With the days drawing ever shorter, this time of year can be particularly dark for many so we are pleased to be able to offer hope with inspirational guest Jonny Benjamin MBE. We go into depth on what led to a suicide attempt in his early 20s and how a stranger was able to bring him back from the edge in this extra length episode.
This week we’re delighted to be joined by Emma Marks a regional coordinator from Time to Change. We discuss the impact reducing stigma has on society and how overcoming internalised stigma was key to Emma conquering her mental health.
In an incredibly moving episode of the podcast, this weeks guest Sophie Sabbage shares her experience of Bulimia and Terminal Cancer. Through these she found out just how resilient she was capable of being which fundamentally shifted her outlook whilst working through grief.
This week we’re joined by special guest Seamus Kirst from podcast ‘Mental Health Hangouts’ to discuss how openining up about what you’re going through is often fundamental in managing your mental health. We also talk counselling, addiction and childhood in this insightful episode.
This week Bobby and Annie talk growing up as a factor in mental health and share stories of how these formative years shaped their worlds today. Touching on puberty, family and education we work to unpick how these can lead to initial turbulence and discuss just how early mental illness can start.
This week for the first time we have a returning guest, you heard her on a recent episode about medication it’s ‘Self Love Liv’. Following her popular first episode, who better to discuss self love with including the challenges it can take to achieve it.
This week we’re joined by fellow podcaster Terry McGuire to revisit depression. We compare our experiences, talk when to get help and just how common this condition is. But it is also one of the most treatable mental illnesses and Terry shares some brilliant insight into what’s worked for her.
This week we are joined by the lovely Fiona Thomas who wrote a book all about how social media influenced her mental health journey. We discuss the pitfalls of comparing yourselves to others online, how real our online selves really are and whether social media is bringing us closer together or just making us feel isolated when we’re at our worst.
This week we focus on speaking up about mental health and how empowering this was for guest Lily Asch when she did so very publicly via a TED Talk at University. She now runs storytelling sessions to empower others to talk publicly about their lives, in doing so they learn how to better express and understand themselves.
In this weeks episode we cover a factor in mental health that can have a colossal impact on the lives of young people with inspirational guest Rev Mark Edward MBE. He talks us through how his turbulent upbringing lead to mental illness and being sectioned, then how we was able to overcome those dark times.
This week we cover what can often be a divisive topic and try to unpick just what causes this. We are joined by self care and self love campaigner Olivia Callaghan to cover pros and cons of medication with how this has influenced her personal mental health journey.
What is this podcast and why is the title so damn long. Join Bobby Temps & Annie Harris as we try to explain just that in under a minute. We hope to entice you to join our growing army of Mentalists (listeners). Together let’s end the stigma !
With young people across the UK heading off to University join us for the last of our two part ‘Student Mental Health’ miniseries. This week we’re focusing on university with mental health campaigner and medical student Jenny Pewsey. Both her and Bobby share personal stories of their time at Uni, what lead to them both leaving with Jenny returning this year.
With Children across the UK now back at school for a new year join us for the first in our two part ‘Student Mental Health’ miniseries. This week we’re focusing on schools with educator Emma Burdett who through theatre and interactive workshops teaches young people about mental health.
Join us for this bitesized episode on one of the most misunderstood mental illnesses including first hand insight from writer William Jiang. Hear shocking statistics, learn about just how debilitating this condition can be but also how this week’s guest overcame these obstacles to write a staggering number of books.
In this episode we work to dissect the factors that lead to such high male suicide rates and many men feeling unable to talk about their feelings. With help from brilliant comedian Joe Sutherland who wrote a whole show about toxic masculinity, join us in taking on the male stereotypes that don’t help anyone.
This week we cover a topic that can make mental illness twice as complicated, having a dual diagnosis. This is something Bobby deals with so knows only to well how the conditions can influence and trigger each other in new and not so exciting ways.
This week we’re joined by friend of the podcast and fierce mental health campaigner Sarah Cardwell. We get into her experiences of mental illness growing up and managing borderline personality disorder now with how these experiences inform her approach to parenting.
For a taste of the very core in what this podcast is all about look no further than this very special episode all about stigma. Press play for a great discussion as we dismantle some of the ridiculous steriotypes that surround mental illness with writer Lucy Nichol.
We were so inspired to learning about how this week’s guest overcame postnatal depression and went on to launch a mental health themed card range with Funky Pigeon that launched in Mental Health Awareness Week this year. Amy Steel’s story is incredibly honest and insightful so press play to delve right in.