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Let's talk about Mental Health! Our mission is to change the perceptions of mental health for those working in the medical sector and to develop bespoke mental health support for doctors. We are committed to developing a body of research that supports evaluated the effect of the varying work environments on doctors’ mental health with a hope to change perceptions and breaks taboo. Welcome to our podcast. We hope you enjoy the range of topics and open discussions about doctors mental and physical wellbeing. You Okay, Doc? is a charity supporting the mental health and wellbeing of doctors. As a charity, we need your help to keep going and develop to support and raise awareness of mental health for Doctors. Please check out our website https://youokaydoc.org.uk/ and our Instagram page to find out more and stay up to date with us. If you would like, you can also text donate to support the You Okay, Doc? charity by texting. To donate £3 text 'DOCTOR' to 70331, or to donate £5 text 'DOCTOR' to 70970. Thank you for listening and we look forward to creating more content.
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In the season 6 finale we are joined by our co-founders Dr Daniel Gearon and Chris Cherry. They are two individuals that have been with You Okay, Doc? from the beginning. This fascinating episode gives a snapshot on how YOD was started, including the very first crowd funder - a tough mudder! This is a behind the scenes episode and gives a candid view on the working relationship between Chris and Dan, which at the very core is why YOD is a success. Dr Daniel Gearon is a surgical tr...
Greg O'Shea is an Olympian, TV personality and all round athlete. Greg represented his country, Ireland at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics playing Rugby 7s and was the winner on the show 'Love Island' in 2019. If that wasn't enough, Greg now is a presenter of The Six O'Clock show and is pursuing a number of ultra endurance events. Amongst all these achievements, Greg has been open about his personal struggles with mental health, his voice in this area is powerful and he is a real change maker i...
Chris Cherry is a man that needs no introduction in the You Okay, Doc? world, but just in case. Chris is a co-founder of You Okay, Doc? a UKCP psycotherapist, with over 30 years of experience across the sector. In the 90's Chris set up the men's group and has featured in an array of media including BBC Radio 4 and the BBC News for his work. A talented therapist, a kind man who has given all of his time to YOD - this episode gives insight into this world, his therapeutic practce and the ...
We are super honoured to have Dr Sula Windgassen as our guest this episodes. Dr Sula needs no introduction, but just in case, Sula is a health psychologist, cognitive behavioural therapist, EMDR therapist and mindfulness teacher with over 10 years of working with people who have chronic illness in the NHS, academia and private practice. If that is not enough, Sula has completed not one, but two doctoral qualifications and has experienced the impact of persistent bladder and...
3 Peaks Special

3 Peaks Special

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The 3 peaks YOD squad, regroups and debriefs on the weekend! From cramping quads, iron men trustees, olympic athletes and the mountaineering GOAT - Jenny Baker, this episodes describes the secret sauce that made the weekend a success. From 17 strangers meeting for the first time in Cambridge to a supportive, vulnerable and connected group at the end of the weekend. 3 peaks was our goal, but everyone came away with a richer experience - we enjoyed the journey, learnt from each other, pass...
Cambridge University Professor Giles Yeo MBE is the guru of how our brains control our bodyweight - coined "The Weight Loss Scientist" by the Diary of the CEO, he is the go to person about genes and our relationship with food. Prof Yeo has also hosted several BBC documentaries, is a best selling author, radio presenter and in his spare time a brilliant singer! Prof Yeo and Tom Mitchell effortlessly churn out practical advice for working professionals and eating habits, while also ...
Julia Samuel MBE is a leading psychotherapist, patron for You Okay, Doc & Nurse? and best selling author, including Sunday Times bestsellers of Grief Works, This Too Shall Pass & Every Family Has A Story. She has taught us so much and we can't wait for you to learn from her too. This episode is jam packed with golden nuggets as Julia and Tom navigate into topics on judgement, connection, mental health illness, the role of social media and mental health, and learning to acce...
In this bonus episode of the YODPOD, we speak to Dr Nicholas Andreou, who is the co-founder of Locum's Nest. Join us as we discuss:Dr Nicholas' journey as a doctor and what challenges inspired the idea behind Locum's NestThe challenges of building a start-up from the ground upThe importance of mental health and wellbeing for the medical community and how that is embedded into Locum's Nest missionHow healthcare professionals are using Locum's Nest and how flexible working is changing within th...
In this YODPOD, we get inspired by our conversation with YOD Ambassador, GP & Coach, Dr Alexander Lai. We discuss: Dr Alex's personal journey to becoming the mental health advocate for medics he is today - and all the changes he feels so passionately about making for NHS staffAn honest account of navigating a personal difficulty during GP training, his experience of accessing support through occupational health & more - and the personal anxieties of taking time out of traini...
In this episode, we had the privilege of speaking to YOD Ambassador, Dr Stephanie Slater. We explore: Dr Stephanie's inspirational and honest account of her personal battle with depression & anxiety - and how she transitioned from surviving to thriving Overcoming stigma about anti-depressants and practical advice about what to expectCelebrating Dr Alex George's 'Post The Pill' campaign to break down antidepressant stigma The huge value of therapy and her experien...
Brand new YODPOD episode with Prof. Shekhar Saxena: former WHO Mental Health Director & YOD Patron! Being one of the world's leading voices on mental health and a change-maker for medic mental health in the USA and beyond, we delve into what needs to be challenged across existing beliefs, attitudes and systems to improve the mental health of medical workers with Prof. Saxena. We explore: Challenging the belief that a healthcare worker’s job should be all encompassing, and i...
In this episode Chris Cherry & Dr Katrina Sheikh are joined by Professor Nick Glozier. Nick is a consultant psychiatrist specialising in epidemiology, trials and health services research. He has a research interests in public mental health, function, sleep, the workplace, stress, disability and discrimination in our changing psychosocial and technological environments. In thirteen years since arriving in Australia he has been awarded over $60 million in nationally competitive grants...
We were privileged to host the inspirational J Corey Feist from all the way over in the USA. In loving memory of his sister-in law, New York doctor, Dr Lorna Breen.J. Corey Feist is: Founder of the Dr Lorna Breen Heroes FoundationRecent CEO of the University of Virginia Physicians GroupTeacher of the course 'Managing in a Pandemic: The challenge of Covid-19'A lawyer and MBA holder We explore: The deeply sad story of Dr Lorna Breen, a New York physician, who tragically died by ...
In this episode, Team YOD were privileged to speak to one of the leading voices in mental health today - the CEO of the Mind charity, Paul Farmer. We explore: Where society's mental health is today, drawn from Mind & YOD's experiences - & who the vulnerable sections of society areThe huge increased demand for NHS mental health services resulting in a waiting list of 1.6m+ people The impact of this on GP demand & workloads - and how they can most effectively ad...
In this episode YOD resident psychotherapist and founder Dr Dan Gearon are honoured to joined by Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) associate Professor of Psychiatry, Elyse Parks to discuss her expertise on resiliency and the effects of low level stress on the mind and physical health. ....................................If you like what you hear, please do give us a rating to help us reach as many people as possible.It is worth noting that this is a conversational pi...
Team YOD were privileged to come together with the brilliant Dame Clare Gerada - who shares so many of YOD's values and aims. Dame Gerada is a GP, President of the Royal College of Practitioners, Founder & Medical Director of NHS Practitioner Health, Chair of Doctors In Distress, author of 'Beneath The White Coat' & a life-long advocate for supporting doctors' mental health.NHS Practitioner Health & Doctors In Distress sadly share the same catalyst for creation as YOD -...
Suicide in Doctors - A deeply moving and powerful YODPod episode. That is all we can say. Dr Elizabeth Sizer tragically died by suicide in 2016. She was a loving cousin to Dr Dan Gearon, our YOD CEO & Founder - and devoted sister to Kate, our inspirational podcast guest.You Okay, Doc? was created in loving memory of Dr Liz Sizer.Heartbreakingly, it is reported that a doctor takes their own life every 3 weeks in the UK - and that was before the pandemic. Our charity exists to tr...
Welcome to the first episode of our new YODPod Series! We start the series with two INCREDIBLE guests discussing 'The GP Life and Wellbeing Tips'... 👨‍⚕️ Dr Mike Banna: GP & Director of British Society of Lifestyle Medicine👩‍⚕️ Dr Punam Krishan: GP, Senior Clinical Lecturer at Glasgow University & Media DoctorHosted by YOD co-founders - Psychotherapist Chris Cherry 🍒 & Dr Dan - together with our brilliant YOD Founding Ambassador & GP, Dr Tesh. We delve deep into the realities ...
Welcome to this week's YODPOD with our very own YOD ambassador, Dr Tesh Amarasinghe!We are excited for you to listen to the brilliant and honest insights of Dr Tesh in conversation with YODPOD hosts Dr Dan Gearon, Dr Mark Seaman & YOD Psychotherapist, Chris Cherry. Dr Tesh is a GP in Chelsea with a strong passion for improving doctors' life and a proud & valued ambassador for YOD.Together, we explore a whole host of issues relevant to our medic lives, including:The historic need...
Hello and welcome to this week's YOD Pod. We are very excited to bring you one of our inspirational Trustees, Dr Meenal Galal, as this episode's guest. Dr Galal is an Emergency Medicine Consultant at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, with a past career in corporate investment banking as well as holding an MBA. She is a huge advocate of mental health support for doctors as well as optimising performance through wellbeing. Here she joins our host and psychotherapist...
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