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 and shop around professionals.
Organisations with a wide range of services:
Ireland - mentalhealthireland.ie - 'Our aim is to promote and enhance mental health, wellbeing and recovery for all individuals and communities. We aim to support people with lived experience of mental health challenges and their supporters and family members in their recovery.'
UK - rethink.org - 'We help millions of people affected by mental illness by challenging attitudes and lives with information and practical advice.'
USA - nami.org - ‘National Alliance on Mental Illness, is the nation's largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.’
If you have any questions or stories you'd like to share fill in the form below. The hosts may respond during the podcast but this will always be anonymous by default. We also love to hear your feedback and any suggestions for future guests or topics.
You can also send an email over to firstname.lastname@example.org