Listen as we discuss all things mental health and draw on our own experience battling common conditions. Perfect for business leaders and HR professionals looking after teams and employees, but also suitable as inspiration for your own self-care or looking out for a loved one. startwithin.co.uk
Take the time
Jonny Benjamin MBE is an award-winning mental health campaigner, film producer, public speaker, writer and vlogger. He is also the founder of youth mental health charity Beyond, as well as the author of The Book of Hope - an inspiring and moving collection of 101 honest stories that illustrate human strength and resilience.
This feature-length conversation is a powerful one, covering a range of emotive topics and giving Mike the chance to meet one of his mental health heroes!
(Warning - this episode contains mention of suicide)
Running on empty
After a little (deserved) break, Abbey and Mike are back! This personal episode delves into experiences of running on empty and why it is important to slow down for our mental health. We also cover stress vs burnout, how to address it and what we can do to cope.
Let's address stress
Neil Shah is the Founder, Director and Chief De-Stressing Officer of The Stress Management Society and International Wellbeing Insights. He is a leading global expert on stress management and wellbeing, co-founder of the campaign group Recovery and best-selling author of many books including The 10-Step Stress Solution
To mark Stress Awareness Month, we chat to Neil about why stress management is so crucial to our wellbeing, why having difficult conversations is more important than ever, how to reclaim control and what we can do to find a positive, constructive outlook at such a testing time.
Finding your voice
For this episode, we are delighted to welcome Anastasia Vinnikova, Wellbeing Lead at the Bank of England, Co-Chair of the Thriving from the Start Network and founder of Winning Minds, a mental health resource for sportspeople.
Anastasia shares her personal mental health journey with us and speaks powerfully on the importance of helping others to find their voice. This conversation also gives a fascinating insight into the current challenges that face our young people, the pressures that come with transition into the workplace and the impact that the pandemic has had on mental health support services.
Women supporting women
In honour of International Women's Day on 8 March 2021, we have put together this very special feature length episode, featuring not one guest but five!
Each guest is a powerful strong woman, that we see as role models and an inspiration to other women in unique ways to each other. We talk to an RAF Sergeant, an Inclusion Advocate, a Mum Influencer, an Entrepreneur and a Psychologist.
Each tell us their individual story including topics such as gender bias and stereotypes and how these can affect our mental health.
Abbey talks to Martina Jean-Jacques from Frazzled Cafe about the importance of connections and community.