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What Do I Do?: Mental Health and Me

Length: 4 hrs and 15 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (187 ratings)

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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

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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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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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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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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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What do I do? - make people listen to this!

I really enjoyed this series. Felicity Wards words on depression, anxiety and insomnia basically summed me up! I recognized me in so many ways and I laughed so hard.

I think this is a must do listen for anyone who has someone who is living with a mental health diagnosis. it may also be helpful for anyone who thinks their mental health is affected in some way.

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The concept is good but…

The concept of this audiobook is really good, and extremely interesting but unfortunately Kelly Holmes voice and accent I found very irritating and difficult to listen to. I admire her as an athlete and in her endeavours to overcome her mental issues and for putting this concept together.

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yeah good

its my first time listening to a audible, kelly holmes is good at interviewing and its really good that these celebs talk about mental health amd spreads awareness etc because it makes people feel less alone in their experiences and can relate to them and shows that even celebs havnt had a amazing time in life either they have also gone through struggles

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Brilliant Listen

It's not only entertaining but also really helpful to listen to how other people in the public eye cope with or have coped with their mental struggles.