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.
Anxiety and sleep
In this episode on mental health, Ian Brannan discusses anxiety and sleep with Dr Paul Campbell, a Consultant Clinical Psychologist who works across several mental health services and organisations in the North West of England. Hear how to spot the signs of anxiety, how to get a great night's sleep and tips to calming anxiety.
Welcome to Kind to Your mind. 2020 has certainly been a challenging year for most and finding ways of combating stress, anxiety and depression are important to a healthy mind and body. Joining Ian is Paula Edwards - she is a mindfulness teacher and Assistant Practitioner at the Mindfulness Hub within the Psychology Dept at Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust. She started her career in health care as a Nursing Assistant in High Security and has also been a Peer Tutor at the Recovery College, Mersey Care NHS Trust. Please be aware this episode features a mini mindfulness session.
In this episode of Kind to Your Mind Ian Brannan chats with former professional rugby league player Danny Sculthorpe. Danny reached the very top of his game but also experienced rock bottom and now uses that experience to help others. This second episode in the series focuses on suicide prevention, the importance of talking about how you’re feeling and how to support others who may need help.
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 athlete, she made her Olympic debut at London 2012, competing in the 100m and 200m and in 2015 won 4x400m relay bronze at the World Championships in Beijing, before adding European 4x400m relay gold and 400m bronze to her collection the following year. 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. This episode is part of the Kind to Your Mind series, brought to you by your local councils and the NHS in Cheshire and Merseyside. For more info visit www.kindtoyourmind.org