Mental Health Foundation Podcasts

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  • S4 E2: Loneliness

    10/05/2022 Duración: 54min

    Today we’re talking about loneliness. About what it means to feel lonely, how it affects our mental health, who experiences it and what we can do to cope with it. Trigger warning: this episode mentions suicidal feelings* **Remember to rate, like, review and subscribe**   Guests on the show today? Carol: Guest, retired person from Norfolk Calum Scott: Guest, multi-platinum singer-songwriterBex: Guest, young queer person from North Scotland Catherine Seymour: Head of Research, Mental Health Foundation 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).  Episode links: Mental Health Awareness Week: http

  • S4 E1: Friendships

    24/01/2022 Duración: 40min

    Today we’re talking about friendships. What they mean to us, how they impact our wellbeing, and how to nurture a healthy friendship. **Remember to rate, like, review and subscribe** This is the newly branded podcast from the Mental Health Foundation.Guests on the show today? Tyra: Guest, young person based in London Jesse: Guest, young person based in London Lauren McConkey: Project Manager, Higher Education at the FoundationMeet 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). Episode links: Relationships and mental health tips: Healthy Relationships Tips Coronavirus and mental health study: https://www

  • S3 E4: Mental Health in an unequal world

    10/10/2021 Duración: 37min

    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.**Remember to rate, like, review and subscribe**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

  • S3 E3: Connecting with nature to support our mental health

    11/05/2021 Duración: 56min

    What is the Mental Health Foundation Podcast?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 new producer and 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.**Remember to rate, like, review and subscribe**On today’s episode Jennie talks to you about how connecting with nature can support our mental health.We recorded this episode in April 2021, after a full year of different lockdowns during the Coronavirus pandemic. Throughout the pandemic, many people turned to nature to help manage their mental health – whether that was a walk down the street, a swim in the sea, a run in the countryside, or nurturing a house plant.On the show, Jennie speaks to some people about their relationships with nature, and how connecting with nat

  • S3 E2: Coronavirus pandemic and mental health

    29/09/2020 Duración: 52min

    What is the Mental Health Foundation Podcast? 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.Bethan Buswell is your producer and 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.**Remember to rate, like, review and subscribe**Before we introduce the episode, we want to remind you that government advice designed to keep us safe during the Covid-19 outbreak is under constant review and will be different depending on where you live. Please remember to keep up to date via reputable sources. On today’s episode Bethan talks to you about the coronavirus pandemic and its effect on our mental health. We recorded this episode in early September 2020 when for many of us, we had been seeing a gradual easing of lockdown, children heading back to school, stude

  • S3 E1: Kindness matters to our mental health

    20/05/2020 Duración: 45min

    What is the Mental Health Foundation Podcast? 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. Bethan Buswell is your producer and 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. **Remember to rate, like, review and subscribe**What is this episode about? ***Trigger warning: this podcast mentions death** On today’s episode Bethan will be talking about why kindness matters and how it is central to our mental health. Bethan begins the episode by speaking to Josh Elton, who is a Group Facilitator at the Foundation. He talks to us about kindness in later life. She then speaks to Dr. Antonis Kousoulis, Director of England & Wales at the Foundation. Antonis talks to us about what kindness is, how it can have a positive impact on our own & other

  • S2 E5: Let's talk about suicide prevention

    10/10/2019 Duración: 45min

    What is the Mental Health Foundation Podcast? This is the Mental Health Foundation podcast. A series in which we bring to you a range of mental health topics, real life stories, expert comments and mental health tips. Bethan Buswell is your producer and 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. **Remember to rate, like, review and subscribe** ***Trigger warning: this episode discusses suicide** What is this episode about? Bethan begins the episode by speaking to Byron Vincent, a writer, broadcaster and performance artist. Byron has lived experience of bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. He shares stories about growing up in poverty, experiencing addiction, violence and attempting to take his own life. Bethan then speaks to Mark Rowland, Chief Executive of the Mental Health Foundation. Mark speaks to Bethan about losing his brother to suici

  • S2 E4: Body image – how we think and feel about our bodies

    15/05/2019 Duración: 36min

    Today we're talking to you about body image, shame and mental health. Frances Shilito, a make up artist to the stars and eating disorders advisor discusses her experience of negative body image, anxiety and what society needs to do to reduce pressures put on young people today. Our expert Antonis Kousoulis will then discuss the findings of our UK wide ‘Body image survey and report’. Danny Bowman then talks about his own experience of body image issues, shame and how this manifested in an obsession with selfies and poor mental health. Our expert Jane Caro then explains what shame is and why it can impact our mental health. We finish the episode with a chat between two friends at the Mental Health Foundation; Linda and Bethan, who discuss practical ways to improve how you think and feel about your body.**Remember to rate, like, review and subscribe**(Apologies for the fizzy background we are working on the sound

  • S2 E3: Mental ill health prevention: the whats, whys and hows?

    10/04/2019 Duración: 32min

    Bethan explores the BIG questions about mental health: the what's, why and how's? **Remember to rate, review and subscribe**Podcast host: Bethan Buswell - Digital Engagement Officer, Mental Health Foundation Podcast editor: Tim Butcher - film-maker, writer and producer - www.timbutcher.co.uk/Main feature guest: Dr. Antonis Kousoulis - Director of England and Wales, Mental Health Foundation: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/about-us/people/antonis-kousoulisMental health tips guest: Linda Liao - Digital Manager, Mental Health FoundationPodcast Podcast Links:Blogs: A brief history of mental health and the Mental Health Foundation: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/sites/default/files/a-brief-history-mhf.pdf70 years on: embracing the challenge of prevention in mental health: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/blog/70-years-embracing-challenge-prevention-mental-healthMental Health Guides:How to look after your mental health: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/how-to-mental-healthGuides to investing i

  • S2 E2: How sleep and green space can help your mental health

    11/03/2019 Duración: 30min

    Bethan speaks to Julie Dunn, a research scientist at the University of Liverpool, about her ‘Sleep Well’ garden. She designed this for the RHS Flower Show while she was on sick leave recovering from surgery. The garden was inspired by the importance of sleep, looking after your well-being, and green space for sustaining good mental health. Antonis Kousoulis, Associate Director of Research and Development and Linda Liao, Digital Manager at The Mental Health Foundation have a discussion with Bethan later in the podcast about tips for getting good sleep and how to incorporate green space into your routine to help look after your mental health. What is the Mental Health Foundation Podcast? 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.Bethan Buswell is your producer and host. She has her own lived experience of mental health problems and with this podcast she and the Mental Health Foundation wa

  • S2 E1: Looking after mental health in a year of change and 70 years of the Mental Health Foundation

    22/01/2019 Duración: 45min

    We talk to Mark Rowland, CEO of the Mental Health Foundation, and Antonis Kousoulis, who leads our programmes work. Mark and Antonis discuss 2019 as being a year of change and how we can look after our mental health when change hits us - be it positive or negative change. We also discuss the Mental Health Foundation's birthday year and why a public health and prevention approach is the way forward for mental health.What is the Mental Health Foundation Podcast? 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.Bethan Buswell and Stu Hill are hosts. Bethan & Stu and the Mental Health Foundation want to raise awareness, get people talking and provide support and hope.LinksBethan & Stu introduction: Instragram - "What will you do to look after your mental health in 2019?": https://www.instagram.com/p/BsID2P5gmTK/Goodgym - https://www.goodgym.org/aboutBlog - https://www.mental

  • S1 E7: How to look after your mental health at Christmas

    20/12/2018 Duración: 21min

    On our latest episode, Stuart and Bethan discuss mental health at Christmas. In what ways Christmas can be good for your mental health, and what things can impact your mental health around this time of year. They speak to Ed Davie, Communities Lead at the Mental Health Foundation about how you can look after your mental health at Christmas through focusing in on your needs, setting boundaries, taking up volunteering and much more. What is the Mental Health Foundation Podcast? 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.Bethan Buswell and Stu Hill are hosts. Bethan & Stu and the Mental Health Foundation want to raise awareness, get people talking and provide support and hope.Links:Tips on looking after your mental health at Christmas: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/blog/you-and-your-mental-health-still-matter-christmasHow volunteering can benefit your mental health at Christmas: https

  • S1 E6: Ben Norris: Relationships and mental health

    27/11/2018 Duración: 01h42s

    In this episode Ben Norris chats to Bethan Buswell openly, frankly and honestly about his family and relationships, how he recovered when his life took an unexpected turn. .Ben Norris is a poet, playwright and actor. In this podcast you will gain insight into his relationship with his father. How turning the spotlight on this relationship through his work helped them to develop. You will also hear about the dark period he went through after a sporting injury stopped his dream of becoming a long-distance pro runner. Ben will speak about how new social relationships at University helped him to recover from this. Lastly Ben talks about how he looks after his mental health day to day while trying to balance, freelance work, acting and running and everything else that comes with adult life.What is the Mental Health Foundation Podcast? 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.Bethan Buswell

  • S1 E5: Four men talk about mental health

    13/11/2018 Duración: 59min

    This episode focuses on men's mental health. We invite three men to join Stuart to talk about various topics relating to mental health. The panelists were comedian Dave Chawner, entrepreneur George Kiley and actor and writer Ben Norris.The panel discussed routine, exercise, mindfulness and support, among other things. The guys certainly had fun recording it, we hope you enjoy listening.What is the Mental Health Foundation Podcast? 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.Bethan Buswell and Stu Hill are hosts. Bethan & Stu and the Mental Health Foundation want to raise awareness, get people talking and provide support and hope.Stuart Hill Twitter: https://twitter.com/stuhill90Dave Chawner Twitter: https://twitter.com/DaveChawnerBen Norris Twitter: https://twitter.com/BenNorris7George Kiley LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/georgekiley Find out more about the Mental Health Fo

  • S1 E4: How a damaging work culture can affect mental health

    03/09/2018 Duración: 47min

    Today we explore how a damaging work culture can affect our mental health.What is the Mental Health Foundation Podcast? 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.Stu Hill is your host. Stu and the Mental Health Foundation want to raise awareness, get people talking and provide support and hope.Find out more about the Mental Health Foundation:Website: mentalhealth.org.ukInstagram: @mentalhealthfoundationFacebook: @mentalhealthfoundationTwitter: @mentalhealthGet in touch with us: online@mentalhealth.org.uk**Remember to rate, like, review and subscribe**Helplines: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

  • S1 E3: Stress and mental health

    15/05/2018 Duración: 35min

    Today we're exploring stress and mental health. On the podcast we're talking to our Director of Communications and Fundraising Mark Rowland. Mark discusses why we're focusing on stress, the findings from our new survey on stress and what we can do to tackle it. Stu Hill is your host. Stu and the Mental Health Foundation want to raise awareness, get people talking and provide support and hope.Find out more at https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/a-to-z/s/stressFind out more about the Mental Health Foundation:Website: mentalhealth.org.ukInstagram: @mentalhealthfoundationFacebook: @mentalhealthfoundationTwitter: @mentalhealthGet in touch with us: online@mentalhealth.org.uk**Remember to rate, like, review and subscribe**Helplines: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 a

  • S1 E2: Byron Vincent and Tim Clare talk openly about their mental health

    05/02/2018 Duración: 38min

    In this podcast episode Byron Vincent takes over. He is a performance artist with lived experience of bipolar disorder, talks openly to his friend Tim about their of mental health. He talks to his friend Tim Clare; author, poet and podcaster, about his lived experience of anxiety and depression. Byron and Tim navigate the conversation through laughter, compassion, honesty and the safety of a trusted friendship.Stu Hill is your host. Stu and the Mental Health Foundation want to raise awareness, get people talking and provide support and hope.Hosts link: Stuart Hill: https://twitter.com/stuhill90Guest links: Byron Vincent: https://www.byronvincent.com/Tim Clare: http://www.timclarepoet.co.uk/Find out more about the Mental Health Foundation:Website: mentalhealth.org.ukInstagram: @mentalhealthfoundationFacebook: @mentalhealthfoundationTwitter: @mentalhealthGet in touch with us: online@mentalhealth.org.uk**Remember to rate, like, review and subscribe**Helplines:If you are feeling like ending your life, please call

  • S1 E1: While your back was turned: The mental health of young women and girls

    24/01/2018 Duración: 09min

    On this episode we speak to Dr Amy Pollard of the Mental Health Foundation's policy team. Amy recently wrote a paper about the mental health of young women and girls. The paper found that things are deteriorating and, even worse, that the issue has been slipping down the policy agenda at the same time. We discuss the issue and what can be done to prevent it getting worse.What is the Mental Health Foundation Podcast? 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.Stu Hill is your host. Stu and the Mental Health Foundation want to raise awareness, get people talking and provide support and hope.You can read the paper here: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/mental-health-young-women-and-girlsFind out more about the Mental Health Foundation:Website: mentalhealth.org.ukInstagram: @mentalhealthfoundationFacebook: @mentalhealthfoundationTwitter: @mentalhealthGet in touch with us: on