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MENTAL
HEALTH

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Podcasts

Pop culture therapists 

How mental health is represented in popular culture.​​

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Hunt for the wilder people 

By Boo Newns, clinical psychologist. Looks at film and TV portrayals of mental health.

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Ted Radio Hour 

(2020) Wonderful compendium of Ted talks collated around a theme each week. A treasure trove of diverse ideas. ​

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Fora

Elefriends forum 

A safe, supportive online community from the charity Mind.

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Apps

Smiling mind

Non profit meditation app designed by psychologists.

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Calm

Guided meditation to aid sleep and relaxation (free 7 day trial.)

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Head space 

Free introductory guided mindfulness and meditation course.

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Catch it  

Structured exercises to help with depression and anxiety. Invites users to catch, check, and change their experiences.

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CBT i Coach 

From the US department of veterans affairs, offers structured guidance on how to improve your sleep.

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NHS approved mental health apps 

Most of which are free. 

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VIDEO

Secrets

(2014)  song by Mary Lambert. 'I don't care if the world knows what my secrets are.' with thanks to Aylssa Cowell

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Mental health recovery

(2019) by the Scottish Recovery Network. Simple animation of what mental health recovery might mean for you.

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I'm not sick, I don't need help

(2017) by Dr Xavier Amador. 'Unawareness of illness is a symptom not a coping strategy in psychosis.'

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10 warning signs of Gas lighting

(2020) by PsychtoGo. Calm and clear animation how we might be manipulated by psychological means into doubting our own sanity. One of a series of animated practical psychology videos from the PsychtoGo You tube channel.

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​​​​​How to make stress your friend

(2013) Ted talk by Kelly McGonigal, 'Changing how you think about stress can make you healthier. Viewing it as an adaptive response to help you perform. Stress can make us social and being social when we feel stressed makes us more resilient to it.

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A conversation with Jacqui Dyer

(2018) by BPS official. Suggests we 'be part of the healing.' Inspirational talk on how we can change. 'A lot of the time anger gets in the way of doing anything.'

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How to not take things personally

(2020) by Frederik Imbo. Great simple talk. 'People may attack you, criticise you or ignore you..but remember.. you will always keep your value.'

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How to deal with dissociation as a reaction to trauma

(2019) by Dr Tracey Marks. Clear explanation of the escape we may use when we feel there is no escape. Part of a series of videos by this psychiatrist.

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AUDIO

Erasing the stigma 

(2021) by Guy Raz. Gentle audio collection of first hand accounts of mental illness.

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Understanding melancholy 

(2021) BBC Radio 4 programme where Mary Ann Lund, Horatio Clare and Ahmed Hankir discuss the causes and cures for mental illness with Amol Rajan.

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NHS audio guides

(2020) provide advice on anxiety, depression and more​.

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Sometimes

(2016) by Akala. Inspirational song detailing how we keep going when we think we have had enough (parental advisory explicit content.)

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Mentalisation

(2020) by Peter Fonagy. Audio interview on how we can all help each other by acknowledging, with someone else, our thoughts, feelings and desires, as well as experiencing them.

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WRITTEN

NHS inform 

(2020). Online self help guides to depression, anxiety, social anxiety, chronic pain and other symptoms. Straightforward summaries of symptoms, possible causes and treatments for each condition, including what you can do to help yourself. A good start to understanding what you may be experiencing.

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Understanding psychosis and schizophrenia 

(2014) edited by Anne Cooke. 'An individual having unusual difficulties in coping with his environment struggles and kicks up the dust...[like] a fish caught on a hook: his gyrations must look peculiar to other fish that don’t understand the circumstances; but his splashes are not his affliction, they are his effort to get rid of his affliction and as every fisherman knows these efforts may succeed.'

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GENERAL
HEALTH

Videos, audio and publications on General Health

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anxiety

Videos, audio and publications on Anxiety

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health intimacy & sexuality

Videos, audio and publications on Health, Intimacy & Sexuality

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mental
health

Videos, audio and publications on Mental Health

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Death & DyinG

Videos, audio and publications on Death, Dying & Suicide

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Managing emotions​

Videos, audio and publications on Managing Emotions

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PAIN

Videos, audio and publications on Pain

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parenting

Videos, audio and publications on parenting

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COURSES

Educational Courses that may be of interest

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MY SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS

Links to my publications and articles

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Psychological therapy​​​​

Videos, audio and publications on Pshycological Therapy

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Social psychology 

Videos, audio and publications on Social Psychology

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Relationships 

Videos, audio and publications on Relationships

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depression & suicide

Videos, audio and publications on Depression

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ME/CFS

Videos, audio and publications on ME/CFS

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Veterans

Videos, audio and publications for Veterans

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ANGER

Videos, audio and publications on Anger

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ADDICTION

Videos, audio and publications on Addiction

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HELPLINES

Contact Information for Organisations that can help

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