Let's Talk: Mental Health

Let's Talk: Mental Health

By Mental Health Foundation

Hi. Welcome to Let’s Talk: Mental Health, where we get together with different people and experts to chat about mental health. We all have mental health, and we can all experience mental health problems. So, on this podcast we explore the topics that can affect how we think and feel.

Episodes

S4 E4: Self

Today we’re talking about self. About how the relationships with ourselves can help or harm our mental health. And tips on ways to build a healthy relationship with you. **Trigger warning this episode discusses an eating disorder** Remember to rate, like, review and subscribeGuests on the show today? You’ll hear from Anna Archer. Anna is a 21-year-old successful content creator, podcaster and athlete who focuses on fitness, lifestyle and mental health. Next, you’ll hear from Gemma and Quinn, who are part of the MHF Young Leaders, they share their own personal stories about investing in the relationships with themselves to help their mental health. And lastly Sophie Peterman, Project Coordinator at the Mental Health Foundation, who will chat about why the relationship with ourselves matters to our mental health. Episode links:  Healthy relationships information page: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/our-work/public-engagement/healthy-relationships Top Tips: Healthy relationship with ourselves: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/sites/default/files/2022-09/Top-Tips-Healthy-Relationships-with-Ourselves-Postcard.pdf  About the MHF Young Leaders: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/our-work/programmes/families-children-and-young-people/mhf-young-leaders Anna Archer’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/annaarcherfitness/?hl=en Anna Archer’s Podcast: https://linktr.ee/insideannasmindpodcast  Body Image and mental health information page: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/explore-mental-health/body-image  Eating Disorders information page: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/explore-mental-health/a-z-topics/eating-disorders Top Tips for maintaining a healthy body image: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/explore-mental-health/body-image-and-mental-health/mind-over-mirror/feeling-my-mind This podcast is brought to you by the Mental Health Foundation. It is a space for our guests to discuss their personal experience and express their opinions. Our guests’ opinions are their own and are not an official stance of the Mental Health Foundation. Need support?  Call a helpline: Samaritans are available 24/7 for free on 116 123 (UK) and whatever you’re going through, they’re here to face it with you. Text a helpline: If you’re experiencing a personal crisis, are unable to cope and need support - but prefer to text than chat then reach out to Crisis Text Linet by texting Shout to 85258 (UK). Get emergency support:  If you are thinking about ending your life, please call 999 (UK) or go to A&E and ask for the contact of the nearest crisis resolution team. There are teams of mental health care professionals who work with people in severe distress. Find information online:  The Mental Health Foundation’s support page. It’s filled with information on different ways to get help and access support for your menta
15/11/22·46m 39s

S4 E3: Childhood

Today we’re talking about childhood. About how the environments that we grow up in, and experiences that we have in our childhoods can shape us as adults and affect our mental health. **Remember to rate, like, review and subscribe**  Guests on the show today? Alex: Guest, young person based in Derby Bhavan: Guest, young person based in Derby Jamie: Guest, young adult based in Ardrossan, Scotland Tyra: Feature guest from Leaders Unlocked, based in London Shelley: Programmes Manager, for Children, Families & Young People, Mental Health Foundation Scotland Episode links: Children and young people&aposs mental health info page: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/a-to-z/c/children-and-young-people OCD info page: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/a-to-z/o/obsessive-compulsive-disorder-ocd Adverse Childhood Experiences information: https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/aces/index.html Preventing mental health problems in children and young people report: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/state-generation-preventing-mental-health-problems-children-and-young-people  This podcast is brought to you by the Mental Health Foundation. It is a space for our guests to discuss their personal experience and express their opinions. Our guests’ opinions are their own and are not an official stance of the Mental Health Foundation. Need support? Call a helpline: Samaritans are available 24/7 for free on 116 123 (UK) and whatever you’re going through, they’re here to face it with you.  Text a helpline: If you’re experiencing a personal crisis, are unable to cope and need support - but prefer to text than chat then reach out to Crisis Text Linet by texting Shout to 85258 (UK). Get emergency support: If you are thinking about ending your life, please call 999 (UK) or go to A&E and ask for the contact of the nearest crisis resolution team. There are teams of mental health care professionals who work with people in severe distress.   Find information online: The Mental Health Foundation’s support page. It’s filled with information on different ways to get help and access support for your mental health: mentalhealth.org.uk/getting-help. Meet the ‘Let’s Talk: Mental Health’ team:  Jennie, Bethan and Tim pull on their own lived experience of mental health, their time working with mental health charities or services and their ability to connect with people to deliver an insightful podcast filled with kindness and support.  Jennie Walker is the big talker (Podcast Host and Co-Producer). Bethan Buswell is the curious one (Podcast Co-Producer). Tim Butcher is the behind-the-scenes guy (Podcast Editor).  
19/07/22·39m 8s

S4 E2: Loneliness

Today we’re talking about loneliness. About what it means to feel lonely, how it affects our mental health, who experiences it and what we can do to cope with it. Trigger warning: this episode mentions suicidal feelings* **Remember to rate, like, review and subscribe**   Guests on the show today? Carol: Guest, retired person from Norfolk Calum Scott: Guest, multi-platinum singer-songwriterBex: Guest, young queer person from North Scotland Catherine Seymour: Head of Research, Mental Health Foundation Meet the ‘Let’s Talk: Mental Health’ team:  Jennie, Bethan and Tim pull on their own lived experience of mental health, their time working with mental health charities or services and their ability to connect with people to deliver an insightful podcast filled with kindness and support.  Jennie Walker is the big talker (Podcast Host and Co-Producer). Bethan Buswell is the curious one (Podcast Co-Producer). Tim Butcher is the behind-the-scenes guy (Podcast Editor).  Episode links: Mental Health Awareness Week: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/mhawLoneliness research: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week/loneliness-research Tips to cope with loneliness: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week/loneliness-help-advice The Great Grief Trust: www.thegoodgrieftrust.org Calum Scott&aposs latest music, tour dates and more: https://www.calumscott.com/ This podcast is brought to you by the Mental Health Foundation. It is a space for our guests to discuss their personal experience and express their opinions. Our guests’ opinions are their own and are not an official stance of the Mental Health Foundation. Need support? Call a helpline: Samaritans are available 24/7 for free on 116 123 (UK) and whatever you’re going through, they’re here to face it with you.  Text a helpline: If you’re experiencing a personal crisis, are unable to cope and need support - but prefer to text than chat then reach out to Crisis Text Line by texting Shout to 85258 (UK).  Get emergency support: If you are thinking about ending your life, please call 999 (UK) or go to A&E and ask for the contact of the nearest crisis resolution team. There are teams of mental health care professionals who work with people in severe dist
10/05/22·54m 23s

S4 E1: Friendships

Today we’re talking about friendships. What they mean to us, how they impact our wellbeing, and how to nurture a healthy friendship. **Remember to rate, like, review and subscribe** This is the newly branded podcast from the Mental Health Foundation.Guests on the show today? Tyra: Guest, young person based in London Jesse: Guest, young person based in London Lauren McConkey: Project Manager, Higher Education at the FoundationMeet the ‘Let’s talk: Mental Health’ team: Jennie, Bethan and Tim pull on their own lived experience of mental health, their time working with mental health charities or services and their ability to connect with people to deliver an insightful podcast filled with kindness and support. Jennie Walker is the big talker (Podcast Host and Co-Producer). Bethan Buswell is the curious one (Podcast Co-Producer). Tim Butcher is the behind-the-scenes guy (Podcast Editor). Episode links: Relationships and mental health tips: Healthy Relationships Tips Coronavirus and mental health study: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/our-work/research/coronavirus-mental-health-pandemic/  online@mentalhealth.org.ukThis podcast is brought to you by the Mental Health Foundation. It is a space for our guests to discuss their personal experience and express their opinions. Our guests’ opinions are their own and are not an official stance of the Mental Health Foundation. Need support? Call a helpline: Samaritans are available 24/7 for free on 116 123 (UK) and whatever you’re going through, they’re here to face it with you. Text a helpline: If you’re experiencing a personal crisis, are unable to cope and need support - but prefer to text than chat then reach out to Crisis Text Linet by texting Shout to 85258 (UK). Get emergency support: If you are thinking about ending your life, please call 999 (UK) or go to A&E and ask for the contact of the nearest crisis resolution team. There are teams of mental health care professionals who work with people in severe distress.  Find information online: The Mental Health Foundation’s support page. It’s filled with information on different ways to get help and access support for your mental health: mentalhealth.org.uk/getting-help. 
24/01/22·40m 13s

S3 E4: Mental Health in an unequal world

This is the Mental Health Foundation podcast. A series which brings to you a range of mental health topics, real life stories, expert comments, and mental health tips. Jennie Walker is your host. She has her own lived experience of mental health problems and with this podcast she and the Mental Health Foundation want to raise awareness, get people talking and provide support and hope.**Remember to rate, like, review and subscribe**On this episode, we explore the 2021 World Mental Health Day theme, Mental Health in an Unequal World.Tyra in London tells us what inequality means to her as a young person, how she and her peers are coping with the lifting of lockdown, and how she thinks society could better support young people overall. 31-year-old Freya in Edinburgh lives with ADHD and shares her experiences around access to mental health services, and of growing up as the only person of colour at her school and how that impacted her mental health. Lastly, we hear from Julie Cameron, who is Associate Director for the Mental Health Foundation in Scotland - Julie shares her expertise on the wider picture of equality, and talks about how we can all contribute towards a fairer society. Enjoy the show!Who’s on the show today?Jennie Walker: Host and Producer, Communications and Marketing Officer at the FoundationJennie&aposs Bio: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/people/jennie-walkerTyra: Guest, young person based in LondonFreya: Guest, 31-year-old from Edinburgh who lives with ADHDJulie Cameron: Associate Director for the Mental Health Foundation in Scotland.Julie&aposs Bio: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/about-us/people/julie-cameronPodcast episode links:Get into Summer project https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/projects/get-summer-2021 Study - Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better - by Wilkinson and Pickett https://www.researchgate.net/publication/257664917_Richard_Wilkinson_and_Kate_Pickett_2009_The_Spirit_Level_Why_More_Equal_Societies_Almost_Always_Do_Better_Allen_Lane_LondonFind out more about the Mental Health Foundation:Website: mentalhealth.org.ukInstagram: instagram.com/mentalhealthfoundationFacebook: facebook.com/mentalhealthfoundationTwitter: twitter.com/mentalhealthGet in touch with us: online@mentalhealth.org.uk**Remember to rate, like, review and subscribe**Helplines:If you are feeling like ending your life, please call 999 or go to A&E and ask for the contact of the nearest crisis resolution team. These are teams of mental health care professionals who work with people in severe distress.If you need someone to talk to then Samaritans are available on 116 123 (UK) for free, 24/7. They are there to talk to and listen.
10/10/21·37m 54s

S3 E3: Connecting with nature to support our mental health

What is the Mental Health Foundation Podcast?This is the Mental Health Foundation podcast. A series which brings to you a range of mental health topics, real life stories, expert comments, and mental health tips.Jennie Walker is your new producer and host. She has her own lived experience of mental health problems and with this podcast she and the Mental Health Foundation want to raise awareness, get people talking and provide support and hope.**Remember to rate, like, review and subscribe**On today’s episode Jennie talks to you about how connecting with nature can support our mental health.We recorded this episode in April 2021, after a full year of different lockdowns during the Coronavirus pandemic. Throughout the pandemic, many people turned to nature to help manage their mental health – whether that was a walk down the street, a swim in the sea, a run in the countryside, or nurturing a house plant.On the show, Jennie speaks to some people about their relationships with nature, and how connecting with nature has supported their own mental health. We have Kas, a 23-year-old from London, Jamie Hamill who is a Personal Trainer from Edinburgh, and Becky who is a 47-year-old from Newcastle. We finish with Dr Chiara Lombardo and Jolie Goodman, talking about the research behind the positive benefits of nature for our mental health, and how we’ve been applying them in some of our programmes at the Mental Health Foundation…Enjoy the show!Who’s on the show today?Jennie Walker: Host, Producer and Podcast Editor, Communications and Marketing Officer at the FoundationKas: Guest, 23-year-old from LondonJamie Hamill: Guest, Personal Trainer from EdinburghBecky: Guest, 47-year-old from NewcastleDr Chiara Lombardo: Guest, Senior Research Officer at the Foundation Chiara’s Bio: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/about-us/people/chiara-lombardo Jolie Goodman: Guest, Programmes Manager for Empowerment & Later LifeJolie’s Bio: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/people/jolie-goodman Podcast episode links:https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/nature/nature-research https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week/tipshttps://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/thriving-with-nature https://www.wwt.org.uk/our-work/projects/blue-prescriptions/ Find out more about the Mental Health Foundation:Website: mentalhealth.org.ukInstagram: instagram.com/mentalhealthfoundationFacebook: facebook.com/mentalhealthfoundationTwitter: twitter.com/mentalhealthGet in touch with us: online@mentalhealth.org.uk**Remember to rate, like, review and subscribe**Helplines:If you are feeling like ending your life, please call 999 or go to A&E and ask for the contact of the nearest crisis resolution team. These are teams of mental health care professionals who work with people in severe distress.If you need someone to talk to then Samaritans are available on 116 123 (UK) for free, 24/7. They are there to talk to, listen and they won&apost judge or tell you what to do.
11/05/21·56m 28s

S3 E2: Coronavirus pandemic and mental health

What is the Mental Health Foundation Podcast? This is the Mental Health Foundation podcast. A series which brings to you a range of mental health topics, real life stories, expert comments, and mental health tips.Bethan Buswell is your producer and host. She has her own lived experience of mental health problems and with this podcast she and the Mental Health Foundation want to raise awareness, get people talking and provide support and hope.**Remember to rate, like, review and subscribe**Before we introduce the episode, we want to remind you that government advice designed to keep us safe during the Covid-19 outbreak is under constant review and will be different depending on where you live. Please remember to keep up to date via reputable sources. On today’s episode Bethan talks to you about the coronavirus pandemic and its effect on our mental health. We recorded this episode in early September 2020 when for many of us, we had been seeing a gradual easing of lockdown, children heading back to school, students back to uni and some people heading back to work. For some people this brought longed-for opportunities. But for many, even the happy, much anticipated changes were difficult for our mental health. And lastly, we are still far from knowing what the pandemic means for our society moving forward... So, on the show we want to explore these big themes – and Bethan has some great guests to help her tackle them. Firstly, she will be speaking to, Suba, a junior doctor who has been working in the Emergency Department of an NHS hospital in London during the coronavirus outbreak. Then Dr David Crepaz-Keay, who is the Head of Applied Learning at the Foundation. He will talk us through what has been happening with mental health in the UK during the coronavirus pandemic. Lastly, we finish with Bethan and Linda Liao, Digital Manager at the Mental Health Foundation sharing some tips on how we can look after our mental health during these uncertain times... Enjoy the show! We have created a coronavirus and mental health hub filled with advice on how to look after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak. Find out more here: mentalhealth.org.uk/coronavirusWho’s on the show today?Bethan Buswell: Producer & host, Digital Engagement Officer at the FoundationSuba: Guest, Junior DoctorDavid Crepaz-Keay: Guest, Head of Applied Learning, at the FoundationBio: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/about-us/people/dr-david-crepaz-keayLinda Liao: Guest, Digital Manager, at the FoundationPodcast editor: Tim Butcher, filmmaker, podcast editor, writer, and producerWebsite: timbutcher.co.uk/Podcast episodePodcast links:https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/coronavirushttps://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/our-work/research/coronavirus-mental-health-pandemic/Find out more about the Mental Health Foundation:Website: mentalhealth.org.ukInstagram: instagram.com/mentalhealthfoundationFacebook: facebook.com/mentalhealthfoundationTwitter: twitter.com/mentalhealthGet in touch with us: online@mentalhealth.org.uk**Remember to rate, like, review and subscribe**Helplines:If you are feeling like ending your life, please call 999 or go to A&E and ask for the contact of the nearest crisis resolution team. These are teams of mental health care professionals who work with people in severe distress.If you need someone to talk to then Samaritans are available on 116 123 (UK) for free, 24/7. They are there to talk to and listen.
29/09/20·52m 16s

S3 E1: Kindness matters to our mental health

What is the Mental Health Foundation Podcast? This is the Mental Health Foundation podcast. A series which brings to you a range of mental health topics, real life stories, expert comments, and mental health tips. Bethan Buswell is your producer and host. She has her own lived experience of mental health problems and with this podcast she and the Mental Health Foundation want to raise awareness, get people talking and provide support and hope. **Remember to rate, like, review and subscribe**What is this episode about? ***Trigger warning: this podcast mentions death** On today’s episode Bethan will be talking about why kindness matters and how it is central to our mental health. Bethan begins the episode by speaking to Josh Elton, who is a Group Facilitator at the Foundation. He talks to us about kindness in later life. She then speaks to Dr. Antonis Kousoulis, Director of England & Wales at the Foundation. Antonis talks to us about what kindness is, how it can have a positive impact on our own & others mental health and how we want kindness to shape the type of society we become after COVID-19. Next we hear from Bob Skinner. Bob shares a letter with you that he wrote, thanking his carers for the kindness they have shown him during lockdown. Lastly, Bethan talks to Linda Liao, Digital Manager at the Foundation about ways to bring more kindness into your life... enjoy the show! Who’s on the show today? Bethan Buswell: Producer & host, Digital Engagement Officer at the Foundation Josh Elton, guest, and Group Facilitator at the Foundation Bio: mentalhealth.org.uk/people/josh-elton Antonis Kousoulis: Guest, Director of England and Wales, at the Foundation Bio: mentalhealth.org.uk/about-us/people/antonis-kousoulis Twitter: twitter.com/AKousoulis Bob Skinner, Guest: joe.co.uk/news/a-letter-from-a-93-year-old-man-to-his-home-carers-243486 Linda Liao: Guest, Digital Manager, at the Foundation Podcast editor: Tim Butcher, filmmaker, podcast editor, writer, and producer Website: timbutcher.co.uk/ Podcast links: mentalhealth.org.uk/wales/projects-wales/standing-together-cymru mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week/kindness-stories/josh-later-life mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week/kindness-stories mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week/get-involved mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week/kindness-research mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week/kindness-policy-asks mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week/kindness-matters-guide mentalhealth.org.uk/coronavirus/random-acts-kindnessmentalhealth.org.uk/virtual-fundraising-ideasmentalhealth.org.uk/gettinghelpFind out more about the Mental Health Foundation:Website: mentalhealth.org.ukInstagram: instagram.com/mentalhealthfoundationFacebook: facebook.com/mentalhealthfoundationTwitter: twitter.com/mentalhealthGet in touch with us: online@mentalhealth.org.uk**Remember to rate, like, review and subscribe**Helplines:If you are feeling like ending your life, please call 999 or go to A&E and ask for the contact of the nearest crisis resolution team. These are teams of mental health care professionals who work with people in severe distress.If you need someone to talk to then Samaritans are available on 116 123 (UK) for free, 24/7. They are there to talk to and listen.
20/05/20·45m 47s

S2 E5: Let's talk about suicide prevention

What is the Mental Health Foundation Podcast? This is the Mental Health Foundation podcast. A series in which we bring to you a range of mental health topics, real life stories, expert comments and mental health tips. Bethan Buswell is your producer and host. She has her own lived experience of mental health problems and with this podcast she and the Mental Health Foundation want to raise awareness, get people talking and provide support and hope. **Remember to rate, like, review and subscribe** ***Trigger warning: this episode discusses suicide** What is this episode about? Bethan begins the episode by speaking to Byron Vincent, a writer, broadcaster and performance artist. Byron has lived experience of bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. He shares stories about growing up in poverty, experiencing addiction, violence and attempting to take his own life. Bethan then speaks to Mark Rowland, Chief Executive of the Mental Health Foundation. Mark speaks to Bethan about losing his brother to suicide, and how this loss fueled a career change that focused on fighting for good mental health for all and suicide prevention. The podcast ends with Bethan and Linda Liao, Digital Manager at the Mental Health Foundation discussing how suicide prevention is something we can all individually help with and how a short conversation with another person can sometimes make the difference between life and death for them. Who’s on the show today?Bethan Buswell: Producer and host, Digital Engagement Officer at the Mental Health Foudation Byron Vincent: Guest, writer, broadcaster and performance artist Website: https://www.byronvincent.com/ Instagram:  Mark Rowland: Guest, Chief Executive, Mental Health Foundation Bio: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/about-us/people/mark-rowland Twitter: https://twitter.com/markrowland77?lang=en Linda Liao: Guest, Digital Manager, Mental Health FoundationPodcast episode links: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-schools-make-it-count https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/world-mental-health-day https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/a-to-z/p/prevention-and-mental-health https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/blog/70-years-embracing-challenge-prevention-mental-health https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/suicide-prevention-wait https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/gettinghelp Find out more about the Mental Health Foundation:Website: mentalhealth.org.ukInstagram: instagram.com/mentalhealthfoundationFacebook: facebook.com/mentalhealthfoundationTwitter: twitter.com/mentalhealthFind out more about the Mental Health Foundation:Website: mentalhealth.org.ukTwitter: @mentalhealthFacebook: @mentalhealthfoundationInstagram: @mentalhealthfoundationGet in touch with us: online@mentalhealth.org.uk**Remember to rate, like, review and subscribe**Helplines:If you are feeling like ending your life, please call 999 or go to A&E and ask for the contact of the nearest crisis resolution team. These are teams of mental health care professionals who work with people in severe distress.If you need someone to talk to then Samaritans are available on 116 123 (UK) for free, 24/7. They are there to talk to and listen.
10/10/19·45m 50s

S2 E4: Body image – how we think and feel about our bodies

Today we&aposre talking to you about body image, shame and mental health. Frances Shilito, a make up artist to the stars and eating disorders advisor discusses her experience of negative body image, anxiety and what society needs to do to reduce pressures put on young people today. Our expert Antonis Kousoulis will then discuss the findings of our UK wide ‘Body image survey and report’. Danny Bowman then talks about his own experience of body image issues, shame and how this manifested in an obsession with selfies and poor mental health. Our expert Jane Caro then explains what shame is and why it can impact our mental health. We finish the episode with a chat between two friends at the Mental Health Foundation; Linda and Bethan, who discuss practical ways to improve how you think and feel about your body.**Remember to rate, like, review and subscribe**(Apologies for the fizzy background we are working on the sound 😊)What is the Mental Health Foundation Feature Podcast?It is a podcast series that brings a range of mental health topics to you. We invite people to come on the show and talk about their own mental health experiences, experts to explain the what’s, why’s and how’s of mental health and end the show with tips about managing your mental health day to day.Who’s on the show today?Podcast host: Bethan Buswell - Digital Engagement Officer, Mental Health Foundation: Podcast editor: Tim Butcher - film-maker, writer and producer - www.timbutcher.co.uk/Personal story: Frances ShilitoMental health expert: Dr. Antonis Kousoulis - Director of England and Wales, Mental Health Personal story: Danny Bowman Mental health expert: Jane Caro – Programmes Lead, Families, Children and Young People & Psychotherapist Mental health tips guest: Linda Liao - Digital Manager, Mental Health FoundationPodcast notes: Stories: France’s story: how I think and feel about my body – https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/stories/frances-story-how-i-think-and-feel-about-my-bodyDanny’s story: a fixation on body image and deep feelings of shame - https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/stories/dannys-story-fixation-body-image-and-deep-feelings-shameMental Health Awareness Week body image stories: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week/storiesCampaigns: Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 campaign. ‘Body image – how we think and feel about our bodies’ https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-weekReports: Body image: research report - https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/body-image-report/exec-summaryGuides: Body image: Tips for you - https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/body-image-report/tips How to look after your mental health using exercise: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/how-to-using-exerciseShame: Brene Brown: Listening to shame: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psN1DORYYV0&feature=youtu.beFind out more about the Mental Health Foundation:Website: mentalhealth.org.ukTwitter: @mentalhealthFacebook: @mentalhealthfoundationInstagram: @mentalhealthfoundationGet in touch with us: online@mentalhealth.org.uk**Remember to rate, like, review and subscribe**Helplines:If you are feeling like ending your life, please call 999 or go to A&E and ask for the contact of the nearest crisis resolution team. These are teams of mental health care professionals who work with people in severe distress.If you need someone to talk to then Samaritans are available on 116 123 (UK) for free, 24/7. They are there to talk to and listen.
15/05/19·36m 34s

S2 E3: Mental ill health prevention: the whats, whys and hows?

Bethan explores the BIG questions about mental health: the what&aposs, why and how&aposs? **Remember to rate, review and subscribe**Podcast host: Bethan Buswell - Digital Engagement Officer, Mental Health Foundation Podcast editor: Tim Butcher - film-maker, writer and producer - www.timbutcher.co.uk/Main feature guest: Dr. Antonis Kousoulis - Director of England and Wales, Mental Health Foundation: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/about-us/people/antonis-kousoulisMental health tips guest: Linda Liao - Digital Manager, Mental Health FoundationPodcast Podcast Links:Blogs: A brief history of mental health and the Mental Health Foundation: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/sites/default/files/a-brief-history-mhf.pdf70 years on: embracing the challenge of prevention in mental health: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/blog/70-years-embracing-challenge-prevention-mental-healthMental Health Guides:How to look after your mental health: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/how-to-mental-healthGuides to investing in your relationships: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/guide-investing-your-relationshipsCampaigns: Mental Health Awareness Week: Body image – how we think and feel about our bodies https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-weekEducation campaign, Make it Count: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-schools-make-it-countEducation campaign petition: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-schools-make-it-count/sign-our-petition-make-it-count-mental-health-schoolsReports: Mental health and prevention: taking local action for better mental health: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/mental-health-and-prevention-taking-local-action-better-mental-healthBetter mental health for all: A public health approach to mental health improvement: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/better-mental-health-all-public-health-approach-mental-health-improvementParenting and mental health: https://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/mental-health/parents-and-young-people Events:Curry & Chaat: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/get-involved/curry-and-chaatTea & Talk: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/get-involved/tea-and-talkMHF Live: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/get-involved/mhf-liveProgrammes:Peer Education Project: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/projects/peer-education-project-pepFind out more about the Mental Health Foundation:Website: mentalhealth.org.ukTwitter: @mentalhealthFacebook: @mentalhealthfoundationInstagram: @mentalhealthfoundationGet in touch with us: online@mentalhealth.org.uk**Remember to rate, like, review and subscribe**Helplines:If you are feeling like ending your life, please call 999 or go to A&E and ask for the contact of the nearest crisis resolution team. These are teams of mental health care professionals who work with people in severe distress.If you need someone to talk to then Samaritans are available on 116 123 (UK) for free, 24/7. They are there to talk to and listen.
10/04/19·32m 27s

S2 E2: How sleep and green space can help your mental health

Bethan speaks to Julie Dunn, a research scientist at the University of Liverpool, about her ‘Sleep Well’ garden. She designed this for the RHS Flower Show while she was on sick leave recovering from surgery. The garden was inspired by the importance of sleep, looking after your well-being, and green space for sustaining good mental health. Antonis Kousoulis, Associate Director of Research and Development and Linda Liao, Digital Manager at The Mental Health Foundation have a discussion with Bethan later in the podcast about tips for getting good sleep and how to incorporate green space into your routine to help look after your mental health. What is the Mental Health Foundation Podcast? This is the Mental Health Foundation podcast. A series which brings to you a range of mental health topics, real life stories, expert comments, and mental health tips.Bethan Buswell is your producer and host. She has her own lived experience of mental health problems and with this podcast she and the Mental Health Foundation want to raise awareness, get people talking and provide support and hope.**Remember to rate, review and subscribe**Podcast host: Bethan Buswell - Digital Engagement Officer, Mental Health Foundation Podcast editor: Tim Butcher - https://www.timbutcher.co.uk/Main feature guest: Julie Dunn: https://juliedunntattonshowgarden.wordpress.com/ https://truggardendesign.co.uk/ Review panel: Linda Liao - Digital Manager, Mental Health Foundation Antonis Kousoulis - Associate Director of Research and Development, Mental Health Foundation https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/about-us/people/antonis-kousoulis Podcast notes: Main feature: Dr Chaterjee talks to BBC Breakfast about what Lifestyle Medicine is and training doctors: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlTTJTY4NMU The 4 Pillar Plan: How to Relax, Eat, Move, Sleep your way to a Longer, Healthier Life: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35457841-the-4-pillar-plan Julie’s blog: https://juliedunntattonshowgarden.wordpress.com/ Autism Together: http://www.autismtogether.co.uk/ RHS Flower Show, Tatton Park: https://www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhs-flower-show-tatton-park Sleep Well Garden at RHS Flower Show: https://www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhs-flower-show-tatton-park/Gardens/2018/sleep-well Julie Dunn, University of Liverpool: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/translational-medicine/staff/julie-dunn/ Instagram, MHF Question Time, What place or space helps you with your mental health: https://www.instagram.com/p/BlsWIiIneZN/ How to look after your mental health, free downloadable guide: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/how-to-mental-health Ness Botanic Gardens: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/ness-gardens/ Bethan, Linda, Antonis review: Ten top tips for good sleep: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/blog/ten-top-tips-good-sleep How to sleep better guide: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/how-sleep-better What place or space helps your mental health blog: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/blog/what-place-or-space-helps-your-mental-health Green space and mental health: https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2016/11/09/green-space-mental-wellbeing-and-sustainable-communities/Trees and mental health: https://www.theexeterdaily.co.uk/news/health-beauty/exeter-university-research%C2%A0reveals%C2%A0link-between-trees%C2%A0and%C2%A0mental%C2%A0heathHow to look after your mental health using exercise: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/how-to-using-exercise Guide to investing in your relationships: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/guide-investing-your-relationshipsFind out more about the Mental Health Foundation:Website: mentalhealth.org.ukInstagram: @mentalhealthfoundationFacebook: @mentalhealthfoundationGet in t
11/03/19·30m 19s

S2 E1: Looking after mental health in a year of change and 70 years of the Mental Health Foundation

We talk to Mark Rowland, CEO of the Mental Health Foundation, and Antonis Kousoulis, who leads our programmes work. Mark and Antonis discuss 2019 as being a year of change and how we can look after our mental health when change hits us - be it positive or negative change. We also discuss the Mental Health Foundation&aposs birthday year and why a public health and prevention approach is the way forward for mental health.What is the Mental Health Foundation Podcast? This is the Mental Health Foundation podcast. A series which brings to you a range of mental health topics, real life stories, expert comments, and mental health tips.Bethan Buswell and Stu Hill are hosts. Bethan & Stu and the Mental Health Foundation want to raise awareness, get people talking and provide support and hope.LinksBethan & Stu introduction: Instragram - "What will you do to look after your mental health in 2019?": https://www.instagram.com/p/BsID2P5gmTK/Goodgym - https://www.goodgym.org/aboutBlog - https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/blog/random-acts-kindness-blue-mondayNew Year and prevention feature:News - https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/news/seven-new-years-tips-help-manage-your-mental-healthBlog - https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/blog/70-years-embracing-challenge-prevention-mental-healthBethan & Stu close: A theme for You 2019: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/blog/new-year-theme-for-yourselfFollow today&aposs speakers on Twitter:Stuart Hill Twitter: twitter.com/stuhill90Bethan Buswell Twitter: twitter.com/BeaBuswellMark Rowland Twitter: twitter.com/markrowland77Antonis Kousoulis: twitter.com/AKousoulisFind out more about the Mental Health Foundation:Website: mentalhealth.org.ukInstagram: @mentalhealthfoundationFacebook: @mentalhealthfoundationTwitter: @mentalhealthGet in touch with us: online@mentalhealth.org.uk**Remember to rate, like, review and subscribe**Helplines:If you are feeling like ending your life, please call 999 or go to A&E and ask for the contact of the nearest crisis resolution team. These are teams of mental health care professionals who work with people in severe distress.If you need someone to talk to then Samaritans are available on 116 123 (UK) for free, 24/7. They are there to talk to and listen.
22/01/19·45m 35s

S1 E7: How to look after your mental health at Christmas

On our latest episode, Stuart and Bethan discuss mental health at Christmas. In what ways Christmas can be good for your mental health, and what things can impact your mental health around this time of year. They speak to Ed Davie, Communities Lead at the Mental Health Foundation about how you can look after your mental health at Christmas through focusing in on your needs, setting boundaries, taking up volunteering and much more. What is the Mental Health Foundation Podcast? This is the Mental Health Foundation podcast. A series which brings to you a range of mental health topics, real life stories, expert comments, and mental health tips.Bethan Buswell and Stu Hill are hosts. Bethan & Stu and the Mental Health Foundation want to raise awareness, get people talking and provide support and hope.Links:Tips on looking after your mental health at Christmas: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/blog/you-and-your-mental-health-still-matter-christmasHow volunteering can benefit your mental health at Christmas: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/blog/how-volunteering-christmas-can-benefit-your-mental-healthChristmas Savings: https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/shopping/christmas-savings/Stuart Hill Twitter: https://twitter.com/stuhill90Bethan Buswell Twitter: https://twitter.com/BeaBuswellEd Davie Twitter: https://twitter.com/EdDavieFind out more about the Mental Health Foundation:Website: mentalhealth.org.ukInstagram: @mentalhealthfoundationFacebook: @mentalhealthfoundationTwitter: @mentalhealthGet in touch with us: online@mentalhealth.org.uk**Remember to rate, like, review and subscribe**Helplines:If you are feeling like ending your life, please call 999 or go to A&E and ask for the contact of the nearest crisis resolution team. These are teams of mental health care professionals who work with people in severe distress.If you need someone to talk to then Samaritans are available on 116 123 (UK) for free, 24/7. They are there to talk to and listen.
20/12/18·21m 10s

S1 E6: Ben Norris: Relationships and mental health

In this episode Ben Norris chats to Bethan Buswell openly, frankly and honestly about his family and relationships, how he recovered when his life took an unexpected turn. .Ben Norris is a poet, playwright and actor. In this podcast you will gain insight into his relationship with his father. How turning the spotlight on this relationship through his work helped them to develop. You will also hear about the dark period he went through after a sporting injury stopped his dream of becoming a long-distance pro runner. Ben will speak about how new social relationships at University helped him to recover from this. Lastly Ben talks about how he looks after his mental health day to day while trying to balance, freelance work, acting and running and everything else that comes with adult life.What is the Mental Health Foundation Podcast? This is the Mental Health Foundation podcast. A series which brings to you a range of mental health topics, real life stories, expert comments, and mental health tips.Bethan Buswell and Stu Hill are hosts. Bethan & Stu and the Mental Health Foundation want to raise awareness, get people talking and provide support and hope.Podcast notes:Ben Norris website: https://www.bennorris.net/Guide to investing in your relationships: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/guide-investing-your-relationshipsFind out more about the Mental Health Foundation:Website: mentalhealth.org.ukInstagram: @mentalhealthfoundationFacebook: @mentalhealthfoundationTwitter: @mentalhealthGet in touch with us: online@mentalhealth.org.uk**Remember to rate, like, review and subscribe**Helplines:If you are feeling like ending your life, please call 999 or go to A&E and ask for the contact of the nearest crisis resolution team. These are teams of mental health care professionals who work with people in severe distress.If you need someone to talk to then Samaritans are available on 116 123 (UK) for free, 24/7. They are there to talk to and listen.
27/11/18·1h

S1 E5: Four men talk about mental health

This episode focuses on men&aposs mental health. We invite three men to join Stuart to talk about various topics relating to mental health. The panelists were comedian Dave Chawner, entrepreneur George Kiley and actor and writer Ben Norris.The panel discussed routine, exercise, mindfulness and support, among other things. The guys certainly had fun recording it, we hope you enjoy listening.What is the Mental Health Foundation Podcast? This is the Mental Health Foundation podcast. A series which brings to you a range of mental health topics, real life stories, expert comments, and mental health tips.Bethan Buswell and Stu Hill are hosts. Bethan & Stu and the Mental Health Foundation want to raise awareness, get people talking and provide support and hope.Stuart Hill Twitter: https://twitter.com/stuhill90Dave Chawner Twitter: https://twitter.com/DaveChawnerBen Norris Twitter: https://twitter.com/BenNorris7George Kiley LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/georgekiley Find out more about the Mental Health Foundation:Website: mentalhealth.org.ukInstagram: @mentalhealthfoundationFacebook: @mentalhealthfoundationTwitter: @mentalhealthGet in touch with us: online@mentalhealth.org.uk**Remember to rate, like, review and subscribe**Helplines:If you are feeling like ending your life, please call 999 or go to A&E and ask for the contact of the nearest crisis resolution team. These are teams of mental health care professionals who work with people in severe distress.If you need someone to talk to then Samaritans are available on 116 123 (UK) for free, 24/7. They are there to talk to and listen.
13/11/18·59m 46s

S1 E4: How a damaging work culture can affect mental health

Today we explore how a damaging work culture can affect our mental health.What is the Mental Health Foundation Podcast? This is the Mental Health Foundation podcast. A series which brings to you a range of mental health topics, real life stories, expert comments, and mental health tips.Stu Hill is your host. Stu and the Mental Health Foundation want to raise awareness, get people talking and provide support and hope.Find out more about the Mental Health Foundation:Website: mentalhealth.org.ukInstagram: @mentalhealthfoundationFacebook: @mentalhealthfoundationTwitter: @mentalhealthGet in touch with us: online@mentalhealth.org.uk**Remember to rate, like, review and subscribe**Helplines:If you are feeling like ending your life, please call 999 or go to A&E and ask for the contact of the nearest crisis resolution team. These are teams of mental health care professionals who work with people in severe distress.If you need someone to talk to then Samaritans are available on 116 123 (UK) for free, 24/7. They are there to talk to and listen.
03/09/18·47m 8s

S1 E3: Stress and mental health

Today we&aposre exploring stress and mental health. On the podcast we&aposre talking to our Director of Communications and Fundraising Mark Rowland. Mark discusses why we&aposre focusing on stress, the findings from our new survey on stress and what we can do to tackle it. Stu Hill is your host. Stu and the Mental Health Foundation want to raise awareness, get people talking and provide support and hope.Find out more at https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/a-to-z/s/stressFind out more about the Mental Health Foundation:Website: mentalhealth.org.ukInstagram: @mentalhealthfoundationFacebook: @mentalhealthfoundationTwitter: @mentalhealthGet in touch with us: online@mentalhealth.org.uk**Remember to rate, like, review and subscribe**Helplines:If you are feeling like ending your life, please call 999 or go to A&E and ask for the contact of the nearest crisis resolution team. These are teams of mental health care professionals who work with people in severe distress.If you need someone to talk to then Samaritans are available on 116 123 (UK) for free, 24/7. They are there to talk to and listen.
15/05/18·35m 38s

S1 E2: Byron Vincent and Tim Clare talk openly about their mental health

In this podcast episode Byron Vincent takes over. He is a performance artist with lived experience of bipolar disorder, talks openly to his friend Tim about their of mental health. He talks to his friend Tim Clare; author, poet and podcaster, about his lived experience of anxiety and depression. Byron and Tim navigate the conversation through laughter, compassion, honesty and the safety of a trusted friendship.Stu Hill is your host. Stu and the Mental Health Foundation want to raise awareness, get people talking and provide support and hope.Hosts link: Stuart Hill: https://twitter.com/stuhill90Guest links: Byron Vincent: https://www.byronvincent.com/Tim Clare: http://www.timclarepoet.co.uk/Find out more about the Mental Health Foundation:Website: mentalhealth.org.ukInstagram: @mentalhealthfoundationFacebook: @mentalhealthfoundationTwitter: @mentalhealthGet in touch with us: online@mentalhealth.org.uk**Remember to rate, like, review and subscribe**Helplines:If you are feeling like ending your life, please call 999 or go to A&E and ask for the contact of the nearest crisis resolution team. These are teams of mental health care professionals who work with people in severe distress.If you need someone to talk to then Samaritans are available on 116 123 (UK) for free, 24/7. They are there to talk to and listen.
05/02/18·38m 39s

S1 E1: While your back was turned: The mental health of young women and girls

On this episode we speak to Dr Amy Pollard of the Mental Health Foundation&aposs policy team. Amy recently wrote a paper about the mental health of young women and girls. The paper found that things are deteriorating and, even worse, that the issue has been slipping down the policy agenda at the same time. We discuss the issue and what can be done to prevent it getting worse.What is the Mental Health Foundation Podcast? This is the Mental Health Foundation podcast. A series which brings to you a range of mental health topics, real life stories, expert comments, and mental health tips.Stu Hill is your host. Stu and the Mental Health Foundation want to raise awareness, get people talking and provide support and hope.You can read the paper here: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/mental-health-young-women-and-girlsFind out more about the Mental Health Foundation:Website: mentalhealth.org.ukInstagram: @mentalhealthfoundationFacebook: @mentalhealthfoundationTwitter: @mentalhealthGet in touch with us: online@mentalhealth.org.uk**Remember to rate, like, review and subscribe**Helplines:If you are feeling like ending your life, please call 999 or go to A&E and ask for the contact of the nearest crisis resolution team. These are teams of mental health care professionals who work with people in severe distress.If you need someone to talk to then Samaritans are available on 116 123 (UK) for free, 24/7. They are there to talk to and listen.
24/01/18·9m 53s
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