MQ Open Mind looks at the science behind mental health and its potential to transform lives. The show digs deep into the cutting-edge research taking on mental illness and speaks to the people it could help. Hear conversations on a range of different conditions, from depression and anxiety to schizophrenia and bipolar. Brought to you by MQ: Transforming Mental Health, the new major mental health research charity.
James Downs and Embracing Lived Experience in Research
In this episode, Professor Rory and Craig spoke to MQ ambassador and yoga instructor, James Downs.
James is a member of the Gone Too Soon steering group, helping to shape the direction of MQ's next funding programme as an expert by experience. In this episode, we spoke about the prevalence of eating disorders, the inclusion of people with lived experience in research, and improving your mental health through yoga.
If you, or someone you know, is affected by an eating disorder, then please reach out for advice and support from one of the following organisations: https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/
Amazin LeThi & Dr Jessica Schleider and Supporting LGBTQ+ Mental Health
In this episode, Professor Rory and Craig spoke to athlete and LGBTQ+ advocate, Amazin LeThi, and Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology at Stonybrook University, Dr Jessica Schleider. In this episode, they spoke about supporting the mental health of the LGBTQ+ community, the importance of representation, and the impact of meaningful moments on your mental health.
Learn more here https://www.mqmentalhealth.org/home/
Leigh Timmis and Finding Your Purpose in Life
In this episode, Professor Rory and Craig spoke to speaker and Guinness world record holder, Leigh Timmis. They spoke about self-improvement, finding your purpose, and breaking records.
Dr Alexandra Pitman and Identifying Loneliness
In this episode, Professor Rory and Craig spoke to Associate Professor in Psychiatry at UCL and Consultant Psychiatrist at Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust, Dr Alexandra Pitman. They spoke about loneliness, the importance of inclusive research, and enjoying solitude.
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Gemma Styles and the Importance of Doing Good
In this episode, Professor Rory and Craig spoke to podcaster and journalist, Gemma Styles, to discuss doing good, the impact of social media on mental health, and raising money with sunglasses.
MQ Open Mind is back!
Join Professor Rory O'Connor and MQ's Craig Perryman in this rebooted version of the MQ Open Mind podcast! In today's episode, they discuss who they are and why they got into mental health research.
So happy the show’s back!
I’m really glad this podcast is back. It’s great to listen to sensible conversations about mental health.
Well Done MQ
I found this really interesting. Well done MQ Open Mind. I was diagnosed at the age of 15 with clinical depression, unfortunately back then mental health was not an open subject. I got NO help at all from anyone at school. I’m pleased that there is now a lot of conversations and changes happening with regards to Child and Adolescents Mental Health
V informative - great host