No Really, I’m Fine

No Really, I’m Fine

By Reach Podcasts

Welcome to No Really, I'm Fine. A mental health podcast which sheds a light on peoples' daily struggle with mental health and telling the world you're not alone.We're returning for a limited series during the Coronavirus pandemic to provide you help and support during the crisis.We be make mental health the conversation. We want to hear about you, break the stigma, we want to share and listen.Journalists Gemma Sherlock, Kate Lally and Michael Pearson host the podcast and they'll guide you through a variety of topics on mental health and wellbeing.Make sure you follow us on Twitter at @ImFinePodcast_ and if you want to share your story email podcasts@reachplc.com

Episodes

'Mind Over Money', a Brand New Podcast from NRIF!

Thanks for checking out the trailer for our new show 'Mind Over Money! We teamed up with NatWest to bring you a podcast that aims to tackle the issue of Financial Wellbeing. Brought to you by the creators of 'No Really, I'm Fine' and hosted by Gemma Sherlock! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/10/20·1m 57s

Denise Welch talks about life with her 'unwelcome visitor'

This week, Gemma talks to Denise Welch about Mental health, postnatal depression, alcoholism and her new book 'The unwelcome visitor'. Denise opens up about her life, spending 20 years struggling to get a diagnoses, life with a family in the entertainment industry, and of course life in lockdown. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30/06/20·43m 10s

Bessie Turner on Mental Health and being a Musician

This week Matt (Producer) stands in and talks to Bessie Turner. Bessie is a musician and has been incredibly open about her mental health. They talk about music, growing up, loss, and medication, and how they are all linked together in some way. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23/06/20·48m 16s

Pregnancy and me (Kate Lynch)

Kate Lynch, a former host of the No Really, I’m Fine podcast catches up with Gemma on what she’s been up to since she took a break from the show. The new mum explains to us how she felt during pregnancy, the impact it had on her mental health and how she is coping now with her newborn son Billy as they adjust to lockdown life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/06/20·31m 3s

Rachel Pearson talks about Life with Emetophobia

In today's episode, Gemma talks to Rachel Pearson about Emetophobia, the fear of vomiting. Rachel tells us about how extreme this illness from childhood trauma, not being able to sleeping in her own bed to her ongoing journey through treatment. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/06/20·47m 6s

Comedian and actress Lindzi Germain on how she's laughed her way through the lockdown

If you live anywhere near Merseyside you'll know the name Lindzi Germain, the hilarious actress and comedian has been entertaining crowds across the country for decades and is a Mersey Icon.During lockdown, she's been entertaining hundreds of thousands of people on social media with her online lockdown series across various groups on Facebook.She tells us how laughing has been key to staying positive during the lockdown and also talks about how she's been staying body positive during this unique time.Note - Michael and Lindzi are friends and some of the topics discussed include Lindzi using her body image for her comedy in a positive way. We realise that some of our audience may be at different stages of their journey when it comes to body positivity so if you are struggling with some of the themes discussed, there is help out there.We’ve teamed up with Beat the UK’s eating disorder charity which has an online support group called The Sanctuary, which is open every day and is a safe space to share concerns or struggles relating to lockdown and the pandemic. For support, you’re best to head to their website where they’ve set up a dedicated coronavirus help page. You can find out more at  https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/coronavirus Remember you can contact us on podcasts@reachplc.com for your feedback and queries. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
02/06/20·36m 47s

Hope from the Front Line: Key workers share their thoughts on their time during lockdown

This special episode entitled ‘Hope from the Frontline’ which features clips from seven keyworkers coving A&E, Home Care, Criminal Justice, Charity & Supermarket settings. For the second time we are teaming up with the guys over at Mental Podcast so thank you once again for this.The guests share how their world has changed during the pandemic, mental health impacts and how they are finding hope to keep going. It’s set to be an incredibly impactful and uplifting episode that I’m confident our shared listeners would benefit from. Join 195,000 others in our petition for Mental Health Education: bit.ly/MentalPetition Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/05/20·53m 49s

No Really I'm Fine and Mental Podcast for Mental Health Awareness Week

This week we're joined by Bobby Bobby Temps host of the award-winning podcast Mental.We come together to discuss mental health podcasting, his dealings with anorexia and eating disorders, and Mental Health Awareness Week's Kindness theme. Join 195,000 others in Bobby's petition for Mental Health Education: bit.ly/MentalPetitionYou can also contact us on podcasts@reachplc.com to chat to us about podcasting in the future. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/05/20·34m 51s

What does kindness mean to you?

In this special Mental health awareness week episode, we've compiled a montage of our past guests to explain what kindness means to them and what messages of hope they would want to give to others. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/05/20·14m 5s

Be kind and #keepthecoversationrolling with PAPYRUS

This is the first in our series of special episodes this week to mark mental health awareness week. Host Gemma chats with Alica Ewington from the mental health charity, PAPYRUS. Find out about their #keeptheconversationrolling campaign and the brilliant work they do to help the prevention of suicide among young people. Kindness and hope are feelings that should be felt, we hope you can take away these emotions from our series of episodes this week. Be kind to yourselves. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/05/20·18m 0s

BodyPosiPanda star Megan Crabbe and Alice Dunbar speak out on body positivity during the lockdown

Best-selling author and social media phenomenon Megan Crabbe AKA BodyPosiPanda and body image campaigner Alice Dunbar speak to Michael Pearson about staying body positive during the lockdown.Specifically for this week’s episode, we’ve teamed up with Beat the UK’s eating disorder charity which has an online support group called The Sanctuary, which is open every day and is a safe space to share concerns or struggles relating to lockdown and the pandemic. For support, you’re best to head to their website where they’ve set up a dedicated coronavirus help page. You can find out more at  https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/coronavirus Our new series, Mental Health Against Coronavirus, is aimed at creating a guide for people to cope with all the struggles of daily life during the lockdown.So far this series we've heard from doctors and nurses on the front line, psychiatrists and industry professionals sharing their top tips alongside the various charities providing urgent support for those struggling with their mental health at this time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/05/20·58m 32s

A doctor with coronavirus speaks out and BBC's Dr Radha on coping in lockdown

This bank holiday bonus episode features two interviews with two doctors to talk about live in lockdown.Host Michael Pearson speaks Dr Kishan Bodalia, a front-line doctor in Birmingham who tested positive for COV-ID 19 a few weeks ago and talks about how he's been coping living with the virus.Then Gemma Sherlock speaks to doctor and BBC Life Hacks podcast host Dr Rahda who shares a series of brilliant ways to stay positive during the lockdown. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
08/05/20·1h 3m

Giles Paley-Phillips: Grief, the NHS and me

Award-winning author Giles-Paley Phillips speaks to Gemma about his fundraising challenge for the NHS in which a full marathon around his house has raised more than £6,000. The co-host of Blank Podcast also talks candidly about losing his mum and how grief has shaped his life. Listen for his tips on kindness and more during lockdown. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/05/20·31m 48s

Surviving Covid-19 as a single parent

In this week's episode Gemma speaks to guest, Jamie Walker (who appeared on the podcast in series one) who talks about his experiences of being a single Dad during lockdown, football and how his mental health has been affected during the coronavirus crisis. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/04/20·51m 24s

From the front line: A nurse tells how she keeps positive during the Coronavirus pandemic

This week we hear from a nurse and part time police officer on the front line fighting the Coronavirus pandemic.Louise speaks to Gemma about being separated from her family and how she is coping with being parted from them during the pandemic as well as trying to stay positive during the pandemic. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
13/04/20·35m 40s

Emma Carrington of 'Rethink' discusses mental health and Covid-19

Gemma speaks with Emma Carrington from Rethink.org about the impact of Coronavirus and Covid-19 on mental health, along with a few insights to the temporary changes in Mental Health Legislation and some advice on how to support your mental health during Lockdown. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/03/20·29m 8s

Dr Ravi Jayaram gives help to parents during Coronavirus pandemic

Gemma speaks to Dr Ravi Dr Jayaram who is a consultant paediatrician at the Countess of Chester Hospital. Dr Jayaram gives parents some advice on caring for your children during this difficult time along with his own personal experiences on the ward caring for patients during this pandemic For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24/03/20·35m 5s

Mind talk Corona virus and how to stay positive

Gemma and Matt (producer) talk about this three part special series, and what the No Really, I'm Fine team are doing during these difficult time. Gemma then talks to Rosie Weatherly from 'Mind' about Coronavirus, and how to look after your mental health and wellbeing during this pandemic.https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
20/03/20·22m 51s

Gemma Sherlock opens up on her battles with suicide, anxiety and depression and how she has tackled her mental health setbacks

As we come to a close for series two of No Really, I'm Fine. Host Gemma Sherlock opens up about her battle with anxiety, depression and how she tried to take her life before being stopped by her dad.This really honest and inspiring talk, Gemma talks about how she's dealt with anxiety growing-up, abusive relationships and watching her mother battle cancer in the last six months.This is the final episode of series 2 but we will be returning on Mental Health Awareness Week later in the year.Email us any questions you may have about or podcast or to get involved with series 3 at podcasts@reachplc.comHosted by Michael Pearson and Gemma Sherlock. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/02/20·42m 15s

Michael Pearson opens up on his mental health demons and how he tackled them head-on instead of hiding them away

As we come to the end of series 2 of No Really, I'm Fine, we've decided to tell our own stories.This week co-host Michael talks about how he's dealt with his mental health demons after a car incident when he was 17.Michael spiraled into a deep depression and has struggled with his anxiety since. He tried to block out his anxiety through university but realised the only way he could deal with his demons was to take them straight on.This episode was hosted by Gemma Sherlock and Michael Pearson.The episode was edited by Michael Pearson For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/02/20·47m 47s

Welsh Star explains what it's really like to be 'sectioned'

What does it really mean to be sectioned under the mental health act? How does it affect your life? Today, host Gemma Sherlock finds out that as she speaks to one woman who has spent ten years of her life under section. The former mental health patient talks about her life and her battles with border personality disorder. But most importantly she discusses the true meaning of "to be sectioned" in a bid to tackle stigma around mental health hospitals. Our guest does not wish to be named and we have respected this decision.If you would like to find out more about our guest you can see her Twitter page @star_welsh or visit here https://www.stah.org/who-we-are/latest-news/patient-blog-welshstar-shares-her-story/ For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/01/20·46m 41s

Izzy Judd on Mindfulness for Mums, How she coped after she had a miscarriage and how she copes with anxiety

This week we have Sunday Times Best-selling author Izzy Judd to talk about mindfulness, anxiety and how she coped after she had a miscarriage.The violinist and social media influencer speaks bravely about her struggles with IVF and having a miscarriage.She also talks about her new book Mindfulness for Mums is also out now and available at all good book stores and in audiobook form.Produced and hosted by Michael Pearson. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/01/20·42m 5s

Menopause and Mental Health: Debunking myths and making sure you're not doing it alone

This week Michael Pearson is joined by Susan Lee and Dawn Collinson talk about their brand new podcast Menopod.They talk everything from handling hot flushes to dealing with physical with your body and what that means for your mental health, one large gin at a time!you can listen to Menopod on all podcasting apps including Entale, a new immersive podcasting app. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/01/20·35m 2s

New Year Special: What are you hoping for in 2020?

In this episode we take a look at 2019 on mental health and people's views on in 2020. Answering three important questions going in to the new year: - What are you hoping for in 2020?  - What can you do for your mental health in 2020?  - What are your thoughts on the statement of ‘new year, new you’, heading into 2020?Happy new year to you all! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
07/01/20·19m 29s

Freddie Cocker talks about bullying and his ambition to help others

In this episode Gemma talks to Freddie Cocker about his experiences with being bullied and the issues he came up against as a result. Freddie set up 'Vent' a place where people can go to get support with their mental health and share their experiences. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
31/12/19·23m 1s

Christmas Day special episode: Loneliness and isolation - How can we tackle it together?

For a special Christmas Day episode, we'll be heading inside a non-for-profit community interest group that's tackling loneliness and isolation. We'll also be speaking to the Campaign to End Loneliness and how they're working to help signpost with mental health conditions to the right sources to deal with loneliness and mental health care.We also wanted to thank everyone for listening to the podcast during 2019. We’ve been overwhelmed that hundreds of thousands of you have been listening to our show throughout the year and we’re very excited for what we have got planned already to keep talking loud and proud about mental health and telling you that actually, we really are fine. Have a beautiful festive period and join us again next week. You can also share the love on Twitter by tweeting us on @Imfinepodcast_ OR email us on podcasts@reachplc.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/12/19·32m 12s

"Electric shock therapy and psychiatric meds fail my dad, so I decided to save him myself" - Matt Janes on Saving Dad

Author of Saving Dad, Matt Janes tells Gemma and Michael his life story about mental health, purpose, hope & redemption.He was 3 years old when he first witnessed the devastating effects of dad's depression. 43 years later, after electric shock therapy and psychiatric meds continued to fail him, Matt pursued alternative answers to help save his dad.You can find more information about all the things discussed in the podcast at savingdad.co.uk For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17/12/19·56m 2s

What it's really like working in a secure mental health hospital

Welcome to this week's episode of No Really, I'm Fine. In this podcast I travelled to London to meet John Waldron, a mental health nurse who works at St Andrew's Care. St Andrew's Care is a mental health charity, who provide specialist care for those who have severe mental illnesses.I spoke to John, who has worked at St Andrews for many years, about his new podcast On the Ward - which goes behind the scenes at St Andrew's. We also chatted about John's job and what it's like to work at a mental health hospital, in the hope of breaking down that stigma which unfortunately still surrounds mental health institutions today.This episode may be a trigger for those who have suicidal thoughts or for those who have been detained under the mental health act - however it also may help. Remember help is out there if you need to talk. You can call Samaritans for free at any time on 116 123. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/12/19·35m 10s

Facing depression head-on at university and campaigning for disability support with Catherine Reader

On this episode of No Really, I’m Fine we speak to Catherine Reader. We'll be talking to Catherine at the heart of where she has been struggling with depression for the last few years at her university in Leeds.According to the World Health Organisation, More than 300 million people globally are now living with depression. Catherine’s has been campaigning for better support for people with mental health conditions as a disability as she feels there isn’t enough guidance for people with long-term mental health conditions. What you’re about to hear is just Catherine’s own experiences. If you’re struggling with your own mental health conditions or in crisis we’ll be signposting to a variety of sources to help.You can also find out more about Catherine’s journey at www.disabilitydepression.co.uk/, Presented and produced by Michael Pearson For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/12/19·30m 36s

How physical health can have a major impact on our mental wellbeing with James Conlon

In this week's episode we explore how physical health can have a major impact on our mental wellbeing. James Conlon chats to host Gemma Sherlock about his chronic illness battle and how his mental health has been affected. Representatives from Crohns and Colitis UK charity also appear, offering an insight into their support services. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26/11/19·58m 5s

Dan was in such a dark place he tried to take his own life twice - but his story should give hope to those struggling with mental health dem

Dan Kay is better known as being one of the main hosts of Football podcast Blood Red but today he's taken a break to join us to share his mental health battle off the pitch.His unconventional childhood and adolescence took him to some dark places in his life. He made two attempts on his own life, was briefly admitted to hospital and struggled to cope with his mental health demons.This deeply compelling story is being shared in the hope that it might inspire others going through the same issues.We're not experts and if you're struggling help and support is out there. Text SHOUT to 85258 for a free 24/7 crisis support service.Hosted and Produced by Michael Pearson For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19/11/19·1h 4m

Yvette Caster and Ellen Scott discuss what inspired them to start talking Mental Health out loud

This week we have our very first collaboration episode! We've teamed-up with Yvette Caster and Ellen Scott from the Mentally Yours podcast and there's good reason!We're both nominated for a Mind Media Award 2019 for Podcast of the Year!We're all very excited for the recognition so Gemma spoke with Yvette and Ellen down the line to London about what inspired them to talk more openly about not only their mental health struggles but what got them starting their own mental health podcast too. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
12/11/19·32m 30s

Chris Hunneysett on Mental Health in Hollywood Movies

In This week's episode, Film Reviewer Chris Hunneysett talks to Producer Matt about how mental health is portrayed in Hollywood, Discussing the difference between how men and women are depicted in the movies as well as talking about new films like Joker, and Judy, Matt and Chris explore classics like, 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest'. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/11/19·44m 58s

Inside the oldest mental health facility in the UK - and how its principles haven't changed for more than 200 years

Following on from our popular 'outdoor episodes' in series 1, we’ve visited another place that shines a light on pioneering work to innovate mental health action across the UK.For this episode, we’ve essentially come back to the beginning. We’ve come to not only the oldest Mental Healthcare institute in the UK but a place that is known across the world for something more groundbreaking.The Retreat in Yorkshire has been helping people with a variety of mental health conditions for more than 225 years. It pioneered the early workings of moral treatment of its patients in a time when mental health sufferers were branded as lunatics or insane.We’ll be meeting those who work at the centre now, and people have benefited directly from the services at the centre. We’ll also be getting more of an understanding about the history of the building and the Tuke Family which founded The Retreat in 1796 and how it has retained the essence of the original principals of moral treatment for more than 200 years.If you'd like to find out more about the Retreat in York, you can visit https://www.theretreatyork.org.uk  or call 01904 412551This episode is presented and edited by Michael PearsonFollow us on Twitter @ImFinePodcast or email us your thoughts at podcasts@reachplc.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
29/10/19·46m 52s

Hope Virgo talks eating disorders and sexual abuse

This week, Gemma speaks to Hope Virgo. Hope has campaigned tirelessly for more support for those with eating disorders. Her 'dumpthescales' petition has more than 90,000 signatures- calling on the government to review the eating disorder guidance delivered by clinicians. Hope talks about this but also shares her journey with anorexia and being a victim of sexual abuse and how her recovery is helping so many as well as her self For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/10/19·37m 2s

Ben West on mental health campaigning and dealing with the loss of his brother

This week, Gemma is joined by guest Ben West, who at the age of just 17, lost his brother Sam. Sam tragically took his own life and Ben has joined us to talk about that experience and what he has gone on to do in the world of Mental Health campaigning. Ben is an inspiration in how he has decided to take action after experiencing something so tragic. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/10/19·44m 6s

Scarlett Curtis joins us on World Mental Health Day

We're back for series 2 on World Mental Health Day 2019 and we're very excited to be joined by activist, author and journalist Scarlett Curtis.Scarlett talks about how she struggled to fight her physical and mental health problems as a teenager after an operation on her back left her in chronic pain.She also tells us all about her new book It's Not Ok to Feel Blue, and Other Lies which is a collection of over 70 essays, poems and inspirational mental health stories.You can get ahold of Scarlett's book by clicking here.As ever, follow us on Twitter by following us on @ImFinePodcast_ or email us at podcasts@reachplc.comHosts: Gemma Sherlock and Michael PearsonProducers: Michael Pearson and Matt Aldus. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
10/10/19·49m 54s

What we're taking away with us on our mental health journey from this series

You may or may not have noticed but series one has come to an end. We're obviously really sad and we just wanted to take some time to chat through what we've learned from doing this podcast series.Hosts Gemma Sherlock and Michael Pearson chat through what they enjoyed most about the series and touching on what those stories meant for their mental health journeys.Don't worry, we'll be back at the beginning of October and as mentioned in the podcast, you can contact Michael and Gemma on Twitter at ImFinePodcast_ @GemmaSherlock2 or @MPJourno. Alternatively you can email podcasts@reachplc.com for your feedback and stories ideas for series 2.SEE YOU SOON! For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
05/08/19·57m 20s

"I was homeless, depressed and broken. Now I'm turning my life around"

Jamie Yates has been through it all and in this episode he shares how he has turned his life around since his breakdown, gone back to his roots and will do just about anything for his little girl.12 months ago he was homeless, his marriage had broken down and was in a mental health hospital in Scotland. He now has got himself his own home in a place he loves and is now rebuilding his life.He speaks to Gemma Sherlock and Michael Pearson about his inspiring story. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22/07/19·48m 56s

Producer Matt talks about his mental health and taking medication

In this episode, Gemma talks to one of our show's producers, Matt Aldus. They talk about mental health, medication and the taboo that comes with it, along with identity, and the anger, frustration, and shame he feels from being in a dark place.As ever, follow us on Twitter at @ImFinePodcast_Hosts: Gemma Sherlock, Kate Lally and Michael Pearson.Producers: Michael Pearson and Matt Aldus. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
15/07/19·39m 26s

Meet the drag queens using glitter and kindness to positively change lives

On this week's episode we meet Cheddar Gorgeous, a drag queen who stars on Channel 4's new TV show Drag SOS.The show is about five drag queens who tour the nation to find unsuspecting members of the public to unlock their long-lost confidence and become bolder, braver drag-enhanced versions of themselves - all with a generous splash of glitter.Michael Pearson takes his microphone to Manchester to speak to Cheddar Gorgeous, the mother of House Gorgeous .You'll also hear a little clip from Drag SOS, with kind permission from Channel 4.You can catch up on Drag SOS on channel 4 by clicking here. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
09/07/19·46m 15s

Love Island and mental health: Reality star Gabby Allen opens up on body diversity, social media and Love Island aftercare debate

On this week's episode we find out just how toxic reality television is and are shows like Love Island good for our mental wellbeing?Gabby Allen, a finalist on the ITV flagship show Love Island, talks about how she wishes she had the support following her departure from the villa.She also talks body image on the show and her personal relationship with fitness, food and social media as well as talking about her new cookery and fitness book, available now on Amazon.Note this week's episode contains strong language.Presenters: Michael Pearson, Gemma Sherlock, Kate LallyProducers: Michael Pearson and Matt Aldus For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
01/07/19·1h

How ‘miss curve’ beauty queen overcame an autism, OCD and depression diagnosis to smash body image stereotypes

In this episode Gemma chats with Sarah Gustafson, who has battled traumatic experiences to become Miss Liverpool Curve 2019.The emotional episode focuses on Sarah's experiences with OCD, depression, anxiety and her autism diagnosis.Sarah's genuine motivation to help others is inspirational, helpful and may just save a life.Read more a bout Sarah's story here.Presenters: Gemma Sherlock, Kate Lally, Michael PearsonProducers: Michael Pearson and Matt Aldus For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25/06/19·48m 45s

Male suicide: Inside the support network creating a safe place for men battling mental health demons

Please note, this week's episode, at times, this can be an uncomfortable listen but it’s important that these brave mens’ stories are heard.It’s a souring fact that now suicide is the most common cause of death for men aged 20-49 in England and Wales. The office for National Statistics report that in 2017, 5,821 suicides were recorded in Great Britain. Of these, 75% were male and 25% were female.This week, Michael Pearson heads inside the weekly discussion group that's getting men to talk about their mental health.To find out more about the sessions, head to www.andysmanclub.co.uk. and whatever you're going through, call the samaritans for free, any time, from any phone, on 116 123Additional thanks to Kristian Johnson of LeedsLive for highlighting the work of Andy’s Man Club to us and providing additional interviews for the episode.As ever, you can continue the conversation on our Twitter which is @I’mFinePodcast_ or email podcasts@reachplc.comPresented and produced by Michael Pearson.Additional information and interviews by Kristian Johnson For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18/06/19·32m 32s

Depression in a digital age: 'A honest reminder about how to control your online space'

This week Fiona Thomas opens up about her own mental health experiences and how her life has turned around since she quit her job.Author of Depression in a Digital Age, her book has been described as a honest reminder about how to control your online space and not let it control you.As ever, follow us on Twitter at @ImFinePodcast_Hosts: Gemma Sherlock, Kate Lally and Michael Pearson.Producers: Michael Pearson and Matt Aldus. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
11/06/19·45m 12s

Rich Innes talks anger management, anxiety, and alcohol

In this episode Michael talks in-depth with host of the First Time Dads Podcast Richard Innes, about anger and therapy, alcohol, anxiety and awareness. On the verge of being a father for a second time Richard's story is not only eye-opening, but incredibly gripping, honest and candid. From mental health to being a dad, Rich is a captivating storyteller and this is certainly one you don't want to miss!Follow us on Twitter at @ImFinePodcast_Hosts: Gemma Sherlock, Kate Lally and Michael Pearson.Producers: Michael Pearson and Matt Aldus. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
03/06/19·41m 8s

'We need to break the taboo.' Victim of male rape waives anonymity to share struggle after sex attack

This week's episode is the deeply compelling story of Callum Carson. A Scottish sports journalist who has waived his right to anonymity in order to help others deal with the trauma of sexual assault.He was attacked in the street on Christmas Eve, 2005 – but the next year, a court reached a verdict of not proven.A medical expert questioned Callum’s sexuality and said his injuries could have been the result of consensual intercourse.Now 13 years on, he's bravely is speaking out to help others deal with the trauma of rape and talk about how he's battles his mental health demons since he originally spoke out in an article in 2014 for the Daily Record. - You can read Callum's story here. - Follow us on Twitter at @ImFinePodcast_ - More information on Mental Health Awareness week hereHosts: Gemma Sherlock, Kate Lally and Michael Pearson.Producers: Michael Pearson and Matt Aldus. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28/05/19·33m 53s

"My PTSD struggle two years on after the Manchester Arena bombing"

On this week's episode we speak to Gracie Harvey who has struggled with her mental health after she was involved in the attack on the Manchester Arena bombing.Wednesday, May 22 marks the second anniversary of the attack and Gracie tells of her struggle with PTSD and how her sister who came with her dealt with the aftermath completely differently. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21/05/19·41m 7s

Best-selling author Matt Haig talks about his own mental health

Featuring special guest - Matt Haig we talk all things mental health with the best-selling author. Matt is the number one bestselling author of Reasons to Stay Alive, Notes on a Nervous Planet and more. He has inspired many to open up about their mental health experiences. We were lucky enough to catch up with Matt during mental health awareness week For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/05/19·49m 35s

Inside the small cafe that’s providing mental health support for those on the poverty line

For those on the poverty line, access to good mental health support is probably the last thing on their mind but a Manchester based food project is making sure there's enough to go round for everyone.Food for All is Manchester Mind's collection of food-related projects and as part of a special in our 'in the community' series Michael Pearson finds out how the projects promote positive mental wellbeing and healthy food which is good for both the body and mind.Michael speaks to a variety of people who are part of the project including Simon who tells his inspirational story about how the project saved him and several years later he continues to volunteer at the project. - To find out more about this fantastic project click here. - Follow us on Twitter at @ImFinePodcast_ - More information on Mental Health Awareness week hereHosts: Gemma Sherlock, Kate Lally and Michael Pearson.Producers: Michael Pearson and Matt Aldus. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16/05/19·33m 43s

BBC weather presenter Lucy Martin on body image

Today’s episode is all about body image, this year’s theme for Mental Health Awareness Week run by the Mental Health Foundation. Host Gemma speaks to BBC weather presenter Lucy Martin and cohost Kate Lally chats with Nell Grecian aka Woman On Top, body and sex positive influencer and Mandy Rose Jones of The Empowered Women Project. - Follow us on Twitter at @ImFinePodcast_ - More information on Mental Health Awareness week hereHosts: Gemma Sherlock, Kate Lally and Michael Pearson.Producers: Michael Pearson and Matt Aldus. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/05/19·38m 15s

"I lost nearly 10 stone to help fight my mental health demons"

Continuing with our special launch week episodes for Mental Health Awareness Week, we hear the truly inspiring story of sports journalist Kristian Walsh on how he lost nearly 10 stone to get control of his mental health.Kristian wrote about his experiences in 2017 in an article that quickly went viral online. You can read his article here.Kate is also joined by expert Ruth Cooper-Dixon who talks about dealing with stress and anxiety with her stress bucket. - Follow us on Twitter at @ImFinePodcast_ - More information on Mental Health Awareness week hereHosts: Gemma Sherlock, Kate Lally and Michael Pearson.Producers: Michael Pearson and Matt Aldus. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
14/05/19·47m 11s

No Really I'm Fine trailer - here's what you can expect across series 1 and 2

Welcome to No Really I'm Fine. A mental health podcast which sheds a light on peoples' daily struggle with mental health and how we're not alone.We're the podcast that makes mental health the conversation. We want to hear about you, break the stigma, we want to share and listen.Journalists Gemma Sherlock and Michael Pearson host the podcast and they'll guide you through a variety of topics on mental health and wellbeing.You can follow us on Instagram @NoReallyImFinePodcast or Twitter on ImFinePodcast_ or email podcasts@reachplc.com For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
04/05/19·15m 45s
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