Mental was created by Bobby Temps to break down mental health stigma and discrimination. Each week joined by a special guest, the podcast is a safe space to hear honest and insightful mental health interviews in the hope listeners will feel more empowered to continue the conversation with others.
Every Thursday we delve into a different factor in mental health and how to better manage it. You’ll also better understand different conditions from first-hand experience, with inspiring guests and surprising statistics.
Far more unites us than divides us. So whether you have experienced mental illness or not, they’ll be something to relate to in each episode. Oh, and remember… you are enough!
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Someone to talk to who really listens with someone always there to pick up the phone. They do not offer advise but a space to speak anonymously about what is on your mind and can signpost other organisations. There number is free and won’t show up on your phone bill.
If you are a student Nightline offers a similar services tailored for you and run by student volunteers - nightline.ac.uk
Bias warning- Bobby used to volunteer here!
There is no definitive route to finding the right service for you, so try googling for your local area. Remember you can always go in for a session and you don’t have to go back if you feel uncomfortable. The NHS also offers counselling but this is in part dependant on your personal situation and there is usually a waiting list.
The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy has a directory for support services on their website bacp.co.uk
Organisations with a wide range of services:
rethink.org - 'We help millions of people affected by mental illness by challenging attitudes and lives with information and practical advice.'
mind.org.uk - ‘We're Mind, the mental health charity. We're here to make sure no one has to face a mental health problem alone.’
time-to-change.org.uk - ‘We are a growing movement of people changing how we all think and act about mental health problems.’
Services relating to topics we cover
If you have any questions or stories you'd like to share fill in the form below. We may respond during the podcast but this will always be anonymous by default. We would also love to hear your feedback and any suggestions for future guests or topics.
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