UWE Bristol’s brand-new podcast series to remove the stigma around mental health.
We are encouraging everyone to start a conversation about mental health as invited guests from across the University share their positive stories, and explore ideas to develop positive wellbeing in individuals and communities and raise awareness of mental health issues. This podcast follows our successful #LetsTalkNow campaign and is part of UWE Bristol’s Mental Wealth Lab initiative.
Episode 11 - 4 July 2019
Let's Talk About… Grief
Jo talks to Tidrah, who’s currently on placement at Bristol mental health charity Off the Record. They talk about bereavement and the importance of finding your own individual space to cope with those feelings of loss. Recorded 3 May 2019. Find out more about Off the Record.
Episode 10 - 27 June 2019
Let's Talk About… Singing for Mental Health
Renee and Amy talk about how singing and being part of a choir is one way which has helped their mental health. Recorded 1 May 2019.
Episode 9 - 27 June 2019
Let's Talk About… Depression and Self Esteem
Laura and Jen talk about depression and self-esteem and how society’s lack of understanding and use of language can have a negative impact on mental health. Recorded 3 May 2019.
Episode 8 - 20 June 2019
Let's Talk About… Peer Pressure
Robyn and Caris talk about the impact of social media on mental health, the pressures that students going to University are under, and the fear of missing out. Recorded 8 March 2019.
Episode 7 - 13 June 2019
Let's Talk About… Mindfulness.
Richard and Pippa discuss mindfulness and the positive effect that it has on their day to day mental health. Recorded 8 March 2019.
Episode 6 - 13 June 2019
Let's Talk About… Men's Mental Health.
Chelsea and Freddie talk about why students might struggle when they first come to University, and how the Movember campaign is helping to tackle the stigma around men's mental health. Recorded 15 March 2019.
Episode 5 - 6 June 2019
Let's Talk About… Anxiety and OCD.
Harriet and Martin, both staff here at UWE Bristol, discuss the importance of self-awareness, and learning how to cope with periods of high anxiety and OCD. Recorded 3 May 2019.
Episode 4 - 30 May 2019
Let's Talk About… Depression.
Anna and Rick talk about how it feels to have depression, and how people’s understanding of the condition has improved over the last 20 years. Recorded 1 May 2019.
Episode 3 - 22 May 2019
Let's Talk About… Social Anxiety and Not Feeling Alone
Rosie and Amanda talk about anxiety and why people shouldn’t feel like they’re alone in struggling with their mental health. Recorded 1 May 2019.
Episode 2 - 15 May 2019
Let's Talk About… Anxiety and Being True to Yourself with Isaac and Daniella.
Isaac, a student at UWE Bristol, and Daniella, who’s a lecturer in Adult Nursing, open up about their experiences of anxiety, how it presents itself and ways of coping with it. Recorded 8 March 2019. Follow Isaac ‘Lazy Eyez’ on Spotify.
Episode 1 - 15 May 2019
Mental Health Awareness Week special
Let's Talk About… Mental Health and Leadership with
Vice-Chancellor Professor Steven West and Bristol Mayor Marvin
In this special launch episode to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week 2019, Steve West, Vice-Chancellor of the University and Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol talk about how personal experiences have shaped their views on mental health, and how inequality in the community can create barriers to developing good mental health. Recorded 1 May 2019. See the Vice-Chancellor’s blog and the Mayor of Bristol’s blog thebristolmayor.com.
- Wellbeing support options at UWE Bristol
- UWE Bristol’s Mental Wealth First Strategy and Mental Wealth Lab initiative
- Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are concerned about someone, or need help with any of the issues discussed in this series, you can contact the Samaritans on 116 123.
Podcasts recorded at UWE Bristol by students from the Department of Computer Science and Creative Technologies. Presented by Jemma Griffiths. Produced by Conor Kearney, Tom McKirdy, Becky Street, Ollie Cullen, Jemma Griffiths, and Sarah Atkinson.