Mental Health Foundation Podcasts

Synopsis

Podcast by Mental Health Foundation

Episodes

  • Kindness matters to our mental health

    Kindness matters to our mental health

    20/05/2020 Duration: 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** Series five, episode one: Kindness matters to our mental health 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 abo

  • Lets talk about suicide prevention

    Let's talk about suicide prevention

    10/10/2019 Duration: 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? Series four, episode five: Let’s talk about suicide prevention 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 M

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

    Body image – how we think and feel about our bodies

    15/05/2019 Duration: 36min
  • Mental ill health prevention: the whats, whys and hows?

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

    10/04/2019 Duration: 32min
  • Personal well-being networks and mental ill health

    Personal well-being networks and mental ill health

    21/03/2019 Duration: 34min
  • How sleep and green space can help your mental health

    How sleep and green space can help your mental health

    11/03/2019 Duration: 30min
  • Talking about medication, exercise, weight gain and mental health

    Talking about medication, exercise, weight gain and mental health

    25/02/2019 Duration: 46min

    In our second episode of this series: (Intro) we discuss social media and its responsibility to address content that may trigger mental ill health or suicide.(Main feature) We look into medication, weight gain and exercise in people experiencing psychosis or schizophrenia. (Close) We say goodbye to Stuart Hill, Digital Manager at the Mental Health Foundation before he heads off to start his new job. Stuart made the Mental Health Foundation podcast possible. *Trigger warning this episode mentions suicide* If you have been impacted by anything in this episode remember that Samaritans are available to call 24/7 for free on 116 123. Hosts: Stuart Hill - Digital Manager, Mental Health Foundation Bethan Buswell - Digital Engagement Officer, Mental Health Foundation Main feature speakers: Derek Tracy - Consultant Psychiatrist & Clinical Director at Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust. He is a visiting lecturerer at King's College London 'Institute of Psychiatry and Neuroscience' and the department of Psychiatry at Unive

  • 2019: Looking after mental health in a year of change and 70 years of the Mental Health Foundation

    2019: Looking after mental health in a year of change and 70 years of the Mental Health Foundation

    22/01/2019 Duration: 45min

    In our first episode of the new year, 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. Links Bethan & 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/about Blog - https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/blog/random-acts-kindness-blue-monday New Year and prevention feature: News - https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/news/seven-new-years-tips-help-manage-your-mental-health Blog - https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/blog/70-years-embracing-challenge-prevention-mental-health Bethan & Stu close: A theme for You 2019: https://www.mentalhealth.org

  • How to look after your mental health at Christmas

    How to look after your mental health at Christmas

    20/12/2018 Duration: 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. Links: Tips on looking after your mental health at Christmas: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/blog/you-and-your-mental-health-still-matter-christmas How volunteering can benefit your mental health at Christmas: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/blog/how-volunteering-christmas-can-benefit-your-mental-health Christmas Savings: https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/shopping/christmas-savings/ Stuart Hill Twitter: https://twitter.com/stuhill90 Bethan Buswell Twitter: https://twitter.com/BeaBuswell Ed Davie Twitter: https://twitter.com/EdDavie

  • The stiff upper lip, mental health in school and Thrive London

    The stiff upper lip, mental health in school and Thrive London

    11/12/2018 Duration: 46min

    On our latest podcast episode, Stuart and Bethan discuss the stiff upper lip mantra, our Christmas appeal and our new report with ThriveLDN. Joining them, is co-chair of the ThriveLDN steering group, Jacqui Dyer and Ed Davie, Communities Lead at the Mental Health Foundation. Ed has led our community workshops across London, where we spoke to more than 1,000 Londoners about how we can improve the city's mental health. Links: ‘Stiff upper lip bad for mental health, Professor Green warns’: https://www.irishnews.com/magazine/entertainment/2018/12/10/news/stiff-upper-lip-bad-for-mental-health-professor-green-warns-1504671/ MHF ‘Unmasking men and anger’ blog: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/blog/unmasking-men-and-anger MHF Christmas appeal, Lucy’s story: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/stories/mental-health-school-lucys-story MHF Londoners Said publication: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/londoners-said Stuart Hill Twitter: https://twitter.com/stuhill90 Bethan Buswell Twitter: https://twitter.com/Bea

  • Ben Norris: Relationships and mental health

    Ben Norris: Relationships and mental health

    27/11/2018 Duration: 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 and shares day to day tips on looking after his mental health. ~~~~ 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. ~~~~~ Podcast notes: Ben Norris website: https://www.bennorris.net/ Guide to investing in your relationships: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/gui

  • Four men talk about mental health

    Four men talk about mental health

    13/11/2018 Duration: 59min

    This November at the Mental Health Foundation, we're focusing on men's mental health. So, in this podcast episode, we decided to 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. If you are a man wanting to talk to someone about mental health, you can call 0800 58 58 58 for support every evening. You can also talk to them online at their website: https://www.thecalmzone.net/ Stuart Hill Twitter: https://twitter.com/stuhill90 Dave Chawner Twitter: https://twitter.com/DaveChawner Ben Norris Twitter: https://twitter.com/BenNorris7 George Kiley LinkedIn: https://uk.linkedin.com/in/georgekiley Bethan Buswell Twitter: https://twitter.com/BeaBuswell

  • Could visiting museums help us ward off dementia?

    Could visiting museums help us ward off dementia?

    30/10/2018 Duration: 32min

    Visiting museums could help us slow our rate of cognitive decline, according to a new paper published in the British Journal of Psychiatry. In this episode, we speak to one of the authors of that paper, Daisy Fancourt, about the research and why it suggested that museums may be of benefit in slowing cognitive decline. We also discussed some of the limitations of the research and guarded against visiting museums being seen as a cure. We're also joined by Dr Derek Tracy, from the editorial board of the British Journal of Psychiatry, and Victoria Zamperoni, from the Mental Health Foundation's research team. In addition, Bethan Buswell and Stuart Hill discuss student mental health and the allocation of £2 billion for mental health services in the autumn budget.

  • World Mental Health Day 2018: childrens mental health

    World Mental Health Day 2018: children's mental health

    09/10/2018 Duration: 23min

    What state is children's mental health in? What are the issues facing young people and their mental health? What can schools, parents, friends and society do to help? Our latest podcast episode comes on World Mental Health Day 2018, the theme of which is young people and mental health in a changing world. Stuart Hill speaks to Jane Caro, Programme Lead for Children, Young People and Families at the Mental Health Foundation who gives her thoughts on a vitally important topic and introduces our new campaign, Make it Count, which aims to put mental health at the heart of children's school experience. To find out more about the campaign, visit mentalhealth.org.uk/makeitcount.

  • What is the best way to analyse mental health treatments?

    What is the best way to analyse mental health treatments?

    02/10/2018 Duration: 42min

    Many of us have received treatments for our mental health. These can range from a drug, to talking therapy and, at the extreme end, to electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). But how often do we think about why we're getting that treatment and what the evidence behind it is? In our latest episode, in partnership with the British Journal of Psychiatry, we look at the pros and cons of the randomised controlled trial - the accepted gold standard for health research for a long time. We also discuss realist approaches - what they are and how they could help us. We're joined on this episode by Derek Tracy (psychiatrist in South London and Kings College Hospital, and sits on the Editorial Board of the British Journal of Psychiatry), Victoria Zamperoni (Senior Research Officer at the Mental Health Foundation), Josefien Breedvelt (Research Manager at the Mental Health Foundation), and one of the authors of the paper we are discussing, David Crepaz-Keay, who is also Head of Empowerment and Social Inclusion at the Mental He

  • Jonathan Bartley: Mental health and the economy

    Jonathan Bartley: Mental health and the economy

    11/09/2018 Duration: 47min

    On this episode, Stuart Hill speaks to Jonathan Bartley - activist, campaigner and co-leader of the Green Party. Jonathan talks about the economy and how he thinks it's affecting our wellbeing. What could be done to improve things? Jonathan is a keen proponent of the ideas of a four-day working week and universal basic income. He thinks it will reduce inequality, which we know is a key driver of mental ill health. What do you think of Jonathan's views?

  • How a damaging work culture can affect mental health

    How a damaging work culture can affect mental health

    03/09/2018 Duration: 47min

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  • Mental Health Awareness Week 2018

    Mental Health Awareness Week 2018

    15/05/2018 Duration: 35min

    It's Mental Health Awareness Week 2018 and so 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. Find out more at https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week

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

    Byron Vincent and Tim Clare talk openly about their mental health

    05/02/2018 Duration: 38min

    In this podcast episode Byron; 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. Hosts link: Stuart Hill: https://twitter.com/stuhill90 Guest links: Byron Vincent: https://www.byronvincent.com/ Tim Clare: http://www.timclarepoet.co.uk/ Need support? If you yourself 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 there to talk to, listen and they won't judge or tell you what to do. C.A.L.M.: National helpline for men to talk ab

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

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

    24/01/2018 Duration: 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. You can read the paper here:https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/mental-health-young-women-and-girls

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