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.Read More
This week Esther shares her story of alcohol addiction, recovery and how yoga helped her stop looking externally for answers and to start looking inside to find more peace.Read More
The same is true of Scott. He is confident, he is playful and inquisitive, but he also has all the other facets of the self. That’s the thing that makes him the Scott I value as a friend, and that is why I’m so grateful that he took the time to share his story with us.Read More
In this episode I hand the mic over to Sian to tell her story of moving from being a functioning alcoholic with a young child to being sober, and the journey of discovery and understanding things about herself this has led her on.
For this episode, Monique shares her experience of growing up in Canada with her mum, who has Bipolar II, and the highs and lows that came with that for her and her family.Read More
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 pointRead More
I’d like to share a recording of a story I recorded recently with Simon Richards, who suffered a period of acute anxiety following a car accident a number of years ago.Read More
In this conversation with Simon he talks about his experience with depression and access to statutory mental health services, the fear we have of death and the damage that causes, and the impact we are having on the planet.
I sat down with Max to record this short conversation on my final night there around Max’s own experiences with mental health, Qigong, a bit of Eastern philosophy and how to listen to your body.Read More
In this episode, Toby Moore shares with me a very personal story of his dad’s death and the effects of it.Read More
In my chat with Hen we talked about the concept of slowing down and of slo-working. We talked about the importance of finding your own rhythm in life, we talked about our mutual interest in living in vans, and living in vans in car parks, and the pros and cons that go with it. We talked about minimal living, and we also talked about breaking through barriers of fear and the power of community.Read More
Rik and I chatted about slowing down and how to avoid burning out at work. It’s a topic that keeps coming up as I talk to people about their mental health. If you’ve listened to podcast #2 you’ll remember my chat with James from Sanctus on a similar topic. It’s just so prevalent. The pressure to work hard and fast is so prevalent in our culture, that people feel like they have no other option that to work long hours, and constantly strive for growth at speed.Read More
In this episode I went along to meet Laurence McCahill, who along with his lifelong friend Carlos Saba, founded the Happy Startup School in Brighton. Their mission is to help people to connect with their true passions and hopefully avoid a lot of the problems I just mentioned. They do this through events such as their annual Summer Camp in the UK, Alptitude, and event in which they take entrepreneurs to the alps, Ashram, their retreat to India, which Laurence touches upon in our conversation, and many other smaller events and workshops throughout the year.Read More
At the beginning of the podcast, we mention how we are not going to just talk about our projects - and then proceed to talk about our respective projects - but weaved around that we cover topics like:
-how to ask yourself difficult questions,
-being honest about your comfort zone,
-what is happiness?
- the useful side of experiencing pain.
-The importance of sharing experiences
In this podcast episode, I went along to Shift Bristol, to talk to Sarah Pugh and Bryher, who both know a great deal more than I do about permaculture and the positive effects it can have on society.Read More
For young people especially talking about what they are experiencing on the inside, social pressures, misconceptions and lack of understanding can make it seem nearly impossible.
Organisations such as Off the Record do great work in normalising the discussion around mental health, and helping young people to make sense of the world and really thrive.Read More
A few weeks ago I travelled to London to meet James Routledge, the founder of Sanctus, an organisation who focus on improving mental health in the workplaceRead More
I spoke to Ella Marshall founder of Freedom of Mind Festival and Kate Mabbett from the mens mental health organization, Man Up Man DownRead More