Episodes
There are lots of different ways to incorporate more positivity into your thoughts and actions, and it’s important to be aware of the difference between realistic positivity and toxic positivity — and that’s what I’m exploring this week. In this episode I’ll cover what positivity is (and what it isn’t), why realistic positivity is a part of good mental health, and how to embrace positivity in a healthy way. So, let’s talk about mental health! ► For more Let’s Talk About Mental Health...
Published 08/01/21
Sometimes we have to make tough decisions which can feel painful or have long-term consequences, and it can be challenging to manage all the feelings that may come with them, like fear or guilt. So how do you handle these situations while looking after your mental health? Well, that’s what I’m talking about this week! In this episode I’ll cover what difficult choices are, why approaching them thoughtfully matters, and how to manage difficult choices in a healthy way. So, let’s talk about...
Published 07/25/21
Conflict can be upsetting and stressful, and when there are emotional connections involved it can be even more devastating. However it can also be an opportunity for growth, depending on how you handle it. So how do you deal with conflict in a positive way? Well, that’s what I’m talking about this week! In this episode I’ll cover what conflict is, why understanding conflict is important, and how to manage conflict in a healthy manner. So, let’s talk about mental health! ► Watch the latest...
Published 07/18/21
We spend a huge amount of our lives at work. Regardless of whether you work for yourself or someone else, there are lots of competing challenges and often our work can directly or indirectly affect our mental health. So how you do you manage your work proactively in order to look after your wellbeing? Well, that’s what I’m talking about this week! In this episode I’ll cover what focus is, why understanding your focus is essential for good mental health, and how to manage your focus in a...
Published 07/11/21
What you focus on creates your reality. Whether you choose to focus on the negative or the positive, what you focus on is what you get. There are lots of ways to turn your focus towards the positive, however like anything it takes time, effort and perseverance. So how do you do that? Well that’s what I’m talking about this week! In this episode I’ll cover what focus is, why understanding your focus is essential for good mental health, and how to manage your focus in a healthy way. So, let’s...
Published 07/04/21
Maturity, and especially emotional maturity, is not something that automatically comes with age; it takes conscious work and effort (and there’s also the small matter of finding ways to still have lots of fun in life while being mature). So how do you do that? Well that’s what I’m talking about this week! In this episode I’ll cover what maturity is and what it isn’t, why maturity matters for your mental health, and how to be more mature (while still having fun). So, let’s talk about mental...
Published 06/27/21
Failure is such a subjective and judgemental notion, and it can be tied up in social pressure as well as our own expectations about who we are and where we should be in life. So how you do deal with failure, especially when you’re in the middle of it? Well that’s what I’m talking about this week! In this episode I’ll cover what failure is (and what it isn’t), why a healthy attitude towards failure matters for your mental health, and how to manage failure. So, let’s talk about mental...
Published 06/20/21
Being present helps you to cope with stress, anxiety and other challenges because it serves to remind you that life is lived here and now, and everything else is beyond our control. So how do you do that? Well that’s what I’m talking about this week! In this episode I’ll cover what being present means, why being present matters for better mental health, and how to be present. So, let’s talk about mental health! ► For more great content, check out YouTube for Let’s Talk About Mental Health...
Published 06/13/21
We often expect things to turn out exactly the way we want them to, and sometimes they will; however… sometimes we might found ourselves feeling disappointed, let down, frustrated or even angry because things don’t go the way we expect them to. Learning how to find the balance between being hopeful and not being completely attached to the outcome takes work, and that’s what I’m exploring this week. In this episode I talk about what expectations are, the difference between healthy and...
Published 06/06/21
When we experience rejection by other people it can do a lot of damage to our confidence and sense of self-worth, and so we need to find healthy ways to process our feelings because they will not likely just magically disappear. So how do you do that? Well this week I’m talking about what rejection is, why understanding the impact of rejection matters for good mental health, and how to deal with rejection. So, let’s talk about mental health! ► For more great content, check out YouTube for...
Published 05/30/21
Self forgiveness can be quite challenging and confronting for many of us, especially when we start talking about the kind of hurt and pain that we carry around for years… but there is a point at which we need to let go and forgive ourselves for the things we’ve done (or not done) in the past otherwise we will find ourselves stuck. So this week I’m talking about what self forgiveness is, why it matters, and how to forgive yourself. So, let’s talk about mental health! ► For more great...
Published 05/23/21
Providing support in a healthy way requires a balanced and mindful approach — giving support is part of most relationships, however it needs to be done in a way that doesn’t harm yourself or the other person… and that becomes even more complicated if you yourself are dealing with challenges like anxiety or depression, because that’s when you need to be extra-careful to ensure that you’re taking care of yourself and not giving in an unhealthy way. This week: what healthy support for others...
Published 05/16/21
Your self worth has a direct effect on your mental health, because it’s about how you see yourself and the value you have as an individual. So how do you improve it? Well this week I’m looking at why self worth is vital to your mental health and wellbeing and I’ll be talking about ways to build and maintain a healthy sense of self worth. So, let’s talk about mental health! ► For more great content, check out YouTube for Let’s Talk About Mental Health TV — new videos every Wednesday with...
Published 05/09/21
As much as we would probably love everything to be perfect all the time, life doesn’t work like that. We inevitably have to deal with setbacks and challenges which can make it difficult for us to maintain good mental health when we’re in the middle of it, so I’m looking at healthy ways to cope with setbacks in this week’s episode. I’ll be talking about what setbacks are, why dealing with them in a healthy way matters, and how to manage setbacks for the sake of your wellbeing. So, let’s talk...
Published 05/02/21
For many of us our dreams represent our deepest ambitions and goals in an intimate and highly personal way, and they reveal a lot about who we truly are at our core. I’m a firm believer in doing the work every day to be the best version of yourself possible, and I see understanding and pursuing your dreams as a big part of that… so I’ll be exploring this in more detail in this episode. I’ll be talking about what dreams are, why they play an important role in our mental health and wellbeing,...
Published 04/25/21
I try to focus on the good in people as much as I can, but some people are just nasty and unpleasant. Try as we might to avoid them we might struggle to do so, especially if it’s a family member or work colleague. So how do you deal with toxic people and look after your mental wellbeing? Well this week I’m talking about what toxic behaviour looks like, why it’s important to know the difference between challenging behaviour and toxic behaviour, and how to deal with toxic people for the sake of...
Published 04/18/21
We need to rethink success. For years we’ve been sold this message throughout much of the world that success is based on things like money, status and possessions, and I’m not saying that we should ignore those things and go live in the woods, but there has to be balance in all things. But what does that look like? Why should we redefine success if we want better mental health and wellbeing? And how do you do that? That’s what I’m exploring this week on Let’s Talk About Mental Health, the...
Published 04/11/21
Anger is one of those emotions that most (if not all) of us experience from time to time, and healthy anger can serve to drive us to address things that aren’t working so that we can make changes for the better. However, unhealthy anger can have a negative impact on our relationships as well as our physical and mental health. So this week I’m talking about what anger is, why dealing with anger effectively matters, and how to manage anger for the sake of your wellbeing. So, let’s talk! ►...
Published 04/04/21
So much of our notion of ‘truth’ is tied up in how we perceive the world and how we perceive ourselves, as well as how we judge ourselves based on our intentions versus our behaviours, so this week I’m talking about what truth is (and what it isn’t), why real truth matters, and how to incorporate genuine truth into everything you do for the sake of your wellbeing. So, let’s talk! ► For more great content, check out the Let’s Talk About Mental Health channel on YouTube — new videos every...
Published 03/28/21
Shame is something that can show up for many of us time after time both internally and also in external terms, such as the judgments other people put on us, and a lot of it stems from factors like cultural norms, religion, family conventions etc. Shame can have a damaging effect on our self-esteem and our ability to be the best and most honest version of ourselves possible, so this week I’m talking about what shame is, why understanding it is essential for your mental health and wellbeing,...
Published 03/21/21
Let's Talk About Mental Health is a weekly podcast full of simple ideas for better mental health by Jeremy Godwin that draws on quality research as well as personal experience. It's about much more than just talk; each new podcast episode focuses on practical and simple things that you can do every single day to improve and maintain your mental health and wellbeing. Discover the podcast all about better mental health and join listeners in more than 110 countries around the world. New episodes...
Published 03/21/21
Doubt can sometimes be healthy, because it helps us to consider our actions and behaviours while reminding us that we’re not always correct about everything. But sometimes doubt, and especially self-doubt, gets out of control, which can lead us to treat ourselves poorly or hold us back from doing things that we need to do in order to move our lives forward in a positive direction. So this week I’m talking about what doubt is, why understanding it is important for good mental health, and how...
Published 03/14/21
Distractions can sometimes be a good thing, especially if we feel overwhelmed, and there are plenty of healthy distractions. But there is an enormous difference between healthy and unhealthy distractions, and it’s important to be honest with yourself about the long-term effects of the unhealthier ways that we can choose to distract ourselves from issues (not to mention that avoiding our problems can also make them far worse). So this week I’m talking about what distractions are, why it’s...
Published 03/07/21
A lot of our identity can be tied up in our ego in terms of our sense of self-worth and value, and it can play a big part in how we get our energy from our ourselves internally plus from external factors like work, status and other people, so being able to understand the difference between a healthy vs. an unhealthy ego can play a huge role in good mental health. So this week I’m talking about what ego is, why understanding what your ego is doing matters for your wellbeing, and how to work...
Published 02/28/21
We talk about the idea of ‘energy’ a lot, especially in the context of wellbeing… but what does it actually mean? Is there any basis in fact behind the idea of positive or negative energy? How does your energy and how you interact with other people’s energy influence your mental health and wellbeing? This week I’m talking about what energy is, why it matters for good mental health and how to work with your energy and other peoples’ energy to improve your mental health. For more great...
Published 02/21/21