S4 E3: Childhood

S4 E3: Childhood

By Mental Health Foundation

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. 

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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).  

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