kick off Mental Health Awareness Week with the first in a 5-part series of podcasts looking at stress and money. In conversation with Mark Rowland from The Mental Health Foundation. Stay in touch with Mentally Yours on Twitter and our private Facebook group.
14/05/1810m 35s

Love Island's Jamie Jewitt

“Making my life look amazing all the time was a big part of modelling” Love Island’s Jamie Jewitt has suffered from mental health issues throughout his modelling career. He chats to Ellen and Yvette about how he presents himself on Instagram, being in the public eye on television and being grateful for good friends. Stay in touch with Mentally Yours on Twitter and our private Facebook group.
07/05/1827m 27s

The Griefcast

"You just want people to acknowledge it" Cariad Lloyd is the host of Griefcast, a podcast with comedians talking about death. She chats to Ellen and Yvette about the death of her own Father, speaking out with friends and family, and navigating people's religious beliefs. Stay in touch with Mentally Yours on Twitter and our private Facebook group.
24/04/1831m 44s

Jonny Benjamin

“It wasn’t just what he said but it was the way that he listened” Jonny Benjamin has always suffered from mental health issues. Now, an author and mental health advocate, Jonny chats to Ellen and Yvette about the stranger who saved him from jumping off a bridge. Stay in touch with Mentally Yours on Twitter and our private Facebook group.
23/04/1834m 15s

Compulsive Skin Picking

"People telling you to stop, is not going to help" Liz Atkins suffers from a compulsive skin picking disorder called dermatillomania. She chats to Ellen and Yvette about graffiti-ing newspapers on the London Underground, skin care, and being an advocate for an illness few people understand. Stay in touch with Mentally Yours on Twitter and our private Facebook group.
16/04/1827m 24s

Planning A Wedding

“Don't be afraid to take the easy option” Abigail Chandler and Fiona Thomas know that wedding planning can be a stress, especially is you have a mental illness. They chat to Ellen and Yvette about the build up, on the day, and after the event!
09/04/1828m 55s

Talking To Your Parents

“We’ve all found different ways to self harm” Henry Crew has suffered from anxiety and depressions, and has also lost friends to suicide. He chats to Ellen and Yvette about his Movember Motorcycle Challenge which kicks off this week.
02/04/1827m 42s

#50 Coming Out

“I had a very difficult time coming to terms with my sexuality” Alexander Leon is a gay man of colour. Before coming out, at the age of 19 he attempted suicide. Ellen and Yvette chat to him about why so many people in the LGBT community suffer from mental health issues, especially depression.
26/03/1822m 57s

#49 Fashion And Mental Health

“I was washing my hands 50 times a day” Wearing his issues on his sleeve. George Hodgson chats to Ellen and Yvette about his own anxiety and OCD, plus setting up his own mental health fashion brand, Maison de Choup, with 25% of proceeds to the charity Young Minds.
19/03/1823m 33s

#48 Expressing Yourself Through Poetry

"Everyone around has now come to a point of acceptance" Words can say so much! Poet Hussain Manawar chats to Ellen and Yvette about the power of poetry to overcome mental health issues.
12/03/1831m 33s

#47 Audley Harrison MBE

"I felt like I had nothing left to give" British former professional boxer Audley Harrison chats about his life after boxing. What do you do after you’ve been the super-heavyweight champion of the world?
05/03/1826m 35s

#46 Postnatal Depression

Author and writer Emily-Jane Clark writes about family issues, motherhood and post-natal depression. She chats with Ellen and Yvette about her diagnosis, feelings of failure and the challenge of having a second baby!
26/02/1827m 44s

#45 Sport And Exercise

Is sport the best medicine for your mental health problem? Paul Wilson, Programme Manager at The Harlequins Foundation, chats to Ellen and Yvette about the work he’s doing working with charities, schools and universities to support young people’s development. It’s all about mental resilience, coping strategies and the power of maintaining a balanced diet.
19/02/1829m 4s

#44 Schizoaffective Disorder

Schizo-affective disorder is not the most common of mental health issues. But for Alice Evans it has been her day-to-day since she was really young. Ellen and Yvette chat to Alice about mood disorders, dealing with friends and the pros and cons of being diagnosed.
12/02/1823m 10s

#43 Made In Chelsea’s Josh Patterson

Reality star JP talks about how he uses exercise to overcome his mental health issues. Looking in from the outside it may seem like he has his life sorted - but being in the public eye, trying to navigate the challenges of fatherhood, and living his life on television can make for a different reality altogether.
05/02/1832m 53s

#42 Ruby Wax And A Monk

If you think negatively, you will spend more time being happy!! Ruby Wax and Gelong Thubton, a Buddhist Monk, chat with Ellen and Yvette about neural plasticity, personal transformation and how to observe your thoughts.
29/01/1822m 45s

#41 Trans Suicide

Why have almost half of trans students in the UK attempted to take their own life? Bullying, lack of support and stigma - Broadcaster Paris Lees talks to Ellen and Yvette about why transgender people, including herself, suffer from mental health issues.
22/01/1853m 1s

#40 Young People's Mental Health

Grace Victory is known as the Internet's Big Sister. She has an army of people online getting in touch with her asking about advice on how to look after your mental health. What kind of advice and support are young people looking after?
15/01/1835m 46s

#39 Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

It's more than winter blues! Ellen and Yvette speak to Sybil Watson about her seasonal affective disorder, a category of depression that emerges in particular seasons of the year, mostly winter!
08/01/1826m 18s

#38 New Year's Resolutions

The beginning of the year provides a chance for you to make a change: new year’s resolutions. Psychologist Dr Monica Cain of Nightingale Hospital talks to Ellen and Yvette about how to make good New Year's Resolutions and step into the new year with a positive outlook.
02/01/1820m 30s

#37 Unhappy At Christmas?

Family, travel and consumption! It's important that you take the time and space to do what you need to do at Christmas. Ellen and Yvette chat with Counsellor and Psychologist Philip Karahassan about how to look after yourself at Christmas. Check out Phillip's work online at therapyin.london.
25/12/1720m 38s

#36 Bulimia

Bulimia is not only about food. Cat Meffan runs the blog Imperfect Matter where she talks about binging, purging and using yoga to deal with her bulimia. Get involved in the conversation on the Mentally Yours Facebook Group.
18/12/1733m 15s

#35 We're All Mad Here

Claire Eastham runs the excellent blog, We're All Mad Here, where she talks about anxiety, men's health and depression. Check it out at allmadhere.co.uk. Ellen and Yvette chat through her own issues: living up north, sleepovers and finding ways to talk about yourself.
11/12/1732m 10s

#34 Writing Yourself Better

Brent Williams has written a graphic novel about his depression, anxiety and all-round mental health. Ellen and Yvette caught up with him when he was over from New Zealand. Join the guy’s Facebook group to continue the conversation: search Mentally Yours online.
04/12/1736m 43s

#33 Dealing With Death

Julia Samuel MBE is an expert in bereavement and has a book called “Grief Works”. She chats with Ellen and Yvette about ways in which people can deal with the mental trauma of losing someone. Join Ellen and Yvette’s Facebook group to continue the conversation: search Mentally Yours online.
27/11/1733m 33s

#32 OCD III

Laura Pearson-Smith has designed her life so that she can live with her OCD. It’s affected her work, her relationships at home and her sleep. Join Ellen and Yvette’s Facebook group to continue the conversation: search Mentally Yours online.
20/11/1740m 37s

#31 Hypnotise Me

Quieten your conscious mind... Hypnotherapist, Chloe Brotheridge, provides Ellen and Yvette with their own special hypnotherapy session. Please do not listen to this episode whilst driving or operating heavy machinery. If you have had experience of hypnotherapy, please get in touch with us: yvette.caster@metro.co.uk.
23/10/1722m 16s

#30 Hypnotherapy

Chloe Brotheridge is a hypnotherapist, specialising in helping people deal with their anxiety. She chats to Ellen and Yvette about the benefits of hypnotherapy, the challenges and how you know if it’s worked! If you have had experience of hypnotherapy, please get in touch with us: yvette.caster@metro.co.uk.
16/10/1731m 30s

#29 World Mental Health Day (Bonus Episode)

Ellen and Yvette have a chin wag about what’s on their mind to mark World Mental Health Day. This year's theme set by the World Federation for Mental Health is mental health in the workplace. Find out more at mentalhealth.org.uk.
10/10/1732m 46s

#28 Emma Gannon: Does The Internet Hate You? (Part 2)

How do you deal with people hating on you online? Ellen, Yvette and Emma share the worst internet comments, tweets and messages that they’ve received. If you want to share comments or messages that people have sent you online, please get in touch with us here: yvette.caster@metro.co.uk.
09/10/1729m 22s

#27 Emma Gannon: How To Survive On The Internet (Part 1)

#27 Emma Gannon: How To Survive On The Internet (Part 1) by METRO.CO.UK
02/10/1728m 27s

#26 Doing Therapy On TV (Bonus Episode)

Rochelle Bisson appeared in the BBC Three television documentary "Can Robots Love Us" doing Virtual Reality Therapy to help her overcome her fear of being trapped. But surely the therapy room has to be a safe space? How does it feel doing therapy on television?
28/09/1721m 48s

#25 Virtual Reality Therapy

This could only ever have happened in 2017! Rochelle Bisson has not only been through virtual reality therapy, but she’s done it on national television! Ellen and Yvette chat to Rochelle about using technology and media to negotiate the complexity of her anxiety.
25/09/1735m 27s

#24 Self-harm

Ellen and Yvette speak to Seaneen Molloy about her history of self-harm. Seaneen was dismissed by doctors, she was accused of attention seeking, and she had to (and still has to) always wear long-sleeved jumpers, even in the summer!  If you have any requests for things you’d like Ellen and Yvette to talk about, please get in touch with yvette.caster@metro.co.uk.
18/09/1727m 50s

#23 Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder

Boys and girls of the world… Have you ever heard of premenstrual dysphoric disorder? No? Well, this episode is for you! Sophia Pektar suffers from premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). Ellen and Yvette chat to her about the emotional stress, failures of her doctor and having babies.
11/09/1726m 2s

#22 ADHD

James Woods suffers from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or as it is more commonly known, ADHD. Ellen and Yvette chat to James about how he copes with his complex cocktail of dyslexia, incredible superpowers and having too many tabs open on the internet. If you have any requests for things you’d like Ellen and Yvette to talk about, please get in touch with yvette.caster@metro.co.uk.
04/09/1731m 47s

#21 Living In A Mental Health Unit

Yvette and Ellen speak with Tina Campbell, who lived in a mental health unit having made several attempts to kill herself... No dressing gown, no pizza and no medication. If you have any requests for things you’d like Ellen and Yvette to talk about, please get in touch with yvette.caster@metro.co.uk.
28/08/1727m 31s

#20 Extra Special Bonus Little Episode

Ellen and Yvette look back at some of their favourite moments from the podcast so far. Is there anything you'd like us to cover, get in touch with yvette.caster@metro.co.uk?
24/08/1714m 47s

#19 Health Anxiety

Vicky Chandler chats to Ellen and Yvette about health anxiety. We learn how obsessive thoughts about an illness can lead to ill health and how CBT can help break the cycle. If you have any requests for things you’d like Ellen and Yvette to talk about, please get in touch with yvette.caster@metro.co.uk.
21/08/1729m 44s

#18 Borderline Personality Disorder

Bethany Allan suffers from Borderline personality disorder (BPD). Working in the tech industry, this illness means she can find it difficult to manage her emotions effectively. How will she manage to handle METRO.CO.UK's Yvette and Ellen? Very well, it would seem...
14/08/1724m 35s

#17 Schizophrenia

Erica Crompton suffers from Schizophrenia. She's had difficulty holding down a job, battled with maintaining friendships and struggled to explain her illness to her parents. Stay in touch with Yvette and Ellen online: twitter.com/mentallyyrs.
07/08/1732m 36s

#16 A Practical Guide

Yvette and Ellen sit down in the park with writer, Emily Reynolds, to chat about some of the practical things people can do to overcome their own mental health issues! Emily has written about her depression, bipolar disorder and issues with hallucinations in her latest book, A Beginners Guide To Losing Your Mind.
31/07/1724m 31s

#15 Fugue State

Ellen and Yvette speak with Imi Groome, who has suffered from Fugue State, a rare and horrible mental health issue. Join the three girls at Bills in West London as they talk relationships, silly moments and googling your own illness.
24/07/1731m 54s

#14 Anorexia II

"When you lose weight, people tell you that you look good". Comedian Dave Chawner speaks to Ellen and Yvette about his anorexia. It can take a long time to develop a mental health issue, but even longer to deal with it.
17/07/1726m 0s

#13 Mindfulness

Downloading the right smartphone apps, staying hydrated and trying to meditate... everyday. Ellen and Yvette talk with with radio and TV personality, Sarah Powell, about how she deals with her anxiety.
10/07/1728m 59s

#12 Having a Breakdown

Following his mother's suicide, Ollie Aplin's late teens were obviously incredibly tough. But his breakdown and depression came much later in life. Ellen and Yvette speak to Ollie about coming to terms with death, the power of running and the Mind Journals movement.
03/07/1740m 49s

#11 Bipolar II

Kate Leaver is a journalist, author, and former professional fairy. Ellen and Yvette chat to Kate about her bipolar one - when's a good time to make massive life decisions, when's a good time to sleep outside on the street and when's a good time to take your meds!
19/06/1726m 26s

#10 Alcoholism

For Paul Mcmullan a quick drink on a fun Friday night post-work can lead to an extremely dark Monday morning! Yvette and Ellen talk alcoholism, both as a cause and effect of mental health issues: the darkest moments, the AA, and asking for a tenner… every time!
12/06/1743m 49s

#9 Coping With Traumatic Events Like Terrorist Attacks(Bonus Episode)

Registered counsellor and psychotherapist, Juliusz Wodzianski, talks through coping mechanisms for dealing with trauma. This episode is for you if the recent terrorist attacks have affected you in any way. Mad you sad. Made you mad. Made you bury your head in the sand. We might not all know someone who has been killed by a recent attack, but we've all been affected.
08/06/1725m 1s

#8 Laughing at Depression

Aaron Gillies uses social media to mock issues surrounding his own mental health. Is it ok to laugh at depression?
05/06/1725m 36s

#7 Emetophobia (Fear Of Being Sick)

The smell, the taste, even the look of it! What should you do if you're afraid of vomit? Yvette and Ellen chat to Melissa Boyle, who suffers from Emetophobia, the fear of being sick!
29/05/1729m 29s

#6 Suicide

Writer Jon Salmon talks Ellen and Yvette through his childhood, suicide and psychosis. What can you do if you family drives you mad?
22/05/1726m 45s

#5 OCD

Kick the baby - Yvette and Ellen talk obsessive thoughts, mental health at work and Pure O with social producer Sally Biddall.
15/05/1714m 20s

#4 Food and Mood

McDonald’s in bed - chef and bipolar blogger Catriona Macdougall of Cook Yourself Happier tries to convince Yvette and Ellen to ditch their terrible junk food habits. But can food really affect your mood?
08/05/1727m 50s

#3 Anorexia

Escaping the clutches of a one-eyed nurse... Ellen and Yvette talk anorexia and beyond with Mindful Survivor blogger Frances Coleman-Williams.
01/05/1730m 58s

#2 PTSD

Why mental health units are like rubbish youth clubs and how Instagram brings us all down – blogger and Time To Change ambassador Faris Khalifa chats to Yvette and Ellen about PTSD.
24/04/1725m 16s

#1 Anxiety

From ticking clocks and Mars Bars to panic attacks on your boyfriend’s floor – Ellen and Yvette talk anxiety with The London Lady blogger Jo Irwin.
17/04/1725m 52s
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