From Barnet Voice for Mental Health <[email protected]>
Subject BVMH Local Update
Date January 18, 2021 8:00 AM
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Local Update
Barnet Voice for Mental Health
020 3475 1314
[email protected]
18th January 2021
Dear John xxxxxx

Welcome to our regular local update.
Featured
OpenHouse on Anxiety, Wednesday 20th January 2021, 6.00 - 7.00pm

Learn skills from leading mental health experts to help you manage anxiety, stress and depression.

Register:-

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Starting conversations about mental health with young people, Thursday 21st January, 4.00 - 5.40pm

Join this event to find out more about the Time to Change campaign, how stigma and discrimination affects people’s lives and the challenges faced in different settings.

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Shedding Light on Lockdown, Saturday 23rd January, 1.00 - 4.00pm

Anxiety Management, Yoga, Meditation, tools and exercises to help you manage your mental health during lockdown

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Let's Talk: Anxiety, Tuesday 19th and 26th January, 6.00 - 6.30pm

Join registered counselling psychotherapists Dr Philomena & Reena weekly to build a 'toolkit' of techniques to manage and support anxiety.

Register:-

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The Impact of Modern Society on Mental Health, Thursday 21st January 2021, 12.00 - 1.00pm

Join Professor Craig Morgan, from the world-leading Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London, as he explores the very latest research into the impact of modern society on our communities, workplaces and schools.

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Health and Happiness Workshop, Monday 25th January, 6.00 - 7.30pm

The pandemic environment, personal problems and work pressure take a toll on our body and mind. The Art of Living brings you this free holistic and integrated workshop called the Health and Happiness which provide unique tools and techniques which help combat stress accumulated in our daily, modern life.

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Drop the Disorder poetry evening, Friday 22nd January, 6.00 - 8.30pm

Drop the Disorder poetry evenings show case poems that challenge the dominant narrative in 'mental health' of diagnosis & disorder!

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Coronavirus: Dr Radha's five mental health tips for lockdown

Dr Radha Modgil from BBC Radio 1’s Life Hacks shares her top five tips on how to stay mentally and emotionally well during the coronavirus lockdown, all beginning with the letter C.
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Mind and Mood Support Group

Mind & Mood Support Group celebrated its sixth birthday on 6th January 2021.
During the Covid 19 crisis, we have been running our mental health support group via Zoom.
We are intertested in setting up a group for new members via Zoom during this uncertain time. For further information, please contact

Peter Sartori e: [email protected] (mailto:[email protected])
Sandra Turner e: [email protected] (mailto:[email protected])

Both Peter Sartori and Sandra Turner have extensive experience of the mental health system.
We are an independent support group, run by ex servise users, for service users, their carers and supporters.

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] (mailto:[email protected]) inclusionbarnet.org.uk ([link removed]) 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:
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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 Monthly Priorities Survey - Tell us about your experiences of NHS or social care services in Barnet

We know that COVID-19 has meant lots of changes to health and social care services in Barnet. By taking five minutes to tell us about your experiences, whether good or bad, you can help us understand how care can be improved for you and your loved ones. Each month we will use this anonymous feedback to publish a patient voice report outlining what is working well, and what could be improved, within your health and social care services.

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You can also get in contact with us by:

Telephone: 020 3475 1308, Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm
Email: [email protected] (mailto:[email protected])
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Other services in Barnet

Please click on the links to access information about what they are currently offering.
Age UK Barnet

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Barnet Citizen's Advice

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Barnet Community Help Hub

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Barnet Libraries Ebooks and Audiobooks

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Barnet Mencap

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Colindale Food Bank

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Head Room Cafe

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Jewish Care

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Jgift

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Mind in Barnet

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Friend in Need

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Colindale Community Action Group

Email: [email protected] (mailto:[email protected])

WhatsApp: bit.ly/ColMutualAid
Barnet Wellbeing Service

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Rainbow Money Advice

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Boost

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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:-

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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.

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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:

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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.
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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.

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Samaritans

Phone and email support in a crisis.

Tel: 116 123

Email: [email protected] (mailto:[email protected])

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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.

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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.

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Kooth

Free, safe and anonymous online support for young people.

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Qwell

Online counselling and well-being for adults.

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Coronavirus - what it means for you

Practical information from Citizens Advice, regularly updated:-

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Coronavirus NHS Guidance

Regularly updated NHS advice:-

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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:-

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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

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.
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Inside Health

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

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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.
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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.

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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!

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Why the long face?

Two friends shining a light on mental health over a beer

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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.
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Life through my lens

Young adults describe the impact of conditions such as anxiety and eating disorders.
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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.
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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.

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The Dark Place

A Podcast about Mental Health
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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.
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Mental Health Films

A collection of programmes shining a light on mental health issues and how they affect individuals and society today.
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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.
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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?
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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.

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History of Psychiatry in Britain since 1500

Podcasts from the University of St Andrews
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The connection between gut health and mental health

How a healthy gut could improve your mental health
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Pigletish Talks - the Anxiety Podcast

Chat about all things mental health. New episode every Tuesday,
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My Mind and Me

We want to get you talking about what's going on inside your head. BBC Radio 1.
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Mental Illness at Work

BBC You and Yours programme
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MHIN: a global community of mental health innovators

Podcasts within the field of global mental health
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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.

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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?
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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.
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State of Mind

5 live's year-long season takes an in-depth look at our mental health.
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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.

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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.
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Anxiety Slayer

Anxiety Slayer is a podcast for anyone who is suffering from PTSD, panic attacks, stress, and anxiety.
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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.

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Being well podcast series

Our podcasts each tackle an important mental health topic and provide insight and expert knowledge from and for health professionals
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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.

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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?
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Silent Symptoms: Black Mental Health Podcast
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Reading and Mental Health

How reading fiction improves mental health, with Marian Keyes, Laura Freeman, Russell Kane and psychiatrist Dr Pravir Sharma.
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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.

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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.
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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.
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Mental Health in the Workplace

Paul Farmer, Chief Executive of Mind, speaking about the importance of mental health in the workplace.
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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.
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University of Oxford podcasts on stress

Includes exam advice and history of stress
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Four Thought - Mental Health Crisis?

Ann John examines the current discussion around young people's mental health
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How bad is social media for my mental health?

BBC podcast
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Beyond Belief

Ernie Rea and guests explore religious perspectives on mental health
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Action for Happiness

Mindfulness podcasts from Action for Happiness
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Child in Mind

Podcasts to help parents understand and manage child and family mental health problems.
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Mental Health Innovation Network Podcasts

Exploring key issues within the field of global mental health, with new recordings added regularly.
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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.
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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.
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Royal College of Psychiatry

Royal College of Psychiatry discover psychiatry podcasts.
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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
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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.
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The Psych Central Show

An award winning weekly podcast that approaches psychology and mental health in a casual and accessible fashion
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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.
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Mental Health Monday

Weekly show from Radio City 96.7
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MQ Open Mind Podcasts

Podcasts from this mental health research charity
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Future Proofing

How can we protect and improve our mental health in future?
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Mentally Yours Podcast

From the Metro newspaper
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Mentally Yours Podcast

From the Metro newspaper
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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.
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Jen Gotch is OK ... Sometimes
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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.
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Hidden Brain

A conversation about life's unseen patterns.
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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.

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What is it like to be sectioned?

We spoke to 4 people who have been sectioned to find out their experiences.
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10 podcasts about mental health

"These podcasts will make you feel less alone"
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Mental Health Foundation

Podcasts and videos on a variety of subjects related to mental health
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All in the mind

Programme exploring the limits and potential of the human mind
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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.

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Music Matters

Music therapy and mental health
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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.
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