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Intimate conversations about getting unwell - and getting better - with Bryony Gordon. From household names to nurses on the frontline. Because mental health deserves to be talked about.

Bryony Gordon's Mad World The Telegraph

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    • 4.6 • 62 Ratings

Intimate conversations about getting unwell - and getting better - with Bryony Gordon. From household names to nurses on the frontline. Because mental health deserves to be talked about.

    Laura Campbell

    Laura Campbell

    On World Suicide Prevention Day, Bryony talks to someone with a very unusual - but important - job. Laura Campbell is the suicide prevention manager for Govia Thameslink Railway - the first person to have that title and the only suicide prevention manager for any train company. Laura joins Bryony to talk about how she trains railway staff to carry out suicide interventions at their stations, shares invaluable tools to support vulnerable people and opens up about the painful childhood experience that drew her towards this role. 




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    • 31 min
    Introducing Imposters

    Introducing Imposters

    Have you ever felt like a fraud? That you don't belong in the room? That you could get found out at any moment? You're not alone - and we have a podcast to help you. As this series of Mad World comes to a close, Bryony Gordon introduces The Telegraph's Women's Editor, Claire Cohen, and her new show, Imposters. Each week, Claire meets a woman at the top of her game and finds out how she defeated imposter syndrome to get there.




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    • 54 min
    Fearne Cotton

    Fearne Cotton

    Fearne Cotton's voice is instantly recognisable, whether from TV or the radio waves, or now on her Happy Place podcast. Like Bryony, she's dedicated her recent career to continuing the conversation around mental health - and through that work, the pair have become firm friends. 

    Fearne joins Bryony on Mad World to talk about the importance of setting yourself boundaries, why we have to consider the link between mental and physical health, and why sometimes we shouldn't be so quick to judge online trolls. Plus, listen out for Fearne's assessment of Bryony's Dua Lipa impression...




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    Speak Your Truth by Fearne Cotton: https://www.hachette.co.uk/titles/fearne-cotton/speak-your-truth/9781409183198/ |

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    • 40 min
    Rory O'Connor

    Rory O'Connor

    Content warning: This episode contains discussion of suicide




    Professor Rory O'Connor has dedicated himself to research into suicide and suicide prevention for over 25 years, and his new book, When It Is Darkest, aims to untangle the complex reasons why people take their own lives. 

    He joins Bryony on Mad World to dispel unhelpful myths, give practical advice to both those suffering and their loved ones, and to talk candidly about the painful reality of losing a friend to suicide as an expert on the subject.




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    • 55 min
    Rosena Allin-Khan MP

    Rosena Allin-Khan MP

    Shadow Minister for Mental Health, MP for Tooting and an NHS doctor working throughout the pandemic: it's safe to say Rosena Allin-Khan has had a busy year. She manages to find time to join Bryony to discuss why we need to treat ourselves as we would our best friends, how the country can best support healthcare workers after the year gone by, and which guilty pleasure TV show has been helping her switch off.

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    • 40 min
    Scarlett Moffatt

    Scarlett Moffatt

    Scarlett Moffatt and her infectious giggle burst onto our TV screens back in 2013 when her and her family featured on Channel 4's Gogglebox. But while she was becoming an on-screen favourite, she was also battling with her mental health, and eventually had to ring the Samaritans for help. She joins Bryony at the start of Mental Health Awareness Week to discuss why she's joining the organisation that helped her as an Ambassador, and why she wants to give her online trolls a hug.




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    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
62 Ratings

62 Ratings

pautov ,

Amazing

Bryony is simply amazing. ALL her books are a MUST read.

Ela Rozas ,

Pretty Great

I had to listen to this for a school assignment and I enjoyed listening to everyone's joruney. Throughout the show they mention what each person has gone through and explain situations that any person listening could relate to. It was brutally honest - which I appreciated. Sometimes you need something upfront and interesting to listen to in order to get your life together. Pretty neat podcast.

ElaineLeeYu ,

Great podcast -- more episodes please!

I've been subscribed to this podcast for the last year and absolutely adore it. My favorite one is the one with Mandy Stevens, I've listened to it about three 8 times because it is so full of insight and condensed with information. I've also particularly enjoyed the episode with Stephen Fry and Prince Harry. Bryony Gordon is a perfect host -- kind, funny and empathetic given her own struggles with OCD. I hope this podcast continues and produces more episodes. I would definitely like to hear more episodes (with or without celebrities) and broaden the scope to hear more about, for example, the eight different kinds of schizophrenia, dissociative disorder, hallucinations associated with dementia or Parkinson’s disease, etc. I've also really enjoyed hearing from British experts and celebrities, but Bryony could also connect with American ones as well! Or anyone from any country for that matter. Thanks to Bryony, guests, and everyone involved with this production to fighting stigma and helping people!

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