S4 E4: Self

S4 E4: Self

By Mental Health Foundation

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**

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Guests 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
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