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The Earthly Delights Podcast focuses on mental health and personal growth. Jim and Seb interview a wide array of guests to explore all the nuances of mental health and learn as much as possible. Join the guys and help them remove the stigma surrounding mental health one chat at a time!

The Earthly Delights Podcas‪t‬ Jim O'Connell & Seb Siracusa

    • Mental Health
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

The Earthly Delights Podcast focuses on mental health and personal growth. Jim and Seb interview a wide array of guests to explore all the nuances of mental health and learn as much as possible. Join the guys and help them remove the stigma surrounding mental health one chat at a time!

    #41: Josh Booth - Losing My Dad To Cancer

    #41: Josh Booth - Losing My Dad To Cancer

    Join the guys as they speak to one of Seb's best friends for over a decade Josh Booth. Josh lost his dad to cancer in his early twenties but has rarely ever spoken about the impact of this traumatic event and how it is has shifted some of his perspectives and encouraged him to make the most of his time on this earth.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    #40: Reverend Roger Quick - Helping The Homeless

    #40: Reverend Roger Quick - Helping The Homeless

    Join the guys as they talk to Reverend Roger Quick about his own struggles with mental health and addiction and his inspirational work helping the homeless. We talk about his journey from stumbling into St George’s Crypt seeking refuge after a drunken row. Nobody could have predicted 40 years later he’d return again as its chaplain. Reverend Roger’s story is one of trials and tribulations, but ultimately of compassion. Buy his book "Entertaining Saints: Tales from St George's Crypt" here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Entertaining-Saints-Tales-Georges-Crypt/dp/0232534896/
    Find more here: https://www.stgeorgescrypt.org.uk/

    • 1 hr 11 min
    #39: Prof. Ian Hickie - How do We Build a Healthier Society?

    #39: Prof. Ian Hickie - How do We Build a Healthier Society?

    In this episode, Prof. Ian Hickie focuses on connection and its impact on our mental health. He talks in detail about what we can learn from indigenous cultures, balancing collective and personal well-being and the significant role of technology in the future of mental health services. Professor Ian Hickie is Co-Director, Health and Policy at The University of Sydney’s Brain and Mind Centre. He is an NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow (2013-2017 and 2018-22), having previously been one of the inaugural NHMRC Australian Fellows (2008-12). He was an inaugural Commissioner on Australia’s National Mental Health Commission (2012-18) overseeing enhanced accountability for mental health reform and suicide prevention. He is an internationally renowned researcher in clinical psychiatry, with particular reference to medical aspects of common mood disorders, depression and bipolar disorder in young people, early intervention, use of new and emerging technologies and suicide prevention.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    #38: Dr James Cantor - Understanding Paedophilia

    #38: Dr James Cantor - Understanding Paedophilia

    Join us as we talk to Dr James Cantor about a topic that most people are too disgusted to even think about, pedophilia. Dr James Cantor is a Canadian clinical psychologist and sexologist, specialising in hyper-sexuality and atypical sexual interests. He is a former editor of the journal Sexual Abuse and an expert on paraphilia. We try to understand what makes a pedophile tick and what can be done to help those looking for help. Find more here: http://www.jamescantor.org/

    • 1 hr 21 min
    #37: George Bryant & Jake Appleton - Beer Eye & Men's Mental Health

    #37: George Bryant & Jake Appleton - Beer Eye & Men's Mental Health

    Join Jim and Seb as they talk to the founders of Beer Eye, a Youtube channel created to help promote conversations about mental health whilst sharing a drink with your friends, whatever your tipple. We talk about what triggered their mental health journeys, how they coped and what led them to create Beer Eye. You can find them here: https://youtu.be/Z4lmc6nYr2g

    • 1 hr 19 min
    #36: Rachel Cunningham - Tackling Loneliness

    #36: Rachel Cunningham - Tackling Loneliness

    In this episode, Jim and Rachel discuss the experience of loneliness that is growing and growing for many of us, particularly in such isolating times. Rachel explains how she began learning about the extensive nature of loneliness with a Befriending volunteer service, the results of her subsequent survey, the impact of loneliness on our physical and mental health and how we can all do our part. Tune in to this episode to explore loneliness in an honest chat with some humour along the way, dissect how genuine are our ‘how are you keeping’s?’ find out about Rachel’s website and wholesome email group as well as the healing power of dogs. Find Rachel here: letstalkaboutloneliness@gmail.com

    • 1 hr 12 min

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DanielH504 ,

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Just listened to Episode 22. Really enjoyable chat and learned plenty from it. Keep up the good work.

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Much needed!

Really enjoy this podcast. Two relatable men- Looking forward to further episodes !

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Keep the fire burning !

Two men with good intentions encouraging honesty. Very nice to hear.

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