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The Open Journal BlogCast focuses on the many aspects of mental health; including illness, wellness, stigma and support and the lives affected by mental health.
Mike and his guests discuss a range of topics including: health, relationships, education, local events and product reviews.

Open Journal BlogCast Mike Douglas

    • Mental Health
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The Open Journal BlogCast focuses on the many aspects of mental health; including illness, wellness, stigma and support and the lives affected by mental health.
Mike and his guests discuss a range of topics including: health, relationships, education, local events and product reviews.

    E198 Investing In Yourself

    E198 Investing In Yourself

    In this episode I am joined by Linn Rivers, as we discuss trauma, recovery, our own exceptions and judgments; along with the importance of investing in yourself. 



    Guest: Linn Rivers

    https://www.linnrivers.com

    Host: Mike

    @Mike_Douglas_ | www.openjournalbc.com 

    • 50 min
    Ep197 Fresher & Healthy Service

    Ep197 Fresher & Healthy Service

    This episode we join a zoom call to hear about the launch of student living specialist Scape’s Fresher & Healthy service for university students.
    Hear from TV and A&E doctor Dr Alex George, as well as Neil Smith (Scape’s UK/IE Managing Director) & Gogodoc (Scape’s GP partner for the Fresher & Healthy service).

    Find out more about Scape - https://www.scape.com

    Host: Mike

    @Mike_Douglas_ | www.openjournalbc.com 

    • 33 min
    Ep196 Prioritise Yourself

    Ep196 Prioritise Yourself

    This episode I speak with Danielle and we discuss lived experience of mental health, the positives of journalling and writing, along with the importance of prioritising yourself. 

    Guest: Danielle

    @journaldiscovery | http://www.discoveryjournal.co.uk/

    Host: Mike

    @Mike_Douglas_ | www.openjournalbc.com

    • 47 min
    Ep195 Is Awareness Preventing Honesty

    Ep195 Is Awareness Preventing Honesty

    This episode I talk to Nicole, Co-Founder of Blink Mental Health. Nicole shares her lived experience and we discuss if awareness raising is preventing a more honest look at mental health service provision. We also get an insight to Blink and their workshops. 



    Guest: Nicole

    @blink_campaign_ | www.blinkmentalhealth.org.uk



    Host: Mike

    @Mike_Douglas_ | www.openjournalbc.com 

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ep194 International Podcast Day

    Ep194 International Podcast Day

    Today I am sharing my thoughts on a few podcast, but more so podcasting in general. I also share why podcasting has been important for me and the role I think it has/ can play in mental health conversations. 



    Host: Mike

    @Mike_Douglas_ | www.openjournalbc.com 

    • 43 min
    Ep193 Well That Got Emotional

    Ep193 Well That Got Emotional

    This episode I recap World Suicide Prevention Day and upcoming World Mental Health Day, along with this months International Podcast Day. I also discuss why we are still here and the upcoming guests, along with an emotional reaction to a daytime tv show. 



    Host: Mike

    @Mike_Douglas_ | openjournalbc.com

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

ipod blue ,

Relaxed but moving conversations

This podcast authentically shines a light on what it’s like to experience mental illness. Mike builds a natural connection to every guest through his conversational interview style and non judgemental outlook. Truly a privilege to listen to.

pigletish ,

Important, warm and comfortable

I’m relatively new to your podcast and your tone is so relatable and kind. Mental Health awareness is an important pursuit and you’re doing great, KEEP DOING WHAT YOU ARE DOING.

Anneli (Pigletish)

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