Since Feb 2019, I have been sitting down with various people to have fantastic conversations regarding different areas of mental health. These open and authentic conversations have the ability to inspire others.
Remember we all have mental health and can all benefit from peer support!
I hope you enjoy what we have produced and please like, share and follow as well as check us out on social media at @talkaboutitmate.
To kick off Season 2 - I went to Natwest in Spinningfields to chat with Dark Coffee founder and successful podcaster Alice Lyons.
I always love chatting to Alice and enjoy her straight-talking approach and authenticity. I feel her journey is inspiring and has led her to a point where she is having a positive impact on lots of people!
Dark Coffee is all about championing unfiltered conversations around mental health, so this chat does touch on some potentially scary topics such as Suicidal Ideation which I believe Alice always navigates and explains well. I hope to learn from and collaborate more with Alice in the future. You can find out more about her on the Dark Coffee website and at one of her upcoming Mind Over Grind events!
Hope you enjoy this one,
Alice's Instagram: @alice.lyons.wellbeing
Dark Coffee website: https://www.darkcoffee.co.uk/
Dark Coffee on Instagram: @dark.coffee.wellbeing
Dark Coffee on Twitter: @DarkCoffeePC
Dark Coffee On Facebook: @DarkCoffeeWellbeing
For Episode 13 I spoke to Paul Wolstenholme of Pathlight Ltd to discuss his journey to becoming a Mental Health First Aid Instructor. We also chatted about the impact of peer-support through the men's groups we are involved in as well as Mental Health in schools for both pupils and teachers.
In this Episode we discussed the theme of Emotion. My guest Martin shared openly about his experiences of working as a call handler for the ambulance service. We considered how to self-regulate and use self-awareness to ensure self-control. An incredibly worthwhile discussion.
For our milestone 10th Episode I had a wonderful conversation with the fantastic Mary who runs MY City Yoga. We discuss our own experiences with self-awareness and the benefits of this as well as the impact yoga can have ahead of our event on Sat 12th October! http://meetu.ps/e/Hd929/vc2hP/a
A fantastic wide-ranging discussion with Neil Procter about the impact eating disorders have had on his life and his struggles with self-compassion. Other topics covered include his acting career, community, addiction and how he embraces Buddhism. So many interesting nuggets to take away from this wonderful conversation. Thanks to Adam at Plug & Taps in Preston for letting us record!
Episode 2 of the Talk About It Mate Podcasts celebrates the wonderful bromance I share with our guest Chris and we talk about his Mental Health journey, covering depression and his M.E. diagnosis. Producer Paul talks openly about Derealisation in 'Paul's Corner'.
For Episode 3 of the Talk About It Mate podcast, we talk to one of our loveliest group members, Lindsay about her experiences over the past few years and the changes and coping mechanisms she uses in life.
Hearing others show authenticity about their personal journeys is so inspiring, Remember we all have mental health and those who have the courage to open up and show honesty and vulnerability about their experiences may be stronger than you imagine!
For Episode 4 of the Talk About It Mate podcast, I had the pleasure of sitting down with the brilliant Sonja to talk about her role as a Counsellor for adults and children. We discussed what to expect when you are starting counselling as well as my own counselling journey. Sonja provides an insight into what therapy can offer. We also talk about the role of peer-support and what Talk About It Mate can offer from our new Wellbeing Workshops.
Spread the word and remember to Talk About It Mate!
For Episode 5 I sat down with the inspirational MJ to talk about his mental health journey and how he has coped with the pressure and exposure he has received since appearing on TV as well as his steps into the world of comedy. A really good discussion into Vulnerability and how we can deal with some of the stress we all face in our daily lives.