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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.

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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.

    Mental Health in an unequal world

    Mental Health in an unequal world

    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.

    Jennie Walker 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**

    On this episode, we explore the 2021 World Mental Health Day theme, Mental Health in an Unequal World.

    Tyra in London tells us what inequality means to her as a young person, how she and her peers are coping with the lifting of lockdown, and how she thinks society could better support young people overall. 31-year-old Freya in Edinburgh lives with ADHD and shares her experiences around access to mental health services, and of growing up as the only person of colour at her school and how that impacted her mental health. Lastly, we hear from Julie Cameron, who is Associate Director for the Mental Health Foundation in Scotland - Julie shares her expertise on the wider picture of equality, and talks about how we can all contribute towards a fairer society.

    Enjoy the show!

    Who’s on the show today?
    Jennie Walker: Host and Producer, Communications and Marketing Officer at the Foundation
    Jennie's Bio: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/people/jennie-walker
    Tyra: Guest, young person based in London
    Freya: Guest, 31-year-old from Edinburgh who lives with ADHD
    Julie Cameron: Associate Director for the Mental Health Foundation in Scotland.
    Julie's Bio: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/about-us/people/julie-cameron

    Podcast episode links:
    27:00 Get into Summer project https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/projects/get-summer-2021
    30:00 Study - Why More Equal Societies Almost Always Do Better - by Wilkinson and Pickett https://www.researchgate.net/publication/257664917_Richard_Wilkinson_and_Kate_Pickett_2009_The_Spirit_Level_Why_More_Equal_Societies_Almost_Always_Do_Better_Allen_Lane_London


    Find out more about the Mental Health Foundation:
    Website: mentalhealth.org.uk
    Instagram: instagram.com/mentalhealthfoundation
    Facebook: facebook.com/mentalhealthfoundation
    Twitter: twitter.com/mentalhealth
    Get in touch with us: online@mentalhealth.org.uk
    Our podcast is also available on iTunes: podcasts.apple.com/za/podcast/ment…ast/id665005881

    **Remember to rate, like, review and subscribe**

    Helplines
    If you 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 about any troubles they are feeling. Call 0800 58 58 58.

    If you’re experiencing a personal crisis, are unable to cope and need support. Text Shout to 85258.

    • 37 min
    Mental Health Awareness Week - Jamie' story

    Mental Health Awareness Week - Jamie' story

    In this episode, Jennie speaks with Jamie, a 23 year-old personal trainer about His relationship with nature, and how connecting with nature has helped him get away from busy city life and supported his mental health.

    Enjoy!

    • 6 min
    Dr Chiara Lombardo on connecting with nature

    Dr Chiara Lombardo on connecting with nature

    Dr Chiara Lombardo talks about our report on connecting with nature

    • 10 min
    Connecting with nature - Kas' story

    Connecting with nature - Kas' story

    Kas, 23, is a student in London. Here she shares her experience of connecting with nature during the pandemic.

    • 9 min
    Connecting with nature to support our mental health

    Connecting with nature to support our mental health

    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.

    Jennie Walker 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**

    Today’s episode
    On today’s episode Jennie talks to you about how connecting with nature can support our mental health.

    We recorded this episode in April 2021, after a full year of different lockdowns during the Coronavirus pandemic. Throughout the pandemic, many people turned to nature to help manage their mental health – whether that was a walk down the street, a swim in the sea, a run in the countryside, or nurturing a house plant.

    On the show, Jennie speaks to some people about their relationships with nature, and how connecting with nature has supported their own mental health. We have Kas, a 23-year-old from London, Jamie Hamill who is a Personal Trainer from Edinburgh, and Becky who is a 47-year-old from Newcastle. We finish with Dr Chiara Lombardo and Jolie Goodman, talking about the research behind the positive benefits of nature for our mental health, and how we’ve been applying them in some of our programmes at the Mental Health Foundation…

    Enjoy the show!

    Who’s on the show today?
    Jennie Walker: Host, Producer and Podcast Editor, Communications and Marketing Officer at the Foundation
    Kas: Guest, 23-year-old from London
    Jamie Hamill: Guest, Personal Trainer from Edinburgh
    Becky: Guest, 47-year-old from Newcastle
    Dr Chiara Lombardo: Guest, Senior Research Officer at the Foundation
    Chiara’s Bio: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/about-us/people/chiara-lombardo
    Jolie Goodman: Guest, Programmes Manager for Empowerment & Later Life
    Jolie’s Bio: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/people/jolie-goodman

    Podcast episode links:
    https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/nature/nature-research
    https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/mental-health-awareness-week/tips
    https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/campaigns/thriving-with-nature
    https://www.wwt.org.uk/our-work/projects/blue-prescriptions/


    Find out more about the Mental Health Foundation:
    Website: mentalhealth.org.uk
    Instagram: instagram.com/mentalhealthfoundation
    Facebook: facebook.com/mentalhealthfoundation
    Twitter: twitter.com/mentalhealth
    Get in touch with us: online@mentalhealth.org.uk
    Our podcast is also available on iTunes: podcasts.apple.com/za/podcast/ment…ast/id665005881

    **Remember to rate, like, review and subscribe**

    Helplines
    If you 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 about any troubles they are feeling. Call 0800 58 58 58.

    If you’re experiencing a personal crisis, are unable to cope and need support. Text Shout to 85258.

    • 56 min
    Coronavirus pandemic and mental health

    Coronavirus pandemic and mental health

    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**

    !Before we introduce the episode, we want to remind you that government advice designed to keep us safe during the Covid-19 outbreak is under constant review and will be different depending on where you live. Please remember to keep up to date via reputable sources.

    On today’s episode Bethan talks to you about the coronavirus pandemic and its effect on our mental health.

    We recorded this episode in early September 2020 when for many of us, we had been seeing a gradual easing of lockdown, children heading back to school, students back to uni and some people heading back to work. For some people this brought longed-for opportunities. But for many, even the happy, much anticipated changes were difficult for our mental health. And lastly, we are still far from knowing what the pandemic means for our society moving forward...

    So, on the show we want to explore these big themes – and Bethan has some great guests to help her tackle them. Firstly, she will be speaking to, Suba, a junior doctor who has been working in the Emergency Department of an NHS hospital in London during the coronavirus outbreak. Then Dr David Crepaz-Keay, who is the Head of Applied Learning at the Foundation. He will talk us through what has been happening with mental health in the UK during the coronavirus pandemic. Lastly, we finish with Bethan and Linda Liao, Digital Manager at the Mental Health Foundation sharing some tips on how we can look after our mental health during these uncertain times...

    Enjoy the show!

    Coronavirus and mental health hub
    We have created a coronavirus and mental health hub filled with advice on how to look after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak.
    Find out more here: mentalhealth.org.uk/coronavirus

    Who’s on the show today?
    Bethan Buswell: Producer & host, Digital Engagement Officer at the Foundation
    Suba: Guest, Junior Doctor
    Podcast:
    Bio: mentalhealth.org.uk/about-us/people/bethan-buswell
    David Crepaz-Keay: Guest, Head of Applied Learning, at the Foundation
    Bio: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/about-us/people/dr-david-crepaz-keay
    Linda Liao: Guest, Digital Manager, at the Foundation
    Podcast editor: Tim Butcher, filmmaker, podcast editor, writer, and producer
    Website: timbutcher.co.uk/

    Podcast episode links:
    https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/coronavirus
    https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/our-work/research/coronavirus-mental-health-pandemic/

    Find out more about the Mental Health Foundation:
    Website: mentalhealth.org.uk
    Instagram: instagram.com/mentalhealthfoundation
    Facebook: facebook.com/mentalhealthfoundation
    Twitter: twitter.com/mentalhealth
    Get in touch with us: online@mentalhealth.org.uk
    Our podcast is also available on iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/za/podcast/mental-health-foundation-podcast/id665005881

    **Remember to rate, like, review and subscribe**

    Helplines
    If you 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 about any troubles they are feeling. Call 0800 58 58 58.

    If you’re experiencing a personal crisis, are unable to cope and need support. Text Shout to 85258.

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
71 Ratings

71 Ratings

Bakerdude1 yo ,

Terrible sound

As a general I really enjoy this podcast HOWEVER on the interviews where there is a panel you can hardly hear them. I’ve ended up just deleting these episodes as the volume is up FULL and still I can’t hear it understand what they’re saying.

# alone at xmas ,

A student alone

I am deeply alone in my studies with a tutor who is unfeeling and disconnected to me She makes me feel powerless. But maybe she trying to strengthen me . Bottom line is I had a dream filled with hope that has not gone I am just sharing it with someone who making the journey painful I just have to find a way around this it’s not easy And it effects me talking therapy limited impact But the grains of hope still shine in me I just gotta stay focused and not let one destroy the dream

Victoria English ,

Fabulous Podcast

Love this ! Well researched and presented fully deserving 5 stars!

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