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We're all about connecting people with the tools they need to manage their mental health. Whether you're on the move, in the kitchen, or just need a screen break - our podcasts are a great way to tune into some great life hacks from our guests and colleagues in house.

Money on Your Mind

Money on Your Mind is our new podcast series, brought to you by Mental Health & Money Advice. The series is here to help you manage your mental health and money, two subjects that are closely linked but not talked about enough. We will tackle a mental health and money theme in each episode, ranging from welfare benefits to managing your money with a mental health condition. So if you want to understand, manage and improve your mental health and money situation, Money on Your Mind is the podcast for you.

In this episode, we focus on how talking about your money worries can help your mental health. Our guest for this podcast is Sarah Murphy, the Associate Director for Advice, Information & Training at Rethink Mental Illness and Mental Health UK.

Sarah explains why people find it difficult to talk about their mental health and money worries, how it can help and what support is available. Find out more about Mental Health and Money Advice.

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In this episode, we investigate the link between mental health and money. Our guest for this podcast is Nikki Bond, Senior Research Officer for the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute.

Nikki explains how and why living with a mental health condition can affect managing your money and how worrying about money can impact your mental health. Find out more about Mental Health and Money Advice.

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In this episode, we discuss how to manage your money when living with a mental health condition. Our guest for this podcast is Ginger Beniston, the Mental Health & Money Advice Service Manager.

Ginger explains how to recognise if your mental health impacts how you manage money and gives practical tips for managing your money, including around Black Friday and Christmas. Find out more about Mental Health and Money Advice.

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5 Ways to Wellbeing

The ‘5 Ways to Wellbeing’ are a set of pillars which are key to improving our mental health. Modelled by the New Economics Foundation, they’re geared around themes of social connectedness, physical activity, awareness, learning, and giving. For this podcast series, our guests discuss ways we can all build in some small yet effective activities into our daily lives to feel more positive and able to get the most out of life!

We know that with the right support, at the right time, people with mental health needs can thrive in their community. We also know that this sadly doesn’t always happen.

Our guest for this podcast is Helen Garnham, Head of Equalities in the Community Mental Health team at Rethink Mental Illness – one of Mental Health UK’s four founding charities. Helen tells us about the work we’re doing in rural Somerset to connect with other organisations to ensure that residents get the support they need, when they need it.

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For this episode, we focused on the being active pillar of the ‘5 Ways to Wellbeing’. Our guest is Dave Cross who is Group Exercise Programme Manager and Master Trainer at PureGym, which is also one of Mental Health UK’s closest partners.

Dave shared insight into the health benefits of keeping physically active, and gave us some fantastic tips on how we can all take bite-sized steps to bring more activity into our daily lives, whatever our fitness level.

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On this episode, we had the pleasure of chatting to Ruth Hyde, Director of Brand and Communications at the Woodland Trust, who shared her earliest memory of connecting with nature with us, and discussed the benefits she notices when exploring a wooded space.

Ruth also told us all about the great resources her organisation have made available at www.woodlandtrust.org.uk to help people find nature unexpectedly close to their doorstep!

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For this episode, we caught up with Lorna O’Connor, Senior Trainer and Consultant at Mental Health UK, and discussed why it’s great to keep learning, and why there are heaps of positives to be gained through it!

As well as explaining the different types of workplace training and consultancy available to people who are curious to learn more about mental health and support others, Lorna also talks about what motivates her and creates appetite for continued learning in her own personal time.

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For this episode, we focused on the fifth element of the ‘5 Ways to Wellbeing’, which is giving. Our guests are David Llewellyn, a volunteer moderator for our online peer support forum Clic, and Nick Jemetta, a mental health campaigner, motivational speaker and fundraiser for Mental Health UK.

David and Nick told us how they first got involved with giving, what giving means to them, and the benefits for their mental health.

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