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Legal Wolf

Legal Wolf

By Steve Lawlor
Discussing all things Mental Health, with interviews from professionals within the sector discussing their jobs, complexities and background and why they wanted to specialise in Mental Health.

The podcast will also discuss the stigma of Mental Health around the world, and what’s being done to challenge it.
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Mental Health: current issues and way forward in Nigeria - with Abdulmalik Olaosebikan
In today’s episode, Steve Lawlor sits down with Abdulmalik Olaosebikan as they discuss the current issues within Nigeria and the way forward in normalising the conversation around mental health and reducing the stigma. You’ll also learn who Abdulmalik would love to have a conversation with !
53:40
June 23, 2021
Normalising the mental health conversation in Lebanon - with Rana Ashkar
In today’s episode, Steve Lawlor sits down with Rana Ashkar, as they discuss how mental health is perceived within Lebanon and what can be done to tackle the stigma. You’ll also learn who Rana would love to play her in her own movie !
24:28
June 21, 2021
Living In America-  An Immigrant Perspective on Mental Health Issues - with Solita Roberts
In today’s episode, Steve Lawlor sits down with Solita Roberts, as we discuss her perspective on mental health issues within the USA. It’s a very insightful & informative episode. You’ll also learn who Solita would love to play her in her own movie AND who she would love to have a conversation with !
01:08:19
June 19, 2021
Busting myths about high achieving lawyers and mental health - with Doug Brown
In today’s episode, Steve Lawlor sits down with Doug Brown to bust myths about high achieving lawyers and mental health and what you can do to help yourself and your colleagues prevent burnout. The fun question is a cracker too !
46:55
June 19, 2021
MINI SERIES - Importance of support for families within Mental Health - with Liron David
In part 2 of our mini series with Liron David, we discuss the great work ENOSH do with families of people suffering with a mental illness. You’ll also learn who Liron would love to play her in a movie !
30:37
June 16, 2021
The Travelling Mind - with Tara Donnino
In today’s episode, Steve Lawlor sits down with the president of Travelling Mind, Tara Donnino, who is also a licensed Mental Health Counsellor. We discuss her role and unique perspective on working in different roles relating to mental health, why she set up travelling mind and how we can tackle the stigma to normalise the conversation. You’ll also learn who she would love to play her in her own movie !
44:34
June 16, 2021
Care leaver’s thoughts on Mental Health reform - with Lijeh Perez
In today’s episode, Steve Lawlor sits down with Lijeh Perez, as we discuss his thoughts on the Mental Health Act reform, which was announced earlier this year. It’s a very insightful and informative discussion on the topic.
51:12
June 14, 2021
Start the conversation - Mental Health within India - with Surpreet Patheja
In today’s episode, Steve Lawlor sits down with Surpreet Patheja, as they discuss mental health within India and start a conversation around the topic of mental health & how we can reduce the stigma and normalise the conversation. The fun question is a cracker too !
38:36
June 12, 2021
Mental Health within Algeria - with Rachida Djellab
In today’s episode, Steve Lawlor sits down with Rachida Djellab, as they discuss mental health within the workplace & how mental health is perceived in Algeria. The fun question is a cracker too !
54:33
June 9, 2021
Psychiatrist or Psychologist ? - with Dr Waheed
In today’s episode, Steve Lawlor sits down with consultant psychiatrist, Dr Waheed, as we discuss his role as a consultant psychiatrist, the difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist and you’ll also learn what his dream job would be, if he weren’t a psychiatrist.
55:55
June 7, 2021
Australian Psychiatry which is Trauma focused - with Dr Manoj Ravindran
In today’s episode, Steve Lawlor sits down with Dr Ravindran as they discuss trauma focused psychiatric work and the importance of it, which is a huge passion of Manoj’s.
31:19
June 7, 2021
Mental Health and 007 - 50th episode - with Steve Lawlor
Alena Kahle sits down with the founder of Legal Wolf, Steve Lawlor, as he discusses about his lived experience, the origins of Legal Wolf, the work that Lawlor’s Law Limited does and the fun question is a GEM !
01:02:35
June 5, 2021
Mental Health in the stars - with Ksenia Kubasova
In today’s episode, Steve Lawlor sits down with Ksenia Kubasova to discuss the project she was part of in Thailand, “Mental Health in the stars”, fortune tellers being therapists and her lived experience. You’ll also learn what Ksenia’s dream job would be, if she weren’t being amazing at what she currently does.
45:46
June 5, 2021
Mental Health in pictures - with Dorota Chioma
In today’s episode, Steve Lawlor sits down with Dorota Chioma as they discuss how mental health is perceived within the UK and how art can be used in a positive light with Mental Health. You’ll also learn who Dorota would love to sit down with and have a one time conversation with.
42:55
June 2, 2021
Importance of Mental Health - with Nada Shaarawy
In today’s episode, Steve Lawlor sits down with Nada Shaarawy as they discuss how mental health is perceived, why it is so important and what can be done to tackle the stigma. You’ll also learn what Nada’s dream job would be.
25:46
May 31, 2021
Mental Health Law - Canadian style ! With A.J. Grant-Nicholson
In today’s episode, Steve Lawlor sits down with A.J. Grant-Nicholson, who is a Canadian Mental Health Lawyer. They discuss how Mental Health Law works in Canada, the stigma of mental health within Canada and how we can normalise the conversation You’ll also learn who A.J. would love to sit down with and have a conversation with !
48:06
May 29, 2021
Mental Health within Ethiopia - with Eleni Misganaw
In today’s episode Steve Lawlor sits down with Eleni Misganaw as they discuss how mental health is perceived in Ethiopia, the great work her NGO does and how we can tackle the stigma and normalise the conversation. You’ll also learn what Eleni’s dream job would be.
37:45
May 26, 2021
What is Social Anxiety and Halle Berry !!? - with Yasmine Fröbom
In today’s episode, Steve Lawlor sits down with Yasmine Fröbom as they discuss how mental health is perceived in Sweden, what can be done to challenge the stigma and how Yasmine manages her social anxiety. Also, you’ll learn who Yasmine would like to play her in her own movie.
50:25
May 24, 2021
What is the GMHPN ? - with Claudia Sartor
In today’s episode, Steve Lawlor sits down with the Deputy CEO of the Global Mental Health Peer Network (GMHPN) Claudia Sartor. They discuss the role of the GMHPN, how mental health is perceived in South Africa and what we can do to tackle the stigma. You’ll also learn how Taylor Swift fits into the episode 🤔
48:29
May 22, 2021
Mental Health within Thailand - with Pam Sarulchana
In today’s episode, Steve Lawlor sits down with Pam Sarulchana as they discuss the LGBTQ+ community, how mental health is perceived in Thailand and what can be done to normalise the conversation and reduce the stigma surrounding mental health.
46:48
May 19, 2021
Connecting the Dots - with Noemi Weis
In today’s episode, Steve Lawlor sits down with Director and Producer Noemi Weis, as we discuss her film, connecting the dots, related to youth mental health, the facilitators guide, Mental Health Action Day on 20th May 2021 and also the global event Steve is hosting in July 2021. You’ll also learn who Noemi would like to sit down and have ANOTHER conversation with. It’s a 💎 of an episode & a truly inspiring one too.
39:19
May 17, 2021
Mental Health within The Philippines - with Dynes
In today’s episode, Steve Lawlor sits down with Dynes EA, as we discuss mental health within the Philippines, how it’s perceived and how we can tackle the stigma to normalise the conversation. You’ll also learn what Dynes dream job is.
28:12
May 15, 2021
Lived experiences with Mental Health - with Wafa Saleh
In today’s episode, Steve Lawlor sits down with Wafa Saleh, as she discusses her lived experiences with mental health in Saudi Arabia. You’ll also learn what Wafa’s dream job would be. It’s quite an emotional rollercoaster of an episode, but also very inspiring !
30:09
May 12, 2021
MINI SERIES - Community based healthcare within Israel and Universal Healthcare - with Liron David
MINI SERIES In episode 1 of a series of episodes, Steve Lawlor sits down with Lawyer and social worker Liron David, who is also the Policy and International Relations Chief Officer for Enosh, The Israeli Mental Health Association. We discuss community based healthcare within Israel and Universal Healthcare. It gives you a real insight into the great work done by Enosh.
39:49
May 10, 2021
International Bar Association - with Sara Carnegie
In this afternoon’s episode, Steve Lawlor sits down with Sara Carnegie, from the International Bar Association, as they discuss the survey that the IBA have undertaken in relation to mental health within the legal profession, covering all continents with phenomenal findings. You’ll also learn who Sara would love to sit down with for one night and talk to.
35:27
May 8, 2021
Mental Health work in Kenya - with Director of Mental Health at the Ministry of Health, Dr Njuguna
In this morning’s episode, Steve Lawlor sits down with the Director of Mental Health at the Minisstry of Health in Kenya, Dr Njuguna, as they discuss the WHO quality rights initiative and the work being done to combat the stigma. You’ll also learn who Dr Njuguna would love to sit down and have a conversation with.
32:31
May 8, 2021
What is Mental Health First Aid ? - with Gareth Beck
In today’s episode, Steve Lawlor sits down with Gareth Beck, as we discuss Mental Health First Aid, how mental health is perceived in New Zealand and what we can do to challenge the stigma. You’ll also learn what Gareth’s dream job would be !
50:13
May 5, 2021
Mental Health within Tanzania - with Masuma Somji
In today’s episode, Steve Lawlor sits down with Masuma Somji as they discuss how mental health is perceived in Tanzania & what can be done to tackle the stigma and normalise the conversation. You’ll also find out what Masuma’s dream job is.
47:52
May 3, 2021
Triple Viewpoint - with Emma Brooks
To kick off Mental Health awareness month 2021, Steve Lawlor sits down with the creator and founder of Thatsmental, Emma Brooks, as we discuss mental health within the workplace in UK, Switzerland and The Netherlands. We also discuss how we can normalise the conversation surrounding mental health and reduce the stigma. You’ll also learn what Emma’s dream job is.
28:10
May 1, 2021
Mental Health within India - with Alena Kahle and Mrinal Kanwar
In today’s episode Steve Lawlor sits down with his co-host, Alena Kahle as they talk to Indian Mental Health Lawyer Mrinal Kanwar on the Indian Mental Healthcare Act 2017, how mental health is perceived in India, Mental Health Insurance and availability for treatment and how we can reduce the stigma and normalise the conversation in India. You’ll also learn what Alena’s and Mrinal’s dream jobs are.
54:06
April 28, 2021
Mental Health within Egypt - with Karim Abobakr
In today’s episode, Steve Lawlor sits down with Karim Abobakr as we discuss the great work his organisation does, Mirqah, along with how mental health is perceived in Egypt and what we can do to tackle the stigma. You’ll also learn what Karim’s dream job is !
55:52
April 26, 2021
Mental Health within Italy - with Stefania Buoni
Steve Lawlor sits down with Stefania Buoni as we discuss the great work the NGO she co-founded, COMIP, does, how mental health is perceived in Italy and what we can do to reduce the stigma on a global scale. Also, you’ll find out what Stefania’s dream job is.
51:34
April 24, 2021
Mental Health within Morocco - with Maryem Bamou
In today’s episode, Steve Lawlor sits down with Maryem Bamou, as they discuss how mental health is perceived in Morocco, the great work her organisation does & what we can do to tackle the stigma of mental health to normalise the conversation. You’ll also learn what Maryem’s dream job is.
38:29
April 21, 2021
The difference between Mental and Physical health ? None !
In today’s episode, Steve Lawlor sits down with Sahar Vasquez, mental health advocate and co founder of Mind Health Connect Belize, an NGO located in Belize striving to end the stigma against mental health and let people know there is help. We discuss mental health in Belize, support available and what her future vision of mental health is. You’ll also learn which inspirational person Sahar would wish to have a conversation with for one night ! Please, visit their website 👇 www.mindhealthconnect.com
51:41
April 19, 2021
Mental Health within Saudi Arabia - with Sarah Bahbeshi
In today’s episode, Steve Lawlor sits down with Sarah Bahbeshi and they discuss how mental health is perceived within Saudi Arabia & how we can tackle the stigma and normalise the conversation. You’ll also learn what Sarah’s dream job is
35:44
April 17, 2021
What is the CCG ? - with Sonya McLean
In today’s episode, Steve Lawlor sits down with Sonya McClean, Senior Commissioning Manager for Mental Health Crisis Care for Hampshire, Southampton and Isle of Wight CCG. We discuss the work the CCG does and how it could be improved, mental health stigma and what the 1st thing Sonya would love to do once the lockdown starts to ease !
46:30
April 14, 2021
Mental Health within Fiji and the legal profession - with Kristel Whippy
In today’s episode, Steve Lawlor sits down with Barrister and mental health advocate, Kristel Whippy as we discuss how mental health is perceived in Fiji and the legal profession & how this can be challenged. You’ll also find out the best parts of Fiji in the segment, Kristel’s travel agency when we discuss how beautiful Fiji is and why we should go there, once travel restrictions are lifted !
01:09:58
April 12, 2021
All things SALT - with Caragh
In today’s episode, Steve Lawlor sits down with Caragh Allbright as we discuss the role of a Speech and Language Therapist (SALT) within the Mental Health Field, the complexities of the job and what key qualities you would need in order to become one. You’ll also find out what Caragh’s dream job is !
19:15
April 10, 2021
How Mental Health is portrayed within India - with Aasaavari Soni
In today’s episode, Steve Lawlor sits down with Aasaavari Soni, as we discuss how mental health is portrayed in India & how we can tackle the stigma to normalise the conversation. You’ll also find out what Aasaavari’s dream job is.
45:35
April 7, 2021
Mental Health within South Africa - with Lyr Weltsman
“Break the way we provide education and support our youths’ mental health” In this episode, Steve Lawlor sits down with Lyr Weltsman and they discuss how mental health is perceived within South Africa, the brilliant work her organisation does and how we can improve mental health with the youth. You’ll also learn what Lyr’s dream job is.
40:43
April 5, 2021
Egyptian Psychiatry - with Dr Ahmed
In today’s episode, Steve Lawlor sits down with Dr Ahmed Elaghoury as we discuss Mental Health Laws within Egypt and England, the role of the Psychiatrist & other members of his team & also how we can tackle the stigma. You will also learn what Ahmed’s dream job would be if he weren’t a Psychiatrist. It is a fascinating episode which shows a real insight into the position in Egypt.
49:19
April 3, 2021
Mental Health and Homelessness - with Mike Hyden
In this episode, Steve Lawlor sits down with Mike Hyden, as we discuss the link between mental health and homelessness and what could potentially happen if Universal Credit is not extended by the UK Government & the impact this could have on homelessness.
43:33
March 31, 2021
All things Psychology - with Dr Charlotte Caton
In this episode, Steve Lawlor sits down with Dr Charlotte and they discuss the role of a forensic psychologist within mental health, how they help their patients & you’ll get to find out her dream job.
17:57
March 27, 2021
Mental Health in the Legal profession ( USA Version) - with Colin Levy
In this episode, Steve Lawlor sits down with Colin Levy and they discuss mental health in the legal profession in the USA & how legal technology can help lawyers with their stress levels & how it could improve their mental health.
20:08
March 24, 2021
USA Mental Health perspective - with Ryan Zadrazil
Steve Lawlor sits down with Ryan Zadrazil to discuss the perspective on Mental Health within the USA, his lived experience of mental health and his dream job.
23:33
March 20, 2021
Mental Health in Singapore - with Bernard Ang
In today’s episode, Steve sits down with Bernard to discuss mental health within Singapore, the great work that is being done by his organisation CARA Unmask and how the stigma is being tackled.
35:59
March 17, 2021
Lived experiences with Mental Health - with Daisy Doardo
In this episode Steve Lawlor sits down with Daisy Doardo to discuss lived experiences with Mental Health, how to tackle the stigma & what her dream job is.
31:54
March 13, 2021
Mental Health within Taiwan - with Jacqueline Yeung
In this episode, Steve Lawlor sits down with Jacqueline Yeung to discuss the way mental health is perceived in Taiwan, COVID-19, social media, how to tackle the stigma & Jacqueline’s dream job.
28:27
March 10, 2021
Mental Health within the Legal Profession (UK Version) - with Inez Brown and Giles Thompson
In today’s episode Steve Lawlor chats to Inez Brown and Giles Thompson about the stigma surrounding Mental Health within the legal profession in the UK.
01:08:13
March 6, 2021
Mental Health within New Zealand - with Grant Pritchard
In today’s episode, Steve Lawlor sits down with Grant Pritchard, based in New Zealand, as we discuss the stigma surrounding Mental Health, how to challenge it and the film “A Beautiful Mind”
43:48
March 3, 2021
Criminally good - with Jamie Nelson
Steve sits down to chat with Jamie about Mental Health Law, how COVID-19 has affected the way he works, mental health stigma, his dream job & much, much more.
38:44
February 27, 2021
Specialist in Borderline Personality - with Keir Harding
This episode discusses the role of an OT, why Keir specialised in helping people with a borderline personality diagnosis, his dream job and much, much more.
56:59
February 23, 2021
Purfect Combination - with Sarah Purkis
This episode is to discuss Sarah’s role within Mental Health and Mental Capacity Law and the complexities between the two, along with her dream job.
16:20
February 20, 2021
All things social work - with Mark Monaghan
Steve and Mark discuss all things social work, safeguarding and when it’s necessary to raise one and also the stigma surrounding Mental Health and how to tackle and challenge it to normalise the conversation
59:08
February 17, 2021
Alena Kahle - Indian Mental Healthcare Act 2017
Steve & Alena discuss the Indian Mental Healthcare Act & the stigma surrounding Mental Health in India
48:58
February 12, 2021
About Advocacy - with Charis Edwards, VoiceAbility
An episode discussing the role of an IMHA, how COVID-19 has affected there role, their importance to the patients and how to become one
21:20
February 8, 2021
Krista Lynn - Recovering Superwoman
In this episode, Steve talks to Krista about her incredible story, the gift of desperation, highlights that you are not alone and talk about the stigma of Mental Health within the USA, from a criminal & healthcare perspective.
44:59
February 2, 2021
Jewell in the AMPHitheatre
This is an episode with Gemma, AMPH and social worker. The episode focuses on the role of an AMHP, when, why & how they assess and the importance of Independent social workers.
21:26
January 30, 2021
Peeling back the layers - with John Peel
This is an episode in conversation with John Peel, an associate hospital manager at Hospital Manager’s Hearings within the West Midlands
19:54
January 27, 2021
Viva Las Vaughan - with Sarah Vaughan
This episode highlights the work of social workers within the field of Mental Health
18:23
January 20, 2021
Legal Eagle with India Jefferson-Grant
An in depth chat with India Jefferson-Grant about her route into Law, reason for specialising in Mental Health Law and the complex legal issues that arise on a regular basis, PLUS, you’ll find out what she would have loved to have done if not in law.
40:22
January 15, 2021
Life’s a Beech with Rob Beech
This is an interview with a Panel Accredited Mental Health Solicitor to understand the role of his job within the Mental Health Sector
41:22
January 11, 2021
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December 11, 2020