Welcome to the Off Your Head Podcast. In this podcast we will be talking about all things addiction and recovery. We will also be talking about grief, mental health, sports injury recovery and the connected success stories. The topics discussed are the opinions and experiences of the presenter and guests. If you have been affected by anything discussed in the podcast, please seek professional help.
Don’t cry over spilt milk with Christopher Mahood.
Bonus Episode: On this Episode we welcome stroke survivor, Christopher Mahood. Christopher talks about growing up and life before his stroke. A guy who loved his football and just being outside with his mates. A well known guy around Annalong and even more known now. He talks about the build up to his stroke and the moment it happened. If you want to know what Christopher is doing now and how he is helping so many people in local area, get those AirPods on and have a listen.
Nothing good happens after 2am with Cathy Martin.
Episode 12: On the Podcast we welcome Bangor woman, Cathy Martin. Cathy talks about her early years working in Europe and becoming the most successful PR woman in Northern Ireland. Cathy also talks about the loss of her daughter Rosie to still birth and how she coped with the grief after the loss. On a brighter note, Cathy is one the most public figures in Northern Ireland and she tells us how she continued working during a global pandemic. Sit back, get the pods on and listen to the life of Cathy Martin.
The Outside doesn't always reflect whats inside with Tiarnan McCarthy
Episode 11: On the Podcast we welcome Belfast man, Tiarnan McCarthy. Tiarnan talks about growing up in Twinbrook and gives an insight into his late teens. He talks about 3 friends taking their lives in a short space of time and how he tried to help raise awareness. Was he helping, that is the question?? He couldn’t help himself and because of drugs and alcohol, he found himself in a dark place. This is a young guy talking about active addiction and how he is coping. He talks about moving to another country and hoping it would change his ways. Have a listen to this deep and honest account.
Grief, With Ryan Morgan.
Episode 10: On the Podcast we welcome Belfast man, Ryan Morgan. Ryan talks about his experience with grief on 3 different occasions in his life. He also talks about growing up in West Belfast and how he spent his childhood.
Ryan tells about how he wants to give back by returning to university at age 29, to do a degree in counselling.
He also gives an insight to his own podcast @happytohelp and what his aim was. Get the AirPods on and enjoy.
Living with an addict in active addiction with Meabh McArdle
Episode 9: On the podcast we welcome my wife, Meabh McArdle. Meabh talks about living with an addict in active addiction and how she coped.
She talks about how she tried to help her husband recover, the empty promises and finally giving up on him and walking out.
She also talks about how she too has recovered, the journey she is on and how a local group has helped her.
This is a open & honest account of a husband and wife talking all things addiction and recovery.
Behind the smoke and mirrors with Neal Toner.
Episode 8: On the podcast we welcome Newcastle man and owner of JFH, Neal Toner. Neal talks about growing up, family life and how JFH began. He also speaks about how he felt like a failure and experienced suicidal thoughts at 19. The birth of his son brought a turning point and a simultaneous new beginning in Just For Him. Get the cans on and enjoy!
Brilliant quality podcast! Very interesting! Keep it going mate!