Podcasts

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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Podcast: David Woodhead

26 February 2024

David Woodhead shares how his experiences as a gay man have affected his mental health, for good and ill, and about his journey from addiction to recovery.

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Podcast: Claudia Turbet-Delof

24 January 2024

Claudia Turbet-Delof, a local councillor in Hackney and human rights campaigner shares her experience of growing up in poverty in Bolivia, moving to the UK and facing depression and racism.

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Podcast: Andrew Kaye Kauffmann

29 November 2023

Writer in Residence, Andrew K Kauffmann and Thea Joshi sit to discuss the realities of living with OCD, from the initial diagnosis to the present day.

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Podcast: ZeZe Sohawon

3 October 2023

Award-winning mental health activist ZeZe Sohawon joins Thea Joshi to talk better support for people at the intersection of autism and mental health, her own lived experience of being on a low-secure inpatient unit and the vision behind her new charity Emotion Dysregulation in Autism.

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Podcast: How far have we come on the road to mental health equality?

31 August 2023

Thea Joshi sits down with Centre for Mental Health chief exec and returning guest, Andy Bell. Having been at the Centre for over 20 years, Andy shares the changes that have been forged in mental health in that time, and the distance we have yet to travel to eradicate persisting inequalities. They discuss how to

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Podcast: Behaviour and mental health in schools

22 June 2023

How is children’s behaviour in schools linked to their mental health? And what impact are behaviour management approaches having on young people’s mental health? This episode, Thea Joshi sits down with Charlotte Rainer from the Children & Young People’s Mental Health Coalition and Daisy*, a member of the Coalition’s parent-carer advisory team, to discuss the

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Podcast: António Ferreira

25 April 2023

Thea is joined by António Ferreira, an award-winning mental health activist and anti-racism campaigner who uses his own lived experience of mental health difficulties to bring about changes in mental health.

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Podcast: Equally Well

27 February 2023

Emma Bailey and Hannah Moore from Equally Well UK join Thea to explain how the work they do is tackling the unacceptable life expectancy gap for people with severe mental illness

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Podcast: Off The Record

31 January 2023

Thea Joshi sits down with Chantal and Jamie from Off The Record Croydon to discuss the work they do with young people who have experienced youth violence, and how they’re meeting young people where they’re at.

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Podcast: Sarah Hughes – how time at the Centre has changed me

16 December 2022

For her final podcast at the Centre, Sarah Hughes sits down with Thea to discuss the lessons learned at the Centre, and how her experience as CEO shifted her perspective on the relationship between policy, research and services.

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Podcast: Ed Davie

22 November 2022

Ed Davie speaks to Thea about the cost-of-living crisis and the toxic impact of poverty on our mental health

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Podcast: Young Changemakers

25 October 2022

Ayanda, Aaliyah and Kadra sit down with Thea to discuss the innovative project which is reimagining mental health for racialised communities

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