Mental Health podcasts

Mental Health podcasts

Hope Therapy is dedicated to providing top-tier mental health support and resources, both for private clients and corporations. In addition to our traditional therapy services, we offer an array of free mental health podcasts designed to address various topics, including anxiety, depression, stress management, and relationships. These podcasts are crafted to deliver practical advice and actionable strategies for managing mental health challenges and enhancing overall well-being.

Our team of expert counsellors brings years of experience and specialized knowledge to each podcast episode. By providing free access to these valuable resources, we aim to break down barriers to mental health support and foster a culture of openness and understanding.

Explore our library of mental health podcasts today and take the first step toward a healthier, more balanced life. With Hope Therapy, you’re not just getting support – you’re gaining the tools you need to thrive mentally and emotionally.

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The Talk Room Episode 22 Depression and Behavioural Activation

In this insightful podcast episode, we delve into the transformative power of Behavioural Activation as a tool for conquering depression. Join us as we explore the science behind this evidence-based therapy and its practical applications in reshaping daily routines, fostering positive habits, and reclaiming a sense of purpose.

The Talk Room Episode 23 Can women really have it all?

In this podcast episode, Ian and Wendy discuss the topic of how women can strive to “have it all” in today’s society while maintaining mental health and well-being. Wendy, a highly experienced CBT psychotherapist, highlights the various challenges women face, including perfectionism, high work demands, childcare responsibilities, family obligations, societal expectations, body image pressures, hormonal changes, and the influence of social media.

The Talk Room Episode 21 Supporting my adult child

In this podcast episode, the host delves into the complexities of adult children who have navigated dysfunctional family environments, exploring the lasting impact on their mental health and emotional well-being. The discussion centers on the concept of “adult child syndrome” and the challenges these individuals face in making mature decisions and forming healthy relationships.

The Talk Room Episode 20 How to navigate the winter break?

In this podcast episode, the hosts delve into the timely topic of managing mental health and relationship changes during the winter holiday season, often synonymous with Christmas. Acknowledging the unique challenges that arise during this festive period, the hosts aim to shed light on the stress many individuals experience and explore strategies to navigate these complexities.

The Talk Room Episode 19 Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

In this podcast episode, the focus is on Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), a type of depression that tends to emerge during the darker months of autumn and winter, particularly in regions with reduced natural sunlight, such as the UK. While the exact cause of SAD remains elusive, the discussion delves into prominent theories, with a spotlight on the impact of diminished sunlight exposure.

The Talk Room Episode 18 Visualization

This podcast episode explores the power of visualization and its role in reducing anxiety and stress. The episode highlights the following key points: Neural Pathways: The brain forms connections through neural pathways, which can be influenced by our imagination. However, our tendency to focus on worst-case scenarios can strengthen neural pathways associated with distress.

The Talk Room Episode 17 Mental Health

In this podcast episode, Wendy and Ian discuss the impact of mental health challenges on relationships. They stress the importance of recognizing signs, communicating with sensitivity, practicing self-care, seeking professional help like couples therapy, and overcoming the stigma surrounding seeking support. Ian also mentions that Hope Therapy & Counselling Services offers experienced counsellors to help individuals and couples facing mental health challenges.

The Talk Room Episode 16 Panic Attacks

In this engaging podcast episode, Wendy, and Ian from Hope Therapy and Counselling Services discuss various aspects of anxiety and panic-based disorders including panic attacks. Wendy, a specialist in the field, offers rich insights and detailed information about these conditions, providing valuable knowledge to the listeners.

The Talk Room Episode 15 LGBTQ+

This podcast episode is a heartfelt exploration of the experiences, challenges, and triumphs within the LGBTQ+ community. Through personal stories and perspectives, members of the community convey the importance of embracing diversity and fostering inclusivity. The discussions touch upon issues like stigma, discrimination, and the ongoing fight for equality. The podcast ultimately carries a powerful message of hope and unity, underlining the importance of acceptance and understanding to create a more inclusive society.

The Talk Room Episode 14 Bereavement

In this impactful podcast episode, we delve into the crucial topic of bereavement and its profound impact on mental health. Join us as we explore strategies and insights to navigate through the challenges of bereavement and find meaningful support.

The Talk Room Episode 13 Depression

In this podcast episode, we delve into the topic of depression and how to provide effective support to those facing this challenging condition. Here’s what you can expect to learn:
Insights into Support Strategies: Discover a range of strategies and techniques that can be employed to provide meaningful support to individuals dealing with depression. Gain insights into the importance of understanding and empathy in this process.

The Talk Room Episode 12 OCD

In this enlightening series, we embark on a journey to explore the intricacies of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Join us as we unravel the mysteries, debunk misconceptions, and shed light on the challenges faced by those living with OCD. Whether you’re seeking insights, support, or simply looking to learn more about this often misunderstood condition, our podcast aims to provide a compassionate and informative space for everyone. So, let’s dive in and discover the complexities of OCD together!

The Talk Room Episode 11 Autism

Our podcast celebrates the beautiful continuum of characteristics found within the autism spectrum. We firmly believe that no two people share the same abilities, functioning levels, or required support needs. Throughout our discussions, we share inspiring stories of individuals who have embraced their unique journey, highlighting the strength and resilience that autism brings to their lives.

The Talk Room Episode 10 Employee Mental Health

In this podcast, we discuss the importance of employee mental health and wellbeing in the workplace, and how organizations can support their employees through Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) and other resources. We explore the impact of mental health on productivity and retention, and share practical tips and strategies for promoting a mentally healthy workplace culture.

The Talk Room Episode 9 Exam stress

In this podcast, we discuss exam stress and anxiety. Intense anxiety triggers our fight or flight response, releasing adrenaline which can negatively impact our performance. Common fears during exams include blanking out or not knowing the answers, but having coping strategies like relaxation techniques and preparation can reduce anxiety and improve performance.

Episode 8 EMDR & Trauma Therapy

The impact of not getting a formal diagnosis of trauma is that there could be confusion with symptoms and with trauma they could have secondary symptoms such as anxiety or depression and the underlying trauma may not even be recognised. There is also many different types of trauma, such as being in an abusive relationship but the problem is the person affected by this may not see this as a problem, simply as every day life which could result in the trauma not being identified and thus treated, only the secondary symptoms which may not get to the root cause.

The Talk Room Episode 7 The Importance of Employee Mental Health

Here Ian, Director of Hope Therapy discusses his own experience with employee mental health from his days of managing upwards of 200 people in enterprise companies. Listen to himself and Wendy take a deep dive into employee mental health and how critical mental health is to individuals happiness and performance at work, and how this in turn can affect the organisation as a whole.

The Talk Room Episode 6 Goal setting

Having a review at New Year can be constructive but we can end up making a really long list that can be unrealistic if we get carried away with the tradition of setting New Year resolutions. Our new enthusiasm can quickly turn into despair if we do not end up meeting our long list of resolutions.

The Talk Room Episode 5 How to manage stress at Christmas

How can we approach Christmas? Be true to your values, nobody can do anything and please everyone…what is really important and focussing on that rather than trying to do everything. Life and Christmas is really about an element of compromise. Pressure can come from so many places at Christmas, such as pressure from children, pressure of hosting or pressure of what social media can create

The Talk Room Episode 4 Anxiety and Worry

We are living in a complex environment at the moment. Anxiety has increased due to the uncertainty and changes following on from the global pandemic and lockdowns.
Global unrest and the current environment are currently feeding into people’s anxiety at the moment leading to us becoming a ‘nation of worriers’

The Talk Room Episode 3 Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

This episode discusses ACT and how it can help support the treatment of a variety of mental health symptoms. Clients learn to stop avoiding, denying, and struggling with their inner emotions and, instead, accept that these deeper feelings are appropriate responses to certain situations that should not prevent them from moving forward in their lives.

The Talk Room: Episode 2 CFT

This episode discusses Compassion Focussed Therapy, or CFT for short. This therapy was created by a psychologist called Paul Gilbert, OBE.
There are many parts to CFT, and this episode will concentrate on some key points. CFT is about learning to take care of ourselves especially when we are in distress.

The Talk Room: Episode 1 Talk Mindfulness

This series of podcasts will look at the area of mental health and well-being from a variety of different perspectives. But today, we will be discussing the subject of mindfulness. What mindfulness is, how we can be more mindful and how it can be supportive of mental health and well-being.

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