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Matt Holman Talks Mental Health

Matt Holman Talks Mental Health

By Matthew Holman
This podcast will be an open discussion with friends, colleagues and just amazing humans.

Everyone has a story about mental health - this half hour chat will help us to see how we can open our own discussions around this very important area.

Grab a cuppa or head out for some fresh air, and take a listen.
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130. Bereavement, Depression and Loneliness with Kerry B Tonks
In this episode I had the pleasure to sit down with the Amazing Human and my wonderful colleague Kerry B Tonks to talk about her journey with mental health.   Kerry joined Simpila Mental Health on 9th May 2022 (during Mental Health Awareness Week) and in this episode she speaks openly about her experiences including the loss of her dad, grieving through pregnancy, depression, and living with greater awareness of mental health challenges.    She is an incredible Mental Health First Aid Instructor and someone who really understands the importance of talking and normalising the conversations of mental health.
29:25
May 17, 2022
MH2 Supporting Pedal The Premiership with Stuart Baker
In this episode Stuart Baker talks about his May 2022 challenge to Pedal the Premiership and visit all 13 Premier League Rugby Clubs to raise awareness of Mens Mental Health and Suicide.   Stuart and the team are raising money for the charity LooseHeadz Foundation -  https://justgiving.com/fundraising/pe... #TackleTheStigma  Stuart previously joined me to record more of his journey with Mental Health for episode 63 back in March 2021.
15:04
March 04, 2022
127. Bipolar Disorder, Self-Harm, Supporting others with Holly Solo-Hawthorn
In this episode I had the pleasure to sit down with the Amazing Human Holly to talk about her journey with mental health.   Holly and I met originally back in February 2019 when she was a delegate on a Mental Health First Aid Training Course.  She has an amazing journey and part of her story I still talk about today in my training (you will have to listen to find out more!).    Holly has now taken her personal journey living with Bipolar to move her work to helping others, she has now become a qualified Mental Health First Aid Instructor, and in particular is helping to support more people working at events and festivals.
31:03
February 15, 2022
128. Physical Disability and Mental Health with Brett Heising
In this episode I had the pleasure to sit down with the Amazing Human Brett to talk about his journey with mental health.   Brett and I met back in April 2021 when we were invited to participate in a conference panel session. Brett talks openly about his journey living with Cerebral Palsy and how through his life with disability he is helping to raise awareness of disability and access the right support when travelling for leisure and work.   Brett is the founder of BretApproved - http://brettapproved.com/ providing his stamp of approval to the top accessible destinations.
32:24
February 15, 2022
125. Schizoaffective disorder, Suicide and the Charity BEYOND with Jonny Benjamin MBE
In this episode I had the absolutely pleasure to sit down and chat with the Amazing Human Jonny Benjamin.    Jonny is an absolute legend of the Mental Health world talking openly about his own personal journey through childhood challenges, dark thoughts, his psychotic episode that lead to him being sectioned and suicidal thoughts and attempt.   Jonny is now using his position to help improve Mental Health across education and has co-founded the charity: BEYOND.  https://wearebeyond.org.uk/    On 9th February 2022 Beyond are hosting their Schools Festival. Last year over 1200 schools participated.  You can find out more here: https://nowandbeyond.org.uk/  Jonny is also the co-founder of the incredible This Can Happen Conference.
34:04
January 24, 2022
126. Anxiety, OCD and Support with Rachael Smedley
In this episode I had the pleasure to sit down with the Amazing Human Rachael to talk about her journey with mental health.   Rachael is very open to share her journey to help others (hoping to help 1 listener), talking through her experience of mental health challenges from a young age, developing Anxiety and OCD, and how she has a very supportive network around her (mum, boyfriend, friends and her workplace). Rachael is also a Mental Health First Aider who I had the pleasure to train in 2021.
29:50
January 21, 2022
124. Depression, Bulimia and Anxiety with Ryan Hopkins
In this episode I had the pleasure to sit down with the Amazing Human Ryan to talk about his journey with mental health.  Ryan is very open about his experience with Depression, Bulimia and struggling with Anxiety. He has used his own personal experience to grow within his career to become the Global Workplace of the Future Leader within his company.     Ryan is also in the process of writing a book 'Toilet Break Wellbeing'.     You can follow Ryan on Instagram and TikTok as @futureofwellbeing
32:36
December 20, 2021
123. Childhood Trauma, Mental Health Challenges, Parenting a Child with Mental Illness with Suzanne Alderson
*Trigger Warning* - discussions of suicide    In this episode I had the pleasure to sit down with the Amazing Human Suzanne to talk about her journey with mental health.   Suzanne is very open to share her incredible journey through childhood trauma, personal mental health issues, parenting a child with mental illness and suicidal thoughts, to creating the Charity - Parenting Mental Health, helping other parents to feel connected and not alone.     Suzanne is also the author of the book 'Never let Go' - you can find here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Never-Let-Go-Through-Illness/dp/1785043315/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2IAY9SZEP5L16&keywords=never+let+go&qid=1639656034&sprefix=never+let+go%2Caps%2C157&sr=8-1    You can find out more about the charity here: https://parentingmentalhealth.org/
36:34
December 16, 2021
122. Physical Abuse, Depressions Travelling and Working from Anywhere with Aurelie Krau
In this episode I had the pleasure to sit down with the Amazing Human Aurelie to talk about her journey with mental health.  Aurelie and I talked about her experiences with physical abuse, depression, travelling and working from anywhere.   To moving to Dubai during the global pandemic and following passions towards finding her IKIGAI (Reason for being)   You can find our more about Aurelie here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aureliekrau/
32:04
December 16, 2021
121. Childhood Bullying, Mental Illness and Self-harm with Amy Minh Hanh Corey
In this episode I had the pleasure to sit down with the Amazing Human Amy to talk about her journey with mental health.   We discussed a variety of topics in this episode from Childhood bullying, mental illness, self-harm and other personal challenges.    Amy found an escape through music and she is now building her creative empire through her understanding and honesty in mental health by sharing her mindset in music, songwriting, writing, public speaking, and ambassadorships on how she has not only overcome the worst anyone could imagine going through, but how because of those sufferings and her unbelievable experiences, she has trained her mind to turn every negative time into something positive, and mastered how to not only survive in chaos but how to thrive in it as well.   You can follow Amy here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amy-minhhanh-corey/
31:06
December 15, 2021
120. Anxiety and Eating Disorder with Joanna Hunt
In this episode I had a the chance to chat with the amazing human Joanna about her journey with mental health.    We discussed growing up with anxiety an eating disorder.  Working as a child counsellor, committing to yoga practice, and creating the 5 steps of the Family Balance Method™ (which you can read all about – for free – in her best selling book – Find Your Mama Groove)  J oanna supports working mothers who are burnt out or burning out become balanced, by redefining their experience of Motherhood so they can  pursue their unique path.   You can find out more here: https://joannahunt.com/
30:04
December 15, 2021
119. Bullying, Single Parenting and being a Career Entrepreneur with Tal Zlotnitsky
In this episode I had a the chance to chat with the amazing human Tal about his journey with mental health.    Tal and I discussed a wide range of topics in the episode, from settling in America as an Israeli immigrant, bullying, being a single father, relationship challenges and being a career entrepreneur.  Tal has faced many lessons through his very interesting journey.    Tal's latest adventure is to create a a world where we have Time to make our love fun again.  You can find out more here: https://www.our.love/
34:29
December 14, 2021
118. Childhood Trauma, PTSD and Instructing Mental Health with Melissa Luck
In this episode I had a the chance to chat with the amazing human Melissa about her journey with mental health.    Melissa is very passionate to share her journey from childhood trauma and PTSD, being a pilot, adrenaline sports and how 2 accidents in close succession meant that she had to slow down.     Melissa is now a Mental Health First Aid Instructor and Coach helping others on their journey of life. Mel is the founder of Rook Resilience: https://rookatme.com/
31:14
December 13, 2021
117. Fertility and Mental Health with Bev Fearis
In this episode I had a the chance to chat with the amazing human Bev about her journey with mental health.   Bev is the Editor of the Business Travel Magazine https://thebusinesstravelmag.com/ and we talked about how at a point in her life feeling low she made some decisions to change.  We also talked about fertility and how this impacted on mental health, with the birth of Bev's son being a gift.
30:50
December 13, 2021
115. Psychotherapist and being a Trauma Specialist with Bhavna Raithatha
In this episode I had a the chance to chat with the amazing human Bhavna about her journey with mental health, and how she has taken her life experiences become a Psychotherapist and Trauma Specialist supporting over 17,000 through their challenges.    Bhavna is the founder of Just Be Yourself Counselling (http://bhavnaraithathaconsultancy.com/index.html)    Working with a number of national and international EAPs and as a Critical Incident Debriefer with experience of working with individual workplace and major incidents including supporting rescue personnel and survivors after the London Bombings, survivors of the Rwandan Genocide and UK based families affected by the 9/11 tragedy in New York as well as supporting organisations, staff and families coping with fatalities in the workplace.
37:58
December 09, 2021
114. Mental Health and Creating a Global Running Tour Company with Lena Andersson
In this episode I had a the chance to chat with the amazing human Lena about her journey with mental health, and how she has created a business that helps with embracing connecting with others and wellbeing.    Lena is the founder of Go Running Tours https://gorunningtours.com/ and talks about how through her own Corporate Career travelling 200 days a year, she felt compelled to start a business that would help travellers enjoy the locations they were visiting.
29:52
December 03, 2021
113. Anxiety and Helping Others with Max Fenton
In this episode I had a the chance to chat with the amazing human Max about his journey with mental health.    7 years ago Max started to experience Anxiety challenges.  He got help and support and is now helping others by talking openly about his experience.   In the Winter of 2020 Max Founded #BEAGOODSPORT -  All about connecting the Sports & Events Industry. https://www.linkedin.com/company/beagoodsport/
33:20
December 02, 2021
112. 1st Yr Anniversary Episode with Mandy Toon and Laura Williams
In this episode I had the opportunity to sit down and chat about the past 12 months (and the future) with my wonderful colleagues Laura and Mandy.    Over the past months the podcast has seen the recording of 111 episodes, covering stories outlining the journey of mental health with Amazing Humans!
30:26
November 19, 2021
111. Samantha Treasure-Valentine talks Mental Health
In this episode I had a wonderful chat with the amazing human Sam about her journey with mental health.    Sam has an incredible story of her challenges with self-harm as a teenager, grief, getting to the point of contemplating suicide, and her diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder.   In 2021 Sam was the winner of 'Employee of the Year' at the This Can Happen Awards.
32:04
September 15, 2021
110. Emmanuelle Roslyj talks Mental Health
In this episode I had a wonderful chat with the amazing human Emmanuelle about her journey with mental health.    Emmanuelle started to struggle with Depression in her teen years, followed by challenges with eating.  We discussed how through self-awareness, meditation and self-love Emmanuelle found a way out of the dark and lonely place of depression.    Emmanuelle works in the wellbeing area for BetterSpace.  You can find out more about her work here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/emmanuelle-roslyj-profile/
31:10
September 08, 2021
109. Stu Skinner talks Mental Health
In this episode I had a wonderful chat with the amazing human Stu about his journey with mental health.    Stu has a diagnosis of Bipolar and talks openly about his life managing through mania and depression.  We discussed self-harm and suicide, and how through connecting with nature and disconnecting with the fast world and technology helps manage mental wellbeing.   Stu is a Mental Health First Aid Instructor and runs his own business Changing Horizons, you can find out more here: http://www.changinghorizons.org/
31:19
September 08, 2021
108. Paige Krystal Wilcox talks Mental Health
In this episode I had a wonderful chat with the amazing human Paige about her journey with mental health.   Paige tells an incredible story of growing up with anxiety and depression, gender transformation and experiencing complex PTSD.    Paige is an Intentional Storyteller, TEDx Speaker, Atypical Thinker, Social Change maker and you can find out more about her work here: https://paigekrystalwilcox.com/
37:11
September 08, 2021
107. Dave Williams talks Mental Health
In this episode I had a wonderful chat with the amazing human Dave about his journey with mental health.    Dave is a great story teller of how he has taken his own personal experience with the sudden loss of his partner, feelings of depression, and coaching others to live their best lives.   Dave is the founder of Switch on the Light Coaching https://www.davewilliamscoaching.com/dave-williams-coaching-speaker
32:00
September 08, 2021
106. Dan Stanley talks Mental Health
In this episode I had a wonderful chat with the amazing human Dan about his journey with mental health.    Dan tells his story of how he has taken his own personal experience with feelings of depression and suicide, relationship challenges and enlightening conversations to build his own business to help men talk more about mental health.     Dan is the founder of BetterMen https://www.better-men.uk/ Professional self-development coaching for men.
29:54
September 04, 2021
105. Petra Velzeboer talks Mental Health
In this episode I had a wonderful chat with the amazing human Petra about her journey with mental health.   Petra and I discussed her growing up in a Religious Cult, struggling with Alcohol and almost giving up on life.     We also discussed the amazing transformation in Petra's life that has brought her to the place she is now as the CEO of Petra Velzeboer Ltd, helping organisations lift and sustain mental health for every employee, their families, and their communities. https://petravelzeboer.com/
30:51
September 03, 2021
104. Danielle Bridge talks Mental Health
In this episode I had a wonderful chat with the amazing human Danielle about her journey with mental health.   Danielle is Physical and  Mental Health First Aid Instructor who is helping to improve access to education and awareness to all.  We talked about health anxiety, family and community in this episode.   You can find out more about Danielle's work through her company ABC Life Support CIC here: https://www.abclifesupport.co.uk/
31:09
September 01, 2021
103. Ali Gill talks Mental Health
In this episode I chat with the amazing human Ali Gill about her journey with mental health, from her personal experiences of loss at a young age, a life changing moment for her husband, supporting her children's mental health and developing a business based upon drama and mental health.   Ali is the co-founder of Fluid Motion Theatre Company https://www.fluidmotiontheatre.com/ and the  FREE 'All in the Mind Festival' - taking place this year on Saturday 11th September. https://aitmfestival.com/
30:50
August 23, 2021
102. Simon Millington talks Mental Health
In this episode I had the chance to chat with the amazing human Simon about his journey with mental health.    Simon is a fellow Mental Health First Aid Instructor and owner of De La Mill Tutoring.  We talked openly about suicide, raising awareness and helping to support better conversation of mental health.
36:13
August 10, 2021
101. Natasha Garcha talks Mental Health
In this episode I had a wonderful chat with the amazing human Natasha about her journey supporting her mum with mental health challenges.   In 2017 Natasha's mum was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, she got support to recover and return to work. She developed Mental Health challenges and was discriminated against and dismissed, after 39 years of loyal service to her employer.    Natasha is now fighting hard to obtain justice for her mum and then millions of others who are discriminated against when they struggle with their mental health.      You can support Natasha's fight here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/urgent-call-to-stop-mental-health-discrimination?member=11853171&utm_campaign=p_cp+share-sheet&utm_medium=copy_link_all&utm_source=customer
36:02
August 03, 2021
100. Matt Holman talks Mental Health
Incredible to think that just 9 months ago we launched this podcast.  This episode is a reflection point, an update and helping to evolve the conversation of mental health. If you would like to support me for Team Samaritans at the London Marathon you can do so here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/mattholman2 
27:44
July 23, 2021
99. Nikki Conisbee talks Mental Health
In this episode I had the chance to chat with the amazing human Nikki about her journey with mental health.    Nikki is a Mental Health First Aider who 3 years ago experienced a crisis that changed the direction of her life. Sitting at the top of her stairs she made a decision that changed her focus and approach to supporting others through sharing her mental health challenges.
31:57
June 21, 2021
98. Sabrina Munns talks Mental Health
In this episode I had the chance to chat with the amazing human Sabrina about her journey and campaigning with mental health.    Sabrina is a People and Performance Director who talks openly, authentically and genuinely about her experiences with Mental Health challenges, and how she has evolved her thinking and awareness over the past 2 years.
29:41
June 17, 2021
97. Catherine Clinker talks Mental Health
In this episode I had the chance to chat with the amazing human Catherine about her journey and campaigning with mental health.    Catherine trained with me in April 2019 as a Mental Health First Aider, and in this episode talks about parenting, feeling anxious, and how she is helping her workplace improve the conversation of mental health through a campaign called 'Let's Talk'.
30:40
June 17, 2021
96. Suzanne Samaka talks Mental Health
In this episode I had the chance to chat with Suzanne about her journey and campaigning with mental health.    Suzanne talks about her experience and impact of supporting a close family member with Anorexia and body imaging challenges, driving her to create a social campaign to change the editing of images online.     You can find out more and support the campaign 'Change Social Media Laws - #HonestyAboutEditing: https://www.change.org/ChangeSocialMediaLaws (Please do sign the petition).
30:38
June 16, 2021
95. Davina Thakur talks Mental Health
In this episode I had the chance to chat with Davina about her journey with mental health.    Davina is the founder of 'Mind if I Share' https://www.instagram.com/mind_ifishare/?hl=en - A charitable cause creating a community of sharers talking about their experiences of living with mental illness.     Davina talks openly about her anxiety, burnout, suicidal thoughts, therapy and recovery, helping others to know that it is ok to be honest about how we are feeling.
31:49
June 09, 2021
94. Sara Cecamore talks Mental Health
In this episode I had the chance to chat with Sara about her journey with mental health.   Sara is a Mental Health First Aider for Discovery that I had the pleasure to train in November 2020.  Sara originates from Italy and we talked about anxiety, family, moving country and finding a new passion.
32:03
June 08, 2021
93. Sarah Adlam talks Mental Health
In this episode I had the chance to chat with Sarah about her journey with mental health.   Sarah is the primary carer for her dad following his stroke 10 years ago, also holding down a full-time career.  We talked about anxiety, stress and how attending a Mental Health First Aider training course help Sarah gain a better understanding of mental health.
32:42
June 04, 2021
92. Amy Huskisson talks Mental Health
In this episode I had a wonderful chat with Amy about her journey and career with mental health.   We discussed how through her career Amy has helped those with Autism Spectrum Disorder, impatient services and recognised the importance of maintaining her own mental health and wellbeing.    You can check out Amy's company here: https://avwellbeing.co.uk/
32:12
June 04, 2021
89. Stuart Mace talks Mental Health
In this episode I had a wonderful chat with Stuart about his journey with mental health.   We discussed supporting others with mental illnesses, changing career and the journey to self-awareness.    You can check out The Circle Line here: https://thecircleline.co.uk/employers
32:11
June 04, 2021
91. Rachel Williams talks Mental Health
In this episode I had the chance to chat with Rachel about her journey with mental health.  Rachel is working hard in the Black Community to help improve awareness and the conversation of mental health.   Through sharing her own experience of high functioning Depression and Anxiety she is helping one conversation at a time.   In April 2021 Rachel delivered a powerful TEDx NHS talk - 'Somebody must go first' - https://youtu.be/9W2voOPrLi0
31:57
June 03, 2021
90. Yasmin-Kate Pattison talks Mental Health
In this episode I had the chance to chat with Yasmin about her journey with mental health.   Yasmin talks about her career, ignoring the warning signs of mental health challenges and everything coming to a head and needing 6 months off of work to begin her recovery.   You can find our more about Yasmin's work here: https://www.ykpconsulting.com/
31:32
June 03, 2021
88. Will Blundell talks Mental Health
In this episode I had the chance to chat with Will about his journey with mental health.   Will tells an incredible story of becoming a dentist, struggling with anxiety and how the diagnosis of Autistic Spectrum Disorder provided a missing piece to the puzzle.
30:26
June 02, 2021
86. Deirdre McKenna talks Mental Health
In this episode I had the chance to chat with Deirdre about her journey with mental health.   Deirdre is an Occupational Health Nurse, Wellness Facilitator and Yoga Instructor who talks about her experience with grief, anxiety and learning that 'slow is the new strong'. 
33:04
June 02, 2021
85. Rhianna Howard talks Mental Health
In this episode I had the chance to chat with Rhi about her journey with mental health.  Rhi tells a wonderful story of her journey and diagnosis of Bipolar following a Manic Episode that saw her sectioned during a visit to Scotland.
32:25
June 02, 2021
87. Garth Peters talks Mental Health
In this episode I had the chance to chat with Garth about his journey with mental health.   We discussed a night that he was attacked and left for dead with serious head injuries, suicide and how his recovery has brought him to a place where he now helps support his clients mental and physical health.
32:54
May 24, 2021
84. Hansa Raja-Jones talks Mental Health
In this episode I had the pleasure of to talk Mental Health with Hansa.     Hansa is the founder of the charity Holding Space (launched in September 2019) https://www.holdingspace.org.uk/ Supporting parents, carers, children and young people who are struggling with their mental health. Know that you are not alone.
31:42
May 24, 2021
83. Al, Wendy and Marc talk Mental Health
In this episode I had the pleasure of reconnecting with 3 past guests to discuss mental health right now.   We discuss the topic of what we don't know, and also what we know that we don't know! Why not have a listen in.    Marc Caulfield - Episode 23  Wendy Gannaway - Episode 34  Al Gilbert - Episode 49
39:45
May 10, 2021
82. Rob Stephenson talks Mental Health
In this episode I chat with Rob about his journey with Mental Health.  Rob and I chatted about his bipolar diagnosis, getting to the point of a suicide attempt, recovery and building up FormScore ® and the Inside Out Leaderboard.    You can download the FormScore ® app: https://www.formscore.today/   or Find out more about the Inside Out Leaderboard here: https://inside-out.org/    This episode is unscripted and unedited.
31:17
March 26, 2021
81. Alexandra Luzinschi talks Mental Health
In this episode I chat with Alex about her journey with Mental Health.  Alex is an amazing human who talks openly about her experience as a dedicated Dentist and how legal challenges created serious anxiety issues.   This episode is unscripted and unedited.
31:54
March 25, 2021
80. Alex Lee talks Mental Health
In this episode I chat with Alex about his journey with Mental Health.  Alex is an amazing human who talks openly about his experience with PTSD following an event whilst serving in the Army. We also talked about divorce and supporting his daughter with mental health challenges.   This episode is unscripted and unedited.
38:09
March 24, 2021
79. Lizzie Pickering talks Mental Health
In this episode I chat with Lizzie about her journey with Mental Health.  Lizzie talks about her work in supporting the conversation of grief following the loss of her son at 6.5 years old, 20 years ago.  Her journey takes us through the challenges of how to support others, how to normalise conversations and now the work that Lizzie is doing to support companies.    This episode is unscripted and unedited.
31:13
March 23, 2021
78. Selina Clarke talks Mental Health
In this episode I chat with Selina about her journey with Mental Health.  Selina is an amazing human  and fellow Mental Health Instructor, who talks openly about her experience of postnatal depression, culture, recovery and her work to help others through their journey of life.   This episode is unscripted and unedited.
30:39
March 22, 2021
77. Sadie Rose talks Mental Health
In this episode I chat with Sadie about her journey with Mental Health.  Sadie is an amazing human who talks openly about her experience of living  with Anxiety since her teenage years causing Insomnia, and disordered eating.    Sadie journey talks about how she found the right support, and moved forwards to practice mindfulness and become a Yoga Instructor.   This episode is unscripted and unedited.
30:01
March 19, 2021
76. Katie Virtue talks Mental Health
In this episode I chat with Katie about her journey with Mental Health.  Katie and I are both co-founding members of the Business Travel Wellbeing Community.  We talked about how Ice Hockey has influenced Katie's life, how she balances home, family and being self-employed.  We also talk about the role of travel in wellbeing, and her plans for an epic challenge.    This episode is unscripted and unedited.
30:04
March 18, 2021
75. Sahara Rose De Vore talks Mental Health
In this episode I chat with Sahara about her journey with Mental Health.  Sahara is an amazing human who talks openly about her experience with living with Anxiety from a young age, bullying and how through travel she spent time to really get to know herself.  Sahara is the founder of the Travel Coach Networkhttps://thetravelcoachnetwork.com/    This episode is unscripted and unedited.
31:38
March 17, 2021
74. Laura Trendall Morrison talks Mental Health
In this episode I chat with Laura about her journey with Mental Health.  Laura is an amazing human who talks openly about her experience with Generalised Anxiety Disorder and the life changes she took to start her business The Game Changer Consultancy.    This episode is unscripted and unedited.
30:30
March 16, 2021
73. Chris Crowley talks Mental Health
In this episode I chat with Chris about his journey with Mental Health.  Chris talks about the moments and events in his life that have guided him on his journey to find love, have children and continue to be an amazing human.   This episode is unscripted and unedited.
30:25
March 15, 2021
72. Lucy Williams talks Mental Health
In this episode I chat with Lucy about her journey with Mental Health.  Lucy is an amazing human who talks openly about her experience with Depression following the birth of her first son.  Lucy is the owner of The Little HR Department https://www.thelittlehrdepartment.com/  This episode is unscripted and unedited.
31:00
March 12, 2021
71. Dr Zarrin Shaikh talks Mental Health
In this episode I had the pleasure to chat with Zarrin about her journey with Mental Health.  Zarrin is a Consultant Cardiologist and talks openly about her anxiety challenges, the changes in her work with the NHS, and how she made the decision to change her life and start working on the Fresh Heart Project - www.freshheartproject.com    The episode is unscripted and unedited.
29:41
March 11, 2021
70. Jo Raftery talks Mental Health
In this episode I chat with Jo about her journey with Mental Health.  Jo is an amazing human who talks openly about her experience with Anxiety and work related burnout.    This episode is unscripted and unedited.
30:27
March 11, 2021
69. Barbara Louise Brennan talks Mental Health
In this episode I chat with Barbara about her journey with Mental Health.  Barbara is the National Stigma Reduction Programme Co-Ordinator for See Change Ireland. She talks about how she has lived with Mental Illness and in 2008 ended up on life support following a suicide attempt.    Barbara is passionate about improving awareness, education and support for mental health issues.    This episode is unscripted and unedited.
32:36
March 10, 2021
68. Emily Nicholls talks Mental Health
In this episode I chat with Emily about her journey with Mental Health.  Little did I know that the last time that Emily and I met on 23rd February 2017 her life would change so much that evening.   Emily talks about the impact of a serious physical challenge at just 37 years old changed the way she has now taken a different focus on the values in her life.   Sometimes it is OK just to sit and look out of the window.     This episode is unscripted and unedited.
30:16
March 09, 2021
67. Amanda Forster-Searle talks Mental Health
In this episode I chat with Amanda about her journey with Mental Health.  We talk about Amanda's breakdown and her journey to becoming a Emotional Freedom and Wellness Practitioner.   You can find out more about Amanda's work here: www.nourishhealing.co.uk   This episode is unscripted and unedited.
30:54
March 08, 2021
66. Ridhima Bhasin talks Mental Health
In this episode I chat with Ridhima about her journey with Mental Health.  Ridhima and I met through our mutual connection on LinkedIn and love for all things mental health.  Ridhima talks openly about her deperession, PTSD and suicidal thoughts.    In 2020 Ridhima started 'Just Another Illness' - www.justanotherillness.com dedicated to improving awareness and education around mental health for ethnic minority communities.    This episode is unscripted and unedited.
33:09
March 05, 2021
65. Steve Lamb talks Mental Health
In this episode I chat with Steve about his journey with Mental Health.  Steve is a running buddy who I have known for a few years. We talk about the connection between physical and mental health, and how reaching out can change your life.    This episode is unscripted and unedited.
31:11
March 04, 2021
64. Marie Chandler talks Depression and Workplace Wellbeing
In this episode I chat with Marie about her journey with Mental Health.  Marie and I have known each other for around 25 years. We talk about Marie's crisis point 5 years ago, her depression and anxiety diagnosis, and how she has been integral to the evolution of Wellbeing both for her employer and wider society.   This episode is unscripted and unedited.
30:37
March 03, 2021
63. Stuart Baker talks Mental Health
In this episode I chat with Stu about his journey with mental health.  Stu talks openly about his depression, and his suicidal thoughts and ideation.  Stu is the co-author of the book The Mindset Triangle - https://www.tmtbook.co.uk/shop    The episode is unscripted and unedited.
31:53
March 02, 2021
62. Louise Pye talks Mental Health
In this episode I chat with Louise about her journey with Mental Health.  Louise (Lou) is something I have know for a number of years, but this is the first time I have heard of her experience with Post-Natal Depression, and Pure-O.  Lou's story will inspire many to reach out and get some help.   This episode is unscripted and unedited.
30:38
March 01, 2021
61. Liz Sweigart talks Mental Health
In this episode I chat with Liz about her journey with mental health.  Liz talks openly about her challenges with depression since she was 16, resulting in a major episode in late 2018.  In early 2020 Liz took a year out to work on her recovery - she blogged about her journey - https://seriouslyjerkbrain.com  The episode is unscripted and unedited
31:49
February 17, 2021
60. Simon Scott-Nelson talks Mental Health
In this episode I chat with Simon about his journey with Mental Health.  Simon is the founder of Wellity Global - www.wellityglobal.com - we talk about his burnout, isolation and learning how to silence his inner critic.   This episode is unscripted and unedited.
31:17
February 15, 2021
59. Alice Hendy (Ripple Suicide Prevention) talks Mental Health
*Warning - Suicide Discussions*  In this episode I had the pleasure to chat with Alice about her journey with Mental Health.   Sadly Alice lost her brother Josh to suicide on 25th November 2020 - we talk about her loss and the impact of this, with a focus on how to positively make a difference.  Alice has launched her own Charity - Ripple Suicide Prevention.    This episode is unscripted and unedited.
30:48
February 12, 2021
58. Pod-A-Thon24/24 - Mathew Jones talks Mental Health
What better way to end the Pod-A-Thon than a conversation with the Basingstoke Samaritans Branch Director Mathew Jones.   Mat and I discussed his journey with mental health, his reason for becoming a Samaritan and what the life of a Samaritan is like.
26:26
February 04, 2021
57. Pod-A-Thon 23/24 - Chris Lytas talks Mental Health
In this episode I have a chat with Chris about his journey with Mental Health. Chris is from Melbourne, Australia.   Chris is an amazing human and talks openly about his lowest points, his suicidal plans, and how he came through the other side to co-create a wonderful support to men in his own community.
28:10
February 04, 2021
56. Pod-A-Thon 22/24 - Ivan de Lantivy talks Mental Health
In this episode I chat to Ivan about his journey with Mental Health.  Ivan is very open in the this chat and talks about  the impact on his mental health following his parents divorced and his anxiety and physical challenges.
28:12
February 04, 2021
55. Pod-A-Thon 21/24 - Catrin Donnelly talks Mental Health
In this episode I chat to Catrin about her journey with Mental Health.   Catrin experienced a challenge in the workplace that prompted her to change direction and start her company Align.
25:30
February 04, 2021
54. Pod-A-Thon 20/24 - Lorna Cole talks Mental Health
In this episode I chat with Lorna about her journey with Mental Health.  Lorna is a counsellor in private practice and has set up GoodSoulTherapy.co.uk.   We talked about her experiences of using therapy, the work that she is doing today to support others, and her work in the community.
28:32
February 04, 2021
53. Pod-A-Thon 19/24 - Dominic Short talks Mental Health
In this episode I chat to Dominic about his journey with mental health.  Dominic talks openly about impact moments in his life, from his parents separating, burnout, and managing mental health.
26:42
February 04, 2021
52. Pod-A-Thon 18/24 - Corrie Dale talks Mental Health
In this episode I chat with Corrie about her journey with Mental Health.   We talk about the experience with trauma, bereavement, the impact of suicide, and supporting her workforce.
24:02
February 04, 2021
51. Pod-A-Thon 17/24 - Stephen Finlay talks Mental Health
In this episode I chat with Stephen about his mental health journey. Stephen is based in Sydney, Australia.  Steve and I have known each other for a number of years having worked together in the travel industry.  In this chat he talks openly about his mental health challenges earlier in his career, his community of close mates and tools to maintain healthy mental wellbeing.
26:12
February 04, 2021
50. Pod-A-Thon 16/24 - Emma Saccomani talks Mental Health
In this episode I chat with Emma about her mental health journey.   Emma and I have trained mental health first aid together in the past, and she has a wonderful background and experience of mental health, from her charity work, her company and family experiences.
25:32
February 04, 2021
49. Pod-A-Thon 15/24 - Al Gilbert talks Mental Health
In this episode Al and I chat about his journey with mental health.   Al talks about his challenges with abandonment, managing his mental health  ups and down through simple tools and techniques, and offering his advisory support free of charge.
25:19
February 04, 2021
48. Pod-A-Thon 14/24 - Laura Houldsworth talks Mental Health
In this episode I had the chance to chat with Laura about her journey with mental health. Laura is based in Singapore. We talked about her experience of mental health through her family, support from work, and her volunteering to support others who are struggling.
24:37
February 04, 2021
47. Pod-A-Thon 13/24 - Mark Butler talks Mental Health
In this episode I chat with Mark about his journey with Mental Health.   We talked about the impact of Mark's wife Danielle's cancer diagnosis, treatment, mental health impact, and using their faith to help.   The episode is unscripted and unedited.
24:37
February 04, 2021
46. Pod-A-Thon 12/24 - Onita Dey talks Mental Health
In this episode Onita and I had a wonderful chat about her journey with mental health.    Onita brings sunshine and light to the conversation, and is very aware of how our mental health changes.  It was a pleasure to reconnect with Onita after a number of years.   This episode is unscripted and unedited.
27:17
February 03, 2021
45. Pod-A-Thon 11/24 - Stuart Colman talks Mental Health
In this episode I talk to Stuart about his role supporting his wife with MS. Stu wanted to talk about his perspective and how he recognises copes with loneliness, guilt and frustration attached the illness.  The episode is unscripted and unedited.
23:44
February 03, 2021
44. Pod-A-Thon 10/24 - Sara Quiriconi talks Mental Health
In this episode Sara and I talk about her journey with mental health.  Sara talks openly about her challenges from the age of 14, her eating disorder, her cancer at 19, and bullying through her life.  Sara is an incredible fighter and is the founder of Live Free Media.   The episode is unscripted and unedited.
28:17
February 03, 2021
43. Pod-A-Thon 9/24 - Megan Bearce talks Mental Health
In this episode Megan and I chat about her journey with mental health, from being know as the class therapist at high school, opening her professional counsellor practice, writing a book about Super Commuter Couples, and being a wife and parent.   This episode is unscripted and unedited.
25:01
February 03, 2021
42. Pod-A-Thon 8/24 - Odete Pimenta da Silva talks Mental Health
In this episode Odete and I talk about her journey with mental health and how during her career she has always focused on a human first approach.  We also talk about her support for others during the pandemic and her plans for the future.
24:37
February 03, 2021
41. Pod-A-Thon 7/24 - Matt Crawford talks Mental Health
In this episode Matt and I chat about his how he made changes to help improve his mental health.   We talk openly about the stigma, workplace attitudes and also the role of volunteering in our lives today.   This episode is unedited and unscripted.
25:45
February 03, 2021
40. Pod-A-Thon 6/24 - Liam Church talks Mental Health
In this episode Liam and I chat about his challenges with Mental Health and how he is making a positive impact through his YouTube Channel - The Real Liam Church - and his Facebook Community Break the Barrier.   This episode is unscripted and unedited.
27:15
February 03, 2021
39. Pod-A-Thon 5/24 - Karen Rice talks Mental Health
In this episode I talk to Karen about her journey with Mental Health.  Karen talks about her experience through her separation with her husband, having a young child and the moment the tv presenter Dr Phil said something that changed her view of the future..  This is unedited and unscripted.
27:58
February 03, 2021
38. Pod-A-Thon 4/24 - Chloe Gosiewski talks Mental Health
In this episode I chat with Chloe about her journey with Mental Health, how 5 years ago everything came to a head and she needed to make some life changes. She is now a Travel coach for her own business www.onewayjourney.com. The episode is unedited and unscripted.
23:49
February 03, 2021
37. Pod-A-Thon 3/24 - Edyta Satchell talks Mental Health
In this episode I chat with Edyta about her journey with mental health and how her mental and physical challenges from an Executive career changed the way she now supports others.  This is unscripted and unedited.
25:53
February 03, 2021
36. Pod-A-Thon 2/24 - Shaun Brown talks Mental Health
In this episode I talk with Shaun about his lived experience of Depression and Anxiety, and how he is managing to keep positive and talk about his experiences with others.   This is unedited and unscripted.
25:07
February 03, 2021
35. Pod-A-Thon 1/24 - Anjali Joshi talks Mental Health
Welcome to Episode 1 of the Global 24 Hour Pod-A-Thon  In this episode Anjali talks about her mental health journey, growing up in the foothills of the Himalayas and the stigma her family experienced following her fathers suicide.   This is unscripted and unedited.
26:60
February 03, 2021
34. Wendy Gannaway talks Mental Health
In this episode I had the chance to chat with the Wendy Gannaway, co-founder of Genius Learning about her journey with Mental Health.    This episode is unscripted and unedited.
32:47
February 02, 2021
33. Sha Hussain talks Mental Health
In this episode I speak with Sha Hussain - founder of The Wellness Movement and Be More You Community.  Sha talks openly about his mental health challenge and his passion to help bring communities together.   As always the episode is unscripted and unedited.
32:52
February 01, 2021
32. Zoe Sinclair talks Mental Health
In this episode I had the chance to chat with Zoe Sinclair - Zoe is the founder of Employees Matter, and the workplace wellbeing conference This Can Happen.   We talk about the Zoe's journey and the interesting story behind TCH, and plans for the future.    As always this recording is unscripted and unedited.
31:57
January 29, 2021
31. Sharron Moffatt talks Mental Health
In this episode I had a chat with Sharron, a fellow Mental Health First Aid instructor and amazing human.   Sharon talks openly about her challenges with Depression and Anxiety as a child, and also a breakdown with suicidal thoughts and plans just a few years ago.   This episode is unedited and unscripted.
29:01
January 28, 2021
30. Laura Landmark talks Mental Health
Laura and I went to college together back in the late 90's.  This is the first time we have chatted in over 20 years.   Laura is a wonderfully positive person who talks about chapters in her life, moving to Norway, adopting her daughters, and creating her own successful company.    This episode is unscripted and unedited.
33:31
January 27, 2021
29. Karen Hutchings talks Mental Health
In this episode I speak with Karen Hutchings - Global Head of Travel & Meetings at Ernst & Young.  Karen talks about her journey with Mental Health and how she is helping support her team to improve their overall wellbeing.    As always this episode is unedited and unscripted.
30:24
January 26, 2021
28. Steve Carr talks Mental Health
In this episode I had the chance to catch up with the inspiring Steve Carr.  Steve talks very openly about his personal experiences with trauma, addiction and his mental health challenge.  He is simply an amazing human.   As always this is unedited and unscripted.
34:20
January 25, 2021
27. Alexandra Galviz talks Mental Health
In this episode I have the pleasure of chatting with Alex, the founder of Authentic Alex (https://www.fromtraumatotriumph.co).  Alex talks openly about her journey with Mental Health, her childhood challenges, corporate breakdown and her passion for writing that she has turned into her career.    This episode is unedited and unscripted.
29:11
January 22, 2021
26. Alastair Deards talks Mental Health
In this episode I chat to Alastair about his journey, passion and plans to improve mental health support across society.  Alastair is the co-founder of metalhealthchange.com    The conversation is unscripted and unedited
34:26
January 21, 2021
25. Tracy Jarvis talks Mental Health
In this episode I had the pleasure to chat with Tracy Jarvis about her mental health journey, and the work that she is doing through her social enterprise CMPP (Community Matters Partnership Project)   As always this episode is unscripted and unedited.
30:15
January 19, 2021
24. Tobias Gutteridge talks Mental Health
In this episode I talk with Tobias (Toby) Gutteridge about his personal journey and challenges with mental health.   Toby is the founder of www.bravery.org.uk and talks about his traumatic life changing event when he was paralysed from the neck down.
30:06
January 17, 2021
23. Marc Caulfield talks Mental Health
In this episode I speak to Marc about his career change from high flying advertising executive to running his own company Demolish the Wall, dedicated to helping companies improve their approach to mental health.   Marc talks openly about his mental health journey.   The recording is unedited and unscripted.
33:13
January 15, 2021
22. Sharon Aneja talks Mental Health
Sharon and I met in November 2019 at the This Can Happen Conference and became conference buddies.   In this podcast Sharon tells her story of near death, post traumatic stress and how she has had moments of rebirth through her life.   This episode is unedited and unscripted.
32:25
January 14, 2021
21. Amanda Jayne O'Hare talks Mental Health
Amanda is an amazing advocate for the conversation of mental health.  It was a pleasure to chat with Amanda about her mental health journey through, Postpartum Psychosis, Complex Trauma, disordered eating, being a single mother and helping others. This episode is unscripted and unedited.
28:19
January 13, 2021
20. Adam Jones talks Mental Health
Adam and I reconnected just over a week before recording, but we go all the way back to school.  We have not spoken in 30 years, so this was an opportunity I didn't want to miss.   As always this podcast is unscripted and unedited.
31:01
January 12, 2021
19. Matt Holman talks about his Mental Health Journey
In this bonus episode of MH2 I wanted to share my mental health journey with you.  I wanted to share my passion for the discussion of mental health.  It is OK to not be OK.    Thank you all for your support.
28:19
December 30, 2020
18. Paul Tilstone talks Mental Health
Paul is a friend from the world of Business Travel, and is the Managing Partner of Festive Road.    Paul provides some great insights into his journey, self-reflection and how he is creating a workplace suited to the future.   This is the Christmas edition (hence the outfits!), and last episode in Season 1.   As always the episode is unedited and unscripted.
35:51
December 23, 2020
17. Alice Linley-Munro talks Mental Health
Alice is an amazing human that I have had the pleasure to get to know over the past couple of years. Alice talks openly about her lived experience of mental illness, and is happy to share to help support others. As always the episode is unedited and unscripted.
33:31
December 22, 2020
16. Hope Virgo talks Mental Health
It was my pleasure to spend some time talk to my friend Hope Virgo.   Hope is a mental health campaigner and works tirelessly to support the conversation of Eating Disorders.   Please do follow Hope's campaign #DumpTheScales  As always this session is unedited and unscripted.
31:25
December 21, 2020
15. Aimi Maunders talks Mental Health
Aimi has been a wonderful friend for a number of years.  This recording was an absolute pleasure to participate in.    Aimi is the co-founder of Happiful, and in this podcast talks about her personal experience of mental health, her passion and drive to help others.    We also talk about how Aimi was a key contributor to my recovery (it is the first time I have ever told her).    As always the episode is unedited and unscripted.
37:28
December 18, 2020
14. Victoria Bacon talks Mental Health
I met Victoria during one of my mental health first aider training courses in July 2020.   Victoria is a wonderful human and has an amazing story.   In this session we explored Victoria's management of her anxiety, her international community and how she is leading wellbeing within her organisation.   As always the episode is unedited and unscripted.
32:59
December 17, 2020
13. Bex Deadman talks Mental Health
Bex is a good friend from the world of Business Travel, and is the Managing Director of Blue Cube Travel. This session looked at how the pandemic has impacted Bex and her new role as a Managing Director. It is always lovely to catch-up with Bex. As always the episode is unedited and unscripted.
33:34
December 16, 2020
12. Matthew Mason-Hames talks Mental Health
In this recording I spoke to Matt about his personal lived experience of mental health, the work that he does with his local community, and also his plans to engage and support more people in the future.   This recording is unscripted and unedited.
29:14
December 15, 2020
11. Paul Bulos talks Mental Health
I recently had the pleasure of sitting down to talk Mental Health with Paul.   Paul and I met during a training delivery, and in this podcast he talks about how he has been instrumental in implementing mental health support across an organisation.      As always this is unscripted and unedited.
37:59
December 14, 2020
10. Henriette Lang talks Mental Health
In this episode I talk to Henriette about her life, loss of her first child, and the impact mental health has had across her career.    Henriette works for This Can Happen - a company that is focused on improving workplace mental health through education and their annual conference.  This recording is unscripted and unedited.
32:00
December 11, 2020
9. Romy-Jane Ashmore talks Mental Health
Romy is the Executive Assistant and Mental health champion for RM.  In this podcast we discuss her role in helping to improve the conversation of mental health awareness and support across her community and society.   This podcast is unscripted and unedited.
30:59
December 09, 2020
8. Dave Clare talks Mental Health
Dave is a good friend from the world of Business Travel.    This session looked at some very deep and personal insights from Dave.  I learned a lot, but that's why having the chance to hear others stories is so important.   Apologies for the signal loss in the middle - thats the joy of unedited and unscripted sessions like this!
29:56
December 07, 2020
7. Dan Keeley talks Mental Health
Dan is an incredible Human.  This podcast was an absolute pleasure to chat with someone who is an inspiration to others.    Dan talks about his lived experience of Bipolar Disorder, and how through his work he is helping support the conversation of mental health across society.  Dan is the founder of #AREWEOKUK    This chat is unscripted and unedited.
32:25
December 04, 2020
6. Anca Amariei talks Mental Health
I had the absolute please to sit down and talk with Anca about mental health, her amazing awareness and experiences around this as a positive conversation.  This recording is unedited and unscripted.
32:24
December 02, 2020
5. Jane Webber talks Mental Health
I had the absolute pleasure to talk mental health with the amazing Jane Webber.  Jane talks about her journey from a career in Law to moving to a new career in Mental Health.
31:42
November 30, 2020
4. Graham Collins talks Mental Health
In this episode I talk to my friend and Hatch Warren Runners Chairman Graham Collins about all things mental health!    This conversation was unscripted and unedited.
31:43
November 27, 2020
3. Sue Rosemond talks Mental Health
I recently sat down to chat with my amazing colleague and friend Sue Rosemond.  We talked about her motivation to help support the conversation of mental health, furlough and the impact of covid.   This conversation was unscripted and unedited.
30:56
November 23, 2020
2. Ellie Mirabita talks Mental Health
Ellie is a positive boost to mental health.  This chat lifted my spirits and made me feel grateful for the small and important things that I have.  I hope that you enjoy this chat. This conversation is unedited and not scripted. 
34:54
November 20, 2020
1. Daren Bavister (Bavy) talks Mental Health
For the first episode of my brand new podcast I had the privilege to talk to one of my best friends, Daren.   At the end Daren talks about his new venture - https://www.ukvoiceoverman.co.uk 
39:48
November 19, 2020
Introduction to Matt Holman Talks Mental Health
This is a brief introduction to the podcast Matt Holman Talks Mental Health. If you would like to get involved please feel free to drop an email to simpila@simpila.com.  If you are struggling please remember you are not alone.  Please reach out and talk to someone.  Samaritans are available 24/7 to listen to your worries.  You can call for free on 116 123. 
01:16
November 19, 2020