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Mentally Yours podcast

Mentally Yours

A weekly mental health podcast from http://Metro.co.uk. Ellen Scott and Yvette Caster chat to people who have lived with mental illness, from shop workers to celebrities, to educate, empathise and challenge stigma. Ellen has OCD, depression and anxiety, Yvette has bipolar disorder and binge eating disorder. Both know what a lonely place mental illness can be. These podcasts offer hope and proof that things can improve. Published every Monday. Follow us on social media http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs or join the private Mentally Yours Facebook Group.

A weekly mental health podcast from http://Metro.co.uk. Ellen Scott and Yvette Caster chat to people who have lived with mental illness, from shop workers to celebrities, to educate, empathise and challenge stigma. Ellen has OCD, depression and anxiety, Yvette has bipolar disorder and binge eating disorder. Both know what a lonely place mental illness can be. These podcasts offer hope and proof that things can improve. Published every Monday. Follow us on social media http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs or join the private Mentally Yours Facebook Group.

 

#266

Dopamine Nation

We're in an age of over-consumption... That's how Dr Anna Lembke, Author of the book, Dopamine Nation, sees it. She jumps onto Mentally Yours to talk about how addiction works, how the brain works, and how society maybe isn't working so well... Follow Mentally Yours on social media... [www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs] (http://www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs)   Join our private Facebook group... [www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742] (http://www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742)   ... Read more

18 Oct 2021

39 MINS

39:26

18 Oct 2021


#265

The Story Of Hope

How can you find the light after living in darkness for more than a decade? Katherine Elizabeth James knows how. She quit her job as a Marketing Consultant and started writing. She’s recently published a book called The Story Of Hope, which she hopes will help other people step out of the darkness (as she describes it) and into the light. On today’s episode Katherine is chatting to Yvette about bereavement, depression and, most importantly, hope.. Follow Mentally Yours on social media... [www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs] (http://www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs)   Join our private Facebook group... [www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742] (http://www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742)   And check out Katherine's work online too [https://thestoryofhope.co.uk] (https://thestoryofhope.co.uk) ... Read more

12 Oct 2021

26 MINS

26:12

12 Oct 2021


#264

World Mental Health Day: The Bottoming Podcast

To mark World Mental Health Day, Mentally Yours has collaborated with Brendan and Matthew from The Bottoming Podcast. They chat to Yvette and Ellen about mental health issues affecting the LGBTQ+ communities they talk about on their podcast. They also all share thoughts about what it's like making a weekly podcast about mental health. Follow Mentally Yours on social media... [www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs] (http://www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs)   Join our private Facebook group... [www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742] (http://www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742)   And listen to The Bottoming Podcast online [www.bottomingpodcast.com] (http://www.bottomingpodcast.com) .  ... Read more

10 Oct 2021

32 MINS

32:48

10 Oct 2021


#263

Mental Health Podcasting

This week’s podcast is a bit meta… Yvette and Ellen chat with Tom Davies from The Proper Mental Podcast about the ins and outs of making a mental health podcast (Tom has had loads of great guests, including the musician Frank Turner and his wife)! Follow Mentally Yours on social media... [www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs] (http://www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs)   Join our private Facebook group... [www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742] (http://www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742)   And check out Tom's work online: [https://linktr.ee/propermentalpodcast] (https://linktr.ee/propermentalpodcast) ... Read more

04 Oct 2021

28 MINS

28:04

04 Oct 2021


#262

The L Word

Amy Perrin is the Founder of Marmalade Trust, an organisation that tackles loneliness in the elderly population. She catches up with Yvette about living in isolation, how to make new friends and looking ahead to Christmas... Follow Mentally Yours on social media... [www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs] (http://www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs) Join our private Facebook group... [www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742] (http://www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742)   And check out Amy's work online [www.marmaladetrust.org] (http://www.marmaladetrust.org) .  ... Read more

27 Sep 2021

22 MINS

22:36

27 Sep 2021


#261

How Your Barber Can Help You Get Better

Tom Chapman is a Barber… as well an Author, a Speaker and a Mental Health Advocate! He set up the Lions Barber Collective, a charity which works to raise awareness of suicide prevention and to train Barbers to be better listeners to their clients.  He chats with Yvette about how Barbers can be better listeners, why a mullet is the best/worst haircut, and how the pandemic affected hairdressers AND the people having their hair cut! Follow Mentally Yours on social media... [www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs] (http://www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs) Join our private Facebook group... [www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742] (http://www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742)   And check out Tom's work online: [www.thelionsbarbercollective.com] (http://www.thelionsbarbercollective.com) .  ... Read more

20 Sep 2021

24 MINS

24:24

20 Sep 2021


#260

Prison Life

"You have to lose the things about you that could harm you" Chris Atkins was set to prison for tax fraud. He's now written a book about it all, called "A Bit Of A Stretch: The Diaries Of A Prisoner". He chats to Yvette about mental health support for prisoners. Where are we now and what's needed?  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... [www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs] (http://www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs)   And join our private Facebook group... [www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742] (http://www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742)   ... Read more

13 Sep 2021

32 MINS

32:21

13 Sep 2021


#259

World Suicide Prevention Day

World Suicide Prevention Day Every year organisations around the world get together to raise awareness about suicide prevention. Today that is what Mentally Yours is doing…  The latest suicides statistics showed that in 2018, in the UK and Ireland, more than 6,800 people died by suicide. Every life lost to suicide is a tragedy and we know that suicide is preventable, it’s not inevitable. On this special episode, Yvette chats with Andy Baines-Vosper. They discuss how to ask difficult questions, the power of listening and the resources available for people in need.  Whatever you're going through, a Samaritan will face it with you - 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Call 116 123 for free or go online at [www.samaritans.org] (http://www.samaritans.org) .  ... Read more

10 Sep 2021

32 MINS

32:54

10 Sep 2021


#258

Looking After Yourself (Whilst Also Looking After Others)

Katja is a Teacher with BPD (borderline personality disorder). She was diagnosed in 2021 following years of misdiagnosis and being refused help. She chats with Ellen about how being open with staff and students at the school is helping  to overcome the stigma attached with BPD.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... [www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs] (http://www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs)   And join our private Facebook group... [www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742] (http://www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742)   ... Read more

06 Sep 2021

30 MINS

30:33

06 Sep 2021


#257

Under Recognised Mental Health Conditions

"It makes me feel like I’m constantly dreaming and emotionally numb" Joe Perkins has been suffering from depersonalisation disorder for more than a decade. But before he read an article about it, he didn't even know it existed. And, even after he started talking to his doctor about it, he wasn't diagnosed for a long time.  He chats with Ellen and Yvette about his story, his diagnosis and his new book! ... Read more

30 Aug 2021

30 MINS

30:38

30 Aug 2021


#256

The Hub Of Hope

Where are all the mental health services app?    The NHS has now included the Hub of Hope app on their  website and has helped more than 26,533 visitors find support in just two months.   The Hub of Hope app was established in 2017 by Chasing the Stigma, a national charity set up by Liverpool comedian, Jake Mills, following his own suicide attempt in October 2013. Jake realised when talking through his own personal experience that many people didn’t know where to turn for help with mental health issues, so he and his team created the app, a location-based app which directs people to all the mental health support available within any given area. On today's Mentally Yours Jake chats to Yvette (it's his second time on Mentally Yours) about the app, and how it's developed since he was last on the podcast.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... [www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs] (http://www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs)   Join our private Facebook group... [www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742] (http://www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742)   And check out the Hub of Hope online: [https://www.chasingthestigma.co.uk] (https://www.chasingthestigma.co.uk) ... Read more

23 Aug 2021

36 MINS

36:02

23 Aug 2021


#255

Chronic Illness

Conscious Being Magazine is a publication for disabled women and non-binary-folk; featuring fashion, beauty, art, culture, music, and journalism. Chloe Johnson Editor of the magazine and has been diagnosed with a chronic illness. She chats to Yvette about living with chronic illness and the aims and ambitions of the magazine. Follow Mentally Yours on social media... [www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs] (http://www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs) Join our private Facebook group... [www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742] (http://www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742)   And check out www. [https://twitter.com/ConsciousBeing2] (https://twitter.com/ConsciousBeing2) to read more about Chloe’s work.  ... Read more

16 Aug 2021

18 MINS

18:21

16 Aug 2021


#254

Free Your Mind

Pens, books and toothbrushes... Natasha Benjamin is the Founder of the charity of Free Your Mind, supporting victims of domestic abuse. She helps people that have experienced childhood domestic violence and abuse at home, by providing therapeutic support, as well as everyday items, like pens and books! She chats to Yvette and Ellen about the problems and solutions for people suffering around the country. Follow Mentally Yours on social media... [www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs] (http://www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs) And join our private Facebook group... [www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742] (http://www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742)   And check out Nataasha's work online at [www.freeyourmindcic.com] (http://www.freeyourmindcic.com) .  ... Read more

09 Aug 2021

32 MINS

32:27

09 Aug 2021


#253

Losing Your Job

Soma Ghosh was made redundant a few years ago and suffered from mental health issues as a result. She chats to Ellen and Yvette about bullying in the workplace, as well as  her work with as the Founder of The Career Happiness Mentor, offering bespoke career advice to people in need.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... [www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs] (http://www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs)   And join our private Facebook group... [www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742] (http://www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742)   And find out more about Soma's work online: [www.thecareerhappinessmentor.com] (http://www.thecareerhappinessmentor.com)   ... Read more

02 Aug 2021

31 MINS

31:43

02 Aug 2021


#252

Happiness

What is it and how can you find it? Ellen chats with Dr Andy Cope and Professor Paul McGee. They've written a book called The Happiness Revolution, all about how to be happy and live your best life. They talk about EVERYTHING about being happy... This is a must-listen!  Follow Mentally Yours on social media... [www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs] (http://www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs)   And join our private Facebook group... [www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742] (http://www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742)   And find out more about the book online: [www.wiley.com/en-gb/The+Happiness+Revolution%3A+A+Manifesto+for+Living+Your+Best+Life-p-9780857088888] (http://www.wiley.com/en-gb/The+Happiness+Revolution%3A+A+Manifesto+for+Living+Your+Best+Life-p-9780857088888) ... Read more

26 Jul 2021

42 MINS

42:22

26 Jul 2021


#251

How Do You Feel About Freedom Day?

On 19th July lockdown is lifting in England. How should we deal with our anxieties as the pandemic moves onto the next stage? Yvette and Ellen chat to Shelley Treacher, a Counsellor who helps individuals and runs groups on overcoming loneliness, comfort eating, and finding engaged love. They talk fact checking, risk taking and how to take things slowly as lockdown eases. Follow Mentally Yours on social media... [www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs] (http://www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs) And join our private Facebook group... [www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742] (http://www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742)   And check out Shelley's work online: [www.counselling-directory.org.uk/counsellors/shelley-treacher] (http://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/counsellors/shelley-treacher) ... Read more

19 Jul 2021

25 MINS

25:09

19 Jul 2021


#250

How Does Cold Water Therapy Work?

Mark Whittle is a Performance and Purpose Coach and Founder of the podcast, Take Flight. He suffered from burnout from working in the city, in London. He dealt with it by practising breath work, cold water therapy, journaling and meditation. He chats to Yvette and Ellen about his life, his work and his recovery... Follow Mentally Yours on social media... [www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs] (http://www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs)   And join our private Facebook group... [www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742] (http://www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742)   And check out Mark's work online: [www.twitter.com/markwhittletf] (http://www.twitter.com/markwhittletf) .  ... Read more

12 Jul 2021

25 MINS

25:02

12 Jul 2021


#249

Postpartum Psychosis

Paranoid hallucinations, conspiracy theories and being a new parent... What does this mental illness really feel like? Laura Dockrill and her partner, Hugo White, from the band, The Maccabees, talk to Ellen and Yvette about all the ways their life changed after their son was born and Laura was diagnosed with postpartum psychosis. Follow Mentally Yours on social media... [www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs] (http://www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs)   And join our private Facebook group... [www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742] (http://www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742)   ... Read more

05 Jul 2021

29 MINS

29:03

05 Jul 2021


#248

Money Worries

Furlough, redundancy, managing your money... Ron Graham knows what it's like to have financial issues. He got support from different organisations, including Christians Against Poverty, after hitting rock bottom. He tells Ellen and Yvette his story... Follow Mentally Yours on social media...  [www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs] (http://www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs)   Join our private Facebook group... [www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742] (http://www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742)   And find out more about Christians Against Poverty online: [www.capuk.org] (http://www.capuk.org) ... Read more

28 Jun 2021

23 MINS

23:36

28 Jun 2021


#247

SlowMo Therapy

How can people "slow down" and manage their fears?  Angie has been using SlowMo Therapy to cope with her paranoia. She chats to Ellen and Yvette, alongside Professor Philippa Garety from King’s College London. They talk about what SlowMo Therapy actually is, how it works, and how it could help others.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media...  [www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs] (http://www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs)   Join our private Facebook group... [www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742] (http://www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742)   And find out more about SlowMo Therapy online too... [www.slowmotherapy.co.uk] (http://www.slowmotherapy.co.uk) . ... Read more

21 Jun 2021

18 MINS

18:10

21 Jun 2021


#246

Work And Wellness

Kate Johnson has been making podcasts and films as part of her organisation, Smiling Entrepreneurs. Working with her husband, Kate has been sharing her journey of building a business from the ground up whilst juggling a young family. It's a story of work and wellbeing. Of family and not-always-being-fine. Highs and lows. She talks through her story with Yvette.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media...  Twitter: [www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs] (http://www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs)   Join our private Facebook group: [www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742] (http://www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742)   And check out Kate's work online [www.smilingentrepreneurs.com] (http://www.smilingentrepreneurs.com) .  ... Read more

14 Jun 2021

31 MINS

31:25

14 Jun 2021


#245

A Bipolar Diagnosis

How long should it be between being ill and getting a diagnosis about your illness? How should you feel when you actually get your diagnosis? How might it affect my job? What about my job? And how long will my diagnosis last? Ellen and Yvette speak to Lucy, who’s got bipolar disorder. They try to answer all the key questions about the illness… Follow Mentally Yours on social media... Twitter: [www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs] (http://www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs) Join our private Facebook group: [www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742] (http://www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742)   ... Read more

07 Jun 2021

31 MINS

31:34

07 Jun 2021


#244

Maintaining Good Physical Health

Kingsley Simmons went to Iraq and Afghanistan in the army. Now, working as a Fitness Instructor and Mental Health Advocate, he is working to help people who leave the army. He even won a Local Business Award with Leeds Utd and Cadbury.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media...  Twitter: [www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs] (http://www.twitter.com/mentallyyrs)   Join our private Facebook group: [www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742] (http://www.facebook.com/groups/135088803805742)   And check out Kingsley online [www.twitter.com/simfit100] (http://www.twitter.com/simfit100) ... Read more

31 May 2021

34 MINS

34:16

31 May 2021


#243

Your Phone, Your Rules

What is the right amount of screen time? How can we all make peace with our devices? What is social media really doing to our mental health? Becca Caddy has some of the answers! She has (literally) written the book on it… Becca chats to Ellen about what we can all do to help find our “techquilibrium” in life...  Follow Mentally Yours on social media...  Twitter: [http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs] (http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs)   Join our private Facebook group: [http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742] (http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742)   And check out Becca online: [www.beccacaddy.com] (http://www.beccacaddy.com) ... Read more

24 May 2021

34 MINS

34:26

24 May 2021


#242

After The Army

Martin Jones did a tour of Iraq in the army. When he came back, he was diagnosed with PTSD and bipolar disorder. He got into fights, started drinking a lot and ended up in prison. Now, after learning mindfulness, self-care and going through therapy, Martin has turned his life around. He’s a Personal Trainer and Online Body Coach helping people with physical and confidence issues. He chats to Ellen and Yvette about his story...   Follow Mentally Yours on social media...  Twitter: [http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs] (http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs)   Join our private Facebook group: [http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742] (http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742)   And check out Martin's work online: [www.instagram.com/Tfl_bodycoach] (http://www.instagram.com/Tfl_bodycoach) ... Read more

17 May 2021

23 MINS

23:19

17 May 2021


#241

Russell Kane

Talking his mental health journey. Today the Comedian, Russell Kane, is the [Metro.co.uk] (http://Metro.co.uk) Tech Editor. He chats to Ellen and Yvette about his family, his work and mental health education.  Follow Mentally Yours on social media...  Twitter: [http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs] (http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs)   Join our private Facebook group: [http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742] (http://facebook.com/groups/135088803805742)   And check out what Russell is doing on [Metro.co.uk] (http://Metro.co.uk) online too: [https://metro.co.uk/author/russell-kane/] (https://metro.co.uk/author/russell-kane/) ... Read more

10 May 2021

41 MINS

41:03

10 May 2021