S3 E4: Mental Health in an unequal world

S3 E4: Mental Health in an unequal world

By Mental Health Foundation

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.

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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 Foundation
Jennie&aposs Bio: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/people/jennie-walker
Tyra: Guest, young person based in London
Freya: Guest, 31-year-old from Edinburgh who lives with ADHD
Julie Cameron: Associate Director for the Mental Health Foundation in Scotland.
Julie&aposs Bio: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/about-us/people/julie-cameron

Podcast 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_London

Find out more about the Mental Health Foundation:
Website: mentalhealth.org.uk
Instagram: instagram.com/mentalhealthfoundation
Facebook: facebook.com/mentalhealthfoundation
Twitter: twitter.com/mentalhealth

Get in touch with us: online@mentalhealth.org.uk

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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.

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