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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 Mike Douglas

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 9 Ratings

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.

    Ep217 Too Many Topics To Summarise In A Title

    Ep217 Too Many Topics To Summarise In A Title

    In this episode I am joined by Aeron / Amer as we discuss... everything. I check in with Amer following his move and everything pandemic, we chat being creative, personal journeys, our use of technology, fitness and lots more. 

    Guest: Amer / Aeron

    @AeronNixDesign | @WrestlePlug

    Host: Mike

    @Mike_Douglas_ | OpenJournalBC.com

    • 1 hr 28 min
    E216 After the Storm

    E216 After the Storm

    This episode I am joined by Verity, who shares her lived experience as we discuss bereavement, alcohol addiction, bulimia and the impact of covid on anxiety. 

    Guest: Verity  

    @WeAreAfterTheStormUK | www.weareafterthestorm.com

    Host: Mike 

    @Mike_Douglas_ | www.openjournalbc.com

    • 59 min
    Ep215 Humanising our Bodies

    Ep215 Humanising our Bodies

    In this episode I am joined by Tommy, who shares his lived experience. We discuss male body image, eating disorders, seeking validation and self care. 

    Guest: Tommy

    @tommyhatto | tommyhatto.com

    Host: Mike

    @Mike_Douglas_ | openjournalbc.com

    • 54 min
    Ep214 Donating Emotions

    Ep214 Donating Emotions

    In this weeks episode I am joined by Kathryn Mincer: Writer, Producer and Actress. We discuss how we've found lockdown, Kathryn's personal journey with mental health and Mia: the Musical.

    Look out for ways to support Mia: The Musical, including Kickstarter and FringeFunder.

    Guest: Kathryn Mincer

    @miathemusical | www.kathrynmincer.com

    Host: Mike

    @Mike_Douglas_ | www.openjournalbc.com

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Ep213 WAIT

    Ep213 WAIT

    In this episode I talk with Katie as we discuss crisis level and casual conversations about mental health. We also talk about the role of song writing and music on coping and communicating with our mental health.

    Listen to Theta's song WAIT and more on Spotify

    Guest: Katie, also known as Theta

    @thetavoice | www.thetaofficial.com

    Host: Mike

    @Mike_Douglas_ | www.openjournalbc.com

    • 56 min
    Ep212 Blogging, Resilience and Recognition

    Ep212 Blogging, Resilience and Recognition

    In this weeks episode I chat with Dennis, as we discuss his experience creating his own blog and growing that into a collaborative hub of mental health stories and resources. 



    Guest: Dennis

    @drelojo_howell | psychreg.org

    Host: Mike

    @Mike_Douglas_ | openjournalbc.com 

    • 46 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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