Join us as we try to bring you what matters in the world of mental illness. We want to speak to those of us living with conditions, people who work in mental health and the policy makers and thought leaders who are trying to ensure that the future of living with mental illness is brighter and better.
A History of Delusions
In this episode, Brian and Glenn from Rethink Mental Illness, speak to Victoria Shepherd, the producer and author of the book and podcast ‘The History of Delusions’. Though psychosis is often considered to be something that is ‘out of the ordinary’, Victoria argues that delusions are actually rooted in real-life anxieties and fears; a way of coping with the paradoxes and complexities of the human experience. Glenn reflects on his own experience of schizophrenia, sharing his thoughts on stigma, psychosis treatment and the important practice of empathy and compassion.Listen now Listen now
How to live with anxiety
In the second episode in our podcast series for Mental Health Awareness Week, Rethink Mental Illness ambassador, comedian, actor, writer and speaker, Juliette Burton, and Derbyshire Support Development Worker and chef, Ben Gough speak to our Director of Communications, James Harris about what it’s like living with anxiety disorders, and how this differs from ‘normal’ anxiety. What causes us to feel overwhelmed, what are the symptoms and how can we help ourselves to manage these (with and without medication) – including by trying to balance the tough times with having some fun!Listen now Listen now