Mentally Yours

Mentally Yours

By Metro.co.uk

A weekly mental health podcast from http://Metro.co.uk. Ellen Scott and Yvette Caster chat to people who have lived with mental illness, from shop workers to celebrities, to educate, empathise and challenge stigma. Ellen has OCD, depression and anxiety, Yvette has bipolar disorder and binge eating disorder. Both know what a lonely place mental illness can be. These podcasts offer hope and proof that things can improve. Published every Monday. Follow us on social media http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs or join the private Mentally Yours Facebook Group.

Episodes

How to Stay Safe Online

Seyi Akiwowo is boss of Glitch, a charity working towards ending online abuse, particularly against Black women and marginalised people. She is also the Author of the book, How to Stay Safe Online, a guide to spotting, responding to and proactively defending yourself from online abuse. She chats to Yvette about online abuse: the challenges, mental health impacts and support available.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs  Join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742  And check out Seyi online... www.seyiakiwowo.com 
05/12/22·30m 40s

Child Abuse

Johnny Daukes is a Musician, Director and Author of the memoir Shadowman, Records of a Life Corrupted. He chats to Yvette about his childhood experiences.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs  Join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742  And check out Johnny online... www.twitter.com/jdaukes
28/11/22·25m 52s

How Are You Out Of 10?

Gavin Thorpe is the Co-Founder of Talk Club, a charity which aims to support men to improve their "mental fitness". He chats to Yvette about men's mental health, peer support and the story of his charity.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs  Join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742  And check out Gavin's work online... https://talkclub.org
21/11/22·25m 41s

A Country With No Mental Illness

Samantha Fitzgibbons is Author of the book Happy State, a dystopian novel where the government seeks to eradicate mental illness in order to create a pure and perfect race. She chats to Ellen and Yvette about anxiety, anorexia and her new novel.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs  Join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742  And find out about Happy State online... www.happystatenovel.com
14/11/22·18m 23s

Post Partum Psychosis

It's more than just the "baby blues". Yvette chats to Catherine Cho, Author of A Memoir of Motherhood and Madness, all about her experience of perinatal mental health issues which she had after giving birth to her first child.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs  Join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742  And check out Catherine's work online... www.twitter.com/catkcho
07/11/22·26m 13s

Portrayals Of Mental Health In Horror Films

Emma Flint is a Film and TV Journalist with Borderline Personality Disorder. Marking Halloween, Emma chats with Yvette about how mental health is depicted in horror films. Watch out for spoilers in this episode... Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs Join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742  And check out Emma's work online... www.twitter.com/flint_writes
31/10/22·31m 9s

Agoraphobia

What is it and how does it impact people?  Halina Rifai is a Mental Health Advocate and the Host of A Sonic Hug Podcast, where she talks to different people who are experiencing mental health issues. She chats to Yvette about living with agoraphobia and how to speak with people about mental health issues.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs  Join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742  And keep up with what Halina is doing online... www.twitter.com/halinarifai
24/10/22·23m 33s

Using A Food Bank

The cost of living crisis in the UK is leading to more and more of us using food banks. For some people, the stress of not being able to afford food can cause mental health issues, and for others, mental health issues are the reason that they are using a food bank in the first place. Ellen and Yvette chat to Charlotte (who has needed to use a food bank in the past) and Grace Wyld, Senior Policy Adviser from the charity, the Trussell Trust, who provide practical support for people facing hardship through a network of more than 1,300 local food bank centres across the UK.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs  Join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742  And find out more about the Trussell Trust online... www.trusselltrust.org
17/10/22·20m 37s

Children's Mental Health

How can we help young people? Claire Halsey is a Psychologist, and Implementation Consultant at Triple P, a charity which works to provide solutions for meaningful, measurable changes in family resilience and functioning. She chats with Yvette about parenting struggles and how to support children with their mental health. Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs Join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742  And check our Claire's work online... www.triplep.net
10/10/22·27m 34s

Smoking And Mental Health

Marking the start of Stoptober, we chat to Mark Rowland, the Boss of the Mental Health Foundation and Co-Chair of the Mental Health and Smoking Partnership about the links between smoking and mental ill health. Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs Join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742  And follow Mark's work online too... www.twitter.com/markrowland77
03/10/22·33m 4s

Collective Grief And The Queen's Death

"What you are feeling one day can be different the next" Carole Henderson is a Grief Specialist, working to support people experiencing loss. She chats to Ellen and Yvette about the Queen's death.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs  Join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742  And ind out about Carol's work online... www.griefspecialists.org
19/09/22·35m 8s

Extra episode: Talking To Children About Death And Bereavement

What to do and how to do it? Yvette chats with Julia Samuel MBE, Psychotherapist and Paediatric Counsellor, about dealing with death and bereavement. Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs Join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742 
14/09/22·22m 40s

Infertility

Living a life unexpected. Ellen and Yvette chat with Jody Day, Psychotherapist, Author of Living The Life Unexpected, and Founder of Gateway Women, a network for childless women. They talk about infertility, mental health issues, and World Childless Week, which aims to raise awareness of the childless not by choice community.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs  Join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742  And find out about World Childless Week online... www.worldchildlessweek.net
12/09/22·28m 26s

World Suicide Prevention Day

Each year people all over the world mark World Suicide Prevention Day, raising awareness about suicide and its impact. Ellen and Yvette chat to Joe Bookbinder and Ben Phillips from Samaritans about suicidal thoughts, myths about suicide and how we can work together to prevent suicide.  Check out details about Samaritans online... www.samaritans.org
10/09/22·20m 50s

Schizophrenia And Me

Graham Morgan is Author of the book, Start, which tells his personal story of managing his schizophrenia. He chats to Yvette about his detention under the Mental Health act and coping with the symptoms that he still struggles to accept are an illness. Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs  Join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742  And check out Graham's latest work online... https://www.fledglingpress.co.uk/product-page/start
05/09/22·30m 15s

Measuring Depression

Dr Emilia Molimpakis is a Neuroscientist with a rare specialism marrying linguistics and psychology. She has been studying how people monitor and measure depression and looking at the current depression questions for GPs. She chats to Yvette about her work and life. Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs And join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742 
29/08/22·31m 44s

Eating Disorders

How can we all see the beauty in others, and see the beauty in yourself? Yvette chats to Alex Light, Author of the book, You Are Not A Before Picture, about binge eating, body confidence and dieting. Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs  Join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742  And follow Alex's work online... www.twitter.com/alexlight_ldn
22/08/22·32m 28s

No Shame

Everybody suffers from shame, but how do we get over it? And, importantly, why is getting through our shame so important for our mental health survival? This week, Ellen and Yvette chat to Laura Belbin, Author of the book, No Shame, a book about why breaking through you boundaries is so important. Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs And join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742  And check out Laura's new book online... www.penguin.co.uk/books/445976/no-shame-by-belbin-laura/9781529148411
15/08/22·50m 42s

Why Do We Want What We Want?

And is it making us happy?  Charlotte Fox Weber is a Psychotherapist, Founder of The School of Life Psychotherapy and author of What We Want, a new book looking into twelve universal wants and desires. She chats to Ellen and Yvette about her book, her work and her story.  And check out Charlotte's work online too www.charlottefoxweber.com
08/08/22·27m 30s

Andrea McLean On Burnout, Breakdown, And Quitting Loose Women

In conversation with Andrea McLean.  What is it that makes you happy? What should you do if you feel exhausted every day? How do you know when you need to change the direction of your life?  Ellen chat with TV Presenter, Writer and Co-Founder of Mindset App @officialthisgirlisonfire, Andrea McLean, about her mental health journey and new book, called: You Just Need to Believe It: 10 Ways in 10 Days to Unlock Your Courage and Reclaim Your Power.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs  And join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742  And keep up to date with Andrea online too... www.instagram.com/andreamclean1
25/07/22·43m 32s

Climate Change Anxiety

What can we do to help ourselves and help the planet? Yvette chats with Dr Emma Lawrence, the Mental Health Innovations Fellow at the Institute of Global Health Innovation at Imperial College London. They chat about heat waves, climate change and their impact on our mental health.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs And join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742 
18/07/22·27m 40s

Non-Organic Psychosis

Hazel's story...  After a long mental health journey, Hazel's was finally diagnosed with non-organic psychosis, which, as she says "has no cause". Now, she's a Mental Health Campaigner, Writer and Podcaster. She chats to Ellen and Yvette about her story... Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs  Join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742  And check out Hazel's podcast, The Reality Tourist Podcast, online... www.twitter.com/RealityTourists
11/07/22·22m 3s

Bipolar Disorder, Psychosis And Anxiety

What does it mean to be a "Wellness Warrior"?  Yvette chats to Victoria Maxwell, a Writer from Canada, who uses her love of the theatre to both entertain and educate her audiences about mental illness. They chat about spirituality, bipolar disorder and how to tell a good story. Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs  Join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742  And check out Victoria online... www.victoriamaxwell.com
04/07/22·32m 8s

Living With Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Ellen and Yvette chat with Author and Mental Health Campaigner, Lily Bailey. They chat about what it is like living with clinical obsessive compulsive disorder, which she has written about in her new book, When I see Blue.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs  Join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742  And check out Lily online... www.twitter.com/lilybaileyuk
27/06/22·26m 47s

A Brighter Day

This is a powerful episode...  Ellen and Yvette chat to Elliot Kallen about suicide, overcoming trauma and the comparisons between mental health support in the US and the UK. Elliot's son, Jake, took his own life aged 19. Now he runs A Brighter Day, a non profit organisation which aims to stop teen suicide by educating teens and their parents about mental disorders, and providing resources they can use to reach out and communicate when depression and stress are affecting either their own or the lives of those around them. Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs  Join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742  And check out Elliott's work online too... www.abrighterday.info
20/06/22·31m 7s

The Emotions Of Anxiety

How can we learn to see the positives of anxiety? Tracy Dennis-Tiwary is a Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at The City University of New York. She has also written a book called Why Anxiety is Good for You (Even Though it Feels Bad)? She chats with Ellen and Yvette about all the benefits (yes, benefits!) of healthy anxiety. Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs Join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742  And check out Tracy online... www.twitter.com/tracyadennis
13/06/22·31m 16s

Your Brain Is Playing Tricks On You

How (and why) does the brain work in the way it does? Albert Moukheiber is Neuroscientist and Psychologist. He chats to Ellen and Yvette about memories, self-doubt and anxiety. Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs Join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742  And check out Albert's book, Your Brain Is Playing Tricks On You, too...
06/06/22·28m 15s

Video Gaming

How can using a console help soothe your soul?  Rosie Taylor is the Community Manager at Safe In Our World, a video games charity on a mission to raise awareness of mental health for gamers. She chats to Ellen and Yvette about the work she is doing and games she is playing! Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs  Join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742  And check out Rosie's work online... www.safeinourworld.org
30/05/22·27m 5s

Looking Back On The Past Few Years

In this special episode, Ellen and Yvette talk through how they coped with the pandemic, how they are doing now, and their plans for the future (for both themselves and the podcast)!
23/05/22·43m 54s

Lockdown Loneliness

The  pandemic left Kelly, aged 24, feeling alone and without purpose when her dance career was turned upside down. In January 2021, things came to a head for Kelly and she tried to take her own life. By reaching out to the Samaritans for support, Kelly was able to open up to her family and friends about how she was feeling and found a support network that led her to retrain and find a passion in fitness. She chats to Yvette about her story: lockdown, loneliness and the Samaritans.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs  Join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742  And check out the Samaritans online... www.samaritans.org
16/05/22·21m 1s

How To Tackle Loneliness

This year's theme is loneliness... Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week has been going for 21 years. It's  an opportunity for the whole of the UK to focus on achieving good mental health and has grown to become one of the biggest awareness weeks across the UK and globally. To mark this week, Ellen and Yvette chat with Catherine Seymour, Head Of Research at the Mental Health Foundation. Follow the Samaritans online.. https://www.samaritans.org And also check out Mental Health Awareness Week too.. https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week
09/05/22·30m 27s

Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week

Evie Canavan survived postpartum psychosis, postnatal anxiety and generalised anxiety disorder. She is now the Coordinator of UK Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week, a campaign dedicated to talking about mental health problems during and after pregnancy. Find out about Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week this month online... perinatalmhpartnership.com
02/05/22·27m 3s

Panic Attacks And Agoraphobia

Getting out there after lockdown...  Joanna Cannon is a Doctor and Writer, best-known for her book, The Trouble With Goats and Sheep. She's now written a new book called A Tidy Ending. She chats to Ellen and Yvette about her work as a Doctor, a Writer and a Psychiatrist.. whilst dealing with agoraphobia. Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs  Join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742  And check out Joanna's work online... https://twitter.com/JoannaCannon
25/04/22·22m 44s

Being Sectioned

David Parkin knows what it is like to be sectioned under the Mental Health Act. He  suffered from bipolar disorder and has been on his own mental health journey. Now, a few years on, he's put together an art installation about his experience of getting sectioned, called Delusions of Grandeur. He chats to Ellen and Yvette about his experiences... Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs Join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742  And check out David's work online too... https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/delusions/david-parkins-delusions-of-grandeur-book 
18/04/22·30m 4s

Working From Home

How do you do it without losing your mind? Ellen and Yvette chat to Rebecca Seal, Journalist, Podcaster and Work-From-Home-Expert.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs  Join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742  And check out Rebecca's book online... www.howtoworkalone.com
11/04/22·30m 10s

Productivity Guilt

Do you judge yourself for not being productive enough? We do… Ellen and Yvette chats to Madeleine Dore, Author of the book, I Didn't Do The Thing Today about why we should all take productivity off its pedestal. Madeleine is all about dismantling our comparison to others, aspirational routines, and the unrealistic notions of what can be done in a day. She says that, only by doing this, can we finally embrace the joyful messiness and unpredictability of life. Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs Join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742 And check out Madeleine's work online... https://extraordinaryroutines.com/podcast
04/04/22·27m 46s

Lagom Mind

Not too much, not too little... Researcher Harry Rice suffered from chronic pain, anxiety and depression after he left Uni, but for a long time he never really felt like anyone understood what he was going through. He’s now come through it and is keen to speak to people who work in mental health as well as people who have been on their own mental health journeys. So, he launched a podcast, called Lagom Mind, a Swedish word which essentially means "balance"... He chats to Ellen and Yvette about what he's been through.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs  Join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742  And listen to Harry's podcast online... www.shows.acast.com/Lagommind
28/03/22·28m 59s

Mental Health In The Workplace

Working on yourself 9 til 5… Ellen and Yvette chat with Leyla Okhai, the Founder of Diverse Minds UK, which supports organisations to invest in their staff to create an open, healthy, happy, and productive workplaces. She is also the Host of the excellent Diverse Minds Podcast. They talk about equality and wellbeing at work. Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs  Join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742   And find out more about Leyla's work online... www.diverseminds.co.uk
21/03/22·21m 27s

Trauma

Fight, flight, freeze, fawn... Dr Sarah Woodhouse is a Trauma Expert and Author of the book, You're Not Broken, looking into how people can work through their trauma. She chats to Ellen and Yvette about how to understand trauma, how it affects people's lives and how people can break free from it.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs  Join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742  And follow Dr Sarah Woodhouse online... https://twitter.com/sn_woodhouse
14/03/22·25m 20s

Mending The Mind

How much do we really know about our brains? Ellen and Yvette chat to Oliver Kamm, a Writer at The Times newspaper, about his new book telling the story of his own depression. They talk surprises, support from his employer (the Times) and the process Oliver went through  writing a book about his brain.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs  Join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742  And find out about Oliver's book online... www.twitter.com/OliverKamm
07/03/22·22m 33s

Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Providing hope, support, and visibility to people affected by eating disorders... This week is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, an annual campaign to educate the public about the realities of eating disorders. To mark this week we chat to Rachel Evans, a Bulimia Recovery Specialist and Therapist. She's also recovered from bulimia herself. Rachel talks with Ellen and Yvette about her story, her work now as a Therapist, and the support that is out there for people with eating disorders. Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs  Join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742  And listen to Rachel's Just Eat Normally Podcast online... www.eatingdisordertherapist.co.uk
28/02/22·27m 28s

I'm Totally Fine

... and other lies we've told ourselves. Tiffany Philippou has written a heartfelt memoir on grief, shame and love. It’s all about life after the tragic suicide of her boyfriend, Richard, ten years ago. She chats to Yvette about how long it took her to process her grief and shame, and why she is feeling more positive about the future now. Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs  Join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742  And find out more about Tiffany's work too... https://www.tiffanyphilippou.com
21/02/22·22m 31s

15 Minutes To Happiness

With Richard Nichols… The Richard Nicholls Podcast is one of the most popular mental health podcasts around. And now, with his new book, 15 Minutes To Happiness, the Psychotherapist is finding new ways to help inspire, education and motivate people dealing with anxiety and depression. He chats to Yvette about his podcast, his methods and his ambitions for the future.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs  Join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742  And follow Richard online… https://richardnicholls.net/podcast/
14/02/22·22m 25s

The Story Of Depression

What are the symptoms? Can it ever be cured? And what actually IS depression?  Alex Riley is a Science Writer and Author of the Book, A Cure For Darkness. He has researched the history of depression all over the world. He chats to Ellen and Yvette about his work on the history of ideas and treatments for depression. Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs  Join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742  And follow Alex online... www.alexriley.co.uk 
07/02/22·34m 7s

Sikh Your Mind

Coming together in the community...  Dr Gobinderjit Kaur is a Clinical Psychologist in her day job, but she also helps run the charity, Sikh Your Mind, which aims to increase awareness of mental health difficulties in the Sikh community. Gobinderjit talks to Yvette about why the charity is needed and what support they are able to offer people who get in touch... Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs  Join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742  And follow Sikh Your Mind online… https://www.instagram.com/sikhyourmind
31/01/22·29m 4s

A Trial Court Judge Opens Up

How can you cope with mental health issues at work? Tim Fall is a Superior Court Judge in the State of California who has suffered from anxiety and depression. He chats to Yvette about the stress of his work and how he copes, as an elected official carrying out huge responsibilities. Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs  Join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742 
24/01/22·32m 47s

My Mother, Munchausen's and Me

Mums are meant to be good, but Helen's was not. She chats to Yvette about her shocking family secret: her mother had been faking debilitating illnesses for thirty years.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs  Join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742  And follow Helen online... www.twitter.com/HelenNayls
17/01/22·30m 52s

Overcoming Addiction

Sarah was addicted to heroin. "It was a miracle I survived" she said to Ellen on this week's podcast. What happened? How did she get through it all? Sarah McCalden's story is incredible tale of bravery, strength and overcoming addiction. Babies, marathons and starting your own business...  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs  Join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742  And follow Sarah's story online... www.sarahmccalden.com
10/01/22·47m 10s

Comparing Yourself To Others

We all do it, but when does it become a problem?  Ellen and Yvette are back for 2022... They chat to Dr Jennifer Opoku, a Chartered Counselling Psychologist, about "Social Comparison Theory", the science of comparison! Social media means that we can compare ourselves to so many more people... So how can we look after ourselves? Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs  Join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742 
03/01/22·14m 49s

Moments Of 2021

We look back at the past year… Ellen and Yvette chat through some of the highlights on Mentally Yours during the last 12 months. We hear about what it takes to be happy, the Mentally Yours Facebook Group, schizophrenia and homelessness, coping with money problems, and so much more… If you're new to the podcast, or if you're one of the OG, this is a perfect little explore of the Mentally Yours treasure trove. Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs Join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742 
27/12/21·49m 6s

Mum and Dad's Mental Health

How should we be caring for the children? When a parent suffers from mental illness it is rare for anyone – parent, teacher, or even social worker – to know how to discuss the illness with the child. So what happens? Dr Pamela Jenkins is Host of the podcast, My Family, Mental Illness… and Me, run by the charity Our Time, which gives children of parents with mental illness the support they need in communities and in schools. She chats with Yvette about the charity, the podcast and the change that needs to happen... Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs Join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742  And check out the charity Our Time online... www.ourtime.org.uk
20/12/21·20m 0s

A Daughter's Addiction And A Mother's Love

Christine and Natalie have found their way back to each other... And now Christine has written a book tracing her daughter's years-long battle with addiction and substance abuse.Yvette chats to the mother and daughter about what happened and what we can all learn... Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs  Join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742  And find out more about Christine's book, About Natalie, online... www.simonandschuster.co.uk/books/About-Natalie/Christine-Pisera-Naman/9780757323867
13/12/21·21m 43s

A Book Of Hope

What gives you hope?  Jonny Benjamin and Louisa Rose chat with Ellen and Yvette about their charity, Beyond, which is providing a directory of approved and vetted mental health provisions for schools and colleges in the UK.  They also talk about Jonny's new book, The Book Of Hope, which features our very own Yvette!  Follow Jonny and Louisa online https://twitter.com/mrjonnybenjamin https://twitter.com/lounicolerose
06/12/21·28m 59s

Skin Picking

It's dermatillomania... Lauren Brown started skin picking after leaving Uni. It completely changed her life. She's now written a book called "Hands: An Anxious Mind Unpicked". Lauren chats with Ellen about what it is and why it became such an issue for her.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs  Join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742  And check out Lauren's work online www.twitter.com/Laurenrbrown95
29/11/21·28m 48s

Walking For Your Wellbeing

The Rise Against Suicide Sunrise Walk has been launched, encouraging the public to take on a 4,657 metre walk challenge, to raise money for work with men in need of support with their mental health. Yvette chats with River Hawkins, the Founder of HUMEN, a charity looking at the root cause of suicide, which is running the event.  Check out the event online... http://wearehumen.org/rise-against-suicide.
22/11/21·27m 45s

Alcohol Awareness Week

This year's campaign is running this week... on the theme of Alcohol and relationships. Ellen and Yvette talk to Sally and Henry, who lost their Tom, aged 29, to alcoholism.  Find out more about Alcohol Awareness Week online: www.alcoholchange.org.uk. 
17/11/21·35m 46s

Looking After Yourself After Losing Someone

How can you cope with loss? How can you cope with yourself during loss? And how can you cope with your friends and family too?  Emma Hopkinson and Robyn Donaldson have written a book called "It's Your Loss" which talks abut their own struggles and how they helped each other. They chat to Ellen and Yvette about the pain and the plans for the future... Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs  Join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742  And check out the book online... https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/677329/its-your-loss-by-emma-hopkinson/
15/11/21·37m 19s

Music And Mental Health

A collaboration with the Sound Affects Podcast… Katerina chats to Ellen and Yvette about her podcast, Sound Affects, which explores the impact of music on mental health, how sounds affects us, and how music therapy works with psychosis and autism. It’s a wonderful conversation full of ideas and insights from our fellow podcast-maker and new friend.  Check out the Sound Affects Pod online https://www.facebook.com/SoundAffectsPod/
08/11/21·24m 17s

Trichotillomania

It's when someone cannot resist the urge to pull out their hair... Ellen and Yvette ask all the straight forward questions of Jess (who suffers from trichotillomania) and Louisa (who has made a bracelet which helps people stop pulling out their hair). Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs  Join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742 
01/11/21·21m 6s

Dopamine Nation

We're in an age of over-consumption... That's how Dr Anna Lembke, Author of the book, Dopamine Nation, sees it. She jumps onto Mentally Yours to talk about how addiction works, how the brain works, and how society maybe isn't working so well... Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs  Join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742 
18/10/21·37m 56s

The Story Of Hope

How can you find the light after living in darkness for more than a decade? Katherine Elizabeth James knows how. She quit her job as a Marketing Consultant and started writing. She’s recently published a book called The Story Of Hope, which she hopes will help other people step out of the darkness (as she describes it) and into the light. On today’s episode Katherine is chatting to Yvette about bereavement, depression and, most importantly, hope.. Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs  Join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742  And check out Katherine's work online too https://thestoryofhope.co.uk
12/10/21·24m 42s

World Mental Health Day: The Bottoming Podcast

To mark World Mental Health Day, Mentally Yours has collaborated with Brendan and Matthew from The Bottoming Podcast. They chat to Yvette and Ellen about mental health issues affecting the LGBTQ+ communities they talk about on their podcast. They also all share thoughts about what it's like making a weekly podcast about mental health. Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs  Join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742  And listen to The Bottoming Podcast online www.bottomingpodcast.com. 
10/10/21·31m 18s

Mental Health Podcasting

This week’s podcast is a bit meta… Yvette and Ellen chat with Tom Davies from The Proper Mental Podcast about the ins and outs of making a mental health podcast (Tom has had loads of great guests, including the musician Frank Turner and his wife)! Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs  Join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742  And check out Tom's work online: https://linktr.ee/propermentalpodcast
04/10/21·26m 34s

The L Word

Amy Perrin is the Founder of Marmalade Trust, an organisation that tackles loneliness in the elderly population. She catches up with Yvette about living in isolation, how to make new friends and looking ahead to Christmas... Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs Join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742  And check out Amy's work online www.marmaladetrust.org. 
27/09/21·21m 6s

How Your Barber Can Help You Get Better

Tom Chapman is a Barber… as well an Author, a Speaker and a Mental Health Advocate! He set up the Lions Barber Collective, a charity which works to raise awareness of suicide prevention and to train Barbers to be better listeners to their clients.  He chats with Yvette about how Barbers can be better listeners, why a mullet is the best/worst haircut, and how the pandemic affected hairdressers AND the people having their hair cut! Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs Join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742  And check out Tom's work online: www.thelionsbarbercollective.com. 
20/09/21·22m 54s

Prison Life

"You have to lose the things about you that could harm you" Chris Atkins was set to prison for tax fraud. He's now written a book about it all, called "A Bit Of A Stretch: The Diaries Of A Prisoner". He chats to Yvette about mental health support for prisoners. Where are we now and what's needed?  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs  And join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742 
13/09/21·30m 51s

World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day Every year organisations around the world get together to raise awareness about suicide prevention. Today that is what Mentally Yours is doing…  The latest suicides statistics showed that in 2018, in the UK and Ireland, more than 6,800 people died by suicide. Every life lost to suicide is a tragedy and we know that suicide is preventable, it’s not inevitable. On this special episode, Yvette chats with Andy Baines-Vosper. They discuss how to ask difficult questions, the power of listening and the resources available for people in need.  Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call 116 123 for free or go online at www.samaritans.org. 
10/09/21·31m 24s

Looking After Yourself (Whilst Also Looking After Others)

Katja is a Teacher with BPD (borderline personality disorder). She was diagnosed in 2021 following years of misdiagnosis and being refused help. She chats with Ellen about how being open with staff and students at the school is helping  to overcome the stigma attached with BPD.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs  And join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742 
06/09/21·29m 3s

Under Recognised Mental Health Conditions

"It makes me feel like I’m constantly dreaming and emotionally numb" Joe Perkins has been suffering from depersonalisation disorder for more than a decade. But before he read an article about it, he didn't even know it existed. And, even after he started talking to his doctor about it, he wasn't diagnosed for a long time.  He chats with Ellen and Yvette about his story, his diagnosis and his new book!
30/08/21·29m 8s

The Hub Of Hope

Where are all the mental health services app?    The NHS has now included the Hub of Hope app on their  website and has helped more than 26,533 visitors find support in just two months.   The Hub of Hope app was established in 2017 by Chasing the Stigma, a national charity set up by Liverpool comedian, Jake Mills, following his own suicide attempt in October 2013. Jake realised when talking through his own personal experience that many people didn’t know where to turn for help with mental health issues, so he and his team created the app, a location-based app which directs people to all the mental health support available within any given area. On today's Mentally Yours Jake chats to Yvette (it's his second time on Mentally Yours) about the app, and how it's developed since he was last on the podcast.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs  Join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742  And check out the Hub of Hope online: https://www.chasingthestigma.co.uk
23/08/21·34m 32s

Chronic Illness

Conscious Being Magazine is a publication for disabled women and non-binary-folk; featuring fashion, beauty, art, culture, music, and journalism. Chloe Johnson Editor of the magazine and has been diagnosed with a chronic illness. She chats to Yvette about living with chronic illness and the aims and ambitions of the magazine. Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs Join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742  And check out www.https://twitter.com/ConsciousBeing2 to read more about Chloe’s work. 
16/08/21·16m 51s

Free Your Mind

Pens, books and toothbrushes... Natasha Benjamin is the Founder of the charity of Free Your Mind, supporting victims of domestic abuse. She helps people that have experienced childhood domestic violence and abuse at home, by providing therapeutic support, as well as everyday items, like pens and books! She chats to Yvette and Ellen about the problems and solutions for people suffering around the country. Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs And join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742  And check out Nataasha's work online at www.freeyourmindcic.com. 
09/08/21·30m 57s

Losing Your Job

Soma Ghosh was made redundant a few years ago and suffered from mental health issues as a result. She chats to Ellen and Yvette about bullying in the workplace, as well as  her work with as the Founder of The Career Happiness Mentor, offering bespoke career advice to people in need.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs  And join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742  And find out more about Soma's work online: www.thecareerhappinessmentor.com 
02/08/21·30m 13s

Happiness

What is it and how can you find it? Ellen chats with Dr Andy Cope and Professor Paul McGee. They've written a book called The Happiness Revolution, all about how to be happy and live your best life. They talk about EVERYTHING about being happy... This is a must-listen!  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs  And join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742  And find out more about the book online: www.wiley.com/en-gb/The+Happiness+Revolution%3A+A+Manifesto+for+Living+Your+Best+Life-p-9780857088888
26/07/21·40m 52s

How Do You Feel About Freedom Day?

On 19th July lockdown is lifting in England. How should we deal with our anxieties as the pandemic moves onto the next stage? Yvette and Ellen chat to Shelley Treacher, a Counsellor who helps individuals and runs groups on overcoming loneliness, comfort eating, and finding engaged love. They talk fact checking, risk taking and how to take things slowly as lockdown eases. Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs And join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742  And check out Shelley's work online: www.counselling-directory.org.uk/counsellors/shelley-treacher
19/07/21·23m 39s

How Does Cold Water Therapy Work?

Mark Whittle is a Performance and Purpose Coach and Founder of the podcast, Take Flight. He suffered from burnout from working in the city, in London. He dealt with it by practising breath work, cold water therapy, journaling and meditation. He chats to Yvette and Ellen about his life, his work and his recovery... Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs  And join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742  And check out Mark's work online: www.twitter.com/markwhittletf. 
12/07/21·23m 32s

Postpartum Psychosis

Paranoid hallucinations, conspiracy theories and being a new parent... What does this mental illness really feel like? Laura Dockrill and her partner, Hugo White, from the band, The Maccabees, talk to Ellen and Yvette about all the ways their life changed after their son was born and Laura was diagnosed with postpartum psychosis. Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs  And join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742 
05/07/21·27m 33s

Money Worries

Furlough, redundancy, managing your money... Ron Graham knows what it's like to have financial issues. He got support from different organisations, including Christians Against Poverty, after hitting rock bottom. He tells Ellen and Yvette his story... Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs  Join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742  And find out more about Christians Against Poverty online: www.capuk.org
28/06/21·22m 6s

SlowMo Therapy

How can people "slow down" and manage their fears?  Angie has been using SlowMo Therapy to cope with her paranoia. She chats to Ellen and Yvette, alongside Professor Philippa Garety from King’s College London. They talk about what SlowMo Therapy actually is, how it works, and how it could help others.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs  Join our private Facebook group... www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742  And find out more about SlowMo Therapy online too... www.slowmotherapy.co.uk.
21/06/21·16m 40s

Work And Wellness

Kate Johnson has been making podcasts and films as part of her organisation, Smiling Entrepreneurs. Working with her husband, Kate has been sharing her journey of building a business from the ground up whilst juggling a young family. It's a story of work and wellbeing. Of family and not-always-being-fine. Highs and lows. She talks through her story with Yvette.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media...  Twitter: www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs  Join our private Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742  And check out Kate's work online www.smilingentrepreneurs.com. 
14/06/21·29m 55s

A Bipolar Diagnosis

How long should it be between being ill and getting a diagnosis about your illness? How should you feel when you actually get your diagnosis? How might it affect my job? What about my job? And how long will my diagnosis last? Ellen and Yvette speak to Lucy, who’s got bipolar disorder. They try to answer all the key questions about the illness… Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs Join our private Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742 
07/06/21·30m 4s

Maintaining Good Physical Health

Kingsley Simmons went to Iraq and Afghanistan in the army. Now, working as a Fitness Instructor and Mental Health Advocate, he is working to help people who leave the army. He even won a Local Business Award with Leeds Utd and Cadbury.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media...  Twitter: www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs  Join our private Facebook group: www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742  And check out Kingsley online www.twitter.com/simfit100
31/05/21·32m 46s

Your Phone, Your Rules

What is the right amount of screen time? How can we all make peace with our devices? What is social media really doing to our mental health? Becca Caddy has some of the answers! She has (literally) written the book on it… Becca chats to Ellen about what we can all do to help find our “techquilibrium” in life...  Follow Mentally Yours on social media...  Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs  Join our private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742  And check out Becca online: www.beccacaddy.com
24/05/21·32m 56s

After The Army

Martin Jones did a tour of Iraq in the army. When he came back, he was diagnosed with PTSD and bipolar disorder. He got into fights, started drinking a lot and ended up in prison. Now, after learning mindfulness, self-care and going through therapy, Martin has turned his life around. He’s a Personal Trainer and Online Body Coach helping people with physical and confidence issues. He chats to Ellen and Yvette about his story...   Follow Mentally Yours on social media...  Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs  Join our private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742  And check out Martin's work online: www.instagram.com/Tfl_bodycoach
17/05/21·21m 49s

Russell Kane

Talking his mental health journey. Today the Comedian, Russell Kane, is the Metro.co.uk Tech Editor. He chats to Ellen and Yvette about his family, his work and mental health education.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media...  Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs  Join our private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742  And check out what Russell is doing on Metro.co.uk online too: https://metro.co.uk/author/russell-kane/
10/05/21·39m 33s

After The Army

Martin Jones did a tour of Iraq in the army. When he came back, he was diagnosed with PTSD and bipolar disorder. He got into fights, started drinking a lot and ended up in prison. Now, after learning mindfulness, self-care and going through therapy, Martin has turned his life around. He’s a Personal Trainer and Online Body Coach helping people with physical and confidence issues. He chats to Ellen and Yvette about his story...  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Join our private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742 And check out Martin's work online: www.instagram.com/Tfl_bodycoach
10/05/21·23m 19s

Working In The NHS

You don't have to be a hero... Geraldine Oxenham is a Radiographer, Health Coach and Hypnotherapist. She chats to Yvette about working with healthcare patients hospital, juggling two jobs and conjuring up a happy place without leaving your desk. Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Join our private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742 And follow Geraldine online: www.instagram.com/hypnoswellbeing
03/05/21·26m 9s

I'm A Survivor

Tim Verity is a childhood sexual abuse survivor. He's been through addiction, meditation and a court case. It’s taken him time to build up the strength to get to this point, but now he’s here, he wants to support other survivors. "Be kind to yourself" he says.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Join our private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742 And find out more about Tim online: https://timverity.com
26/04/21·22m 13s

Schizophrenia And Homelessness

Does talking help? Does medication help? Does setting up a YouTube account help. Bethany Yeiser is President of the CURESZ Foundation, researching SchiZophrenia, and Author of the book Mind Estranged: My Journey from Schizophrenia and Homelessness to Recovery. She chats to Ellen and Yvette about symptoms, treatments (and the side effects) and coming out the other side.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742 And check out Bethany's work online: http://www.bethanyyeiser.com
19/04/21·31m 3s

Wake Up And Dance

Claudia Colvin organises dance events to boost people's mood. What a great idea! She started her group, Nobody's Watching, because she couldn't spaces to dance her "goofy ass off" without feeling judged. She chats to Ellen and Yvette about dance moves, shoes and grooves!  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742 And check out Nobody's Watching online: https://www.nobodyswatching.co
12/04/21·26m 22s

Living With Borderline Personality Disorder

Megan Hatton is a member of the Mentally Yours Facebook Group. She chats to Ellen and Yvette about what it's like having borderline personality disorder during lockdown. The Mentally Yours Facebook Group is a private group set up a couple of years ago to give some of the people involved in Mentally Yours a space to talk openly and honestly about mental health. We've now got nearly 10,000 members on the group. Thank you to everyone who has joined in the conversation... And thank you Megan for being the first person from the group to join us on the podcast.  Join the Mentally Yours Facebook Group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
05/04/21·28m 23s

Walk Yourself Better

It's been a journey... Jake Tyler walked around Great Britain as a way to get through his depression and mental health struggles. He chats to Yvette and Ellen about how the walk has affected his life and how it's been throughout the pandemic.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742 And check out Jake online: www.twitter.com/jaketyler_bdw
22/03/21·30m 15s

Living At The Speed Of Light

Katie Conibear has bipolar disorder and has written a booked all about it. She chats with Yvette about how it feels and what you can do when it feels like life is moving at the speed of light! Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742 And check out Katie online: www.twitter.com/KatieConibear
15/03/21·32m 59s

Life As A Vicar

What happens in a church support group? Tim Rose is the Vicar at  St Mary Magdalene in Littleton and also the Host of the podcast, Anymore Tea. This week he chats to Ellen and Yvette about break downs, support groups and preaching on Zoom!  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742 And check out Tims church online: www.stmarymagdalene.co.uk. 
08/03/21·26m 35s

Eating Disorders Awareness Week

This week we wanted to raise awareness about some of the issues facing people experiencing binge eating disorders. So for this week's episode (marking the start of Eating Disorders Awareness Week) Yvette is chatting with Jess Griffiths, an Eating Disorders Practitioner and Clinical Lead at Beat, the UK’s eating disorder charity.  Check out Eating Disorders Awareness Week online at: www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk. And follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
01/03/21·25m 32s

The Mentally Yours Facebook Group

Ellen and Yvette met Paul on the Mentally Yours Facebook Group. It's a private group set up a couple of years ago to give some of the people involved in Mentally Yours a space to talk openly and honestly about mental health. We've now got nearly 10,000 members, thank you to everyone who has joined in the conversation... And thank you Paul for being the first person from the group to join us on the podcast.  Join the Mentally Yours Facebook Group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
01/03/21·26m 2s

Staying Fit During Covid

Claire Sanderson is the Editor-in-Chief of Women's Health UK. She chats to Ellen and Yvette about how she has been using exercise and good nutrition to cope with the mental health challenges of the 3rd lockdown.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742 And check out Claire online www.instagram.com/clairesanderson. 
22/02/21·26m 29s

Myth Busting Mental Health Advice

Ellen and Yvette chat to Kate Lucey, Author of the book Get A Grip, Love... They talk about the connection between physical and mental health, how to work through your problems at work, and also why "self help" doesn't always help!  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742 And check out Kate online too: www.twitter.com/KateLucey_
15/02/21·33m 34s

Staying Sane

A beginners guide...  Erica Crompton and Professor Stephen Lawrie have written a great book called The Beginners Guide to Sanity, a practical and positive self-help book for people with psychosis. Yvette chats to them about what people can do if they are just getting started on their journey looking after their mental health.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742 And check out The Beginner's Guide to Sanity book online too. 
08/02/21·24m 25s

Black Minds Matter

BMM helps black people find certified black therapists. Ellen and Yvette chat to the Founder, Agnes Mwakatuma, about the work of Black Minds Matter.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742 And check out Black Minds Matter online: www.blackmindsmatteruk.com
01/02/21·20m 41s

Feel Good Club

How do you normalise conversations around mental health? Kiera and Aimie know! They've created a space (online and in a tasty cafe-form) where people can come together and be whoever they want to be without feeling judged... It's all about respect and love. Ellen and Yvette chat with one half of FGC, Kiera, about all things feeeeeeeeeeeeel good! Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742 And check out the Feel Good Club online: www.instagram.com/wearefeelgoodclub
26/01/21·27m 4s

Brew Monday

Samaritans are turning the day that a lot of people know as "Blue Monday" into something positive by encouraging people to get together over a warming virtual cuppa. To mark this day, Yvette catches up with Emma Randle from Samaritans talk about what you can do to help yourself and help others on this day and beyond... Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742 Find out more about Brew Monday online: www.samaritans.org/support-us/campaign/brew-monday. And also check out their downloadable resources about Brew Monday too www.samaritans.org/support-us/campaign/brew-monday/brew-monday-downloadable-resources.
18/01/21·23m 8s

The Power Of Poetry

This week the girls speak with the Poet and Lyricist Blake Auden. They talk about how powerful poetry, art and music can be when working through anxiety and worry.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742 And check out Blake online at www.blakeauden.com. 
11/01/21·20m 42s

How To Boost Your Mood

Owen O'Kane is a former Psychotherapist and Author of Ten To Zen and Ten Times Happier, books about letting go of the things in life which are holding you back. Welcoming in the New Year, Ellen and Yvette chat to Owen about all the ways which people are “screwing themselves over” when they are trying to be happier.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742 And check out Owen online at www.twitter.com/owenokaneten
04/01/21·26m 30s

Bright Lights 7: Dr Emma Hepburn

Happy New Year!  For this New Year's Day Special, Yvette chats to Dr Emma Hepburn, a Clinical Psychologist, about how to set good New Year's resolutions and good mental healthy habits for the year ahead.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742 And don't forget to check out Emma online too: www.instagram.com/thepsychologymum
01/01/21·35m 10s

Bright Lights 6: Sarah Callaghan

For this New Year's Eve Special, Yvette chats to Comedian and Writer, Sarah Callaghan. They talk about some of the problems which faced performers during 2020, life on Zoom and making New Year's Resolutions... Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742 And don't forget to check out Sarah online too: www.sarahcallaghan.com. 
31/12/20·28m 49s

Bright Lights 5: Juliette Burton

For this seasonal special, Yvette chats to Comedian, Writer and Actor, Juliette Burton. She talks about how she mixes mental illness in her comedy shows, making the most out of Christmas 2020 and looking ahead to next year. Our next Bright Lights special will be New Year's Eve!  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742 And don't forget to check out Juliette online too: www.julietteburton.co.uk. 
28/12/20·27m 20s

Bright Lights 4: Laura Lexx

In the fourth of our seasonal specials, Yvette chats to Comedian, Laura Lexx. She talks climate change anxiety, taking antidepressants in lockdown and making plans for 2021!  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742 And don't forget to check out Laura online too: www.lauralexx.co.uk. 
27/12/20·28m 17s

Bright Lights 3: Dave Chawner

In the third of our seasonal specials, Yvette chats to Author, Comic and Presenter, Dave Chawner. They talk about mental HEALTH vs mental ILLNESS, loss in the era of covid and using The Samaritans.  Plus Dr Radha from BBC Radio 1 also pops in with thoughts on how you can look after yourself this Christmas.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
26/12/20·38m 59s

Bright Lights 2: Samantha Baines

During these strange Christmas times we are chatting with some of the brightest Christmassy bright lights around. In the second of our Christmas season specials, Yvette and Ellen chat to Comedian, Samantha Baines. They talk about putting up your tree early, hilarious "Christmas Past" moments and enjoying Christmas Day on your own.  Plus Dr Radha from BBC Radio 1 also pops in with thoughts on how you can look after yourself this Christmas.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
25/12/20·34m 45s

Bright Lights 1: Leila Navabi

During these strange Christmas times we have decided to bring you a series of chats with Comedians and amazing funny people to help brighten up your days.  In the first of our Christmas season specials, Yvette chats to Comedian and Producer, Leila Navabi. They talk about Christmas funnies, melt-downs and lockdowns!  Plus Dr Radha from BBC Radio 1 also pops in with thoughts on how you can look after yourself this Christmas.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
24/12/20·30m 58s

What's Happening In The UK's Mental Health Wards Right Now?

As we look ahead to Christmas, John-Barry Waldron, a Mental Health Nurse, talks to Yvette about what life is like in a secure mental health ward right now. The patients and the staff... Loneliness, children's services and lockdown...  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742 And check our John-Barry's podcast, On The Ward: www.ontheward.stah.org/553780
21/12/20·28m 47s

Looking After My Son

Amanda and Josiah Hartley are Mother and Son. They both chat to Ellen and Yvette about the journey they both went on dealing with Josh's depression.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742 And check out Amanda and Josiah's book too... it's available at all the usual book stores. 
15/12/20·22m 30s

Phone A Friend

Yvette chats to Ugo Monye, the former England Rugby Player and Pundit. They chat about how the pandemic has affected the rugby community, what it means to be a persistent carer, and calling up your mates just because you can... Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
07/12/20·24m 43s

Looking After Children During Lockdown

Ellen and Yvette chat to Dr Karen Treisman MBE, a Clinical Psychologist, and Amanda Naylor, from the charity Barnardo's, about the mental health of children and young people during the pandemic. What's the impact of home-schooling? How do they hang out with their friends? How can society support the parents a bit more?  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
01/12/20·38m 59s

Anxiety Recovery

Jodi Aman has been a Psychotherapist for over two decades, focussing on trauma and anxiety recovery. She chats to Yvette about young people's mental health, social media and how to recover.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
24/11/20·23m 20s

Bullying

Children's television presenter Andy Day talks to Yvette about the impact of bullying and Anti-Bullying Week this week... Also... Happy Odd Socks Day! Find out more on Andy's Twitter account: www.twitter.com/AndyDayTV Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
16/11/20·27m 29s

Special: Captain Sir Tom On Kindness

In this special episode, Yvette talks to Captain Sir Tom about how to be kind, looking after the elderly and Christmas. Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
10/11/20·20m 37s

An African-Centred Approach To Mental Health

Yvette chats to Dr Erica McInnis, Director and Principal Clinical Psychologist with Nubia Clinical Psychology Training and Consultancy. They talk about what an African-centred approach to mental health care is, who is doing it, and how the NHS can improve its services. Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
09/11/20·27m 23s

Mental Health At Work

Emma Mainoo is a Change-Maker at Utopia and Founder of Surviving Sundays, a platform for storytelling, self-love and survival aiming to normalise the conversation around mental health. She chats to Yvette and Ellen about the changing world of work and mental health. Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
03/11/20·29m 29s

Talking On Tik Tok

Izzy Staden is a Social Media Star and Musician. She talks about her borderline personality disorder on Tik Tok and YouTube. Yvette chats to Izzy about who to follow on social media, getting a dog in covid and life on Tik Tok! Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742 And check out Izzy online www.instagram.com/izzy_staden
26/10/20·26m 31s

Workplace Wellbeing

Faye McGuinness is the Head of Workplace Wellbeing at Mind and the Lead of the mental partnership, Our Frontline, working with people with jobs in healthcare and education. She chats to Yvette about Faye’s work, both before and during the pandemic.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742 And check out Our Frontline online www.mentalhealthatwork.org.uk/ourfrontline. 
19/10/20·24m 43s

A Toolkit For Modern Life

Dr Emma Hepburn is a Clinical Psychologist and Author of the book, A Toolkit For Modern Life. She chats to Yvette about all the different things (she has 53 in her book) people can do to help themselves feel better. Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742 And check out Emma online www.instagram.com/thepsychologymum. 
13/10/20·24m 18s

Life In Prison

Paula Harriott is the Head of Prisoner Engagement at Prison Reform Trust. She chats to Yvette about the mental health impacts for people who have spent time in prison.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742 And check out the Prison Reform Trust online www.prisonreformtrust.org.uk. 
06/10/20·35m 49s

Mental Health Education

This week Mentally Yours is collaborating with Bobby Temps and his Mental podcast. Bobby is on Mentally Yours and Ellen and Yvette are on Bobby's podcast, Mental, the podcast to destigmatise mental health. Here, they chat about Bobby's petition for mental health education, the changing attitudes of Gen Z and how to look after your mental health in the pandemic. Check out the petition online bit.ly/MentalPetition and listen to the Mental podcast wherever you get your podcasts from.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
28/09/20·21m 39s

Drug Addiction In America

David Marlon is the CEO of CrossRoads, an addiction and rehab centre in Nevada, USA. He is also a Psychotherapist and Counsellor. He chats to Ellen about how the pandemic has affected addiction issues and what people can do if they recognise they have a problem.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
21/09/20·26m 46s

Leah Charles-King

Leah is a multi award-winning TV & Radio Presenter. She chats to Yvette about working in the media, dealing with sexism and racism, and living with bipolar disorder.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
15/09/20·38m 1s

We Need To Talk

This week it’s just Ellen and Yvette… The Mentally Yours team talk through some of the things they’ve been through with their mental health during the pandemic. Love, kindness and the future...  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
07/09/20·49m 24s

CALM

Simon Gunning is the CEO of CALM, the Campaign Against Living Miserably. On today's episode Yvette chats to Simon about the charity and the challenges people having been facing during lockdown.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742 And remember, if you can call the CALM hotline on 0800 58 58 58 or visit the website www.thecalmzone.net. 
01/09/20·27m 25s

Building A Kinder And Braver World

Maya Smith is the Executive Director of Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation. She chats to Yvette about the foundation's current campaign, building healthy conversations with young people about their mental health. Plus also... what is it like woking with Lady Gaga! Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
24/08/20·27m 24s

Mindfulness

Alister Gray is the Founder of Mindful Talent. He chats to Ellen about meditation, mindfulness and stress relief.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
17/08/20·27m 26s

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
10/08/20·33m 17s

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
03/08/20·32m 47s

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
27/07/20·24m 34s

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
21/07/20·21m 36s

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
14/07/20·19m 47s

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
09/07/20·17m 4s

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
06/07/20·27m 11s

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
29/06/20·28m 13s

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
25/06/20·37m 28s

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. 
23/06/20·25m 9s

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
17/06/20·28m 47s

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
16/06/20·30m 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
10/06/20·43m 18s

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
08/06/20·32m 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
25/05/20·20m 44s

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
22/05/20·15m 1s

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
19/05/20·23m 49s

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
18/05/20·27m 28s

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
15/05/20·18m 38s

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
11/05/20·31m 4s

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
06/05/20·41m 5s

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
04/05/20·16m 33s

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
01/05/20·18m 21s

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
29/04/20·29m 16s

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
28/04/20·24m 15s

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
22/04/20·20m 43s

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
20/04/20·21m 50s

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
13/04/20·26m 27s

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. 
11/04/20·34m 19s

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
09/04/20·23m 32s

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
09/04/20·16m 29s

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. 
07/04/20·17m 34s

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
06/04/20·20m 55s

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
30/03/20·19m 0s

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. 
27/03/20·20m 30s

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
26/03/20·31m 50s

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: twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
23/03/20·22m 24s

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: twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
09/03/20·21m 54s

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: twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
03/03/20·28m 7s

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: twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
28/02/20·21m 41s

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: twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
17/02/20·25m 11s

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. 
10/02/20·32m 10s

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: twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
10/02/20·32m 10s

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: twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
03/02/20·27m 44s

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: twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
27/01/20·27m 58s

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: twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
20/01/20·27m 8s

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: twitter.com/mentallyyrs Private Facebook group: facebook.com/groups/135088803805742
12/01/20·25m 59s

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
06/01/20·26m 40s

Moments of 2019

Ellen and Yvette look back at some of their most special moments of the year. 
30/12/19·27m 26s

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!
16/12/19·22m 22s

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. 
09/12/19·27m 8s

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. 
02/12/19·26m 18s

The Power Of Music

With Hyphen.  Ellen chats to the musician, Hyphen, about the power of music.  Follow the girls on Twitter: @mentallyyrs. 
26/11/19·26m 1s

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.  
18/11/19·35m 26s

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!
12/11/19·24m 23s

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. 
04/11/19·30m 14s

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. 
29/10/19·18m 22s

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. 
21/10/19·23m 54s

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. 
14/10/19·12m 30s

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. 
07/10/19·29m 48s

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. 
30/09/19·26m 0s

Losing My Son

With Simin Sarikhani.  Simin lost her son to suicide 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. 
23/09/19·23m 29s

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. 
16/09/19·10m 42s

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. 
09/09/19·21m 18s

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. 
02/09/19·8m 7s

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. 
26/08/19·25m 38s

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. 
19/08/19·27m 22s

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! 
12/08/19·18m 15s

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. 
05/08/19·28m 57s

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. 
29/07/19·31m 35s

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
22/07/19·24m 40s

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! 
16/07/19·25m 21s

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. 
08/07/19·24m 58s

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. 
01/07/19·32m 43s

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.
24/06/19·28m 3s

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. 
17/06/19·30m 12s

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. 
10/06/19·28m 15s

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.
03/06/19·40m 2s

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. 
27/05/19·27m 53s

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.
19/05/19·20m 1s

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.
13/05/19·29m 53s

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.
06/05/19·31m 28s

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.
29/04/19·23m 8s

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.
22/04/19·25m 33s

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.
15/04/19·40m 43s

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.
15/04/19·42m 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.
15/04/19·42m 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.
08/04/19·25m 37s

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.
01/04/19·33m 53s

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.
25/03/19·20m 28s

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.
18/03/19·21m 9s

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.
11/03/19·30m 37s

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.
04/03/19·27m 7s

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.
25/02/19·19m 27s

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.
18/02/19·55m 43s

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.
11/02/19·37m 59s

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.
04/02/19·20m 25s

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.
28/01/19·24m 27s

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.
21/01/19·51m 54s

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.
21/01/19·50m 24s

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.
14/01/19·58m 45s

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.
07/01/19·39m 42s

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.
28/12/18·7m 17s

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.
27/12/18·8m 59s

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.
26/12/18·6m 16s

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.
25/12/18·6m 11s

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.
24/12/18·6m 25s

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.
17/12/18·31m 18s

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.
10/12/18·27m 1s

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.
03/12/18·38m 57s

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.
02/12/18·40m 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.
26/11/18·33m 43s

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.
19/11/18·23m 37s

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
12/11/18·20m 51s

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.
05/11/18·32m 40s

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.
28/10/18·50m 48s

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.
22/10/18·35m 57s

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.
15/10/18·41m 7s

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.
10/10/18·28m 21s

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.
08/10/18·30m 48s

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.
01/10/18·23m 42s

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.
24/09/18·28m 11s

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.
17/09/18·32m 42s

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.
10/09/18·13m 34s

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 died by suicide. She chats to Yvette about her story. Stay in touch with Mentally Yours on Twitter and our private Facebook group.
03/09/18·33m 8s

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.
28/08/18·34m 14s

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.
20/08/18·15m 46s

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.
13/08/18·20m 45s

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.
06/08/18·25m 1s

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.
30/07/18·26m 8s

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.
23/07/18·24m 1s

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.
16/07/18·32m 19s

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.
09/07/18·17m 13s

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.
02/07/18·33m 21s

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.
25/06/18·28m 57s

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.
18/06/18·31m 29s

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.
11/06/18·25m 21s

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.
04/06/18·24m 36s

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.
28/05/18·23m 10s

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.
21/05/18·21m 28s

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.
18/05/18·19m 24s

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.
17/05/18·24m 31s

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.
16/05/18·21m 18s

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.
15/05/18·28m 53s

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.
14/05/18·9m 5s

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.
07/05/18·25m 57s

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.
24/04/18·30m 14s

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.
23/04/18·32m 45s

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.
16/04/18·25m 54s

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!
09/04/18·27m 25s

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.
02/04/18·26m 12s

#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.
26/03/18·21m 27s

#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.
19/03/18·22m 3s

#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.
12/03/18·30m 3s

#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?
05/03/18·25m 5s

#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!
26/02/18·26m 14s

#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.
19/02/18·27m 34s

#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.
12/02/18·21m 40s

#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.
05/02/18·31m 23s

#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.
29/01/18·21m 15s

#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.
22/01/18·51m 31s

#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?
15/01/18·34m 16s

#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!
08/01/18·24m 48s

#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.
02/01/18·19m 0s

#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.
25/12/17·19m 8s

#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.
18/12/17·31m 45s

#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.
11/12/17·30m 40s

#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.
04/12/17·35m 13s

#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.
27/11/17·32m 3s

#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.
20/11/17·39m 7s

#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.
23/10/17·20m 46s

#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.
16/10/17·30m 0s

#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.
10/10/17·31m 16s

#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.
09/10/17·27m 52s

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

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02/10/17·26m 57s

#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?
28/09/17·20m 18s

#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.
25/09/17·33m 57s

#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.
18/09/17·26m 20s

#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.
11/09/17·24m 32s

#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.
04/09/17·30m 17s

#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.
28/08/17·26m 1s

#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?
24/08/17·13m 17s

#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.
21/08/17·28m 14s

#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...
14/08/17·23m 5s

#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.
07/08/17·31m 6s

#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.
31/07/17·23m 1s

#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.
24/07/17·30m 24s

#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.
17/07/17·24m 30s

#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.
10/07/17·27m 29s

#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.
03/07/17·39m 19s

#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!
19/06/17·24m 56s

#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!
12/06/17·42m 19s

#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.
08/06/17·23m 31s

#8 Laughing at Depression

Aaron Gillies uses social media to mock issues surrounding his own mental health. Is it ok to laugh at depression?
05/06/17·24m 6s

#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!
29/05/17·27m 59s

#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?
22/05/17·25m 15s

#5 OCD

Kick the baby - Yvette and Ellen talk obsessive thoughts, mental health at work and Pure O with social producer Sally Biddall.
15/05/17·12m 50s

#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?
08/05/17·26m 20s

#3 Anorexia

Escaping the clutches of a one-eyed nurse... Ellen and Yvette talk anorexia and beyond with Mindful Survivor blogger Frances Coleman-Williams.
01/05/17·29m 28s

#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.
24/04/17·23m 46s

#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.
17/04/17·24m 22s
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