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When we are struggling with our mental health, we will often think that no one else is feeling the same thing. It can be a huge relief to discover that you are not alone in these struggles.

The Let's Talk podcast is a new series bringing together different members of the University community to have honest and thought-provoking conversations about mental health. Each episode is hosted by our Chaplain, Harriet Harris, and features discussions between students and staff talking about a range of mental health topics, from loneliness and depression to imposter syndrome and a fear of failure.

These are serious topics with lots of space to grow understanding - and with lots of laughter along the way too!

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When we are struggling with our mental health, we will often think that no one else is feeling the same thing. It can be a huge relief to discover that you are not alone in these struggles.

The Let's Talk podcast is a new series bringing together different members of the University community to have honest and thought-provoking conversations about mental health. Each episode is hosted by our Chaplain, Harriet Harris, and features discussions between students and staff talking about a range of mental health topics, from loneliness and depression to imposter syndrome and a fear of failure.

These are serious topics with lots of space to grow understanding - and with lots of laughter along the way too!

    • video
    Anthony, maintaining academic connections with students and researchers

    Anthony, maintaining academic connections with students and researchers

    Dr Anthony Newton,  Senior Tutor
    in the School of GeoSciences, talks about the changes that lockdown is bringing
    within his School, from missing the chats by the kettle that bond a team and
    also often lead to important information or discoveries, through redesigning
    activities and assignments when all the field trips are cancelled, to rethinking
    multiple possible scenarios for how next year might look. We get insights from
    Anthony into how students and staff are staying connected, and we hear about the
    ‘Café at the end of the Universe’, a new meeting point for researchers in the
    Northern climes.
    For Coronavirus updates and advice,and FAQs please see the University
    webpages here: https://www.ed.ac.uk/news/covid-19
    The Chaplaincy blogs ‘For Times Like These’ https://www.ed.ac.uk/chaplaincy/for-times-like-these are written
    specifically for mental health and wellbeing support during lockdown, as are
    these mindfulness virtual
    drop-ins: https://www.ed.ac.uk/chaplaincy/mindfulness-and-wellbeing/mindfulness-virtual-drop-ins
     
    For University support 
    The University Listening Service (for students and staff) is continuing
    throughout the lockdown, listening.service@ed.ac.uk
    Student Counselling Service, https://www.ed.ac.uk/student-counselling
    Staff Counselling Service, https://www.ed.ac.uk/counselling-services/staff
     
    If any of the issues in this broadcast have affected you and you’d like
    support, here are some helplines.
    If you feel that you or someone you are with is in danger right now,
    please call 999
    A 24/ hour emergency mental health service, Mental health assessment
    service 0131
    537 6000.
    ·       Breathing Space 0800 83 85 87
    ·       The Samaritans 08457 90 90 90





































    ·       Edinburgh Crisis Centre 0808 801 0414

    • 22 min
    • video
    Lets Talk: Life in lockdown episode 9- Liz- Global Health and Global Healing

    Lets Talk: Life in lockdown episode 9- Liz- Global Health and Global Healing

    Professor
    Liz Grant, Director of the Global Health Academy and Co-Director of the University
    of Edinburgh Global Compassion Initiative, gives us a global perspective on the
    pandemic, and its effects on lower income countries. Liz is a palliative care
    specialist, and describes the need for doctors, families and carers to be quickly
    trained in end-of-life care, because there usually isn’t time to bring in
    specialised palliative care teams. Liz also talks about her work with the World
    Health Organisation in making compassion the bedrock of our response to
    Covid19, and the prospect of changing our language from ‘isolating’ to
    ‘cocooning’ the vulnerable. Liz is also working with Religions for Peace, and
    envisions with faith leaders a society that will emerge more united from this
    pandemic, more aware of the power of faith and of nature in making us globally
    well.

    For Coronavirus updates and advice,and FAQs please see the University
    webpages here: https://www.ed.ac.uk/news/covid-19
    The Chaplaincy blogs ‘For Times Like These’ https://www.ed.ac.uk/chaplaincy/for-times-like-these are written
    specifically for mental health and wellbeing support during lockdown, as are
    these mindfulness virtual
    drop-ins: https://www.ed.ac.uk/chaplaincy/mindfulness-and-wellbeing/mindfulness-virtual-drop-ins
     For University support 
    The University Listening Service (for students and staff) is continuing
    throughout the lockdown, listening.service@ed.ac.uk
    Student Counselling Service, https://www.ed.ac.uk/student-counselling
    Staff Counselling Service, https://www.ed.ac.uk/counselling-services/staff
     If any of the issues in this broadcast have affected you and you’d like
    support, here are some helplines.
    If you feel that you or someone you are with is in danger right now,
    please call 999
    ·       Breathing Space 0800 83 85 87
    ·       The Samaritans 08457 90 90 90





































    ·       Edinburgh Crisis Centre 0808 801 0414

    • 35 min
    • video
    Lets Talk: Life in lockdown episode 8- Eva, self-compassion has turned the fear of being alone into a joyful solitude

    Lets Talk: Life in lockdown episode 8- Eva, self-compassion has turned the fear of being alone into a joyful solitude

    Eva
    Mutua, a Vet School Masters student from Kenya, is finding things to be
    grateful for during lockdown. Eva describes how a compassion workshop and
    compassion practices have enabled her to face fears. Before lockdown was
    announced, Eva was frightened of being alone, regardless of the pandemic. The
    compassion workshop that she attended came just in time for her to find ways of
    turn her fears of loneliness into the discovery of the fruits of solitude. She
    is enjoying getting to know herself better and thereby leaning also to be a
    better friend
    to others. Practices that she particularly finds helpful are: taking time to be
    with yourself and do something fun just for the joy of it; morning journaling;
    tuning into your needs so that you can know whether you are meeting them; and
    facing your fears.For Coronavirus updates and advice,and FAQs please see the University
    webpages here: https://www.ed.ac.uk/news/covid-19


    The Chaplaincy blogs ‘For Times Like These’ https://www.ed.ac.uk/chaplaincy/for-times-like-these are written
    specifically for mental health and wellbeing support during lockdown, as are
    these mindfulness virtual
    drop-ins: https://www.ed.ac.uk/chaplaincy/mindfulness-and-wellbeing/mindfulness-virtual-drop-ins


    For University support 


    The University Listening Service (for students and staff) is continuing
    throughout the lockdown, listening.service@ed.ac.uk


    Student Counselling Service, https://www.ed.ac.uk/student-counselling


    Staff Counselling Service, https://www.ed.ac.uk/counselling-services/staff


     


    If any of the issues in this broadcast have affected you and you’d like
    support, here are some helplines.
    If you feel that you or someone you are with is in danger right now,
    please call 999


     A 24/ hour emergency mental health service, Mental health assessment
    service on 0131
    537 6000.
    Breathing Space 0800 83 85 87


    The Samaritans 08457 90 90 90


    Edinburgh Crisis Centre 0808 801 0414
     

    • 27 min
    • video
    Lets Talk: Life in lockdown episode 7- Alan, support for depression during lockdown

    Lets Talk: Life in lockdown episode 7- Alan, support for depression during lockdown

    Alan
    Murray, Professor of Engineering, and Assistant Principal, Academic Support, talks
    about support for depression during lockdown, how powerful and healing it is to
    face your feelings, writing songs,  the
    joys of crafting, and his granddaughter's 7th birthday party on Zoom.

    For Coronavirus updates and advice,and FAQs please see the University
    webpages here: https://www.ed.ac.uk/news/covid-19


    The Chaplaincy blogs ‘For Times Like These’ https://www.ed.ac.uk/chaplaincy/for-times-like-these are written
    specifically for mental health and wellbeing support during lockdown, as are
    these mindfulness virtual
    drop-ins: https://www.ed.ac.uk/chaplaincy/mindfulness-and-wellbeing/mindfulness-virtual-drop-ins


     


    For University support 


    The University Listening Service (for students and staff) is continuing
    throughout the lockdown, listening.service@ed.ac.uk


    Student Counselling Service, https://www.ed.ac.uk/student-counselling


    Staff Counselling Service, https://www.ed.ac.uk/counselling-services/staff


     


    If any of the issues in this broadcast have affected you and you’d like
    support, here are some helplines.


    If you feel that you or someone you are with is in danger right now,
    please call 999


    A 24/ hour emergency mental health service, Mental health assessment
    service


    us on 0131
    537 6000


    ·       Breathing Space 0800 83 85 87


    ·       The Samaritans 08457 90 90 90


    ·       Edinburgh Crisis Centre 0808 801 0414


     

    • 23 min
    • video
    Lets Talk: Lockdown episode 6- Amanda, finishing your degree and starting a job in lockdown

    Lets Talk: Lockdown episode 6- Amanda, finishing your degree and starting a job in lockdown

    What is
    like finishing up your degree and starting your new job, unable to see anyone
    outside your own flat? Amanda Scully, 4th year International
    Relations undergraduate and forthcoming Vice-President Communities with the
    Student Association, tells us about managing assessment changes and the library
    closure, ending her internship, and getting ready to start her busy Sabbatical
    Officer year, all from the confines of her small flat in Edinburgh. She also
    talks about her decision to remain in Edinburgh when many of her classmates
    were returning home, and what it is like to hear news of the lockdown from her
    home city of New York. She reflects on how connection with family can grow
    stronger despite, or because of social distancing, and the delights of
    transatlantic online family workouts!

    • 28 min
    • video
    Lets Talk: Lockdown episode 5: Rosie, family estrangement and OCD in lockdown

    Lets Talk: Lockdown episode 5: Rosie, family estrangement and OCD in lockdown

    Rosie Taylor is coming to the end of her 3rd year as a
    Biology undergraduate. She is the outgoing LGBT+ Officer with the Student
    Association, and a founding member of WellComm, the award-winning wellbeing and
    community organisation for STEM subjects at the University of Edinburgh. Rosie
    gave interviews in our previous Let’s Talk podcast series on Mental Health. In
    this episode during lockdown, Rosie talks about family estrangement in times of
    emergency, how overwhelming it can be to have all this time to think about how
    you are feeling, and wondering what a ‘return to normal’ means when you are
    questioning ‘What is my “normal”, what was my “before”?’. Rosie also describes
    how lockdown and online learning exacerbates aspects of OCD for her, and how
    she wants to feel safe but also to be open to things that she enjoys. And she
    revisits the subject of social media: the pressure of feeling always available;
    the messaging about the virus, or weight control in lockdown, and the push for productivity,
    which detracts from the time needed to be with ourselves and to heal ourselves;
    but also the possibility of watching Netflix online together and of contacting
    old friend
    For Coronavirus updates and advice, and FAQs please see the University
    webpages here: https://www.ed.ac.uk/news/covid-19



     



    The Chaplaincy blogs ‘For Times Like These’ https://www.ed.ac.uk/chaplaincy/for-times-like-these are written
    specifically for mental health and wellbeing support during lockdown, as are
    these mindfulness virtual
    drop-ins: https://www.ed.ac.uk/chaplaincy/mindfulness-and-wellbeing/mindfulness-virtual-drop-ins
    For University support 



    The University Listening Service (for students and staff) is continuing
    throughout the lockdown, listening.service@ed.ac.uk



    Student Counselling Service, https://www.ed.ac.uk/student-counselling



    Staff Counselling Service, https://www.ed.ac.uk/counselling-services/staff



     



    If any of the issues in this broadcast have affected you and you’d like
    support, here are some helplines.



     If you feel that you or someone you are with is in danger right now,
    please call 999



     A 24/ hour emergency mental health service, Mental health assessment
    service on 0131
    537 6000.






    ·       Breathing Space 0800 83 85 87



    ·       The Samaritans 08457 90 90 90



    ·       Edinburgh Crisis Centre 0808 801 0414

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