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Barnet Voice for Mental Health
020 3475 1314
[email protected] 
14th September 2020
Dear John xxxxxx

Welcome to our regular local update.

Inclusion Barnet services

Benefits Advice Service

Our Benefits Advice Service, part of Touchpoint, is for people who live or work in Barnet; feel themselves to be disabled by a physical impairment, mental health issues, learning disability or long term condition; and are finding it difficult to navigate the benefits system or applications process.

We offer practical advice and support to disabled people around all aspects of benefits. The aim of our service is to:

  • Provide you with information about the benefits system and application process
  • Help you to understand which benefits you may be able to claim
  • Work with you to apply for benefits you are entitled to
For more information please contact [email protected]inclusionbarnet.org.uk or call 020 3475 1305
Yoga Sessions by Zoom

Free and accessible online Yoga classes from Inclusion Barnet.

6:00 PM every Monday

Register in advance for this meeting by filling in your own details:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwofuGurj4qHNGGqZSymNnpISwN2u3x7-Bq

 

Please note, once registered, a link to join the class will be sent to you.  Please save that link to avoid any challenges in the future.  The same link must be used every Monday.  There is no need to register every week

Healthwatch Barnet

We are here to listen to what you like about services and what you think could be improved. No matter how big or small the issue, we want to hear about it. Where possible, we will let you know when changes are planned to services in our community and help you have a say. We will also encourage those in charge of local care to involve you when changes are being planned to services. You can also speak to us to find information about health and social care services available locally.

Healthwatch Barnet Survey

Tell us about your experiences of NHS or social care services in Barnet
 
We have the power to make those in charge of services listen to the changes that YOU need to receive the right care and support in Barnet. Help us understand what services are doing well and what can be improved in this survey.
 
Do you have an experience that Barnet NHS or social care services could learn from?
We want to know about all of your experiences of NHS and social care services in Barnet, what works and what could be improved.
 
https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/NVLT3NN

You can contact us by:

Telephone: 020 3475 1308, Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm
Email: [email protected]
Website: https://www.healthwatchbarnet.co.uk/
Featured
Barnet Wellbeing Hub Online Activities for September
 

To register for any of the below classes please use the online form here

Alternatively, you can email [email protected] or phone 03333 449 088
 

Monday 14th        

1.45pm  CMHA Wellbeing Club

2.15pm  Tai Chi Exercise Class

2.45pm  Health Talk

3.00pm  Wellbeing Workshop - Covid-19: Managing Anxiety

3.15pm  Group Exercise

 

Tuesday 15th         

2.00pm Tai Chi Beginners Exercise Class

2.00pm Covid-19: Managing Difficult Emotions During the Lockdown

 

Wednesday 16th 

10.30am  CMHA Singing Class

12.00pm  Chair Yoga

 

Thursday 17th     

10.00am Covid-19: Managing relations

1.30pm Wellbeing Workshop Programme E: Increasing Assertiveness

2.00pm CMHA Social Club 

 

Friday 18th         

11.00am Flower Craft (TBC)

12.00pm Mindfulness and Meditation

 

Saturday 19th

10.00am Yoga Class with Thierry

 

Monday 21st        

1.45pm  CMHA Wellbeing Club

2.15pm  Tai Chi Exercise Class

2.45pm  Health Talk

3.00pm  Wellbeing Workshop - Managing Emotions

3.15pm  Group Exercise

 

Tuesday 22nd         

2.00pm Tai Chi Beginners Exercise Class

2.00pm Covid-19: Managing Difficult Emotions During the Lockdown

 

Wednesday 23rd 

10.30am  CMHA Singing Class

12.00pm  Chair Yoga

 

Thursday 24th     

11.00am Wellbeing Workshop Covid-19: Managing Relations

1.00pm Wellbeing Workshop - Programme F: Managing Anxiety

2.00pm CMHA Social Club 

 

Friday 25th         

10.00am Covid-19: Managing Times of Change

12.00pm Mindfulness and Meditation

1.00pm Vitual Wellbeing Cafe

 

Saturday 26th

10.00am Yoga Class with Thierry

 

Monday 28th

1.45pm  CMHA Wellbeing Club

2.15pm  Tai Chi Exercise Class

2.45pm  Health Talk

3.00pm  Wellbeing Workshop - Managing Anxiety

3.15pm  Group Exercise

 

Tuesday 29th         

1.00pm Flower Arranging Class

2.00pm Tai Chi Beginners Exercise Class

2.00pm Covid-19: Managing Difficult Emotions During the Lockdown

 

Wednesday 30th

10.30am  CMHA Singing Class

12.00pm  Chair Yoga

Co-produced videos on Adult ADHD

Patients from the Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Adult ADHD Clinic have played the leading role in producing two videos to raise awareness and improve knowledge of adult ADHD within the Trust and other partners. 

This was a co-produced project, with the aim to improve awareness, recognition and understanding about adult ADHD across the Trust.

The approach was chosen by the service users, many of whom felt they were misdiagnosed and/or unnecessarily medicated for other mental health conditions before their ADHD was recognised or considered suitable for a referral to the ADHD clinic.

The project was supported by the BEH Adult ADHD Clinic and the Enablement Partnership.

To view the videos and improve your knowledge of adult ADHD, please use the links below.  Please also share these videos with your networks and email the BEH ADHD team at [email protected] with any comments or feedback that you have.

Sometimes it’s hard to see ADHD

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4xXTI_Qj5SI

James... Interrupted

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ABL5b7ZgxpI

Spiritual and Pastoral Care Course in Mental Health, Monday 14th September, 6.00pm
This online training will provide faith and religious groups/communities with some understanding in mental health; to develop spiritual and pastoral skills to support people with mental health difficulties living within faith communities.

Suitable for anyone from any faith and religious community, and who is interested in offering pastoral or spiritual care.

Register:-

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/spiritual-and-pastoral-care-course-in-mental-health-registration-115020970820?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

Myths, Stories and Mental Health - Marissa Green (live on Zoom), Wednesday 16th September, 6.00 - 7.00pm

Explore historical myths and how stories and characters can be used to support your mental health.

Register

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/myths-stories-and-mental-health-marissa-green-live-on-zoom-tickets-113886333088?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch
Why We Must Not Waste This Crisis (webinar), Thursday 24th September, 10.00 - 11.00am

We have been taking part in the biggest workplace experiment we’ve seen in the 21st century. No other crisis has made us all stop and reflect on the way we work, how we work, and most importantly, what work really means to us.
The lessons of covid-19 should not be ignored. Instead, we should be learning and building a stronger, more resilient workplace where people can thrive, adapt and be truly happy in the work they do and how they do it.

This crisis should not be wasted. If we stop and consider the future impact of this crisis we can learn vital lessons and create a better future for our people and our company cultures.

Register:-

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/why-we-must-not-waste-this-crisis-webinar-tickets-116983957165?aff=ebdssbonlinesearch

(image below taken from above event listing)
Other services in Barnet

The following is the current information we have been able to establish about other organisations offering support in Barnet.  The situation is changing very quickly so please bear this in mind.
Age UK Barnet

Services offered

Offering hot meals up to twice a week, shopping, prescription collection, befriending (telephone), craft packs (puzzle books, knitting materials etc).

The Handyperson service can visit people in emergency situations to change light bulbs, replace smoke alarm batteries and to move furniture for hospital discharges.

They can provide an emergency one off food parcel to any vulnerable person in need.

Ongoing support for people 55+.

More information here: 
https://www.ageuk.org.uk/barnet/our-services/


Contact details
 
Handyperson Service:
Email [email protected]
Telephone: 020 8203 5040.
 

Befriending service: 0208 432 1416

Later Life:
Telephone: 0208 432 1417,  Mon-Thurs 10am-1pm

Age UK Barnet Urgent COVID-19 Support Services Contact numbers:

07788 254058 or

07798 622832 or

07931 861146

Barnet Citizen's Advice

Services offered

Helpline only.  Help with housing, benefits, Macmillan welfare benefits project

Contact details

Helpline: 0300 456 8365

Universal credit: 0800 144 8 444

https://barnetcab.org.uk/

Barnet Community Help Hub

Services offered

Barnet Council is working with the Barnet Together partnership, and a task force of businesses, charities and faith groups to support vulnerable residents.  If you or your family member, friend, or close member of your community are in need of urgent help that is not medical related, then please contact us through our urgent Community Help Hub Support page

Contact details

https://engage.barnet.gov.uk/communityhelphub

https://www.barnet.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19-latest-information-and-advice/urgent-help-and-support-covid-19-helpline

Tel: 0808 281 3210, open from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday


[email protected]

Barnet Libraries Ebooks and Audiobooks

Services offered

Free digital library service for ebooks, eAudiobooks and digital magazines. All you need is your Barnet library card and PIN.  Some titles on wellbeing.

Contact details

https://www.barnet.gov.uk/libraries/online-resources/ebooks-and-eaudiobooks

Barnet Mencap

Services offered

Although there no social activities running at the moment they are offering telephone support and some one to one support.  If you require either of these services please contact Project Support on the details below. 

Contact details

The Barnet Mencap answerphone will remain open for telephone calls, and can be contacted on 020 8349 3842. The answerphone will be checked daily and when staff are able to answer calls at the office they will do that. You can also email [email protected] should you have any questions about what we can offer.

Colindale Food Bank

Services offered

Still in operation (Tue and Thur 12.30 - 2.30pm).  Clients will no longer be able to enter the foodbank, they will be asked to queue outside and present their voucher to a team member at the door.  They will have pre-packed food packages which will be issued to clients.  Please check their website below for the latest information.

Contact details

07415 223963,
Trinity Church,
Northwest Centre
Avion Crescent
Grahame Park Way
NW9 5QY

https://colindale.foodbank.org.uk/

Head Room Cafe

Online Weekly Programme

Mondays 11-12: Peer Support Group (Formally known as Sharing Circle)
https://zoom.us/j/92967074824?pwd=Mkk1eWNGYjE5Wno3WFNBbkZwb2x0dz09

This hour is dedicated to giving and receiving support. You are welcome to join our friendly group to share your experiences and hear about others in a non-judgmental space. We start and end with short guided meditations followed by a sharing circle in which each person is invited to speak. Then we reflect on some of the themes and offer mutual support.

 

Tuesdays 11:30-1:00pm: Kind CoWorking
https://zoom.us/j/98475565785?pwd=c0F0Ym05Z2lWMGFyeE1obWhHSjVCdz09

Would you benefit from working in a shared online space? Drop by our meeting with any projects you are working on - an essay, a job application, your freelance work, your memoirs, your drawing or even your ironing. Optional check in and short activities to boost your focus and spirits with Sarit Gafan.

 

Wednesdays 2-3pm: Creativity4All
https://zoom.us/j/99830624805?pwd=NEFnOU9JQjRpMXVrTExCYSsrbHdCZz09

Join us to explore your creativity! You decide whether to draw, write, paint or make a collage. Bring some pens, paper and any art supplies you have. Everyone is welcome, whatever your experience, however you are feeling.

 

Thursdays 11:30-1:00pm: Kind CoWorking
https://zoom.us/j/98475565785?pwd=c0F0Ym05Z2lWMGFyeE1obWhHSjVCdz09

See Tuesday

 

Thursdays 6:30-7:30pm: Community Conversations
https://zoom.us/j/98030039740?pwd=MDZoSitybnN5OExWSmN4cmhScC93Zz09

Join our lively discussion group which is inspired by the French café-débat. The group decides what to discuss, facilitated by a member of the Head Room team. 

 

Fridays 2-3pm: Peer Support Group
https://zoom.us/j/92967074824?pwd=Mkk1eWNGYjE5Wno3WFNBbkZwb2x0dz09

See Monday
 

Contact details

https://headroomcafe.org/whats-on

Jewish Care

Services offered

Hot meals and telephone befriending being arranged.


Contact details

Helpline: 020 8922 2222

https://www.jewishcare.org/

Jgift

Services offered

For the Jewish Community. Volunteers to help with shopping, carrying out errands, lifts or practical support.

Contact details

Keren Pinhas - [email protected]

0208 457 4429

https://www.jgift.org/

For families who have had to isolate: [email protected]

Mind in Barnet

Services offered
Contactable by telephone, email and web. Current offering under review.


Contact details

0208 343 5700

[email protected]

https://www.mindinbarnet.org.uk/

Friend in Need

Services offered

They are providing help with shopping and prescriptions to vulnerable adults in East and High Barnet.

https://www.fin-eastbarnet.org.uk/aboutus.htm

Contact details

020 8449 8225

Colindale Community Action Group

Services offered

They can help vulnerable people in Colindale with picking up shopping, cooking and food delivery, picking up prescriptions and posting mail.

Contact details

Telephone: 07397 001000

Email: [email protected]

WhatsApp: bit.ly/ColMutualAid

 

Barnet Wellbeing Service

Services offered

By telephone and some activities by Zoom.  Check the following pages for what they are offering:-

https://www.barnetwellbeing.org.uk/wellbeing-hub

https://www.barnetwellbeing.org.uk/covid-19

Contact details

03333 449 088

[email protected]

https://www.barnetwellbeing.org.uk/

 

Rainbow Money Advice

Services offered

Rainbow Money Advice provides help dealing with Debt, Budgeting and Benefits for people living in the Borough of Barnet.  All appointments are now telephone appointments.

Contact details

Tuesdays and Thursdays:

Tel: 07981 760 399

Email: [email protected]

https://rainbowcentrebarnet.wordpress.com/rainbow-money-advice-6/

Boost

Services offered
Contactable by telephone or email.  They are an employment, benefit advice, skills and wellbeing project helping Barnet residents.


Contact details

Phone: 0208 359 2442

email: [email protected]

Web:  https://boostbarnet.org/      https://boostbarnet.org/home-2/latest-updates/financial/

Online sources of support and advice

Mental health crisis helpline

Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust have introduced a new helpline for people experiencing a mental health crisis – 0300 0200 500. Service users can call this number to get support or advice 24/7, 365 days a year.
The Help Hub

A group of qualified therapists who are here to listen and support individuals who find themselves with limited contact due to the Covid-19 Coronavirus.  Offers 20 minute appointments with a therapist by telephone or video chat.

More information:-

https://www.thehelphub.co.uk/
Good thinking

Digital mental wellbeing for London. Free service for Londoners thanks to London’s NHS, London’s borough councils and Public Health England.  Over 120 online resources are signposted to through Good Thinking, including wellbeing information sources; guides to improving mental health; courses on and offline; mobile apps and other therapy approaches suitable for London’s modern, highly-mobile population.

https://www.good-thinking.uk/
NCL Suicide Prevention and Bereavement Support Service

For people aged 18+, who live, work or study in the 5 North Central London boroughs of Barnet, Camden, Haringey, Islington and Enfield.

The helpline is open to people who are currently experiencing suicidal thoughts, or have experienced suicidal feelings in the past,  their family, friends or carers

Also for people who are affected by bereavement by suicide

They provide support via:

  • a freephone number 08088 02 00 80 (Calls to this helpline are free from landlines and mobile phones within the UK and do not appear on itemised bills.)
  • by text message on 07860 058 793 (Text messages are charged at usual network rate and texts will be responded to during helpline opening hours)
  • webchat, which can be accessed during service opening hours by clicking on the blue button on the bottom right of this page that will display during opening hours

Open Monday, Wednesday, Friday 6pm-8pm and Sunday from 6pm-9pm.

They can provide you with

  • Up to 30 minutes of telephone support per evening
  • Up to 30 minutes of web chat support per evening
  • Text message support for the duration of the opening hours each evening
More information:-

https://www.rethink.org/help-in-your-area/services/advice-and-helplines/ncl-suicide-prevention-and-bereavement-support-service/

GOV.UK Whatsapp coronavirus information service

A new GOV.UK WhatsApp coronavirus information service has been launched. The aim is to combat the spread of misinformation about coronavirus.

To use the service, simply add +44 7860 064422 to your contacts and send a WhatsApp message saying “Hi”.

SilverCloud Health CBT based online guided self help modules

SilverCloud have launched three unsupported  pure self-help programmes for stress, sleep and resilience, which are free and instantly accessible for all BEH patients.  A further module on coping with uncertainty is in development and should be added within the next 2 weeks.

These can be accessed simply by following the below link and entering the access code:

https://nhs.silvercloudhealth.com/signup/

Use access code: NHS2020

Shout - for support in a crisis

Shout is a 24/7 UK crisis text service available for times when people feel they need immediate support.

By texting ‘SHOUT’ to ‘85258’ a Texter will be put in touch with a trained Crisis Volunteer (CV) who will chat to them using trained techniques via text. The service is designed to help individuals to think more clearly and to take their next steps to feeling better.


https://www.giveusashout.org/about-shout/
Wellbeing books, apps, podcasts and other internet tools

This page gives you links to free online resources which can offer support with mental health and wellbeing, including the wellbeing reading list,  self assessments, online CBT courses, apps and podcasts, self-management booklets, and useful websites.  Please note this is provided by the University of Sussex and some of the resources are for students only.  Still worth checking out.

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/wellbeing/mentalhealth/tools
Samaritans

Phone and email support in a crisis.

Tel: 116 123

Email: [email protected]

https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/contact-samaritan/
Turn2me online support groups

Turn2me hosts Online Support Groups on Anxiety, Suicidal Thoughts & Feelings, Depression, Stress Management and General Mental Health issues. You can book a Support Group today. Online Support Groups are completely free but they require booking. Their online support groups are run by qualified professionals who ensure every member is respected and heard.

https://turn2me.org/group-supports
Nextdoor.co.uk

In the current public health situation, this could be a good site to keep in touch with what is happening in your neighbourhood and to give help to and receive help from your neighbours, even if only digitally.

https://nextdoor.co.uk/
Kooth

Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people.

https://www.kooth.com/
Qwell

Online counselling and well-being for adults.

https://www.qwell.io/
Coronavirus - what it means for you

Practical information from Citizens Advice, regularly updated:-

https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/health/coronavirus-what-it-means-for-you/
Coronavirus NHS Guidance

Regularly updated NHS advice:-

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Selection of podcasts / broadcasts

Coronavirus and your wellbeing

You might be worried about coronavirus (also known as COVID-19) and how it could affect your life. This may include being asked to stay at home or avoid other people. 

This might feel difficult or stressful. But there are lots of things you can try that could help your wellbeing. Please see the following web page from Mind for more information:-

https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/coronavirus-and-your-wellbeing/

How to look after your mental health during the coronovirus pandemic

How to control coronavirus anxiety: psychotherapist shares advice on coronavirus, self-isolation and working from home

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/anxiety-coronavirus-isolation-mental-health-17945800
Bella Mackie on Managing Her Mental Health During a Pandemic

In the first instalment of a new fortnightly column for British Vogue, Bella Mackie reflects on how a global panic has helped to make those with mental health problems feel less alone – and advises everyone to watch period dramas on repeat.

https://www.vogue.co.uk/arts-and-lifestyle/article/bella-mackie-on-managing-her-mental-health-during-a-pandemic

Coronavirus: mental health advice for self isolation

Professor of Public Health Linda Bauld offers advice for those struggling with their mental health during coronavirus social distancing and self-isolation.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-scotland-51955595/coronavirus-mental-health-advice-for-self-isolation

Coronavirus: how to protect your mental health

Coronavirus has plunged the world into uncertainty and the constant news about the pandemic can feel relentless. All of this is taking its toll on people's mental health, particularly those already living with conditions like anxiety and OCD. So how can we protect our mental health?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51873799

Recovery is possible: a mental health podcast

Tune in as we talk with our amazing guests and hear their inspiring stories, insights and learnings around mental health and wellness.
https://www.buzzsprout.com/273878

Inside Health

BBC Series that demystifies health issues, separating fact from fiction and bringing clarity to conflicting health advice. Tuesdays at 9pm.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000h7xw

Inside of You with Michael Rosenbaum

Listen as I invite people more famous than me to open about their flaws, their insecurities, and all the things that make us human.
https://insideofyoupodcast.com/

Smile and Wave

Smile & Wave is a podcast focusing on the mental health of young adults while navigating the ever-changing world. Each episode has a goal of breaking the stigma to talk about mental wellbeing and for everyone to realise they are not alone, and the things you are going through are normal.

https://soundcloud.com/user-518781424

Me head is wrecked with Tony Kelly

Actor and Comedian Tony Kelly talks to a special guest each episode about their own experiences and battles with either mental health, addiction or recovery and sometimes all three!

https://podcasts.apple.com/ie/podcast/me-head-is-wrecked-with-tony-kelly/id1488262848

Why the long face?

Two friends shining a light on mental health over a beer

https://www.whytlf.com/

Real Health Podcast

The show that cuts through the nonsense about healthy living and tells you what you need to be doing to live healthier each and every day.
https://soundcloud.com/realhealthpodcast

Life through my lens

Young adults describe the impact of conditions such as anxiety and eating disorders.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/52ycrj32fNPXqqGsWWvksK7/mental-health

The animal effect podcast

Prairie Conlon, licensed mental health professional, examines the different ways animals can have an impact on our life. Health and wellness are evolving. More people are seeking out and using holistic and natural ways to improve wellbeing, and animal assisted interventions and therapy are emerging as an incredibly effective resource. 
https://www.mentalhealthnewsradionetwork.com/our-shows/the-animal-effect/

Just about coping podcast

How can we create a world where everyone is coping? Introducing Just About Coping, a new podcast looking at the future of mental health and wellbeing.

https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/just-about-coping/id1483926913
The Dark Place

A Podcast about Mental Health
https://www.joelkutz.com/darkplace
Open Mind Podcast with Frankie Bridge

In Open Mind, Frankie Bridge opens up about her ongoing journey from her breakdown to her breakthroughs, and invites her guests to share their own experiences with mental health. In opening up about her battles, Frankie hopes to help a generation of people to be more open about their mental health. Speak out. Ask for help. And be helped.
https://podtail.com/en/podcast/open-mind-with-frankie-bridge/

Mental Health Films

A collection of programmes shining a light on mental health issues and how they affect individuals and society today.
hhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p078jr43

The Sanctus Podcast on Mental Health

We're changing the perception of mental health, one story at a time.The Sanctus podcast on mental health, shares people's mental health stories.They're raw, intimate and authentic, unlike most things you see on social media.
https://soundcloud.com/sanctusldn

Parenting: Teenage Mental Health

Last year referrals to child & adolescent mental health services were at their highest level ever. If you need help, is it available?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07dkp8w

Radio 1's Life Hacks podcast: anxiety

Bryony Gordon shares her story of suffering with anxiety and mental health problems with Katie and Dr.Radha. Bryony is a mental health campaigner, she has run marathons to raise awareness, and she hosts a weekly podcast about mental health.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p069vt47

History of Psychiatry in Britain since 1500

Podcasts from the University of St Andrews
https://arts.st-andrews.ac.uk/psychhist/index.php/podcast-series/

The connection between gut health and mental health

How a healthy gut could improve your mental health
https://ordinaryvegan.net/gut-health/

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Pigletish Talks - the Anxiety Podcast

Chat about all things mental health.  New episode every Tuesday,
https://pigletish.com/podcast

My Mind and Me

We want to get you talking about what's going on inside your head.  BBC Radio 1.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04pxgfk

Mental Illness at Work

BBC You and Yours programme
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00017sq

MHIN: a global community of mental health innovators

Podcasts within the field of global mental health
https://www.mhinnovation.net/community/podcasts
Open Mind podcast with Frankie Bridge

1 in 4 people experience mental health problems every year – half of them say that isolation and shame is worse than the condition itself. 

In Open Mind, Frankie Bridge opens up about her ongoing journey from her breakdown to her breakthroughs, and invites her guests to share their own experiences with mental health. In opening up about her battles, Frankie hopes to help a generation of people to be more open about their mental health. Speak out. Ask for help. And be helped.


https://podtail.com/en/podcast/open-mind-with-frankie-bridge/

Storm and Stress: New Ways of Looking at Adolescent Mental Health

Are rates of mental illness in young people really escalating? If yes, why? And if no, why do we think they are?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b5szvz

Inspirited Minds - the Mindful Muslim Podcast

Inspirited Minds is a faith based, voluntary mental health charity located in London that launched in 2014 with the aim to raise awareness, combat stigmas and provide professional, non-judgemental, confidential support to those with mental health illnesses. 
https://inspiritedminds.org.uk/blog/mindful-muslim-podcast/

State of Mind

5 live's year-long season takes an in-depth look at our mental health.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p050znny

The League of Awkward Unicorns

Author and social activist Deanna Zandt (“Share This!”) gets together with author and weirdo Alice Bradley (“Let’s Panic About Babies”) to talk about depression, anxiety, and all the other ways our brains can play tricks on us. 

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/league-awkward-unicorns/id1060785711

Happy Place - Fearne Cotton

This is a place where I want to collect all things that make me happy - from joyful food to a clear mind. I hope there’s something here to bring good, simple happiness to your every day.
http://www.officialfearnecotton.com/happy-place

Anxiety Slayer

Anxiety Slayer is a podcast for anyone who is suffering from PTSD, panic attacks, stress, and anxiety.
https://anxietyslayer.podbean.com/
The mindful personal trainer

Vicky, Tally and Zanna are joined by personal trainer and wellness expert, Harry Jameson, whose approach to training is as much about the mind as it is the body. Harry shares his tips on exercising when tired or stressed, how to deal with DOMS and why we should all make time to be mindful.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07hmd94

Being well podcast series

Our podcasts each tackle an important mental health topic and provide insight and expert knowledge from and for health professionals
.https://www.blackdoginstitute.org.au/clinical-resources/health-professional-resources/podcasts-for-health-professionals/being-well-podcast-series

On the ward

A unique five-part podcast, hosted by staff nurse John-Barry Waldron, which challenges some of the myths and taboos around mental illness in the UK today, as it provides listeners with a rare look into what life is like for patients and staff living and working in a secure mental healthcare hospital.

https://www.buzzsprout.com/553780/1609204-s1-ep1-on-the-ward-life

Mental Health: Mad or Sad

Do people everywhere experience similar mental health problems and respond to the same treatments? Or are our minds tightly bound to the culture in which we live?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p018vhb7

Silent Symptoms: Black Mental Health Podcast
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/silent-symptoms-black-mental-health-podcast/id1435520589
Reading and Mental Health

How reading fiction improves mental health, with Marian Keyes, Laura Freeman, Russell Kane and psychiatrist Dr Pravir Sharma.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m0000nhj

Hooked: the unexpected addicts

Drink, drugs, addiction - it can happen to anyone. Melissa and Jade share their stories of incredible highs, to the rock bottom lows and will be joined by guests along the way.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07q3jb7/episodes/player

The Bottom Line

Depression, bipolar and business: Evan Davis's guests talk openly about what it is like to experience severe mental illness while running a successful company.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b048034w

Why Does Global Mental Health Deserve More Attention?

A quarter of the world’s population will be affected by a mental disorder at some point in their lives (WHO), and in low and middle income countries up to 85% of people with severe mental disorders receive no treatment.
https://lidc.ac.uk/podcast-why-does-global-mental-health-deserve-more-attention/

Mental Health in the Workplace

Paul Farmer, Chief Executive of Mind, speaking about the importance of mental health in the workplace.
https://www.nhsemployers.org/case-studies-and-resources/2018/07/mental-health-in-the-workplace-podcast

From the North.  Why are so many still seeing suicide as their only option?

In this episode, we discuss the very tough issue of suicide which according to campaigners has reached crisis point.
https://www.itv.com/news/granada/2019-08-14/from-the-north-why-are-so-many-seeing-suicide-as-the-only-option/

University of Oxford podcasts on stress

Includes exam advice and history of stress
https://podcasts.ox.ac.uk/keywords/stress

Four Thought - Mental Health Crisis?

Ann John examines the current discussion around young people's mental health
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b930kq

How bad is social media for my mental health?

BBC podcast
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p070859c

Beyond Belief

Ernie Rea and guests explore religious perspectives on mental health
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08gwy5j
Action for Happiness

Mindfulness podcasts from Action for Happiness
https://www.actionforhappiness.org/podcasts

Child in Mind

Podcasts to help parents understand and manage child and family mental health problems.
https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/child-in-mind/id1122056877?mt=2

Mental Health Innovation Network Podcasts

Exploring key issues within the field of global mental health, with new recordings added regularly.
http://www.mhinnovation.net/community/podcasts

Food and mental health

Psychologist and former Great British Bake Off finalist Kimberley Wilson joins Zanna, Tally and Vic to discuss the relationship between food and our mental health.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06rqtbz

Mental Health Book Club Podcast

Talking about mental health should be common place and this podcast is adding to the discussion. We talk about mental health issues that are addressed in books and how well they portray mental illness.
https://www.mentalhealthbookclub.com/

Royal College of Psychiatry

Royal College of Psychiatry discover psychiatry podcasts.
https://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/discoverpsychiatry/podcasts.aspx

Holistic Mental Health and Healing

Holistic Mental Health and Healing is a weekly radio program hosted by Tyler Woods. A holistic approach to mental health care does so much more than just manage symptoms, it's an approach that emphasizes the interrelationship between mind, body, and spirit and can be any form of practice that is outside the realm of conventional western medicine. Holistic mental health and health is an ongoing journey of discovery and ultimately is about living better, being healthier, and striving for wholeness
https://player.fm/series/holistic-mental-health-and-healing

On the ward podcast

'On the Ward' challenges some of the myths and taboos around complex mental illness in the UK today, as it explores what really happens behind the walls of a secure psychiatric hospital.
http://ontheward.stah.org/

The Psych Central Show

An award winning weekly podcast that approaches psychology and mental health in a casual and accessible fashion
https://psychcentral.com/blog/show/

Mental Podcast

Mental is the brain-child of Bobby Temps, who lives and thrives while managing his own mental health. Each week joined by a special guest Mental is intended to be a safe space to hear honest and open discussion about mental health in the hope listeners will feel more empowered to continue the conversation with others.
http://www.mentalpodcast.co.uk/

Mental Health Monday

Weekly show from Radio City 96.7
https://audioboom.com/channel/mentalhealthmonday

MQ Open Mind Podcasts

Podcasts from this mental health research charity
https://www.mqmentalhealth.org/news-blog/category/mq-open-mind-podcast

Future Proofing

How can we protect and improve our mental health in future?
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0b2kpm6

Mentally Yours Podcast

From the Metro newspaper
https://metro.co.uk/tag/mentally-yours-podcast/

Mentally Yours Podcast

From the Metro newspaper
https://metro.co.uk/tag/mentally-yours-podcast/

Expressing Psychosis through Street Dance

Hip-hop and street dancer Chad Taylor was diagnosed with depression and psychosis in 2016. He now choreographs dance that breaks the stigma around mental health among young males.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/health-44258399/expressing-psychosis-through-street-dance
Jen Gotch is OK ... Sometimes
https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/jen-gotch-is-ok-sometimes/id1385156011?mt=2
The Hilarious World of Depression

A series of frank, moving, and funny conversations with top comedians and funny creative people who have dealt with depression.
https://player.fm/series/the-hilarious-world-of-depression

Hidden Brain

A conversation about life's unseen patterns.
https://www.npr.org/series/423302056/hidden-brain

Dear Family Podcast

Dear Family, is a podcast about our complicated families, parenting and achieving mental health- especially when mental illness runs in the family.

https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id1470135743

What is it like to be sectioned?

We spoke to 4 people who have been sectioned to find out their experiences.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-43974488/what-is-it-like-to-be-sectioned

10 podcasts about mental health

"These podcasts will make you feel less alone" 
https://www.thelily.com/10-podcasts-about-mental-health/

Mental Health Foundation

Podcasts and videos on a variety of subjects related to mental health
https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/podcasts-and-videos

All in the mind

Programme exploring the limits and potential of the human mind
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qxx9/episodes/player

What it's like to hear voices

One in ten of us will apparently hear a voice when there's nobody there at some point in our lives. India Rakusen and the Like Minds team have been finding out what it’s like, how people cope and how to help someone else.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/stories-42787679/what-it-s-like-to-hear-voices

Music Matters

Music therapy and mental health
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08n1mr5

I Hear Voices

Imagine hearing voices in your head. Alice does. She’s a 27-year-old mum who’s had different characters in her mind since she was about 15.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05q82d8/episodes/downloads

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