28 episodes

In this new original series from Somethin' Else, Claudia Winkleman and Professor Tanya Byron identify struggles faced by real-life parents and family members by inviting them in and hearing their story, in a one-time unscripted session with a real person. Claudia listens in to the conversation to discover how Tanya begins to unlock the story behind the issue and help find solutions.

With topics ranging from parental estrangement, gender identity, domestic violence, trauma, inheriting mental health issues, family dynamics after cancer and raising a severely disabled daughter, How Did We Get Here? is a passionate, insightful and moving experience with clear outcomes to each episode.

This podcast doesn’t tell people how to raise their children, or reconnect with family members, rather it helps people understand why, as perfectly competent adults, they can’t put into practice what they know they should do.

Each episode passes on useful links and contacts which listeners can find in the programme notes.

This is a Somethin' Else production.

How Did We Get Here? Somethin’ Else

    • Mental Health
    • 4.8 • 2.3K Ratings

In this new original series from Somethin' Else, Claudia Winkleman and Professor Tanya Byron identify struggles faced by real-life parents and family members by inviting them in and hearing their story, in a one-time unscripted session with a real person. Claudia listens in to the conversation to discover how Tanya begins to unlock the story behind the issue and help find solutions.

With topics ranging from parental estrangement, gender identity, domestic violence, trauma, inheriting mental health issues, family dynamics after cancer and raising a severely disabled daughter, How Did We Get Here? is a passionate, insightful and moving experience with clear outcomes to each episode.

This podcast doesn’t tell people how to raise their children, or reconnect with family members, rather it helps people understand why, as perfectly competent adults, they can’t put into practice what they know they should do.

Each episode passes on useful links and contacts which listeners can find in the programme notes.

This is a Somethin' Else production.

    Rhian

    Rhian

    Rhian has suffered from disordered eating throughout her life and wants to break the hold it has over her.
    If you have been affected by any of the issues discussed in this episode please see below for information about further support and advice.
    To find help via talking therapies you can either go to your GP or the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) bacp.co.uk or bps.org.uk - they should be HCPC registered.
    Other helpful organisations:

    NHS - www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mental-health-helplines


    SAMARITANS - www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/contact-samaritan or call 116 123

    MIND - www.mind.co.uk


    NSPCC - www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe


    WELLDOING - www.welldoing.org


    NICE - www.nice.org.uk/guidance



    Find the transcript for episode 12 here: https://somethin-else.github.io/transcripts/hdwgh/episode2_12.txt
    How Did We Get Here? is a Somethin' Else Production.

    • 48 min
    Tom

    Tom

    Everyone tells Tom he is on the spectrum. He wonders whether he should find out.
    If you have been affected by any of the issues discussed in this episode please see below for information about further support and advice.
    To find help via talking therapies you can either go to your GP or the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) bacp.co.uk or bps.org.uk - they should be HCPC registered.
    Other helpful organisations:

    NHS - www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mental-health-helplines


    SAMARITANS - www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/contact-samaritan or call 116 123

    MIND - www.mind.co.uk


    NSPCC - www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe


    WELLDOING - www.welldoing.org


    NICE - www.nice.org.uk/guidance



    Find the transcript for episode 11 here: https://somethin-else.github.io/transcripts/hdwgh/episode2_11.txt
    How Did We Get Here? is a Somethin' Else Production.

    • 42 min
    John

    John

    John realises his family have always been abusive to him. Should he distance himself from them?
    If you have been affected by any of the issues discussed in this episode please see below for information about further support and advice.
    To find help via talking therapies you can either go to your GP or the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) bacp.co.uk or bps.org.uk - they should be HCPC registered.
    Other helpful organisations:

    NHS - www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mental-health-helplines


    SAMARITANS - www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/contact-samaritan or call 116 123

    MIND - www.mind.co.uk


    NSPCC - www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe


    WELLDOING - www.welldoing.org


    NICE - www.nice.org.uk/guidance



    Find the transcript for episode 10 here: https://somethin-else.github.io/transcripts/hdwgh/episode2_10.txt
    How Did We Get Here? is a Somethin' Else Production.

    • 44 min
    Sophie

    Sophie

    Sophie is struggling to come to terms with having children by IVF.
    If you have been affected by any of the issues discussed in this episode please see below for information about further support and advice.
    To find help via talking therapies you can either go to your GP or the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) bacp.co.uk or bps.org.uk - they should be HCPC registered.
    Other helpful organisations:

    NHS - www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mental-health-helplines


    SAMARITANS - www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/contact-samaritan or call 116 123

    MIND - www.mind.co.uk


    NSPCC - www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe


    WELLDOING - www.welldoing.org


    NICE - www.nice.org.uk/guidance


    FERTILITY NETWORK - www.fertilitynetworkuk.org



    Find the transcript for episode 9 here: https://somethin-else.github.io/transcripts/hdwgh/episode2_9.txt
    How Did We Get Here? is a Somethin' Else Production.

    • 40 min
    Clare

    Clare

    In this episode, we meet Clare. Clare’s father was arrested in front of her and then imprisoned when she was 11. She has struggled for a number of years and wants a formal diagnosis.   
    If you have been affected by any of the issues discussed in this episode please see below for information about further support and advice.
    To find help via talking therapies you can either go to your GP or the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) bacp.co.uk or bps.org.uk - they should be HCPC registered.
    Other helpful organisations:

    NHS - www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mental-health-helplines


    SAMARITANS - www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/contact-samaritan or call 116 123

    MIND - www.mind.co.uk


    NSPCC - www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe


    WELLDOING - www.welldoing.org


    NICE - www.nice.org.uk/guidance


    PRISONERS' FAMILIES HELPLINE - info@prisonersfamilies.org / or call 0808808200


    Find the transcript for episode 8 here: https://somethin-else.github.io/transcripts/hdwgh/episode2_8.txt
    How Did We Get Here? is a Somethin' Else Production.

    • 46 min
    James

    James

    In this episode, we meet James. James feels misunderstood and finds it hard to trust people.  
    If you have been affected by any of the issues discussed in this episode please see below for information about further support and advice.
    To find help via talking therapies you can either go to your GP or the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) bacp.co.uk or bps.org.uk - they should be HCPC registered.
    Other helpful organisations:

    NHS - www.nhs.uk/conditions/stress-anxiety-depression/mental-health-helplines


    SAMARITANS - www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/contact-samaritan or call 116 123

    MIND - www.mind.co.uk


    NSPCC - www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe


    WELLDOING - www.welldoing.org


    NICE - www.nice.org.uk/guidance



    Find the transcript for episode 7 here: https://somethin-else.github.io/transcripts/hdwgh/episode2_7.txt
    How Did We Get Here? is a Somethin' Else Production.

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
2.3K Ratings

2.3K Ratings

M's laptop ,

Counsellor Recommends

A counsellor friend of mine put me on to this podcast (I am also a counsellor), and I love it! CW is so lovely, gentle and welcoming to the guests and TB is also such a credit to the profession. I have recommended specific podcasts to my own clients who may be struggling with a related issue. It is also so helpful to listen in on other counselling to keep learning. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to better understand the human condition.

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Highly recommend!

Many of my friends have recommended this Podcast to me. I am now hooked. I am a former headteacher now supporting children to find their success, happiness, self love and to balance their emotions. There is a lot here that helps in all walks of life!

Melon1928 ,

Wonderful soothing

I cannot explain how much I enjoy these podcasts.
I feel like I can identify with each person you speak to in some way.

You both have such a gentle and real approach to some big issues, and unravel some really complex stuff.

Thank you so much both of you for making such a difference in people’s lives

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