Welcome to Kind to Your Mind, a campaign provided by the Councils an NHS in Cheshire and Merseyside. Being Kind to Your Mind has never been so important. In these challenging and unusual times, it’s understandable if you are experiencing a sense of stress or anxiety, maybe eating more, struggling to sleep, drinking excess alcohol or lacking motivation. In this series you will find a range of useful resources to help you through.
Black History Month and mental health with Anyika Onuora and Emeka Onuora
Welcome to a new series of NHS Kind to Your Mind. In this episode Anyika Onuora and Emeka Onuora join Ian Brannan to talk about Black History Month and mental health. Anyika is a hugely successful Olympic athlete winning Bronze and her brother Emeka is a writer, journalist and lecturer on issues of racism and ethnicity in sport and author of Pitch Black: The History of Black British Footballers.
In Conversation with Liverpool’s Director of Public Health
Matt Ashton is Liverpool’s Director of Public Health and in this episode Ian Brannan chats with him about the challenges he faces in charge of public health during the coronavirus pandemic and what the future may hold.
Physical activity and mental wellbeing
Beth Tweddle MBE is a three-time World Champion, six-time European Champion and Olympic Bronze medallist. She received an MBE following a career at the top of the sport. She joins Ian Brannan to talk about how physical activity has improved her mental wellbeing and how she developed the mental stamina to come back following defeat at the Beijing Olympics.
Self care and self compassion
This episode focuses on self-care and self-compassion. Joining Ian with some practical advice is Rene Barrett - an independent development consultant, a fellow of the CIPD, with an MBA and over 30 years’ experience of working in the public, health, education and emergency services.
Men’s Mental Health: Andy Cole
Andy Cole is one of England’s most successful footballers, as a striker for Manchester United, Newcastle United and England among others. Over the last five years his health has been his biggest battle after receiving a kidney transplant which affected him mentally and physically. This episode is brought to you by your local councils and the NHS in Cheshire and Merseyside.
Dr Rangan Chatterjee
Dr Rangan Chatterjee, GP, and author of Feel Better in 5 joins Ian to give you easy, practical tips on managing your physical and mental wellbeing through lockdown and beyond. This episode is all part of the Kind to Your Mind series, brought to you by your local councils and the NHS in Cheshire and Merseyside. For more information please visit www.kindtoyourmind.org