253 episodes

Open Journal Podcast (part of the 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 Mike Douglas

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 10 Ratings

Open Journal Podcast (part of the 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.

    Ep235 Physical & Emotional Rehabilitation, with Phil

    Ep235 Physical & Emotional Rehabilitation, with Phil

    In the episode Phil joins us to talk about Legs4Africa  and the journey they have gone on. Legs4Africa focuses on recycling and reusing prosthetic legs to support amputees in sub-saharan Africa. 
    Guest: Phil
    @Legs4Africa | legs4africa.org 
    Host: Mike
    @Mike_Douglas_ | openjournalbc.com 

    • 47 min
    Ep234 Telling Derek To Do One, with James

    Ep234 Telling Derek To Do One, with James

    This episode James joins me to discuss his experience with mental health illness, particularly anxiety and depression, along with James' insights to writing about mental health. 

    How to Tell Anxiety to Sod Off

    Gust: James

    @JamesWWithey | jameswithey.com 

    Host: Mike

    @Mike_Douglas_ | openjournalbc.com 

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Ep233 MegaCast Returns, with Wes & Matt

    Ep233 MegaCast Returns, with Wes & Matt

    The MegaCast is back! Matt & Wes return for our roundtable discussion. We reflect on where we are and what's happened since our last discussion. 



    Co-Hosts: Wes

    @WesA1966 

    Co-Host: Matt

    beyondyourpast.com

    Co-Host: Mike

    @Mike_Douglas_ | openjournalbc.com

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Ep232 Recovery & Trigger Warnings, with Emma

    Ep232 Recovery & Trigger Warnings, with Emma

    This episode Emma joins us to share her lived experience with mental health illness, being involved with campaigns and we discuss the different roles trigger warnings can play. 



    Guest: Emma

    @rednsilver | www.redsilvermountains.com

    Host: Mike

    @Mike_Douglas_ | openjournalbc.com

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Ep231 Suicide Prevention Conversations with Philip

    Ep231 Suicide Prevention Conversations with Philip

    In this episode Philip joins us to discuss the importance of conversations, stigma tackling and the development of services to support suicide prevention. 

    This episode includes references to suicidal thinking/ ideation, but does not include details of any personal story. 



    Guest: Philip Adkins, Clinical Lead at Vita Health Group

    @VitaHealthUK | vitahealthgroup.co.uk

    Host: Mike

    @Mike_Douglas_ | openjournalbc.com 

    • 42 min
    Ep230 Lockdown & Changes, with Jacob

    Ep230 Lockdown & Changes, with Jacob

    Episode 230 includes my discussion with Jacob as we talk: counselling, lockdowns and being transgender. 



    Guest: Jacob

    @JacobPeoplee

    Host: Mike

    @Mike_Douglas_ | openjournalbc.com

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 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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