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Conversations, stories and interviews on the topic of men’s mental health. Hosted by a group of male students, sharing their own experiences to help eliminate stigma, raise awareness, and signpost others to finding the help they need. Created in association with Student Minds and funded by Comic Relief.
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Self-esteem and Masculinity

Self-esteem and Masculinity

2021-05-1401:03:27

In this episode George S talks to Dan Rothko about the relationship between self-esteem and masculinity. Dan left university prior to graduation due to poor mental health and struggles with self-esteem. Now in his thirties, he is happily married, has a child, and works in a complex needs school (a job he loves!) He talks openly about the issues he has had to deal with and what has helped him along the way. Content warning: this episode contains mention of sexual assualt and suicidal ideation. If you would like support with sexual assualt, you can visit:https://www.thesurvivorstrust.org If you would like support specifically aimed at men and boys (including trans men and boys) you can visit:https://www.survivorsuk.org/ If you are looking for support with suicidal ideation, you can contact the Samaritans by visiting their website at:https://www.samaritans.orgAnd you can call them anytime, 24 hours a day, on: 116 123If you would like support with depression or anxiety, you can visit the NHS website:https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/If you're a student looking for support with this, check out Student Minds:https://www.studentminds.org.uk/jobswithus.html#sccIf you like the podcast, please share it widely!
Evaluating emotions?

Evaluating emotions?

2021-05-0740:55

In this episode, Aidan, Louis and Euan have a conversation about emotions they regularly come across and feel as men, the significance of these and how they can be addressed!Relevant resources to these subjects can be found below: Student Space - Online, one-stop shop’ for students in England and Wales who want to find help for their mental health or well-being.Students Against Depression - The Students Against Depression website has lots of information about tackling depression and low mood, including self -help resources and workbooks for students to work through to start taking steps towards tackling low mood.Student Minds website - Information about different support services available, including how to find them and what to expect when using them for the first time.Samaritans - phone 116 123, email jo@samaritans.org - confidential listening service.You can find other episodes of Changing MENtality here.You can also find us on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter here.Further resources can be found below.Your GP Service - can refer to specialist support and services.University Student Support Services e.g. counseling, mental health advisers, student advice centre, students’ union. It's also worth looking out for university societies for international students. Papyrus - email pat@papyrus.uk.org. HOPELine UK - phone 0800 068 41 41: confidential service specifically for young people (under 35). They can offer crisis support for someone who is experiencing thoughts or feelings of suicide, as well as providing information and advice for those concerned about someone else.NHS 111 - Non-emergency line run by the NHS.999 - for an emergency situation.
In this episode, George S speaks to Krai about his experiences as an international student from Thailand. They talk about UK and Thai culture, student life in the UK, and the challenges international students face to their mental health. Relevant resources to these subjects can be found below: Student Space - Online, one-stop shop’ for students in England and Wales who want to find help for their mental health or well-being.Students Against Depression - The Students Against Depression website has lots of information about tackling depression and low mood, including self -help resources and workbooks for students to work through to start taking steps towards tackling low mood.Student Minds website - Information about different support services available, including how to find them and what to expect when using them for the first time.Samaritans - phone 116 123, email jo@samaritans.org - confidential listening service.You can find other episodes of Changing MENtality here.You can also find us on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter here.Further resources can be found below.Your GP Service - can refer to specialist support and services.University Student Support Services e.g. counseling, mental health advisers, student advice centre, students’ union. It's also worth looking out for university societies for international students. Papyrus - email pat@papyrus.uk.org. HOPELine UK - phone 0800 068 41 41: confidential service specifically for young people (under 35). They can offer crisis support for someone who is experiencing thoughts or feelings of suicide, as well as providing information and advice for those concerned about someone else.NHS 111 - Non-emergency line run by the NHS.999 - for an emergency situation.
Social Class and University

Social Class and University

2021-04-2301:15:23

In this episode George S talks to Robert Brown about Robert's experience of coming from a working class, low income background and how it has affected his time at university.  Though the number of students attending university has increased in recent years, the disparity in representation between students from low income and high income remains the same. We talk about what effects that can have on students from those under-represented backgrounds.A few  books on relevant to this topic in the episode:Chavs: The Demonisation of the Working Class - by journalist Owen Joneshttps://uk.bookshop.org/books/chavs-the-demonization-of-the-working-class/9781839760921This book explores the way the working class in the UK has been systematically marginalised and the negative attitudes that have been fostered about them by politicians and the media. Limbo: Blue Collar Roots, White Collar Dreams - by journalist Alfred Lubranohttps://uk.bookshop.org/books/limbo-blue-collar-roots-white-collar-dreams/9780471714392This is a book about the emotional challenges and internal conflicts  people from working class backgrounds (in this case, in the US) face when attempting to get into middle class professionsNormal People - by novelist Sally Rooney https://uk.bookshop.org/books/normal-people/9780571334650 A novel about the troubled relationship between two school friends, one from a working class background and the other from a much wealthier background (also turned into a hit TV drama!)Though not mentioned here, George would highly recommend the novels of David Nicholls - a novelist from a working class background and writer of One Day, Us and (most notebe from a class perspective) Starter For Ten and Sweet Sorrow:https://uk.bookshop.org/books?keywords=David+nichollsAs well as Christopher Eccalston's autobiography I Love the Bones of You: My Father and the Making of Me:https://uk.bookshop.org/books/i-love-the-bones-of-you-my-father-and-the-making-of-me/9781471176340And Social Class in the 21st Century - by sociologist Mike Savage:https://uk.bookshop.org/books/social-class-in-the-21st-century/9780241004227 Though not mentioned in the episode, this explains the recent division of the UK into seven classes, the concepts of social, economic and cultural capital discussed here, and how there is an increasingly large disparity between the elite at the top and the procariat at the bottom of the social hierarchy.  If you would like support with your mental health, you can visit Students Against Depression:https://www.studentsagainstdepression.org/ 
In this episode Aidan, Ben, Caleb & Kevin discuss everything about role models. Who inspires us, who our role models are, the effects that negative role models may have and the role that family members and friends play in our lives.Relevant resources to these subjects can be found below.Students Against Depression - The Students Against Depression website has lots of information about tackling depression and low mood, including self -help resources and workbooks for students to work through to start taking steps towards tackling low mood.HOPELine UK-phone 0800 068 41 41: confidential service specifically for young people (under 35). They can offer crisis support for someone who is experiencing thoughts or feelings of suicide, as well as providing information and advice for those concerned about someone else.Addiction & Dependency Resources can be found on the Mind website.Family Support Services for those with family struggling with alcohol dependency can be found on the Alcohol Change UK website.You can find other episodes of Changing MENtality here.You can also find us on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter here.Further resources can be found below.Student Space - Online, one-stop shop’ for students in England and Wales who want to find help for their mental health or well-being.Student Minds website - Information about different support services available, including how to find them and what to expect when using them for the first time.Your GP Service - can refer to specialist support and services.University Student Support Services e.g. counseling, mental health advisers, student advice centre, students’ union.Samaritans - phone 116 123, email jo@samaritans.org Papyrus: email pat@papyrus.uk.orgNHS 111-Non-emergency line run by the NHS.999-for an emergency situation.
In this episode, George talks to the philosopher Jake Jackson about patronising attitudes towards depression, how they stigmitise the illness, and how to combat this stigma using empathy (what Jake calls 'the empathetic attitude'). Disclaimer: this episode contains brief references to suicide and suicidal ideation.If you would like support with your mental health, you can:Contact your GPCall Nightline, a student run listening service:https://www.nightline.ac.uk/want-to-talk/Check out the resources on the Student Minds website:https://www.studentminds.org.uk/supportforme.html If you would like help to effectively support a friend or family member, check out:https://www.studentminds.org.uk/startingaconversation.htmlIf you would like to hear Jake Jackson speak about similiar issues on another podcast, you can find him on the Good is in the Details Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/moody-responsibility/id1466729675?i=1000457202578Jake can be contacted on Twitter at:http://twitter.com/mood_adriftAnd his personal website is:http://jakejackson.net/Hope you enjoy the episode!
In this episode, Sam speaks to fellow graduate, course mate and friend Mike about his dissertation. Together they tackle some big issues: essays, representation, masculinity and more. Mike reflects on writing his dissertation and what his research has taught him about the influence of politics and the media on our day to day mental health. We want to hear what you think of the show! Fill out this survey to be in with a chance to win a £100 Amazon voucher.   Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram here. Please share so others can find us! If you or a friend are looking for some extra support, here’s some places you can go:Student Space– Online, one-stop shop’ for students in England and Wales who want to find help for their mental health or well-being.Student Minds website- Information about different support services available, including how to find them and what to expect when using them for the first time.Your GP Service- can refer to specialist support and services.University Student Support Services e.g. counselling, mental health advisers, student advice centre, students’ union.Samaritans-phone 116 123, email jo@samaritans.orgHOPELine UK-phone 0800 068 41 41: confidential service specifically for young people (under 35). They can offer crisis support for someone who is experiencing thoughts or feelings of suicide, as well as providing information and advice for those concerned about someone else.Papyrus: email pat@papyrus.uk.orgStudents Against Depression- The Students Against Depression website has lots of information about tackling depression and low mood, including self -help resources and workbooks for students to work through to start taking steps towards tackling low mood.NHS 111-Non-emergency line run by the NHS.999-for an emergency situation.
In this episode, Billy is joined by the Student Voice and Equality Lead at Student Minds, Dom Smithies to talk about some of the specific challenges that may face men within the LGBTQ+ community. They will be talking about the importance of recognising intersectionality, covering some topics that are of particularly relevance to LGBTQ+ males and exploring some of the research that’s being done for mental health and wellbeing. Fill out this survey to be in with a chance to win a £100 Amazon voucher! https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/7XLR52YLinks to some of the websites mentioned in the episode: http://www.queerfutures.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/RARE_Research_Report_PACE_2015.pdf - RARE report https://www.studentminds.org.uk/uploads/3/7/8/4/3784584/180730_lgbtq_report_final.pdf - LGBTQ+ student mental health report https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FM6RbNQCem4&ab_channel=Pop%27n%27Olly  - Pop and Olly YouTube  https://www.justlikeus.org/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwl9GCBhDvARIsAFunhsnzYmYlUo9_Ahv890VBMOEK7TVLtXasALAxGVgR_5s-ern7MuLW3CEaApCDEALw_wcB - Just Like Us If you or a friend are looking for some extra support, here’s some places you can go:Switch board – LGBT+ helpline phone:0300 330 0630 or online at switchboard.lgbtStudent Space– Online, one-stop shop’ for students in England and Wales who want to find help for their mental health or well-being.Student Minds website- Information about different support services available, including how to find them and what to expect when using them for the first time.Your GP Service- can refer to specialist support and services.University Student Support Services e.g. counselling, mental health advisers, student advice centre, students’ union.Samaritans-phone 116 123, email jo@samaritans.orgHOPELine UK-phone 0800 068 41 41: confidential service specifically for young people (under 35). They can offer crisis support for someone who is experiencing thoughts or feelings of suicide, as well as providing information and advice for those concerned about someone else.Papyrus: email pat@papyrus.uk.orgStudents Against Depression- The Students Against Depression website has lots of information about tackling depression and low mood, including self -help resources and workbooks for students to work through to start taking steps towards tackling low mood.NHS 111-Non-emergency line run by the NHS.999-for an emergency situation.
On this episode, Danny talks with a world-record holding cyclist, adventurer, motivational speaker, and soon-to-be author: the amazing Leigh Timmis!(TW) Together they discuss their own mental health journeys, university life, travelling adventures, personal loss, how they've coped with and manage the hardships of life and lockdown, and much more.Released as a bonus episode to celebrate Uni Mental Health Day.LinksWhere to find Leigh:Website - https://www.leightimmis.com/Twitter & Instagram - @leightimmisFacebook - @leightimmisofficialCharitiesMQ Mental Health Charity - https://www.mqmentalhealth.org/Ditch the Label Charity - https://www.ditchthelabel.org/Student Space - https://studentspace.org.uk/ CBT Definition - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/cognitive-behavioural-therapy-cbt/Fill out this survey to be in with a chance to win a £100 Amazon voucher! https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/7XLR52Y
In this episode, Caleb is joined by "The Fragile Poet" Reece Ayres to talk about how poetry has helped them both with their mental health. They chat about what first got them interested in poetry, the experiences of performing and how events and open mics have helped them with self-confidence.If you're looking to attend some online poetry events, either to perform or just attend some places to find events can be found below.Eventbrite - On Eventbrite you'll find online events streaming from all over the world, and when life is back to normal it's a great place to find events near you.You can find other episodes of Changing MENtality here.You can also find us on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter here.Further resources can be found below.Student Space - Online, one-stop shop’ for students in England and Wales who want to find help for their mental health or well-being.Student Minds website - Information about different support services available, including how to find them and what to expect when using them for the first time.Your GP Service - can refer to specialist support and services.University Student Support Services e.g. counselling, mental health advisers, student advice centre, students’ union.Samaritans - phone 116 123, email jo@samaritans.orgPapyrus - email pat@papyrus.uk.orgNHS 111 - Non-emergency line run by the NHS.999 - for an emergency situation.To hear more of ‘The Fragile Poet’ Reece Ayres follow him on social media here.
In this episode, George talks to James about James' experience with drug addiction and bereavement. If you or anyone you know is looking for support with addiction to drugs or alcohol, you can find the range of support services (some of which are mentioned in the episode) here:The charity Mind has a range of links available at:https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/guides-to-support-and-services/addiction-and-dependency/addiction-and-dependency-resources/We Are With You offers a confidential listening service for anyone struggling with drug or alcohol problems:https://www.wearewithyou.org.uk There are a range of educational resources on physician Gabor Mate's website:https://drgabormate.com/topic/addiction/ And his book - mentioned in the episode - can be found here:https://blackwells.co.uk/bookshop/product/9781785042201?gC=5a105e8b&gclid=Cj0KCQiA3smABhCjARIsAKtrg6Kd_NRTVfU9gUaum6R3tTDFR7fp3cGrv7s_s4VBPPDYqjbgPrL6JM0aAvJOEALw_wcBTalk to Frank offer honest information and advice about drugs:https://www.talktofrank.comFor those struggling with bereavement, you can get in contact with the Cruse National Helpline:https://www.cruse.org.uk/how-can-cruse-support-me For support with grief specific to children and young adults, you can visit:https://www.griefencounter.org.uk/James' music can be found on Spotify at James Hook Music:https://open.spotify.com/artist/3K8xQXrWiIbKwtMxxvxsJf?si=_UK8ndhsQGyLunPdXzkq8w&fbclid=IwAR0MTukAkdoY3R3YZBWErjQOt1pXaJTLLL1-4F8cV74GI_frA6Xw2hWfoEw
In this episode, Caleb is joined by Josh Hartley to talk about his experiences with depression at college and university. They also discussed Josh's new book, The Boy Between: A Mother and Son's Journey From a World Gone Grey, which he co-authored with his mother and best-selling author, Amanda Prowse.Content Warning: This episode contains discussion of suicide, depression & alcoholism.Relevant resources to these subjects can be found below.Students Against Depression - The Students Against Depression website has lots of information about tackling depression and low mood, including self -help resources and workbooks for students to work through to start taking steps towards tackling low mood.HOPELine UK-phone 0800 068 41 41: confidential service specifically for young people (under 35). They can offer crisis support for someone who is experiencing thoughts or feelings of suicide, as well as providing information and advice for those concerned about someone else.Addiction & Dependency Resources can be found on the Mind website.Family Support Services for those with family struggling with alcohol dependency can be found on the Alcohol Change UK website.You can find other episodes of Changing MENtality here.You can also find us on Facebook, Instagram & Twitter here.Further resources can be found below.Student Space - Online, one-stop shop’ for students in England and Wales who want to find help for their mental health or well-being.Student Minds website - Information about different support services available, including how to find them and what to expect when using them for the first time.Your GP Service - can refer to specialist support and services.University Student Support Services e.g. counseling, mental health advisers, student advice centre, students’ union.Samaritans - phone 116 123, email jo@samaritans.org Papyrus: email pat@papyrus.uk.orgNHS 111-Non-emergency line run by the NHS.999-for an emergency situation.A Boy Between: A Mother and Son's Journey From a World Gone Grey is available as a paperback, audiobook and on Kindle. The book can be found here. 
In this episode Aidan, Euan and Ben discuss the different approaches to mental health care, the science behind them, the current state of the field, their own personal experiences and how we can move forwardFind other episodes and our social media links over on: https://changingmentality.buzzsprout.comhttps://linktr.ee/changingmentalitypodcastIf you were distressed by any of the content in this episode or feel you need extra support, please find  some further resources below:Student Space–Online, one-stop shop’ for students in England and Wales who want to find help for their mental health or well-being.Student Minds website- Information about different support services available, including how to find them and what to expect when using them for the first time.Your GP Service- can refer to specialist support and services.University Student Support Services e.g. counseling, mental health advisers, student advice centre, students’ union.Samaritans-phone 116 123, email jo@samaritans.orgHOPELine UK-phone 0800 068 41 41: confidential service specifically for young people (under 35). They can offer crisis support for someone who is experiencing thoughts or feelings of suicide, as well as providing information and advice for those concerned about someone else.Papyrus: email pat@papyrus.uk.orgStudents Against Depression- The Students Against Depression website has lots of information about tackling depression and low mood, including self -help resources and workbooks for students to work through to start taking steps towards tackling low mood.NHS 111-Non-emergency line run by the NHS.999-for an emergency situation.
In this episode, myself (Danny) has a chat with Matt Nadin from Rainbow Rexes Lacrosse who are the worlds first LGBTQ+ inclusive lacrosse club. We talk about the sport, the work that the Rexes are doing, and tips on improving our mental health.Follow the Rexes on Instagram at @rainbowrexlax (show 'em some love).The charities discussed in this episode: Centrepoint- Centrepoint provides housing and support for young people regionally in London, Manchester, Yorkshire and the North East and through partnerships all over the UK, they aim to give homeless young people a future and we want to end youth homelessness.ATK- Supports young people into safe homes and employment, education or training, in a welcoming and open environment that celebrates lgbtq+ identities.Stonewall Housing- Stonewall Housing works to ensure lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people live in safer homes, free from fear, and where we can celebrate our identity and support each other to achieve our full potential.For more information and support:Student Space– Online, 'one-stop shop’ for students in England and Wales who want to find help for their mental health or well-being.Student Minds - Information about different support services available, including how to find them and what to expect when using them for the first time.GP Service- can refer to specialist support and services.University Student Support Services- e.g. counselling, mental health advisers, student advice centre, students’ union.Samaritans- phone 116 123, email jo@samaritans.orgSHOUT- 24/7 Crisis support via text- text 85258.999- for an emergency situation.NHS 111- Non-emergency line run by the NHS.
Coming to university as a first year student can be a really exciting experience but it also comes along with some challenges. In this episode, Paul and Billy talk about coming to university for the first time, dealing with feelings of loneliness and how “the adjustment period” was for them. Find other episodes and our social media links over on: https://changingmentality.buzzsprout.comhttps://linktr.ee/changingmentalitypodcast If you were distressed by any of the content in this episode or feel you need extra support, please find some further resources below:Student Space–Online, one-stop shop’ for students in England and Wales who want to find help for their mental health or well-being.Student Minds website- Information about different support services available, including how to find them and what to expect when using them for the first time.Your GP Service- can refer to specialist support and services.University Student Support Services e.g. counselling, mental health advisers, student advice centre, students’ union.Samaritans-phone 116 123, email jo@samaritans.orgHOPELine UK-phone 0800 068 41 41: confidential service specifically for young people (under 35). They can offer crisis support for someone who is experiencing thoughts or feelings of suicide, as well as providing information and advice for those concerned about someone else.Papyrus: email pat@papyrus.uk.orgStudents Against Depression- The Students Against Depression website has lots of information about tackling depression and low mood, including self -help resources and workbooks for students to work through to start taking steps towards tackling low mood.NHS 111-Non-emergency line run by the NHS.999-for an emergency situation.
Mindfulness is being embraced by more and more men as a way of managing their mental health. In this episode, George and Jamie talk their own experiences practicing mindfulness, both in daily life and on meditation retreats. They discuss the ways it can be beneficial for one's wellbeing, how certain approaches could subtly reinforce unhealthy masculine ideals, and how a compassionate approach to practice can help one avoid this. They also stress that mindfulness is only one tool for improving one's wellbeing. If listeners are experiencing mental health problems, it's important that they seek multiple sources of support.Check out our social media links over at:https://changingmentality.buzzsprout.com/https://linktr.ee/changingmentalitypodcastIf you were distressed by any of the content in this episode or feel you need extra support, please find  some further resources below:Student Space– Online, 'one-stop shop’ for students in England and Wales who want to find help for their mental health or well-being.Student Minds - Information about different support services available, including how to find them and what to expect when using them for the first time.GP Service- can refer to specialist support and services.University Student Support Services- e.g. counselling, mental health advisers, student advice centre, students’ union.Samaritans- phone 116 123, email jo@samaritans.orgSHOUT- 24/7 Crisis support via text- text 85258.999- for an emergency situation.NHS 111- Non-emergency line run by the NHS.
Graduating in 2020 brought about Zoom ceremonies, mixed feelings and a little bit of disorientation. In this episode, Sam, George D and Kevin talk about coming to terms with the end of your University journey, finding support in your peers, and the tedious business of ‘planning’ your future with a degree in hand. They also draw from experience and talk about their perspectives of success and failure, as well as Imposter Syndrome.Check out our social media links over at:https://changingmentality.buzzsprout.com/https://linktr.ee/changingmentalitypodcastIf you were distressed by any of the content in this episode or feel you need extra support, please find  some further resources below:Student Space–Online, one-stop shop’ for students in England and Wales who want to find help for their mental health or well-being.Student Minds website- Information about different support services available, including how to find them and what to expect when using them for the first time.Your GP Service- can refer to specialist support and services.University Student Support Services e.g. counselling, mental health advisers, student advice centre, students’ union.Samaritans-phone 116 123, email jo@samaritans.orgHOPELine UK-phone 0800 068 41 41: confidential service specifically for young people (under 35). They can offer crisis support for someone who is experiencing thoughts or feelings of suicide, as well as providing information and advice for those concerned about someone else.Papyrus: email pat@papyrus.uk.orgStudents Against Depression- The Students Against Depression website has lots of information about tackling depression and low mood, including self -help resources and workbooks for students to work through to start taking steps towards tackling low mood.NHS 111-Non-emergency line run by the NHS.999-for an emergency situation.
Lockdown Talk

Lockdown Talk

2020-11-1931:52

In this episode Louis has a conversation with Sam, his friend from University, about how getting through the first lockdown and moving back up to Leeds has been.  They discuss issues they had whilst being locked down, what they learnt as a result and how they are approaching the second lockdown with a new mindset. Check out our social media links over at: https://changingmentality.buzzsprout.com/https://linktr.ee/changingmentalitypodcastIf you were distressed by any of the content in this episode or feel you need extra support, please find  some further resources below:Student Space–Online, one-stop shop’ for students in England and Wales who want to find help for their mental health or well-being.Student Minds website- Information about different support services available, including how to find them and what to expect when using them for the first time.Your GP Service- can refer to specialist support and services.University Student Support Services e.g. counselling, mental health advisers, student advice centre, students’ union.Samaritans-phone 116 123, email jo@samaritans.orgHOPELine UK-phone 0800 068 41 41: confidential service specifically for young people (under 35). They can offer crisis support for someone who is experiencing thoughts or feelings of suicide, as well as providing information and advice for those concerned about someone else.Papyrus: email pat@papyrus.uk.orgStudents Against Depression- The Students Against Depression website has lots of information about tackling depression and low mood, including self -help resources and workbooks for students to work through to start taking steps towards tackling low mood.NHS 111-Non-emergency line run by the NHS.999-for an emergency situation.
In this episode Billy chats mental health, masculinity and sport with guest speaker (and brother) Charlie Newhall, an ex club captain for the University of Sheffield's Rugby team and recent graduate. They'll discuss some of the benefits of sport to wellbeing, some of the issues surrounding masculinity in sport and share some of their own experiences at university. Check out our social media links over at: https://changingmentality.buzzsprout.com/https://linktr.ee/changingmentalitypodcastIf you were distressed by any of the content in this episode or feel you need extra support, please find  some further resources below:Student Space–Online, one-stop shop’ for students in England and Wales who want to find help for their mental health or well-being.Student Minds website- Information about different support services available, including how to find them and what to expect when using them for the first time.Your GP Service- can refer to specialist support and services.University Student Support Services e.g. counselling, mental health advisers, student advice centre, students’ union.Samaritans-phone 116 123, email jo@samaritans.orgHOPELine UK-phone 0800 068 41 41: confidential service specifically for young people (under 35). They can offer crisis support for someone who is experiencing thoughts or feelings of suicide, as well as providing information and advice for those concerned about someone else.Papyrus: email pat@papyrus.uk.orgStudents Against Depression- The Students Against Depression website has lots of information about tackling depression and low mood, including self -help resources and workbooks for students to work through to start taking steps towards tackling low mood.NHS 111-Non-emergency line run by the NHS.999-for an emergency situation.
In this episode Aidan, Euan and Louis discuss the social and societal stigmas around male mental health, their experiences in dealing with these stigmas and how they affect men everywhere. Find other episodes and our social media links over on: https://changingmentality.buzzsprout.comhttps://linktr.ee/changingmentalitypodcastIf you were distressed by any of the content in this episode or feel you need extra support, please find  some further resources below:Student Space–Online, one-stop shop’ for students in England and Wales who want to find help for their mental health or well-being.Student Minds website- Information about different support services available, including how to find them and what to expect when using them for the first time.Your GP Service- can refer to specialist support and services.University Student Support Services e.g. counselling, mental health advisers, student advice centre, students’ union.Samaritans-phone 116 123, email jo@samaritans.orgHOPELine UK-phone 0800 068 41 41: confidential service specifically for young people (under 35). They can offer crisis support for someone who is experiencing thoughts or feelings of suicide, as well as providing information and advice for those concerned about someone else.Papyrus: email pat@papyrus.uk.orgStudents Against Depression- The Students Against Depression website has lots of information about tackling depression and low mood, including self -help resources and workbooks for students to work through to start taking steps towards tackling low mood.NHS 111-Non-emergency line run by the NHS.999-for an emergency situation.
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