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A Lust for Life Presents Where There’s A Will, a podcast about the mental health system in Ireland. In this six part series, we ask why our mental health system is so dysfunctional, who is responsible for making change happen, and how we can collectively respond, join the dots, and make things better for all of us. If you or someone you know needs immediate help or is in crisis, phone the free Pieta House 24-hour suicide helpline on 1800 247 247. Or, text HELP to 51444. If you just need to talk, you can also contact The Samaritans, Aware, or your local GP. This podcast is kindly supported by Revive Active.

A Lust for Life Presents Where There’s A Will, a podcast about the mental health system in Ireland. In this six part series, we ask why our mental health system is so dysfunctional, who is responsible for making change happen, and how we can collectively respond, join the dots, and make things better for all of us. If you or someone you know needs immediate help or is in crisis, phone the free Pieta House 24-hour suicide helpline on 1800 247 247. Or, text HELP to 51444. If you just need to talk, you can also contact The Samaritans, Aware, or your local GP. This podcast is kindly supported by Revive Active.
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A Lust for Life Presents Where There’s A Will, a podcast about the mental health system in Ireland. In this six part series, we ask why our mental health system is so dysfunctional, who is responsible for making change happen, and how we can collectively respond, join the dots, and make things better for all of us. If you or someone you know needs immediate help or is in crisis, phone the free Pieta House 24-hour suicide helpline on 1800 247 247. Or, text HELP to 51444. If you just need to talk, you can also contact The Samaritans, Aware, or your local GP. This podcast is kindly supported by Revive Active.

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English


Episodes

6: Episode 4: Stigma

12/6/2018
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This episode turns the lens on ourselves: because while the mental health system needs to be fixed, we have to look at our role in that as a society. We need to ask ourselves: do we have an epidemic of mental health problems in Ireland? How do we contribute to poor mental health through stigma, and through creating policies and planning for a society that doesn’t put people at the centre? And we need to ask, how do we collectively build communities and systems that catch people when they...

Duration:00:50:15

5: Episode 3: Waiting On The World To Change

11/29/2018
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In this episode, we look at Irish mental health policy. We dive into its details and untangle its logic. We’ll examine our mental health system’s architectural drawings – the political drivers behind it, where it has fallen down, and what is needed now, in 2018, to create a new roadmap for Ireland’s mental health. In this episode, we speak to Martin Rogan, CEO of Mental Health Ireland, John Saunders, CEO of Shine and Chair of the Mental Health Commission, Shari McDaid, CEO of Mental Health...

Duration:00:53:09

4: Episode 2: System Of A Down

11/22/2018
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In this episode, we pull back the curtain and see the inner workings of our mental health system, its origins and legacies. We’ll learn what happened when Ireland moved to close our old asylum system and create something new. And we’ll look at what we are left with now: the problems, the waiting lists and the logjams, and ask, is this fixable? And if so, how? In this episode, we speak to Martin Rogan, CEO of Mental Health Ireland, John Saunders, CEO of Shine and Chair of the Mental Health...

Duration:00:59:12

3: Episode 1: The Hardest Thing To Do

11/15/2018
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We so often hear the message that if you are suffering or having a hard time with your mental health, to just ask for help. The story we don’t often hear is what happens when you do. In the first full-length episode of Where There’s A Will, co-hosts Paula and Ciara talk to Broadcast Journalist Dr Ciara Kelly about her experience as a GP in providing that first port of call for people who are worried about their mental health, and to Dr Eddie Murphy, clinical psychologist, who talks about how...

Duration:00:40:37

2: Episode 0: Introducing Where There’s A Will

11/12/2018
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In this introductory episode, Paula and Ciara, co-hosts of Where There’s A Will introduce the podcast, talk about the premise behind Where There’s A Will, and what they want to achieve by dissecting our mental health system. They lay out our approach to looking at the mental health system in Ireland, and what they want to achieve. **Credits:** Artwork: Natalie Keville Music: [Larry Goldings: Radio Music Vol. 1, Migrant Song](https://larrygoldings.bandcamp.com/track/migrant-song-2) Producer:...

Duration:00:08:00

1: Trailer: Where There’s A Will

11/5/2018
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A Lust for Life presents: Where There’s A Will, a podcast series about Ireland’s mental health system. Starts Monday, 12 November 2018. This podcast is kindly supported by [Revive Active](https://reviveactive.com/), a range of life enhancing supplements that have been scientifically developed by a dedicated and passionate team of experts. **Credits:** Artwork: Natalie Keville Music: [Alvo Noto – For 2 – T3 (for Deiter Rams)](https://www.discogs.com/Alva-Noto-For-2/release/2202249) [Alvo Noto...

Duration:00:03:28