41 episodes

Welcome to The Wellbeing Lab podcast hosted by Will Young.
Each week, join Will and a team of knowledgeable mental health & wellbeing experts as they explore and spotlight various topics which often don’t get enough airtime. They will discuss subjects ranging from shopping addiction, creating boundaries, body dysmorphia, cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), trauma, obsessive compulsive disorders and beyond. 
Here at The Wellbeing Lab podcast, the aim is to create a safe, fun, curious and understanding space, with the ultimate goal of helping listeners.
We want to hear from YOU, please get in touch with us..
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The Wellbeing Lab is produced by AudioAF and is part of the Acast creator network. 


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The Wellbeing Lab with Will Young Will Young

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 97 Ratings

Welcome to The Wellbeing Lab podcast hosted by Will Young.
Each week, join Will and a team of knowledgeable mental health & wellbeing experts as they explore and spotlight various topics which often don’t get enough airtime. They will discuss subjects ranging from shopping addiction, creating boundaries, body dysmorphia, cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), trauma, obsessive compulsive disorders and beyond. 
Here at The Wellbeing Lab podcast, the aim is to create a safe, fun, curious and understanding space, with the ultimate goal of helping listeners.
We want to hear from YOU, please get in touch with us..
Instagram @thewellbeinglabpodcast: https://www.instagram.com/thewellbeinglabpodcast/
Facebook @thewellbeinglabpodcast: https://www.facebook.com/thewellbeinglabpodcast/ 
Twitter @thewellbeinglab https://twitter.com/TheWellbeingLab
Email: hello@wellbeinglabpodcast.com 
The Wellbeing Lab is produced by AudioAF and is part of the Acast creator network. 


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    Grief

    Grief

    Grief is a universal experience, but one that we navigate alone. It's also one of the most-requested topics for me to cover here at the Wellbeing Lab.
    So, for the final episode of Season 2 I talk with Andy Langford about grief and bereavement. Andy has worked in this field for over twenty years and is the Clinical Director at the charity Cruse. They help people with bereavement support, information and campaigning and you can find out more about their work here.
    This is a big topic and there are so many more avenues we could have explored, but I'd be delighted to hear what you thought, or to hear your experiences with grief. The Wellbeing Lab team read all the correspondence that comes in and you can contact the lab on the links below:
    Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or Email: hello@wellbeinglabpodcast.com
    The Wellbeing Lab is produced by AudioAF and is part of the Acast creator network.

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    • 36 min
    Codependency and JAAQ

    Codependency and JAAQ

    Ooh I'm excited to get into this week's topic. It's quite a complicated subject, but it's one of my favourites to discuss... codependency. When I learnt about codependency it was a lightbulb moment and I hope you glean some useful information from it. My guest is counselling psychologist Dr Jane Halsall who has a special interest in addiction.
    We mention a few resources in the episode:
    You can find Melody Beattie's 'Codependent No More' here
    Pia Mellody's 'Facing Codependence' can be found at this link
    And you can get information about your local CoDA group here
    And we also have a little bonus chat for you this episode, with the inspiring Danny Gray of Just Ask A Question. It's an online platform that brings together world-leading mental health professionals to answer thousands of questions about all kinds of topics related to mental health and wellbeing.
    Find JAAQ here
    And find out more about Warpaint For Men here
    As always, let me know about your experiences on anything we've discussed in this episode. You can contact the lab on the links below:
    Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or Email: hello@wellbeinglabpodcast.com
    The Wellbeing Lab is produced by AudioAF and is part of the Acast creator network.


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    • 38 min
    Complex PTSD

    Complex PTSD

    This week I welcome back the excellent Jo Stubley. She's a Consultant Psychiatrist in Psychotherapy at the Tavistock Clinic and an expert on trauma, so I invited her back to talk to me about complex post-traumatic stress disorder. We talk about diagnosis, treatment, some of the problems around the naming of these experiences and of course have a few jokes along the way.
    During the conversation Jo mentions a paper looking at neurotransmitters and depression. You can read that here.
    She also talks about the audiobook for 'What Happened to You', by Oprah Winfrey and Bruce Perry, which you can find here.
    And I mention Pete Walker's book 'Complex PTSD: From Surviving To Thriving' which you can find out more about here.
    As always, let me know what you think about this episode, or any other. You can contact the lab about your experiences on the links below:
    Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or Email: hello@wellbeinglabpodcast.com
    The Wellbeing Lab is produced by AudioAF and is part of the Acast creator network.

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    • 40 min
    Art Therapy

    Art Therapy

    Do you find it easy to express yourself? If so, how do you like to do it?
    This week I'm talking to art psychotherapist Charlotte Daley. She works predominantly with children and young people, helping them interpret and express their emotions whilst they create a piece of art. It's a form of therapy that I've benefitted from in the past, so I wanted to bring it to you and discuss some of the theory behind it. So off I went to Crystal Palace in London to meet Charlotte and make some artwork.
    Follow the Wellbeing Lab social media channels if you want to see my final piece: Instagram, Facebook, Twitter. You can also email hello@wellbeinglabpodcast.com with your thoughts and feedback. Or send me pictures of your artwork. I'd love to see them.
    You can see more from Charlotte on her Instagram, or on her website.
    The Wellbeing Lab is produced by AudioAF and is part of the Acast creator network.

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    • 39 min
    Mental Health Inequalities

    Mental Health Inequalities

    This week's episode came from a chance meeting in the sunshine. Each year I attend the Chelsea Flower Show with my mum and this summer one of the gardens was made in partnership with a charity. It's called the Centre for Mental Health and their aim is to reduce mental health inequalities by building research evidence to create fairer mental health policy.
    I got chatting to Andy Bell, the Chief Executive, and decided to invite him onto the podcast because so much of the work the charity does ties in with the things I discuss on this podcast all the time.
    I think it's important work and I hope you agree.
    Please share your thoughts, feelings and feedback on the episode. Here's all the ways you can get in touch with the Wellbeing Lab:
    Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or Email: hello@wellbeinglabpodcast.com
    The Wellbeing Lab is produced by AudioAF and is part of the Acast creator network.

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    • 31 min
    Perfectionism

    Perfectionism

    Nobody's perfect*, but striving for perfection can get us into mental health troubles and affect our day-to-day lives.
    My guest, Thomas Curran, is the world's leading expert on perfectionism and in his book The Perfection Trap, he shares his personal experience of how impossibly high expectations stand in the way of happiness, health, and success. He also talks about why this is a growing problem and what we can do about it.
    If this episode hits home for you, please share your thoughts, feelings and feedback. Here's all the ways you can get in touch with the Wellbeing Lab:
    Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or Email: hello@wellbeinglabpodcast.com
    *Except me and producer Amy at the Wellbeing Lab.
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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
97 Ratings

97 Ratings

Dawn Oei ,

Great podcast

Thank you for this wonderful podcast, Will. I love it and I recommend it to family, friends and clients. Your guests are amazing and your clarity, honesty, humour and kindness are much appreciated. It helps me learn something about myself and the people I meet and how we all behave. I just listened to your podcast episodes on Complex PTSD and BPD and found it so helpful and insightful. ❤️🙏

sammasood ,

Incredibly insightful

The episode about complex PTSD is so interesting and helpful, discussed in an accessible but sensitive way. Will is an excellent interviewer.

hobbalina ,

Fascinating and insightful

Love this podcast, Will’s style is so intimate and informal, yet attentive and caring. Great topics and guests. My only criticism is the sponsor: wine producers. As we know, alcohol plays havoc with mental health and I know Will has recently gone sober so perhaps another more appropriate sponsor could be considered? Personally I hate having wine ads shoved at me every 15 mins.

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