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Mental Health Chats with Clare Davis

Mental Health Chats with Clare Davis

By Clare Davis
Clare Davis has started 'Mental Health Chats' to help everyone understand and talk more about Mental Health. Clare will be interviewing a variety of people from across the world to talk about many different aspects of Mental Health.

Clare’s aim is to open up conversations…………

“Emotional Fitness: A-Z for Positive Mental Health”, is a self-help book to help you bring positive mental health into your life. To read more and to buy the book head to www.novaassociates.co.uk/mental-health-book
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How Breathing Helps Anxiety - Fenella Hemus
How does breathing help calm anxiety?  Thank you, Fenella Hemus, for joining me today. Fenella works with people using NLP and other coaching techniques to help them calm their nerves and lower their anxiety. She explains in detail how breathing helps calms you down and feel less anxious. Follow this Podcast channel - Mental Health Chats. Please like, comment, share and ask questions. Check out my social media links on linktr.ee/ClareDavis 
04:15
September 15, 2021
Stopping Suicidal Thoughts - Tony Phipps [Suicide Bonus Episode]
How can you stop suicidal thoughts?  Thank you, Tony Phipps, for joining me today. Tony is a former Royal Marine for joining me to discuss the first-hand experience of suicide. Tony talks about how he managed to stop his suicidal thoughts and take control of his life. Follow this Podcast channel - Mental Health Chats. Please like, comment, share, and ask questions.  Check out my social media links on linktr.ee/ClareDavis 
04:17
September 13, 2021
Anxiety for Teenagers and Young People During Covid-19 - Ben Lovatt
How can we support our young people with anxiety when returning to school after so much change during Covid-19?  Thank you, Ben Lovatt, for joining me today. Ben is a trainer for safeguarding in schools in the UK. Ben talks about the concerns parents and carers have around anxiety for their young people. He looks at the reality of the pressures children and young people have had since the start of the pandemic, looking at the impact of all the changes for them. Follow this Podcast channel - Mental Health Chats. Please like, comment, share and ask questions. Check out my social media links on linktr.ee/ClareDavis 
04:01
September 6, 2021
Self-Harm - Supporting Self-Harm at School - Trent Donaldson - TRIGGER WARNING
How do you support someone back at school and university when they self-harm? Thank you, Trent Donaldson, for joining me today. Trent has been a secondary teacher, working as the Pastoral Care Co-Ordinator, then has moved onto a student Support role at St Alberts College at a university in Australia. Trent outlines the ways we can support someone who returns from the hospital who has been self-harming. Follow this Podcast channel - Mental Health Chats. We aim to Spot the Signs and open up conversations and build awareness for anyone suffering from a mental illness. Check out my social media links on linktr.ee/ClareDavis 
03:58
August 30, 2021
Self-Harm - What to do if you are Self-Harming - Sylvia Chambers - TRIGGER WARNING
What can you do if you are self-harming? Thank you Sylvia Chambers for joining us today to talk to us about how people recover from self-harm. Sylvia is an experienced mental health nurse who has helped many patients on their road to recovery when they have been self-harming. Follow this Podcast channel - Mental Health Chats. We aim to help spot the signs and open up conversations about Mental Health Concerns. Check out my social media links on linktr.ee/ClareDavis 
03:18
August 23, 2021
Self-Harm - Guide to Surviving Self-Harm - Tom Hoskins - TRIGGER WARNING
How can you survive self-harm? Thank you, Tom Hoskins, for joining me today. Tom is very passionate about helping teenagers who self-harm. He outlines what causes people to self-harm, and how you can help people who are self-harming. Tom works with teenagers on their mental health. He runs a business called Chance is Change. You can contact him on https://www.chanceischange.com/ Follow this Podcast channel - Mental Health Chats. Check out my social media links on linktr.ee/ClareDavis 
03:46
August 16, 2021
Self-Harm - Your Voice About Self-Harm - Satveer Nijjar - TRIGGER WARNING
How do you help someone who is self-harming? Thank you, Satveer Nijjar, for joining me today. Satveer outlines that self-harm is about communication of emotional pain, stress, and distress. She talks about how to help your loved ones who are self-harming. Satveer gives talks on self-harm in schools and organisations. You can contact her on http://satveernijjar.com/ Follow this Podcast channel - Mental Health Chats. Please like, comment, share and ask questions. Check out my social media links on linktr.ee/ClareDavis 
04:33
August 9, 2021
Sexual Assault - Teaching Kids to be Strong About Sexual Assault - Nina Malone - TRIGGER WARNING
Rape sexual assault and sexual abuse, taboo topics… but are more common than you realise. We need to educate our children that sex, without consent, is unacceptable before it’s too late. Thank you, Nina Malone, for joining me today. How can sexual assault victims rebuild their self-worth? What should we be teaching our children about being polite vs listening to their gut? This series is on Sexual Assault. Nina runs a Black Dope Mums group, a digital safe space for black women to navigate motherhood together.  Nina’s favourite quote is: “We must learn and then teach our children that niceness does not equal goodness. Niceness is a decision, a strategy of social interaction; it is not a character trait. People seeking to control others almost always present the image of a nice person in the beginning. Like rapport-building, charm, and the deceptive smile, unsolicited niceness often has a discoverable motive.” Gavin de Becker Subscribe to my YouTube channel - Mental Health Chats.  Let us open up conversations and build awareness for anyone suffering from a mental illness. Please like, comment, share and ask questions. Check out my social media links on linktr.ee/ClareDavis 
06:33
August 2, 2021
Body Image – Facts You Should Know - Peter Dundon (AKA Benny)
Why do people self-harm? What are the real facts? Thank you, Peter Dundon, for joining me today. Benny and I unravelled the stats and interesting information about Self-Harm. Here are the links we addressed in the interview. Look up the following links. Definition of self-harm: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/a-to-z/s/self-harm Stats of self-harm: https://psychologychartered.co.uk/blog/self-injury-awareness-day-2020/ Useful things to say to a friend who self-harms: https://www.self.com/story/self-harm-friend-help Subscribe to my YouTube channel - Mental Health Chats. In our next series, we are talking about sexual assault. Let us open up conversations and build awareness for anyone suffering from a mental illness. Please like, comment, share and ask questions. Check out my social media links on linktr.ee/ClareDavis 
14:38
July 26, 2021
Self-Harm - How to Support Someone Who Self-Harms - Trent Donaldson
How do you support someone back at school and university when they self-harm? Thank you, Trent Donaldson, for joining me today. Trent has been a secondary teacher, working as the Pastoral Care Co-Ordinator, then has moved onto a student Support role at St Alberts College at a university in Australia. Trent outlines the ways we can support someone who returns from the hospital who has been self-harming. Subscribe to my YouTube channel - Mental Health Chats. Peter Dundon (Benny) is back next time to outline the stats and facts for self-harm. Let us open up conversations and build awareness for anyone suffering from a mental illness. Please like, comment, share and ask questions. Check out my social media links on linktr.ee/ClareDavis
12:25
July 19, 2021
Self-Harm – Sylvia Chambers – Recovery for Self-Harm
How can you recover when you are self-harming? Thank you, Sylvia Chambers, for joining me today. Sylvia is an experienced mental health nurse who has helped many patients on their road to recovery when they have been self-harming. Subscribe to my YouTube channel - Mental Health Chats. Our next guest is Trent Donaldson; who will be talking about how to support someone at school and university who self-harms. Let us open up conversations and build awareness for anyone suffering from a mental illness. Please like, comment, share and ask questions. Check out my social media links on linktr.ee/ClareDavis
18:47
July 12, 2021
Self-Harm – Tom Hoskins – Thoughts Around Self-Harm Injuries
How does a person’s mind cause a person to self-harm? Thank you, Tom Hoskins, for joining me today. Tom is very passionate about helping teenagers who self-harm. He outlines what causes people to self-harm, and how you can help people who are self-harming. Tom works with teenagers on their mental health. He runs a business called Chance is Change. You can contact him on https://www.chanceischange.com/ Subscribe to my YouTube channel - Mental Health Chats. Our next guest is Sylvia Chambers who will be talking about the recovery of self-harm. Let us open up conversations and build awareness for anyone suffering from a mental illness. Please like, comment, share and ask questions. Check out my social media links on linktr.ee/ClareDavis
20:02
July 5, 2021
Self-Harm – Satveer Nijjar – Attention Seeking? What is Self-Harm really about?
Are people who self-harm attention seeking? Thank you, Satveer Nijjar, for joining me today. Satveer outlines what self-harm really is, the functions of self-harm, and what to say when someone discloses when they self-harm. Satveer gives talks on self-harm in schools and organisations. You can contact her on http://satveernijjar.com/ Subscribe to my YouTube channel - Mental Health Chats. Our next guest is Tom Hoskins who will be talking about Thoughts Around Self Injuries Behaviour. Let us open up conversations and build awareness for anyone suffering from a mental illness. Please like, comment, share and ask questions. Check out my social media links on linktr.ee/ClareDavis
17:48
June 28, 2021
Body Image – Peter Dundon (AKA Benny) – Facts you should know
Have you had body image issues since you were a child? How do we learn to love our bodies? Thank you, Peter Dundon, for joining me today. Benny and I unraveled the stats and interesting information about Body Image Concerns. Here are the links we addressed in the interview. https://breakbingeeating.com/body-image-statistics/ Here is the link for a good report from Mental Health Foundation in England. https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/body-image-report/exec-summary Subscribe to this YouTube channel - Mental Health Chats. Our next guest is Satveer Nijjar who will be starting the series on self-harm. Let us open up conversations and build awareness for anyone suffering from a mental illness. Please like, comment, share and ask questions. #MentalHealthTraining #PositiveBodyImage #BodyimageIssues #NegativeBodyImage
15:46
June 21, 2021
Body Image – Dr Serena Goldstein – Distorted Body Image
How long does it take to fall in love with your body to have a positive body image? Thank you, Dr. Serena Goldstein, for joining me today. Dr. Serena is a Naturopath doctor, working with patients to have a more positive body image. Contact her on https://www.drserenagoldstein.com/ Subscribe to my YouTube channel - Mental Health Chats. Peter Dundon (AKA Benny), returns next time to talk about statistics and interesting facts about body image. Let us open up conversations and build awareness for anyone suffering from a mental illness. Please like, comment, share and ask questions. #MentalHealthTraining #PositiveBodyImage #BodyimageIssues #NegativeBodyImage
14:34
June 14, 2021
Body Image – Joyce Diebels – Body Image Issues from Childhood
Have you had body image issues since you were a child? How do we learn to love our bodies? Thank you, Joyce Diebels, for joining me today. Joyce was suffering from body image issues since the age of 6. Now she helps other people in similar situations, running virtual and face-to-face coaching programmes and courses to help people with their mindset to overcome body image issues. Contact her on https://lifetoenjoyce.nl/ Subscribe to my YouTube channel - Mental Health Chats. Our next guest is Dr. Serena Goldstein who will be talking about distorted body image. Let us open up conversations and build awareness for anyone suffering from a mental illness. Please like, comment, share and ask questions. #MentalHealthTraining #PositiveBodyImage #BodyimageIssues #NegativeBodyImage
18:11
June 7, 2021
Body Image – Aaron Flores – The Male Perspective of Body Image Issues
What advice would you give males who are feeling negative about their body image? Thank you, Aaron Flores, for joining me today. Aaron is a dietitian and helps males understand how masculinity plays a role in body image and how to be more comfortable in your own body. You can contact Aaron at the following website: https://www.bvmrd.com/ Subscribe to my YouTube channel - Mental Health Chats. Our next guest is Joyce Diebels who will be talking about body image issues from childhood. Let us open up conversations and build awareness for anyone suffering from a mental illness. Please like, comment, share, and ask questions. #MentalHealthTraining #PositiveBodyImage #BodyImageIssues #NegativeBodyImage #Body ImageDisorder
09:28
May 31, 2021
Body Image – Elizabeth Hall – Overcoming Body Image in a Thin Centric World
We are living in a thin-centric world. How does this affect our body image? Thank you, Elizabeth Hall, for joining me today. Elizabeth was suffering from body image issues since the age of 12. Now she helps other people in similar situations, running virtual and face-to-face coaching programmes and courses to help people with their mindset to overcome body image issues. Contact her on https://www.elizabethhallcoaching.com/ Subscribe to my YouTube channel - Mental Health Chats. Our next guest is Aaron Flores who will be the male perspective of body image issues. Let us open up conversations and build awareness for anyone suffering from a mental illness. Please like, comment, share and ask questions. #MentalHealthTraining #PositiveBodyImage #BodyimageIssues #NegativeBodyImage #BodyImageDisorder
11:20
May 24, 2021
Story of Suicide – Facts We Should Know – Peter Dundon (AKA Benny)
Were you aware that suicide rates are higher in Spring? Find out why on our chat today. Peter Dundon (Benny) and I open up the conversation about methods of suicide, statistics from the World Health Organisation, and how to help those who have tried suicide. Here are the links Benny and I referred to throughout the chat: Suicide rates higher in Spring https://www.mghclaycenter.org/parenting-concerns/teenagers/spring-suicide-an-unlikely-combination/ Interesting facts from World Health Organisation: https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/suicide Methods of suicide in different countries – look at the results section to explain methods in different countries. https://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/86/9/07-043489/en/ Subscribe to my YouTube channel - Mental Health Chats. We start our next series on Body image with Elizabeth Hall from the USA.  Let us open up conversations and build awareness for anyone suffering from a mental illness. Please like, comment, share and ask questions. #MentalHealthTraining #SurvivingSuicideQuotes #SuicideStory #SuicideGrief
16:06
May 17, 2021
Story of Suicide – Beyond Suicide – Shiggi Pakter
How would you cope if your mother shot herself? Shiggi Pakter is enlightening with her honesty about her difficult situation when her mother shot herself in May 2019. She is from Kenyan background, growing up in London, thus having to deal with the Kenyan tribal pressures as well as her own grief. Thank you for your brave honesty to help others. Shiggi has a podcast called ‘Getting Shiggi With…”, as part of her talking therapy, as well as to help others in a similar situation. Here is the link: Apple:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/getting-shiggi-with/id1339490878 Subscribe to my YouTube channel - Mental Health Chats. Benny (Peter Dundon) is back next time to bring together some stats and facts on Suicide Survivors. Let us open up conversations and build awareness for anyone suffering from a mental illness. Please like, comment, share and ask questions. #MentalHealthTraining #SurvivingSuicideQuotes #SuicideStory #SuicideGrief
19:07
May 10, 2021
Story of Suicide – I’m Not Always Relieved I’m Still Here – Jess Stohlmann-Rainey
How would you feel if you had tried to complete suicide from the age of 12? Thank you, Jess Stohlmann-Rainey for joining me today. Jess tells her story, some days feeling like she doesn’t want to live. She gives advice to others with similar feelings. Jess works with the Rocky Mountain Crisis Partner to help others. Here are the links to contact her https://rmcrisispartners.org/home/about/leadership/jessstohlmann/ Subscribe to my YouTube channel - Mental Health Chats. Our next guest is Shiggi Pakter, a Kenyan/British lady who is going to share her story beyond suicide. Let us open up conversations and build awareness for anyone suffering from a mental illness. Please like, comment, share and ask questions. #MentalHealthTraining #SurvivingSuicideQuotes #SuicideStory #SuicideGrief
10:56
May 3, 2021
Story of Suicide – I’m grateful I’m still here – Dylan Lewis
Do you know someone who has tried to take their life? How are they now? Are they happy to still be here? Thank you, Dylan Lewis, for joining me today. Dylan and I spoke in detail about his journey. He tried to take his own life in 2012. He spoke openly about why he moved to Katherine in the Northern Territory to find peace and how he has helped himself on the road to recovery. Dylan is now the CEO of Mental mates in Katherine in the Northern Territory. They work to raise awareness of mental health concerns, raising money to educate people on Mental Health First Aid. Here is the link: https://www.mentalmates.org/ Subscribe to my YouTube channel - Mental Health Chats. In our next series, the speaker is going to talk about another side of suicide, Jess Stolhlmann-Rainey tried to take her own life and is not happy she is still here. Let us open up conversations and build awareness for anyone suffering from a mental illness. Please like, comment, share and ask questions. #MentalHealthTraining #SurvivingSuicideQuotes #SuicideStory #SuicideGrief
19:07
April 26, 2021
Story of Suicide – Honouring their Memory, Not the Method – Khara Croswaite Brindle
How do you help yourself through the pain of someone close to you completing suicide?  Thank you, Khara Croswaite Brindle, for joining me today. Khara and I spoke in detail about her journey. Before the age of 18, 2 people from her family completed their life. She explained why suicide rates go up in Spring. Khara runs a non-profit organisation in Colorado, USA. They provide innovative and engaging training tools to help professionals save more lives from suicide. Here is the link  Subscribe to my YouTube channel - Mental Health Chats. In our next series is the speaker is going to talk about another side of suicide, Dylan Lewis tried to take his own life and is now happy he is still here. Let us open up conversations and build awareness for anyone suffering from a mental illness. Please like, comment, share and ask questions. #MentalHealthTraining #SurvivingSuicideQuotes #SuicideStory #SuicideGrief
14:05
April 19, 2021
Eating Disorders – Peter Dundon (AKA Benny) – Facts we should know.
Were you aware that eating disorders have the highest mortality rates among psychiatric disorders? Thank you, Benny, for joining me today. Benny and I are opening up the conversation about statistics relating to eating disorders and the meanings of the different eating disorders, the signs to be aware of, and recovery. Hope Virgo’s book, “Stand Tall Little Girl is a real-life account of recovery through Anorexia Nervosa. Hope is honest and open, helping us to understand in a lot more detail. It is a MUST read and can be found on Amazon. Subscribe to my YouTube channel - Mental Health Chats. Our next guest is Khara Croswaite Brindle who is going to open up the series on Suicide Survivors. Let us open up conversations and build awareness for anyone suffering from a mental illness. Please like, comment, share and ask questions. #MentalHealthCourses #BulimiaEatingDisorder #EatingDisorderRecovery #EatingDisorderSelfHelp
19:09
April 12, 2021
Eating Disorders – Laura Clark – Myths around Disordered Eating and Dieting
Is dieting healthy? Were you aware that 95% of people who lose weight through dieting will regain this weight within 2 to 5 years? Thank you, Laura Clark, for joining me today. Laura is a dietitian and nutritionist and goes into detail about how we can eat healthily to be healthy in mind and body without having to go on fad diets which can be the offset of long-term mental health concerns.  (LINK) You can contact Laura through her website Or follow her on Instagram where she gives powerful advice on healthy eating.  Subscribe to my YouTube channel - Mental Health Chats. Benny is back next time and we’re going to discuss facts and statistics on eating disorders. Let us open up conversations and build awareness for anyone suffering from a mental illness. Please like, comment, share and ask questions. #MentalHealthTraining #DisorderedEating #EatingDisorderRecovery #EatingDisorderSelfHelp
14:44
April 5, 2021
Eating Disorders – Vicky Midwood – Managing Compulsive Eating Disorder
What can we do to manage our eating to be healthier and be happy in our own bodies? Thank you, Vicky Midwood, for joining me today. Vicky loves what she does in her coaching as she helps people to love their body for what it is, and eat healthily and be happy in themselves.  Vicky runs eating freely programme for 20 weeks to help people with their emotional triggers and eating. You can contact Vicky via her website.  Subscribe to my YouTube channel - Mental Health Chats. Our next guest is Laura Clark who is going to open our eyes to healthy dieting. Let us open up conversations and build awareness for anyone suffering from a mental illness. Please like, comment, share and ask questions. #MentalHealthTraining #EatingDisorderRecovery #DisorderedEating #EatingDisorderSelfHelp
13:15
March 29, 2021
Eating Disorders – Hope Virgo – Anorexia Recovery
How can you spot the signs of a loved one developing anorexia nervosa? How can we help them on the road to recovery? Thank you, Hope Virgo, for joining me today. Hope developed Anorexia Nervosa around the age of 12. Hope explains the long road to recovery and how to help ourselves and others in this situation.  Hope has written a book called Stand Tall Little Girl and gives talks in schools to help teenagers with eating disorders. You can contact her here  http://www.hopevirgo.com Subscribe to my YouTube channel - Mental Health Chats. Our next guest is Vicky Midwood who is going to talk about how we can manage compulsive eating disorder. Let us open up conversations and build awareness for anyone suffering from a mental illness. Please like, comment, share and ask questions. #MentalHealthTraining #AnorexiaandBulimia #DisorderedEating #AnorexiaTreatment
14:44
March 22, 2021
Eating Disorders – Alex Cross – Living with Bulimia Eating Disorder and Orthorexia TRIGGER WARNING
Do you know what Orthorexia is? It is an eating disorder related to clean eating. Thank you, Alex Cross, for joining me today. Alex opens up about his unhealthy relationship with food, calorie counting, and exercise, giving advice about his recovery from bulimia and orthorexia.  (LINK) Alex now helps others, especially men in similar experiences by coaching them. Contact him on his website. Subscribe to my YouTube channel - Mental Health Chats. Our next guest is Hope Virgo who is going to tell us her story about Anorexia Recovery. Let us open up conversations and build awareness for anyone suffering from a mental illness. Please like, comment, share and ask questions. #MentalHealthCourses #BulimiaEatingDisorder #EatingDisorderRecovery #EatingDisorderSelfHelp
15:01
March 15, 2021
Anxiety – Peter Dundon, (AKA Benny)– stats and facts
Have you ever experienced anxiety? Do you know anyone who has? Do you understand the impact of it on people’s lives? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=px0T31hSyqY Thank you, Peter Dundon, (AKA Benny) for joining me today. Benny and I spoke in detail about the stats around anxiety.  We then discussed the causes of anxiety and how Covid-19 has caused more people to be anxious, especially women and young people. The 2 main causes are worrying that we might get Covid-19, as well as loneliness. Head over to my YouTube Channel - Mental Health Chats for more links from Minds and Young Minds discussing ways to help people with anxiety. Subscribe to my YouTube channel - Mental Health Chats. Our next series is about Eating Disorders and our first guest is Alex Cross. Let us open up conversations and build awareness for anyone suffering from a mental illness. Please like, comment, share and ask questions. #MentalHealthTraining #WhereDoesAnxietyComeFrom #HowToCalmAnxiety #WhatAnxietyFeelsLike
17:21
March 8, 2021
Anxiety – Fenella Hemus – How to Calm Anxiety
How can we calm anxiety? Thank you, Fenella Hemus, for joining me today. Fenella is a transformational coach, helping people get from where they are to where they want to be and uses many methods to help people calm anxiety.  Fenella works both on-line and face to face. You can contact her via Linked In or on her website: https://abovebeyondcoaching.co.uk/ Subscribe to my YouTube channel - Mental Health Chats. Benny is back next time and we’re going to discuss many facts and statistics about anxiety. Let us open up conversations and build awareness for anyone suffering from a mental illness. Please like, comment, share and ask questions. #MentalHealthTraining #WhereDoesAnxietyComeFrom #HowToCalmAnxiety #WhatAnxietyFeelsLike
16:22
March 1, 2021
Anxiety – Cleveland Hughes – Managing Anxiety Through Physical Activity
How can we manage anxiety through physical activity? Thank you, Cleveland Hughes, for joining me today. Cleveland has experienced both depression and anxiety and found that boxing helped him control his anxiety due to the focus he needs to have.   Cleveland now runs a business called healing mitts, where he uses a process through boxing to help people overcome anxiety. He works both on-line and face-to-face. You can contact him via his website: https://www.healingmitts.org/ Subscribe to my YouTube channel - Mental Health Chats. Our next guest is Fenella Hemus who is going to tell us how you can use breathing to help anxiety. Let us open up conversations and build awareness for anyone suffering from a mental illness. Please like, comment, share and ask questions. #MentalHealthTraining #WhereDoesAnxietyComeFrom #HowToCalmAnxiety #WhatAnxietyFeelsLike
14:47
February 22, 2021
Anxiety – Tommy Dahlborg – Where does anxiety come from?
How are you all feeling at the moment? The world has changed over the last 12 months and we might be feeling anxious. Where does anxiety come from?  Many people are experiencing anxiety due to Covid-19 as well as other different sources. Thank you, Tommy Dahlborg, for joining me today. Tommy is based in Portland Maine and outlines his experience of anxiety and what he has learned about his brain and why he has anxiety. Many people experience anxiety and do so for many different reasons. Tommy explains what he has done to help himself. Tommy has a website to help others:https://www.strengththru.com/ y Subscribe to this YouTube channel - Mental Health Chats. My next guest is Cleveland Hughes who will be telling us how he has used physical activity to help anxiety. Let’s open up conversations and build awareness for anyone suffering from a mental illness. Please like, comment, share and ask questions. #MentalHealthCourses #WhereDoesAnxietyComeFrom #HowToCalmAnxiety #WhatAnxietyFeelsLike
14:19
February 15, 2021
Anxiety – Tricia Maitland – What Anxiety Feels like
Why do people get anxious?  Thank you, Tricia Maitland, for joining me today. Tricia is opening up the conversation about Anxiety. Tricia is a solution-based hypnotherapist and explains to us in detail about the human brain and why people get anxious. Tricia also gives details about how we can help ourselves to reduce anxiety. Many people experience anxiety in the modern world. Tricia has s YouTube Channel, helping people with anxiety, and also offers guided meditation online. Here are the links. You can also contact Tricia via Linked In: Subscribe to my YouTube channel - Mental Health Chats. My next guest is Tommy Dahlborg who will be telling us his story about anxiety as a student. Let us open up conversations and build awareness for anyone suffering from a mental illness. Please like, comment, share and ask questions. #MentalHealthCourses #WhereDoesAnxietyComeFrom #HowToCalmAnxiety #WhatAnxietyFeelsLike
17:12
February 8, 2021
Sexual Assault – Peter Dundon AKA Benny – Facts You Should Know TRIGGER WARNING
Rape, sexual assault and sexual abuse, a taboo topic ………. but is more prevalent than you may realise. We need to educate our children that sex, without consent, is not acceptable before it’s too late. Thank you, Peter Dundon (AKA Benny) for joining me today.  This series is on Sexual Assault. Benny and I have brought together the stats and information on the topic of Sexual Violence, the umbrella term used for Rape, Sexual Assault, and Sexual Abuse. Here are the links to the articles Benny and I referred to with definitions of the terms, the myths about sexual assault, and statistics. We have come to realise that the cases reported are much lower than actual instances as people are ashamed a feel they have no self-worth. Australian Govt Institute of Health and Wealth, Sexual Assault in Australia - https://www.aihw.gov.au/reports/domestic-violence/sexual-assault-in-australia/contents/summary Rape Crisis England and Wales Sexual Violence Statistics - https://rapecrisis.org.uk/get-informed/about-sexual-violence/statistics-sexual-violence/ All 3 speakers have had mass destruction in their lives due to the continuous sexual abuse as children. All 3 speakers were abused for many years. All 3 speakers have taken many years to heal and find peace. It is not a linear recovery. We need to educate our children about sexual abuse. We need to support those people who have been abused and as SARSAS tagline says, LISTEN, BELIEVE and SUPPORT. Subscribe to my YouTube channel - Mental Health Chats. Our next series is about Anxiety and our first speaker is Tricia Maitland who will be talking about What Anxiety Feels like. Let us open up conversations and build awareness for anyone suffering from a mental illness. Please like, comment, share, and ask questions. #SexualAssaultAwareness #SexualAssaultHelpline #MeToo #MentalHealthTraining
18:27
February 1, 2021
Sexual Assault – Claire Bloor – Sexual assault Awareness and Recovery TRIGGER WARNING
How can we support a person who has been sexually assaulted on their road to recovery? It’s a long journey and Claire Bloor the CEO of a SARSAS, Somerset, and Avon Rape and Sexual Abuse Support Charity in Bristol opens the conversation.   Thank you, Claire, for joining me today. This series is on Sexual Assault. Claire outlines in great detail the Do’s and Don’t to support someone who has been sexually abused on their road to recovery.  Claire outlined the Do’s which align with SARSAS tagline to listen, believe and support. You can find out more information or donate to SARSAS on this website: https://www.sarsas.org.uk/ Subscribe to my YouTube channel - Mental Health Chats. Peter Dundon (AKA Benny) is back next time to give more interesting facts and information about the topic of sexual assault. Let’s open up chats and build awareness for anyone suffering from a mental illness. Please like, comment, share, and ask questions. #MentalHealthCourses #SexualAssaultHelpline #SexualAssaultSurvivor #SexualAssaultAwareness #MeToo
17:15
January 25, 2021
Sexual Assault – Finding Peace as a Sexual Assault Survivor – Liz Walton - TRIGGER WARNING
How does a sexual assault survivor find peace? It’s a long journey and Liz Walton, who was sexually abused for 10 years from the age of 6, outlines her journey.    Thank you, Liz Walton, for joining me today. This series is on Sexual Assault. Liz explains that you can be free, have self-love be happier, and let go of the anger, as when we give our mind and body the opportunity to heal, it’s incredible what can flow in. Liz now supports people to heal and find peace. You can find her on the following website: https://lizwalton.org/ Subscribe to my YouTube channel - Mental Health Chats. Claire Bloor, the CEO of SARSAS will be joining me next to discuss sexual assault awareness and recovery. Let’s open up chats and build awareness for anyone suffering from a mental illness. Please like, comment, share, and ask questions. #MeToo #MentalHealthCourses #SexualAssaultHelpline #SexualAssaultSurvivor #SexualAssaultAwareness #MeToo
17:53
January 18, 2021
Sexual Assault – Derek Bell – Building Strength as a Sexual Assault Survivor TRIGGER WARNING
How can sexual assault survivors build their strength to cope through life? It’s a long journey when you have been groomed for 5 years by someone you and your family trusted. Hear Derek Bell’s story about how George Ormond won his family over, as a trusted football coach to groom Derek and many other young boys. https://youtu.be/rhy7x4SWFng Derek runs a company that does safeguarding, and mental health first aid training called Caroll and Bell consultancy. https://www.carollbellconsultancy.com/ This is the link to the original case in 2002 (https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/1416292/Football-coach-gets-six-years-for-abusing-boys.html), where Derek admits he didn’t have the mental strength to divulge his anonymity. Then in 2018 (article: https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/jul/04/paedophile-football-coach-george-ormond-jailed-for-20-years), other footballers spoke out and George was jailed for 20 years, with 35 indecent assaults and one count of indecency. As the judge from this case said to George: “Some victims you do not even remember – what was for you momentary sexual gratification was for your victims a lifetime of difficulty.” It is a LIFETIME of difficulty for anyone in this situation. If you know anyone, at work, in your family or friends who has been through this, you need to be patient and understand they will go through their ups and downs - support them continuously. Subscribe to this YouTube channel - Mental Health Chats. Liz Walton is my next guest who will be talking about how she has found peace in her life after 10 years of being sexually assaulted as a child. Let us open up chats and build awareness for anyone suffering from a mental illness. Please like, comment, share, and ask questions. #MentalHealthCourses #SexualAssaultHelpline #SexualAssaultSurvivor #sexualAssaultAwareness
16:24
January 11, 2021
Sexual Assault – Feelings of a Sexual Assault Victim - Nina Malone - TRIGGER WARNING sexual assault
Rape sexual assault and sexual abuse, a taboo topic ………. but is more common than you realise. We need to educate our children that sex, without consent is not acceptable, before it’s too late. Thank you, Nina Malone, for joining me today. How can sexual assault victims rebuild their self-worth? What should we be teaching our children about being polite versus listening to their gut?  This series is on Sexual Assault. Nina runs a group called Black Dope Mums, a digital safe space for black women to navigate motherhood together. https://dopeblackmums.co.uk/ Nina’s favourite quote is: “We must learn and then teach our children that niceness does not equal goodness. Niceness is a decision, a strategy of social interaction; it is not a character trait. People seeking to control others almost always present the image of a nice person in the beginning. Like rapport-building, charm and the deceptive smile, unsolicited niceness often has a discoverable motive.” Gavin de Becker Subscribe to my YouTube channel - Mental Health Chats. Derek Bell, one of the boys who was groomed by Newcastle United Youth football coach, George Ormond will be continuing the topic of Sexual Assault. Let us open up conversations and build awareness for anyone suffering from a mental illness. Please like, comment, share, and ask questions. #MentalHealthCourses #SexualAssaultHelpline #SexualAssaultSurvivor #SexualAssaultAwareness
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January 4, 2021
Menopause – Facts we Should Know – Peter Dundon
Why do people shy away from the topic of menopause with their loved ones and work colleagues? Thank you, Peter Dundon (AKA Benny), for joining me today. Benny and I are going to open up the conversation of menopause. Here are the 3 links to the statistics about menopause Benny and I discussed: https://www.forthwithlife.co.uk/blog/menopause-in-the-workplace/ https://www.womens-health-concern.org/2017/10/new-survey-highlights-impact-menopause-every-aspect-womens-lives-uk/ https://www.studd.co.uk/depression.php Benny and I talked about the things that may help women going through menopause, as discussed with Lauren Chiren, Emma Dawson, and Kathryn Colas. The average age in the UK is 51. Most women go through menopause between the ages of 45 and 55. 1 in 100 women goes through menopause between the age of 35 and 45. Subscribe to my YouTube channel - Mental Health Chats. Nina Malone will be opening up the next topic on Sexual Assault. Let us open up chats and build awareness for anyone suffering from a mental illness. Please like, comment, share, and ask questions. #MentalHealthCourses #MentalIllness #NHSMentalHealth #MenopuaseMeaning #MenopauseSigns #MenopauseMatters
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December 28, 2020
Menopause – How nutrition Helps Menopause and Hormones – Emma Dawson
Do you understand how nutrition affects menopause and hormones?   Thank you, Emma Dawson, for joining me today. This series is on Menopause. Emma is a nutritional therapist and nutritionist. World Menopause Day is on 18th October every year. Emma’s Key Top Tips are: 1) Balance your sugar levels in the bloodstream – snack on nuts, seeds, berries, foods full of nutrition. 2) Eat foods that contain oestrogen – tofu, soy, flaxseeds, lentils, chickpeas, fenugreek. 3) Eat food that support you to detox and process hormones – proteins, B vitamins, broccoli, Kale. 4)  Drink 2 litres of liquids per day, and extra if you are going to the gym and sweating. Swap coffee for green tea. 5) Don’t consume too much alcohol. You can contact Emma on her Linked In Page Subscribe to my YouTube channel - Mental Health Chats. Peter Dundon (Aka Benny) is back next time to talk about facts we should know about menopause. Let us open up chats and build awareness for anyone suffering from a mental illness. Please like, comment, share, and ask questions. #MentalHealthCourses #MentalIllness #NHSMentalHealth #MenopuaseMeaning #MenopauseSigns #MenopauseMatters Breaking news! Did you know I have published a book?  “Emotional Fitness: A-Z for Positive Mental Health”, is a self-help book to help you bring positive mental health into your life.  Click here to buy.  Do you want to get the most out of life? Do you want to take charge of your emotions? Do you want to stay in control of your mental health? This wellbeing book will help you help yourself to have positive mental health. People who are not coping are sometimes expected to move on or told to ‘get a grip’ or ‘get over it’. Sometimes society may put pressure on us to suppress our feelings or we may feel we can’t talk about emotions. The stigma of poor mental health may cause us to withdraw or cover-up. Sometimes we regret reacting to our emotions. We then live with the impact our reactions have caused and maybe their negative consequences.
13:44
December 21, 2020
Menopause – Menopause and Hormonal Depression – Kathryn Colas
Does menopause cause depression?   Thank you, Kathryn Colas - 'Making Sense of Menopause', for joining me today. This series is on Menopause. Kathryn runs a company called Simply Hormones. World Menopause Day is on 18th October every year. Kathryn’s 3 Key Top Tips are: 1)  Understand the age group 35 to 55 years old, from perimenopausal to post-menopausal. Look at your menstrual situation. 2)  Have physical awareness of your own body. 3)  Drink plenty of room temperature water, exercise, and eat well. For more information, visit Kathryn’s website.  Subscribe to my YouTube channel - Mental Health Chats. Emma Dawson, the founder of Nutritional Balance will be joining me next time to talk about 'How nutrition helps menopause and hormones'. Let us open up chats and build awareness for anyone suffering from a mental illness. Please like, comment, share, and ask questions.  #MentalHealthCourses #MentalIllness #NHSMentalHealth #MenopuaseMeaning #MenopauseSigns #MenopauseMatters Do you want to get the most out of life? Do you want to take charge of your emotions? Do you want to stay in control of your mental health? This wellbeing book will help you help yourself to have positive mental health. “Emotional Fitness: A-Z for Positive Mental Health”, is a self-help book to help you bring positive mental health into your life. written by me, Clare Davis.
12:09
December 14, 2020
Menopause – How menopause Affects Mental Health – Lauren Chiren
What are the menopause signs? Do you know anyone who is going through menopause? Do you understand how it affects them emotionally?   Thank you, Lauren Chiren, for joining me today. This series is on Menopause. Lauren is a health coach and workplace wellbeing trainer for corporates, concentrating on the topic of menopause. World Menopause Day is on 18th October every year. Lauren’s 3 Key Top Tips are: 1) Find trusted people to talk to. 2) Look after yourself and keep hydrated. 3) When you are feeling anxious, breathe. You can contact Lauren on her Linked In Page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/laurenchiren/ Subscribe to this YouTube channel - Mental Health Chats. Kathryn Colas, the founder of Simply Hormones will be joining me next time to talk about Menopause and Hormonal Depression. Let us open up chats and build awareness for anyone suffering from a mental illness. Please like, comment, share, and ask questions. #MentalHealthCourses #MentalIllness #NHSMentalHealth #MenopuaseMeaning #MenopauseSymptomsUK #MenopauseMatters “Emotional Fitness: A-Z for Positive Mental Health”, is a self-help book to help you bring positive mental health into your life.  Click here to buy.  Do you want to get the most out of life? Do you want to take charge of your emotions? Do you want to stay in control of your mental health? This wellbeing book will help you help yourself to have positive mental health.
09:39
December 7, 2020
Grieving – Facts We Should Know – Peter Dundon (AKA Benny)
What do you know about grieving? Is grieving just about death?  Grieving has many more aspects to it than death as we found out from our series for Mental Health Chats on grieving. Thank you, Peter Dundon (AKA Benny) for bringing all the facts together. In the series, Monica Kleijn Evason and Tina Mitchell Skinner gave different aspects of death. Ann Allen opened up the conversation of grieving, helping us to understand that grieving isn’t just about death. Benny’s 3 take-home messages are: 1)    We need to normalise death and destigmatise. 2)    Be prepared for the grieving process as it takes time to heal. We shouldn’t try to speed people up. 3)    Understanding and supporting others will ease the pain for the person dying and the grieving process. Subscribe to my YouTube channel - Mental Health Chats. Our next topic is on menopause and Lauren Chiren from 'Women of a Certain Stage' will be joining me to talk about how menopause affects mental health. Let's open up chats and build awareness for anyone suffering from a mental illness. Please like, comment, share, and ask questions. #MentalHealthCourses #MentalIllness #NHSMentalHealth #GrievingProcess #GrievingMeaning #MentalHealthTraining In October 2020 I launched my book '“Emotional Fitness: A-Z for Positive Mental Health”, this a self-help book to help you bring positive mental health into your life.  Click here to buy
14:14
November 30, 2020
Grieving – Understanding Grieving – – Ann Allen, an Advanced Grief Recovery Specialist
Do you understand grieving? Is grieving just about death?  Thank you, Ann Allen, for joining me today. This series is on Grieving. Ann helps people get out of sadness and back into their life. She deals in recovery and moving forward and helps people redefine their life, blossom, get their lives back, and have a purpose, having a new life with identity. Going from despair to opening up a new life. Ann says that grief can be defined as your normal and natural emotional reaction to any loss that is significant to you. It may not be important to someone else but it is important to you. We will all experience over 42 different losses in our life. Loss and grief are so much more than death and dying. The ways we can understand grief for someone who has gone through loss are: 1) Everybody is different. Every relationship is unique. We have different ways of reacting. 2) There is no timeline, it is not necessarily linear. 3) We can’t fix someone. We can support them and listen to them. It’s about them. We may say things that are intellectually true, but they may not help people emotionally. Ann is able to be contacted on Linked In at this link. You can also contact Ann on the following website:  Subscribe to this YouTube channel - Mental Health Chats. Benny’s back next time to give us some interesting facts about grieving. Let's open up chats and build awareness for anyone suffering from a mental illness. Please like, comment, share, and ask questions. #MentalHealthCourses #MentalIllness  #NHSMentalHealth #GrievingMeaning #GrievingCycle #GrievingDefinition In October 2020 I launched my book '“Emotional Fitness: A-Z for Positive Mental Health”, this a self-help book to help you bring positive mental health into your life.  Click here to buy. 
12:01
November 23, 2020
Grieving – Supporting Someone Who is Dying – Tina Mitchell Skinner – Founder Brain Tumour Support
How can we support someone who is dying? How do you support the person who is closest to them? Thank you, Tina Mitchell Skinner, for joining me today. This series is on Grieving. Tina is the founder of Brain Tumour Support, a charity based in Bristol that supports anyone who is affected by a brain tumour and helps people across the whole of the UK. Tina’s husband, Paul died 18 years ago of a brain tumour, 18 months after diagnosis. She found at the time there was very little support for the family and carers as well as the person diagnosed with the brain tumour. Brain Tumour Support aims to help the ‘complete family.’ Brain Tumour Support is an independent charity who rely on donations. To donate, visit their website: https://www.braintumoursupport.co.uk/ Subscribe to my YouTube channel - Mental Health Chats. Ann Allen, an Advanced Grief Recovery Specialist will be joining me for the next chat and will talk about 'Understanding Grieving'. Let us open up chats and build awareness for anyone suffering from a mental illness. Please like, comment, share and ask questions. #MentalHealthCourses #MentalIllness #NHSMentalHealth #GrievingSymptoms #GrievingProcess In October 2020 I launched my book '“Emotional Fitness: A-Z for Positive Mental Health”, this a self-help book to help you bring positive mental health into your life.  Click here to buy. 
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November 16, 2020
Grieving – Understanding the ‘D’ Word – Monica Evason, Nicknamed The ‘Death’ Coach
Do you talk about death?  Thank you Monica Evason for joining me in this first episode of this series on Grieving. Monica is based in Barcelona and is a mindset coach. Throughout Covid-19 Monica has coached people through coping with death, and as a result, has been nicknamed ‘The Death Coach’. Monica talks to medical staff, families, and those people with Covid-19 about the stages of death, their attitude and approach to death, how to have the conversation, giving them emotional and social support, and helping them through the process.  Monica has learnt the following about death: 1) We need to normalise death and talk about death, opening up the conversation. 2) Adults need to be role models on how to look at death. 3) We need to understand the pain and empathise with others who are grieving as it takes a long time to heal. Grief can last a lifetime. Monica suggested the Book, “With the End in Mind” by Kathryn Mannix. She said it is a difficult read and is very informative. Subscribe to my YouTube channel - Mental Health Chats. Tina Mitchell Skinner, the Founder of Brain Tumour Support will be joining me for the next chat and will talk about Supporting Someone Who is Dying. Let's open up chats and build awareness for anyone suffering from a mental illness. Please like, comment, share, and ask questions. #MentalHealthCourses #MentalIllness  #NHSMentalHealth #Grieving #Bereavement In October 2020 I launched my book '“Emotional Fitness: A-Z for Positive Mental Health”, this a self-help book to help you bring positive mental health into your life.  Click here to buy it. 
15:42
November 9, 2020
Men's Mental Health - Facts we should know - Peter Dundon (AKA Benny)
Mental Health Chats: Men and Mental Health – Facts we Should Know – Peter Dundon (AKA Benny) Are you aware that 75% of suicides in #Australia and #UK are men?  Let's support our men and keep talking about their emotions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b034m933ue0 Peter Dundon (AKA Benny) is here to bring together the huge topic of Men’s Mental Health and give us some facts. Benny summed up the main messages from Warren Davies and Rob Osman. Both men gave advice from their own personal perspective. Warren’s message was about coping in isolation. Benny likes Rob’s angle to go for a ‘walk and talk’ as the different environment facilitates discussion. The greatest challenge men have, is to ‘open up’ due to the stigma. Dr. Jason Spendelow outlined the 3 key components of flexible masculinity as being: flexible thinking, flexible behaviour, and having a compassionate mind. Subscribe to my YouTube channel - Mental Health Chats. My next guest is Monica Kleijn Evason who will be starting the topic on Grieving and will be talking about “opening up the ‘D’ Word.”  Let's open up chats and build awareness for anyone suffering from a mental illness. Please like, comment, share and ask questions.#MentalHealthSupport #OnlineMentalHealthSupport #MentalHealthFamilySupport #SuicidePrevention #SuicideHelp #SuicideAwareness #SuicideCharities
16:48
November 2, 2020
Men's Mental Health – Changing the Identity of Masculinity - Dr Jason Spendelow
Mental Health Chats: Men and Mental Health – “Changing the Identity of Masculinity” Jason Spendelow, The Flexible Man Project What is flexible masculinity? How do men cope with challenges in their life? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjBPGXRlIQk&t=15s Thank you Jason Spendelow, https://www.flexibleman.com/ for joining me today. This series is on Men’s Mental Health. All that is discussed relates to everyone, not just men. Jason is a coaching and clinical psychologist and gives us valuable advice on how to cope with challenges in our life. Jason outlines the 3 key components of flexible masculinity as being: 1) Flexible thinking 2) Flexible behaviour 3) Compassionate mind (based on the work done by Paul Gilbert on Compassion Focused Therapy). Jason Spendelow is a coach and clinical psychologist and offers a free 3 part workshop on his website:   https://www.flexibleman.com/online-workshop Subscribe to my YouTube channel - Mental Health Chats. Peter Dundon (aka Benny), will be back for the next chat to give more interesting facts about men and mental health.  Let's open up chats and build awareness for anyone suffering from a mental illness. Please like, comment, share and ask questions. #MentalHealthCourses #MentalIllness  #SuicidePreventionDay #MensMentalHealth #SuicideAwareness #NHSMentalHealth
12:22
October 26, 2020
Men and Mental Health – “Coping in Isolation” Warren Davies, The Unbreakable Farmer
Thank you, Warren Davies, http://www.theunbreakablefarmer.com.au/, for joining me today. This series is on Men's Mental Health. All that is discussed relates to everyone, not just men. Warren is from a farming area in Northern Victoria, Australia, and gives us valuable advice on how to cope in isolation. The lessons Warren learned are: 1)    Communication is key. Communicate your emotions, how you are feeling, your challenges. Have conversations with your support network. Your support network - the 5 people you love and trust. 2)    Staying connected with your community. Your community may be family, close friends, sporting groups. 3)    Seek help and treat it seriously. Warren Davies is an inspirational speaker on Mental Health for community groups. Reach out if you need someone for your next function. Subscribe to my YouTube channel - Mental Health Chats.  Let's open up chats and build awareness for anyone suffering from a mental illness. Please like, comment, share and ask questions. #MentalHealthSupport #SuicideHelp #MensMentalHealth #MentalHealthTraining #MentalHealthCourses
14:45
October 19, 2020
Men's Mental Health–"Shining a Light on Men’s Minds"
Do you have men in your life whom you care about? How comfortable are they at talking about their emotions? It’s OK to not be OK. The light will always follow the dark.  Thank you Rob Osman from Dudes n Dogs for joining me today. This series on Men’s Mental Health relates to everyone, not just men. Rob mentions we need to value talking and recognises that men are sometimes not good at talking. The environment allows men to feel comfortable with talking. At the moment DudesnDogs is running in most areas in England and is following Covid-19 guidelines. If there is anyone in North England or Scotland who is interested in setting up some groups, reach out to Rob.  Rob Osman is a coach and an inspirational speaker on Mental Health in the Workplace and in community groups. Reach out if you need someone. Subscribe to this Podcast - Mental Health Chats. Warren Davies will be our next guest talking about "Coping in Isolation". Let's open up chats and build awareness for anyone suffering from a mental illness. Please like, comment, share, and ask questions. #MentalHealthSupport #SuicideHelp #MensMentalHealth #MentalIllness
11:31
October 12, 2020
Suicide - Facts we should know!
This Mental Health Chat is dedicated to John Bourke, who was a dear friend of Benny’s and took his own life. Were you aware that on average there are 135 people who are impacted by the death of a loved one by suicide? There are 15 suicides a day in the UK and 8 suicides a day in Australia. Thank you Peter Dundon for joining me to give us some facts and figures about suicide. We are aiming to break down the stigma of suicide, understanding that people complete their life as they are so low and cannot see any other way to cope. Every situation is different and we should open up conversations to help people who have suicidal thoughts. The reason why we do not refer to the term COMMIT suicide is that suicide has been decriminalised. In the UK, the law changed in 1961, and in Australia, the different states followed the changes in law at different times. To name a few, in NSW, Australia, the law was lifted in 1983 with Queensland and Western Australia never having suicide as a crime. The terms to be aware of are passive suicide ideation and active suicide ideation. Passive suicide ideation is where someone does not want to live, they may have suicidal thoughts but do not want to complete their life. Active suicide ideation is where someone does want to complete their life and is active in the process. If we have early intervention and talk about the thoughts, we may be able to stop someone becoming active. Sue Mulrenan, Tony Phipps, and Declan McGann all said we need to open up conversations, talk to people, and ask the question, “Have you had suicidal thoughts?” Subscribe to my YouTube channel - Mental Health Chats. Rob Osman will be our next guest and will be opening up the conversation about men and mental health. Let's open up chats and build awareness for anyone suffering from a mental illness. Please like, comment, share, and ask questions. #MentalHealthSupport #SuicidePrevention #SuicideHelp
14:32
October 5, 2020
Suicide – How to support a person who has attempted suicide.
What would you do if a loved one tried to take their life? How would you support them on the road to recovery? Subscribe to my YouTube channel - Mental Health Chats. Let's open up chats and build awareness for anyone suffering from a mental illness. Please like, comment, share, and ask questions. Thank you, Declan McGann, a mental health nurse who has worked on crisis teams, for giving us first-hand advice about how to support someone who have tried to take their own life. Declan gave the following advice: 1) Suicide is common and it happens to people from all walks of life. 2) Focus on support networks, family, and friends to help with recovery. 3) The journey of recovery is unique for the individual, the recovery is ‘up and down’ and will be transitional over time. Do not shy away from having the conversation and talking about their experience and how they are feeling. 4) A care plan for recovery could be worthwhile for the road to recovery to identify early warning signs and potential triggers, as people will have blips. 5) Depression and low mood is about past based experiences whereas anxiety is about things that haven’t happened yet, what may happen in the future. Peter Dundon (aka Benny), will be back for the next chat to give more interesting facts about suicide.  #MentalHealthSupport #OnlineMentalHealthSupport #MentalHealthFamilySupport #SuicidePrevention #SuicideHelp #SuicideAwareness #SuicideCharities
12:31
September 28, 2020
Suicide - Using the right language
Mental Health Chats: Sue Mulrenan – Suicide – Using the Right Language to Help? What would you do if you saw someone trying to jump off a bridge to take their own life? What would you say? Thank you, Sue Mulrenan, an Ambulance Emergency Care Assistant, for giving us first-hand advice about what to say and do. One piece of advice Sue gave is to realise that every person’s advice is very unique to them as an individual, and not to be frightened about using the word suicide. Engage with them and realise they would have been thinking about taking their own life for some time. Opening up conversations about suicide is important. Life is precious. We need to start talking about suicide, instead of thinking it is a taboo topic. Watch Jonny Benjamin’s YouTube with Neil Laybourn.  Jonny has written a book called Stranger on the Bridge you may also be interested in reading. Sue gave some very important UK phone numbers to help if you are considering suicide, or if you know someone who is. They are  Samaritans 116 123, Papyrus for Young People 0800 068 4141, and Young minds Parents 0808 802 5544. There will be similar organisations in other countries. Declan McGann, my next guest is a mental health nurse and has worked in Crisis Teams. He will be talking about how to support someone who has tried to take their life. Let's open up chats and build awareness for anyone suffering from a mental illness. Please like, comment, share, and ask questions. #mentalhealth #mentalhealthfirstaid #wellbeing #anxiety #depression #stress
17:12
September 21, 2020
Suicide - Do you 'Really' Understand it?
Mental Health Chats: Tony Phipps – Suicide - Do you ‘Really’ Understand it? Were you aware pre-Covid-19, the statistics for suicide is 15 a day in the UK and 9 a day in Australia? That is more than fatalities on the road. We need to talk about the taboo topic of suicide and not 'brush it under the carpet'. Listen in to this series to understand more. What advice would you give someone who was thinking of taking their own life? What advice would you give the loved ones of those who have taken their life? Thank you, Tony Phipps (HSSEQ), a former marine who has first-hand experience of suicide. I have listened to this interview a few times before publishing it. Every time I have felt emotional, as well as relieved that we have people like Tony who are willing to open up conversations about the taboo topic of suicide. Life is precious. We need to support people who have had first-hand experience of suicide. Let's open up chats and build awareness for anyone suffering from a mental illness. Please like, comment, share, and ask questions. #mentalhealth #mentalhealthfirstaid #wellbeing #anxiety #depression #stress #suicide #support  
18:27
September 14, 2020
Teenagers and Young People - Facts we should know!
Were you aware that one in four 16 to 24-year olds experienced mental health concerns in the last 12 months? What is the impact of Covid-19? Will the teenager’s mental health deteriorate even more? What can we do to help?     Thank you, Benny, for researching facts and statistics about mental health and young people. Jason Lincoln, Hannah Stainer, Ben Lovatt, and Peter Dundon have opened up our eyes on how we can help teenagers and young people with early intervention for mental health concerns in order to support them to have positive mental health.  A great source is Dr. Chatterjee who has a website, podcast, and books on how to feel better and live more. Refer to https://drchatterjee.com/ Subscribe to Mental Health Chats. Tony Phipps is my next guest who will be opening up the topic of suicide.  Let's open up chats and build awareness for anyone suffering from a mental illness. Please like, comment, share, and ask questions. #mentalhealth #mentalhealthfirstaid #wellbeing #anxiety #depression #stress #youngpeople #teenagers #suicide
16:17
September 7, 2020
Teenagers and Young People - How to Support them through changes of Covid-19
How can we support our young people with the changes that have been going on during Covid-19? What concerns will they have around schooling, homeschooling, exam results, their future? How does it impact their life?   Thank you to my guest, Ben Lovatt, a trainer for safeguarding in schools in the UK. Ben talks about how parents and carers of young people can become more aware of their concerns and how the changes could affect their lives.    Subscribe to  Mental Health Chats. Benny is back next time to continue the topic of mental health and youth, emphasising some facts we need to be aware of.   Let's start the conversation and build awareness for anyone suffering from a mental illness. Please like, comment, share, and ask questions. #mentalhealth #mentalhealthfirstaid #wellbeing #anxiety #depression #stress #youngpeople #teenagers
15:10
August 31, 2020
Teenagers and Young People - Spot the signs of mental health concerns
As parents, how do we spot the signs of mental health concerns of our teenagers and young people? Or, are they just being teenagers?  Thank you to my guest, Hannah Stainer, a mental wellbeing coach for youth in the UK. Hannah talks about how parents and carers of young people can spot the signs of mental health concerns, as well as techniques of when and how to have conversations.   Hannah reiterated the point Jason Lincoln mentioned last time about the fact that teenagers and youth may feel more comfortable when talking to other people in their ‘village’ other than their parents.    You may be interested in the book by Professor Steve Peters, The Chimp Paradox. He has also written a practical book with activities for children called My Hidden Chimp.  Hannah talks about the charity Mind, which has useful resources for mental health concerns. This is the website: www.mind.org.uk. The youth charity is called Young Minds: www.youngminds.org.uk.    Subscribe to - Mental Health Chats. Ben Lovatt is an evidence-based trainer for safeguarding in schools and will continue the topic of mental health and youth next time.   Let's build awareness for anyone suffering from a mental illness. They are not alone. Please like, comment, share, and ask questions.
14:43
August 24, 2020
Teenagers and Young People
Parents, what challenges do you understand your teenagers and young people have that affects their Mental Health?   Thank you to my guest, Jason Lincoln, Head of St Albert's Residential College at University of New England in NSW Australia with over 300 resident students. Jason is going to talk about 3 mental health challenges that young people struggle with and what we can do, as parents to help them.   I’d like to shout out to my friends from Middle B at Albies (back in the last century) who will remember the fun we had with our cleaners, Jude and Rube: Denise Robinson, Carlie Corke, Kate Pigram, Caroline Stitt, Margot McGibbon.    Subscribe today - Mental Health Chats. Hannah Stainer will be talking next time about, “Spotting the signs of mental ill-health in teenagers”.  Let's build awareness for anyone suffering from a mental illness. They are not alone. Please like, comment, share, and ask questions.
15:01
August 17, 2020
Mental Health for Middle Managers
Thank you Margaret Powe, for asking about middle management, and asking if PTSD strikes when middle managers retire. Margaret said, “This may be because all they’ve known is many years of hard work, exercising to get them through, and not wanting to easily let go of the work side of their lives. They may even realise their work-life was traumatic!”   Benny and I found it difficult to find an article on Mental Health with regards to middle managers. Most of the articles we found were around middle managers helping their teams with their mental health. Here is one article written by Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, UK in April 2018:  https://www.cipd.co.uk/about/media/pr... You may notice in the article that middle management is only a small paragraph. This makes us wonder, are middle managers looking after everyone else and not being looked after themselves?   Let's reach out to as many people as possible. We are hoping to build awareness for anyone suffering from a mental illness to realise they are not alone and we are here for them. You are welcome to like, comment, share and ask questions. Thanks for listening. #mentalhealth #albies #mentalhealthintheworkplace #mentalhealthfirstaid #wellbeing #anxiety #depression #stress #middlemanagers
14:41
August 10, 2020
The Difference Between Anxiety and Depression
Have you ever wondered what the difference between anxiety and depression is? Thank you Verity Suttor from Australia for asking the question.  You may like to refer to the following links: https://www.bupa.co.uk/newsroom/ourviews/2017/10/anxiety-depression Robbie Williams – Very Powerful advice for a 15-Year-old girl.  https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=3126421674091234&external_log_id=dd9e8041-c84a-4bc5-9446-c10867d70285&q=robbie%20williams%20very%20powerful%20advice%20to%20a%2015%20year%20old%20girl&redirect=false As Benny (Peter Dundon) said, phone apps don't replace a therapist, they support for prevention and recovery. The following are apps Benny researched: CALM – Apple App of the year 2017 (Joffrid Moffit uses this one), Headspace, Happify, Breath2Relax, PTSD Coach. Google search Best APPs for Anxiety and Depression and find the one that suits your situation.   Let's start talking about our mental health. Through Mental Health Chats I am hoping to build awareness for anyone suffering from a mental illness and realise they are not alone. You are welcome to like, comment, share, and ask questions. Thanks for listening. #mentalhealth #albies #mentalhealthintheworkplace #mentalhealthfirstaid #wellbeing #anxiety #depression #stress #middlemanagers
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August 3, 2020
Preventative Measures for Positive Mental Health
Today I talk with Peter Dundon (aka Benny) on having emotional fitness to prevent mental health concerns. Benny was a mate of mine from university in Armidale, Australia and he was nominated by a friend to do the 25 push-ups for 25 days challenge to raise awareness for PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), anxiety, and depression that drive people to complete suicide.    You may like to refer to the following paper Benny found on "Prevention and early intervention for adults with mild to moderate depression".  https://www.beyondblue.org.au/%E2%80%A6/mild-moderate-depression-an%E2%80%A6 You also may like to refer to books written by Martin Seligman (an American psychologist who did research on happiness). Two titles are Authentic Happiness and Learned Optimism.  We’d like to shout out to Margot McGibbon (nee Morrison) for being one of the most positive people we knew at Uni.  Let's reach as many people as possible, and start to open up chats. I am hoping to build awareness for anyone suffering from mental illness to realise they are not alone and we are here for them. You are welcome to like, comment, and share.   Thanks for listening. #mentalhealth #mentalhealthintheworkplace #mentalhealthfirstaid #wellbeing #21daychallenge #30daychallenge #meditation #coronacoaster #emotionalfitness
14:40
July 27, 2020
What is Mental Health First Aid?
Our first Mental Health Chat for this channel. Here I talk with Peter Dundon (aka Benny) on Mental Health First Aid in the workplace.  Benny was a mate of mine from university in Austalia and he was nominated by a friend to do the 25 push-ups for 25 days challenge to raise awareness for PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), anxiety, and depression that drive people to complete suicide.  Benny did such an amazing job in researching Mental Health when he did the challenge. As a result, we have discussed how to keep the conversation going to raise awareness of Mental Health concerns.  I will be chatting with Benny as well as others about different aspects of Mental Health  Let's reach as many people as possible. I am hoping to build awareness for anyone suffering from a mental illness to realise they are not alone and we are here for them. You are welcome to like, comment, and share. Thanks for listening. #mentalhealth #albies #mentalhealthintheworkplace #mentalhealthfirstaid #wellbeing
11:59
July 20, 2020