It’s really important to pay attention to your mental health right now.
I think we can all agree that life is very weird and unsettling at the moment. All of a sudden, we find ourselves isolated from social interaction, and the people we love the most. And while it is a necessary evil right now to help save lives, it is in no way easy or comfortable.
As people, we are inherently social creatures, so the current circumstances are no doubt taking their toll on people’s mental health. Trust me, you’re not alone, we’re all struggling.
However, please don’t ignore these feelings of being fed up, sad or anxious. Instead, try and find a resource that can help you manage and maintain your mental health in the best way possible.
There are loads of brilliant podcasts that you can access, that cover all topics relating to mental health and wellbeing. So if you’re feeling concerned or worried, why not make yourself a cup of tea (or pour yourself a glass of vino) and sit back and listen to one of these great listens.
Owning It: The Anxiety Podcast.
This wonderful podcast is the brainchild of the super talented Caroline Foran. Throughout the series, Caroline shares her own experience with anxiety and the tips and techniques that have helped her overcome it. She conducts interviews with famous faces (think Roz Purcell and the likes) who share their own journey with anxiety as well as more intimate episodes where Caroline candidly shares what’s on her mind.
Let’s Talk About Mental Health.
Let’s Talk About Mental Health is a podcast about improving your mental health and wellbeing, presented by Australian author Jeremy Godwin. Each episode covers a different topic and is about more than just talk, giving you practical advice for how you can make the most of your mental health and wellbeing. Let’s Talk About Mental Health – because the more we talk about it, the easier it gets.
If you’re finding it hard to get to sleep, this might be the pod for you!
Drew Ackerman is the creator and host of Sleep With Me, the one-of-a-kind bedtime story podcast featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, Buzzfeed, Mental Floss, and Dr. Oz. Created in 2013, Sleep With Me combines the pain of insomnia with the relief of laughing and turns it into a unique storytelling podcast. Through Sleep With Me, Drew has dedicated himself to help those who feel alone in the deep dark night and just need someone to tell them a bedtime story.
The Struggle Bus is a bi-weekly advice podcast hosted by best mates Katharine Heller and Sally Tamarkin. Climb aboard the struggle bus and join in as Katharine and Sally discuss listener-submitted questions and problems and offer the best solutions one could hope to get from co-hosts whose credentials are: “They have lots of feelings and opinions.”
Stephen Hays is a recovering addict, living with type-1 bipolar disorder. He spent years living in addiction, and with untreated mental illness while he went from West Point graduate, to Wall Street Banker to nearly taking his own life when he hit bottom. On this show you will hear stories of addiction, mental illness, recovery, hope, and wellness. You will also hear from clinicians, experts, doctors, entrepreneurs and others who are trying to lead other people to wellness.
Remember, if you are feeling low – you are not alone. There are many people and organisations, such as Pieta House, out there who will do their utmost to get you the help you need.