45 episodes

‘What Really Works?’ Is a mental health podcast for young people!
We remove the ‘clinical’ jargon and just chat honestly about our experiences and what we’ve found to work in our lives in a down-to-earth way (with the odd joke too)!
So you can expect to hear all about the good and bad we’re experiencing, as well as some tools and tricks we can use to support our mental health and well-being right now and in the long term.

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‘What Really Works?’ Is a mental health podcast for young people!
We remove the ‘clinical’ jargon and just chat honestly about our experiences and what we’ve found to work in our lives in a down-to-earth way (with the odd joke too)!
So you can expect to hear all about the good and bad we’re experiencing, as well as some tools and tricks we can use to support our mental health and well-being right now and in the long term.

    Episode 43: Mental Health Days

    Episode 43: Mental Health Days

    In episode 43, hosts Olivia and Beki discuss mental health days. They chat about the times they took them and why they chose to, as well as experiences of guilt, anxiety, and stress they've had around mental health days. 

    You'll hear conversations about how organisations need to do more than just provide staff with mental health days, how in some roles it feels not possible to take a day for ourselves, and plenty more. 

    • 49 min
    Episode 42: Leadership

    Episode 42: Leadership

    In episode 42, Beki and Olivia discuss the topic of leadership. You'll hear them chat about what the word means to them in an ideal situation vs what they've found to be true in reality. They share their recent experiences of leadership and how stress can actually be a big part of it. 

    Check out this episode to hear about different characteristics that affect leadership, and how we can start to build our own leadership skills.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Episode 41: Empathy

    Episode 41: Empathy

    Content warning: This episode discusses an abusive relationship and mentions assault. 

    It's CMHA's Mental Health Week this week, and the theme this year is empathy. So, hosts Beki & Olivia thought it would be fitting to record an episode on the topic!

    You'll hear them discuss what empathy really is, why there's a bit of an anti-empathy movement, and what empathy misses are. 

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Episode 40 - Judging Others

    Episode 40 - Judging Others

    In this episode hosts, Beki and Olivia, discuss something that many of us do without even thinking - judging others. 

    You’ll hear why it’s something so common, but also why judging others can be harmful to others as well as ourselves. From chatting about how our judgements come from deep down inside us to empathy being the antidote to judgement, this is an episode you don’t want to miss!

    • 58 min
    Episode 39 - Humour

    Episode 39 - Humour

    Episode 39 focuses on the topic of humour! Beki and Olivia discuss ways that humour can be supportive for us, but also can be a way of us avoiding what’s going on for us.


     


    You’ll hear how some forms of humour and laughter can create good relationships, connection, and open perspectives. But also other forms of humour can be a way of shutting down vulnerability or not dealing with things.


     


    Check out this episode to hear the hosts share how they use humour, and how we can be aware of the type of humour we're using.

    • 50 min
    Episode 38: Taking Your Own Advice

    Episode 38: Taking Your Own Advice

    In this episode, hosts Beki & Olivia discuss how it’s a lot easier to provide suggestions for someone than it is for us to take our own advice. You’ll hear conversations about enabling vs supporting, how our emotions make it harder, and that working in the mental health field can create some barriers or expectations when supporting our own mental health.
     


    Check out this episode for honest conversations from Olivia and Beki. About how they’re doing and how they, like everyone else, find it difficult to listen to your own advice to support yourself.

    • 59 min

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