Podcasts are amazing. There’s nothing I love more than tuning into my favourite podcast and going out on a long walk. I find it’s a great way to encourage exercise and get me away from my desk during the working week. It’s also an incredibly intimate way to get to know people and their inner most thoughts. I was so inspired by these podcasts that I actually started my own called the Positive People Podcast with my friend Amy Holland. We are both firm believers it really owning the negative experiences that we’ve been through and hope that having honest conversations about mental illness can help others feel the same. Here is a list of my absolute favourite UK based mental health podcasts:
Nutrition expert Rachael Watson shares her advice on how to overcome the mental hurdles when it comes to making positive lifestyle changes. Having dealt with eating issues, depression and anxiety she is keen to help people ditch dieting and find a healthy mindset. Regularly joined by industry experts too.
Laura is a Registered Nutritionist specialising in Intuitive Eating, Health at Every Size & Non-Diet Nutrition. She’s based in London, where she’s cutting through the nutrition BS, and telling people what they really need to know to stay on top of their game.
Fearne Cotton’s podcast series builds on the success of the top 10 bestseller HAPPY where Fearne draws on her own experiences and shares advice from experts on how to work through feeling blue to finding joy each and every day.
Mental health advocates share the passions that shape their lives, as well as thoughts on their own mental health in Happiful and Counselling Directory’s new podcast which is hosted by Lucy Donoghue
This podcast explores all branches of the creative arts industry and discusses the importance of breaking the stigma of mental health issues.
This podcast from In The Moment Magazine shares great tips to help you live your best life, from expert sleep advice to what to eat to boost your brain power. Past guests include author Matt Haig, opera singer Laura Wright, and blogger Lily Pebbles.
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, the podcast is intended to be a safe space to hear honest and open mental health discussion in the hope listeners will feel more empowered to continue the conversation with others.
They chat to guests who have dealt with mental health issues and discuss all the weird stuff going on in our minds. Hosted by Ellen Scott and Yvette Caster from Metro.co.uk.
Mike is a blogger and mental health advocate and his podcast covers a range of topics, with a mental health focus.
Anneli Roberts speaks to guests about a wide range of topics from PTSD to ASMR
Author and journalist Fiona Thomas hosts with I Can Cards founder Amy Holland. They talk to a variety of guests about finding proactive ways to manage mental health conditions.
Brought to you by three thirty somethings talking about life events, the ups and downs, and what we wish we’d known and would like to pass on to others. They believe when women share their stories honestly and openly that is when real change begins to happen.
Hosted by Chloe Brotheridge, hypnotherapist, anxiety expert and author of The Anxiety Solution
What is your favourite mental health podcast? Let me know in the comments below!