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A Mental Health Journey – Mindfulness: The 3 Step Breathing Space

The most simple and helpful little mindfulness exercise that you can add to your daily routine.
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A Mental Health Journey – Mindfulness: The Body Scan

A nice mindfulness exercise to help you connect your mind and body, and to simply relax.
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A Mental Health Journey – Mindfulness: Phone Breathing

A simple mindfulness exercise that puts your phone to positive use.
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A Mental Health Journey Podcast: #18: Helping a Loved One

The question I get asked more than any other is “How can I support my partner/brother/sister/friend/colleague when they have anxiety or depression?”. In this podcast, I wanted to share what types of things people have done to help me in my mental health journey, and hopefully do so in a way that helps you to …
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A Mental Health Journey Podcast: #17: Growing Up In War & Taking the Fight To ill Mental Health with Mandana Ahamadi, CEO of Aya

Mandana Ahmadi is someone that I have only known for a few weeks but the moment I heard about her life story, I knew that I needed to have her on the podcast as my third interviewee.   Mani has a PhD in Computational Neuroscience and is the CEO of an exciting mental health start-up in …
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A Mental Health Journey Podcast: #16: The Toughest Days of My Depression

This is a podcast for anyone who is having a sh*tty time at the moment. I have talked about my depression a lot, but in this podcast I want to share what my toughest days looked like, how I got through them and where I am now. Essentially, I get it. Just know that you …
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A Mental Health Journey Podcast: #15: Wellbeing at Work with Dr. Nick Taylor, CEO of Unmind

Dr. Nick Taylor’s interest in wellbeing began in his youth, while growing up with a sister who has down syndrome. His interest in the area led him on a path to becoming a trained clinical psychologist and eventually being appointed the NHS’s lead clinical psychologist in Central London. It was in that role that Nick …
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A Mental Health Journey Podcast: #13: Self Compassion – Finding the courage to love yourself

When a friend or a loved one is going through a difficult time, our compassion comes out to comfort them and support them. So how come we often struggle to show the same compassion to ourselves in our moments of vulnerability and need?  In this episode, Conor shares his difficulties with having a naturally self-deprecating …
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A Mental Health Journey Podcast: #14: The Physical Effects of Stress, Anxiety & Depression

The physical effects that stress, anxiety and depression can have on our bodies is incredible. For me, these have been the most challenging aspects of living with mental illness but through therapy, CBT and self-reflection, I have worked out how I can adapt and continue to live a full life. In this episode, I share …
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A Mental Health Journey Podcast: #12: Children’s Mental Health & Well-being

Conor is not a parent but through his years in therapy and studying mental health, he has a number of reflections on his childhood and what he thought did help and what could have helped his wellbeing as he grew up. Episode includes references to #self-esteem building, activity participation, emotional understanding, #mindfulness and #CBT for …
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A Mental Health Journey Podcast: #11: Panic Attacks

In this episode, Conor explains what a panic attack is, what his experiences of panic have been like, how those experiences have effected him, and the tools he finds most helpful in the midst and in the aftermath of an attack.
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A Mental Health Journey Podcast: #10: Therapy & Tapping with Gráinne Stone (My Mammy)

I am lucky enough to have an accredited counselor, psychotherapist, reiki practitioner and reflexologist as a mother and isolation gave me a chance to ask her about; her career; who counselling might be for; how to find an accredited therapist; how to access affordable counselling services; what counselling might be like for those new to …
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