Our podcast is a place where we explore ideas around mental health, equality, and social justice. Join Thea Joshi as she talks to people with lived experience of mental health problems, people working in a specific area of mental health, or some of our own team, to discuss how we’re engaged in the fight for equality in mental health.

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