Posts tagged depression
#33 A Year On The Road: 2018 Review

We are now coming to the end of the first complete year of Ministry of Change, so I thought this would be a great opportunity to reflect back over 2018 and see the evolution of the project and my own growth. 

I recruited my friend, Adam Bates, someone who I know has listened to almost all of the episodes, to turn the tables and interview me. 

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#32 Kai Brouwer: What Happens When Adults Forget to Play

I recorded this conversation over the summer with Kai Brouwer who runs Funbase in Amsterdam. Funbase is a co-working 'treehouse' that doubles up as a play centre for adults. There is a big ball pit, retro and contemporary video games, board games... all the necessary tools for a community of adults to reconnect to their playful inner child. 

Kai talks to me about his experiences with depression and what happens when we forget to play as adults. 

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#30 Bipolar Barbie: Social Media, Mental Illness & Your Authentic Self

In this episode I chatted with Bipolar Barbie - a mental health advocate and social media influencer from Australia, who blogs and vlogs about her experiences living with Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, and Generalised Anxiety Disorder.

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#19 Bethan Christopher: Grow Your Own Gorgeousness

Bethan is a really lovely person and it was great to spend a few days with her exploring the island. A few years ago she wrote a book called ‘Grow Your Own Gorgeousness’, with the mission of tackling body image issues and empowering girls to be and to love themselves

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#18 The Neanderthal Bard: Borderline Personality Disorder and the Spoken Word

In this episode spoken word artist Stefan Gambrell, a.k.a The Neanderthal Bard, shares his experiences of his diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder, over stretched and under funded mental health services and the power of the spoken word, interspersed with some of his amazing poems.

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#13 Living with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DiD)

Today this space will be handed over to someone to tell their story of living with Dissociative Identity Disorder (DiD). It wasn’t something that I had come across before, so it felt like a privilege to be invited to listen. For a little bit of background, DiD is also sometimes known as multiple personality disorder, and it is characterised by at least two distinct and relatively enduring personality states. Because of the sensitive nature of some of their experience they asked to be anonymous at this point 

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