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What Do I Do?: Mental Health and Me

Length: 4 hrs and 15 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (52 ratings)
Regular price: £19.99
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Summary

Having experienced her own difficulties with depression and self-harm, in What Do I Do? Mental Health and Me, Dame Kelly Holmes sets out to discover how other people cope, talking to TV personalities, writers, comedians, journalists and more about their mental health.

Kelly’s guests include: TV presenter Davina McCall; journalists Jon Ronson and Alastair Campbell; author Philip Pullman; comedians Catherine Bohart, Eddie Izzard, Felicity Ward and Rory Bremner; transgender rights activist Munroe Bergdorf; musician Amanda Palmer; and mental health experts Dr David Crepaz-Keay and Owen O'Kane.

Deeply personal and supportive, in What Do I Do? Mental Health and Me, Dame Kelly Holmes joins each guest in a place that makes them feel good; from a spin class with Davina McCall, to baking with Catherine Bohart, to playing the bagpipes in Alastair Campbell’s bathroom.

What Do I Do? Mental Health and Me offers listeners an honest and relatable insight into how some the UK’s best-known celebrities have coped with mental health difficulties, from OCD to insomnia, addiction to grief, and depression to anxiety. Each episode concludes with an expert insight from a mental health professional, with information on when and how to seek professional help.  

If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues mentioned in this podcast, please contact the charities below:

Samaritans - 116 123
Mind/Heads Together/Mental Health Foundation - 0300 123 3393
Young Minds - Text 'YM' to 85258 for urgent support

As an Audio Show - free for members - when you add What Do I Do?: Mental Health and Me to your library, you'll get all 10 episodes, each with a runtime of about 25 minutes.

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Just brilliant

I am currently off work with stess and anxiety this has just spoken to me. Im not alone, its ok to feel like this.

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loved it

Inspirational and honest - a must listen. Really interesting and Kelly is a great interviewer and real and honest person

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Brilliantly helpful

Listening to everyone’s experiences of mental health has allowed me to normalise my experiences when I have been ill, I suffer from chronic pain which, at times can be so Acute I cannot move. CRPS. Exercise can be hard if not impossible but it’s the drive to get through it.
I can’t thank you enough for sharing.

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Really useful and emotional

Have listened to the first two episodes and think they’re quite thought provoking. Hope the rest are half as good as these!

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Down to Earth and for everybody

I'm really enjoying this show. It discusses mental health in a ver honest and down-to-Earth way from the perspective of people who live and thrive with different mental health disorders. You also get a bit of information from a health professional about the scientific side of things and the treatments available. All without being too heavy, triggering or boring. Great show.

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Excellent

Short, sweet and informative. Kelly is always lovely and grounded so everyone is relaxed whilst addressing serious issues.

I learnt a lot from these, thank you

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A Scripted chat of god know who?

Very unprofessional production.
It’s more of a casual interview and also there is so much loud music in it you’ll immediately stop listening and delete it from your library. Half the time you don’t even understand what they are trying to convey because the interview doesn’t really know to interview and just when you think you have managed to grasp what they are telling , all of a sudden out of nowhere the music just explodes into your ears and guess what it’s not over it’s just a break between the parts. The production is totally unprofessional because I have to constantly change the volume depending on who is speaking and also again the music comes out of nowhere and it’s way louder than the actors voice. Some episodes the interviewer voice is loud and in some episodes it’s low, they are constantly laughing and expression like uhhh cheesy and stuff like that makes it just boring. I guess the mike was kept too close and in some you can tell that the actor is moving close or away from it and the mike guy seems to try too hard to capture every sound coming out of them and the music in between makes it worse . This book in no way will help you have a sound mind because it’s just pure agony from the start till the end of each episode.

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