01 Common, not normal

The Mental Health Podcast is a brand new podcast hosted by Bethan Taylor and Laureen Jacquet which aims to break the stigma around mental health. Bethan and Laureen know a bit about mental health, they both live with mental illnesses. In this episode they discuss why we shouldn’t confuse a common condition with something that’s normal.

If you’ve been affected by any of the issues in this podcast there are lots of organisations that can help you – Mind, the mental health charity (https://www.mind.org.uk/), The Samaritans (https://www.samaritans.org/) , Rethink Mental Illness (https://www.rethink.org/about-us/our-mental-health-advice), Saneline (http://www.sane.org.uk/what_we_do/support/helpline/), The Mix (http://www.themix.org.uk/get-support). You might feel uncertain about asking for help, but there’s really no need to be afraid.

If you feel like you need help urgently you can contact your GP, call 111 or if it’s an emergency 999.