12 episodes

Welcome to How to Cope! A new podcast exploring just how we can best manage our mental health, when the global coronavirus crisis is doing its very best to pummel our sanity into a pulp.
Each episode, writer Becky Howard and psychotherapist Lucy Clyde will explore one element of the overwhelming amount of changes we're all having to deal with - and help us all find our way through this the best way we can.
From relationship challenges to mood swings, loneliness to parenting crises, Covid-19 is having all sorts of unprecedented impacts on our lives. So we're going to talk, share advice, and laugh our way through this, from a socially-responsible distance of at least 2 metres, of course.
 

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Cold Funk by Kevin MacLeod
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How To Cope - with Becky Howard + Lucy Clyde Lucy Clyde + Becky Howard

    • Mental Health
    • 4.9, 36 Ratings

Welcome to How to Cope! A new podcast exploring just how we can best manage our mental health, when the global coronavirus crisis is doing its very best to pummel our sanity into a pulp.
Each episode, writer Becky Howard and psychotherapist Lucy Clyde will explore one element of the overwhelming amount of changes we're all having to deal with - and help us all find our way through this the best way we can.
From relationship challenges to mood swings, loneliness to parenting crises, Covid-19 is having all sorts of unprecedented impacts on our lives. So we're going to talk, share advice, and laugh our way through this, from a socially-responsible distance of at least 2 metres, of course.
 

Music credit:
Cold Funk by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3522-cold-funk
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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    So, How Was It For You?

    So, How Was It For You?

    Lockdown is easing, we're venturing out, but why don't things feel OK yet? Even if we HAVE had a haircut?
    It's because we're returning not to a post-Covid world, but one where the virus is still with us, and that post-apocalyptic 28 Days Later vibe is now normal. What's it doing to our mental health?
    Psychotherapist Lucy Clyde and writer Becky Howard wrap up the first series of How To Cope with a look into why the new outside world feels a very tense and stressful place to be. We look back at what we've been through on lockdown these past four months, big ourselves up for what we've all achieved in this crazy state, and have some helpful advice for how to face the next few uncertain months.
    Plus - we record our FIRST episode together in person!
    Thanks so much for listening to series 1 of How To Cope. Please like, subscribe and review our podcast - and you can follow us on Twitter @cope_podcast.

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    • 34 min
    Frustration, Fracture + Why We're Getting Super-Judgey

    Frustration, Fracture + Why We're Getting Super-Judgey

    After 100+ days of lockdown, it's no wonder frustration is high as we've all felt desperate, a bit depressed and lonely. But now as lockdown begins to ease for some of us, what's happening as our 'we're all in this together' united society starts to fracture?
    Psychotherapist Lucy Clyde and writer Becky Howard delve into the nation's mental health as we start to experience a personal choice pandemic. Whether you're still shielding, and nothing's changed or are back at work, have kids back at school, or are happily going down to the beach with the crowds, there are hundreds of new, different choices we all have to make every day.
    With Covid-19 still looming over every part of our lives, it's no wonder we're emotional and confused - but what's behind all that appetite for public shaming that's everywhere? We get to the bottom of it!
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    • 30 min
    How To Hold Onto Hope

    How To Hold Onto Hope

    Hope is a powerful emotion. But how can we feel hopeful, when often the pandemic leaves us feeling pretty hopeless? Whether that's feeling down about our future, the economy, our family, or even our likelihood of hugging friends in the next few months, it's easy to be overwhelmed by negative feelings.
    But just like the legendary late George Michael, we've gotta have faith. In this episode, writer Becky Howard and psychotherapist Lucy Clyde look into just how we can do this - remembering that feelings AREN'T facts (who knew?) and that really, the worst-case scenarios very rarely happen.
    Also - listen in for a fun reminisce down memory lane of another unpopular virus - our good old friend norovirus.
    Thanks so much for listening! Please like, subscribe or leave us a review - it means so much to us. You can also follow us on Twitter @cope_podcast.

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    • 25 min
    The Emotional Slump + What It's Doing To Us

    The Emotional Slump + What It's Doing To Us

    We're all in a collective emotional slump right now, feeling tired, fed up, angry and just plain old BORED with the continuing, seemingly never-ending life under coronavirus. AAAGGGHHHHH....
    With the manic positive energy of early lockdown long gone, and people feeling disillusioned with things, this mounting frustration as weeks become months (and months) is manifesting itself in all sorts of different emotions.
    In this episode, writer Becky Howard and psychotherapist Lucy Clyde delve into the different mental health challenges this is presenting us with - for some of us it's futile raging anger, for others is depleting exhaustion. And for some of us it's a touch of melancholia - but how can we deal with this and get through it?
    Listen in to find out how - and also discover Lucy's incredible lockdown super-power at the top of the episode...
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    • 33 min
    Post-Lockdown Anxiety

    Post-Lockdown Anxiety

    Post-lockdown anxiety is here: with loads of us feeling anxious, stressed and worried about post-Covid life. We want to go out, but we also DON'T want to go out. What's going on?
    We thought when we were finally allowed out from our homes, that we'd all be skipping down the street, gaily singing 'free at last!' (or was that just us?)
    But in fact, dealing with a post-lockdown world is WAY more complicated than returning to our pre-Covid lives. Many of us are super stressed about the prospect of returning to an office, going on public transport, or sending our kids back to school. Have we all developed Stockholm syndrom for coronavirus?
    In this ep, writer Becky Howard and psychotherapist Lucy Clyde delve deep into the roots of post-lockdown anxiety - and discover why it's all about lack of control, developing boundaries and exploring just how the hell we're supposed to be polite now with the new post-Covid etiquette disrupting everything we used to know.
    Also, why Mary Poppins is what Becky wants more than ANYTHING right now...
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    • 28 min
    Coronavirus Guilt + Why It's Different

    Coronavirus Guilt + Why It's Different

    Why is guilt something we're feeling over the coronavirus pandemic? After all - unless we've taken a trip up to Durham recently, we've probably done nothing wrong.
    But in fact, feeling guilty is a totally normal response.
    Whether it's guilt over NOT having the worst pandemic experience ever, guilt over social media or guilt over whether we should really buy that packet of salt and vinegar crisps or not (you'll have to listen to find out what that's all about) - it's a feeling that's shifted shape during these strange times. Writer Becky Howard and psychologist Lucy Clyde explore guilt and what we can do about this confusing emotion.
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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

jtsitsitz ,

Best way to start a Monday morning

Hi both,
Just listened to your latest podcast and wanted to thank you for bringing some insightful perspective to my early Monday morning.
I loved your upbeat chatty style and the honest and informed discussion of how we are all trying to cope with this very troubling and unsettling ongoing pandemic situation on a personal level - it rang so true on many points.
My husband is going through a very low point mentally and our lovely daughter has just lost her work contract - tough times.
I’m going to switch off the news and social media more, try to look after myself and family by being more empathetic and get out (even) more for walks to appreciate the beauty of nature in the summer season - and may well follow suit with a photo collection of handsome Italians and dreams of drinking wine in a Florentine piazza!!
Take care both and keep up the fab work!
Donna 💕

Big fat bum bum ,

So comforting

Love this podcast, it’s informative, interesting and fun to listen to. It’s made me realise my feelings are completely normal and I’m not alone in the range of emotions that I feel and it’s all okay to feel the way I do.

vivaladata ,

Reassuring & Intimate

I’m really enjoying this podcast it reminds me of the wisdom and support that comes from conversations with people who know us well but with the added benefit of input from a professional too. Thank you.

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