We all have mental health, and some of us will experience or live with mental illness – but that doesn’t define who we are. We talk with some great people, finding out about who they are and the passions that shape their lives, as well as their responses to their own mental health. This podcast is about the power of talking and the benefit of presenting our whole self to the world. Brought to you by Happiful Magazine and Counselling Directory. Subscribe and share your thoughts using #iamihave You can find a professional therapist in your local area at www.counselling-directory.org.uk
89. Hassan Akkad - I am. I have
39:28Hassan Akkad, award winning documentary filmmaker, activist and author of Hope Not Fear: Finding My Way from Refugee to Filmmaker to NHS Hospital Cleaner, talks to Happiful’s podcast about his love of storytelling and speaking about his own mental health to support others Hope Not Fear: Finding My Way from Refugee to Filmmaker to NHS Hospital Cleaner by Hassan Akkad, published by bluebird books for life, is out now. Getting Help Find more information on mental health helplines here For information about private online counselling and therapists visit counselling-directory.org.uk If you need to speak to someone immediately, the Samaritans are available 24-hours a day on 116 123 and you can also email email@example.com Download the Happiful App here
88. Bonus: Getting on Board with Sup4 Founder Rachel Bambrough at Wellbeing by the Lakes festival
21:31Rachel Bambrough, Founder of Sup4 and mental health advocate, shares her love of stand up paddle boarding, the therapeutic impact of being on the water and the importance of laughing at yourself. This was recorded live at Wellbeing by the Lakes Find out more about Sup4 and follow on Instagram Read Lucy's article about her experience of SUP - Falling isn't Failing I am. I have will be back on Tuesday.
87. Surf Therapy with Kris Primacio - I am. I have - How it helps
35:09Kris Primacio, CEO of ISTO talks to Happiful about surf therapy, how surfing changed her own life, helped her through grief and the incredible upcoming International Surf Therapy Organisation Conference, taking place in Cornwall and also online from 6-8 October. Find out more about International Surf Therapy Organisation Book tickets for the International Surf Therapy Conference Follow ISTO on Instagram
86. Bonus: Improving your Self Worth with Kat Nicholls, Jay Morjaria and Frances Trussell at Wellbeing by the Lakes
29:01This live panel conversation recorded at Wellbeing by the Lakes focuses on improving our self worth, and is led by Happiful writer and founder of Blue Jay of Happiness, Kat Nicholls, Happiful’s Jay Morjaria, who also runs Very Clear Thinking and author of You are Not Your Thoughts: The Secret Magic of Mindfulness - Frances Trussell I am. I have will be back on Tuesdays, so please follow and subscribe to get this as well as weekly bonus episodes recorded live on Wellbeing by the Lakes riverside stage as part of our Happiful Afternoon series. The wonderful Ollie from FB Music and Media Ltd captured and engineered our sound.
85. Athena Laz on Dreaming - I am. I have
37:36Athena Laz, counselling psychologist, dream teacher and author of The Alchemy of Your Dreams: A Modern Guide to the Ancient Art of Lucid Dreaming and Interpretation talks about our inner worlds, what dreaming can do for us, mindfulness and saying goodbye to our inner saboteur. The Alchemy of Your Dreams: A Modern Guide to the Ancient Art of Lucid Dreaming is available now Find out more about Athena Getting help Find more information on mental health helplines here For information about private online counselling and therapists visit counselling-directory.org.uk If you need to speak to someone immediately, the Samaritans are available 24-hours a day on 116 123 and you can also email firstname.lastname@example.org Download the Happiful App here
84. Bonus: Kirsty Gallagher and Happiful at Wellbeing by the Lakes Festival
34:18This is a live recording of Happiful’s conversation with Moon Mentor Kirsty Gallagher at Wellbeing by the Lakes Festival in Dorset. Kirsty talks about the upcoming autumn equinox, people pleasing and why you should move forward with the dream that's calling to you. I am. I have will be back on Tuesday so please follow and subscribe to receive this as soon as its released, as well as weekly bonus episodes recorded live on Wellbeing by the Lakes riverside stage as part of our Happiful Afternoons series. Check out more of Kirsty’s work at kirstygallagher.com and you can pre-order her book Crystals for Self care. This interview was hosted by Lucy Donoughue, at Wellbeing by the Lakes for Happiful. The wonderful Ollie from FB Music and Media Ltd captured and engineered the sound.
83. Preparing for the Perimenopause with Dr Louise Newson - I am. I have - How it Helps.
33:56Dr Louise Newson is a leading light in the world of menopause education, policy and support. On this episode she shares her expert thoughts on perimenopause, mental health and the perimenopause and how to advocate for yourself. Preparing for the Perimenopause and Menopause by Dr Louise Newson is out now. Find out more about Dr Louise's work, including the Balance App, on her website My Menopause Doctor Mental Health Support Getting help Find more information on mental health helplines here For information about private online counselling and therapists visit counselling-directory.org.uk If you need to speak to someone immediately, the Samaritans are available 24-hours a day on 116 123 and you can also email email@example.com Download the Happiful App here
82. David Harewood - I am. I have
59:40David Harewood discusses his new book Maybe I Don’t Belong Here - A Memoir of Race, Identity, Breakdown and Recovery and shares the liberation that came with telling his own story, understanding his experience with psychosis, racism and his passion for performance. Maybe I Don’t Belong Here - A Memoir of Race, Identity, Breakdown and Recovery is available now. Finding help If you need immediate support, Samaritans are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and you can call them on 116 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also search and find the right therapist for you on Counselling Directory and in the Happiful App. This podcast is brought to you by Happiful Magazine and Counselling Directory, and its produced and hosted by Lucy Donoughue.
81. Bonus Track - Self Love with Happiful and The Body Shop
21:47Earlier this summer, Happiful and our partners at The Body Shop held an evening of self love, as part of their ongoing Self Love Uprising campaign. The following is a recording of this great event, chaired by Happiful’s Kat Nicholls who was joined by model, presenter and mental health activist Shareefa J, journalist, editor and skincare influencer Cathy Reay and life coach and therapist Rebecca Kimberley. The panel discusses life post pandemic, managing social media comparison, rejection and the small things they do every day to keep self love on the agenda. We hope you enjoy listening and please check out the Self Love Uprising campaign over at thebodyshop.co.uk, and download the free Happiful App to read more about mental health, wellbeing and self care. I am. I have will return for its sixth season in September.
80. Exciting News from Happiful
1:30Happiful is heading to Dorset from 8-12 September, to be part of the fantastic five day festival Wellbeing by the Lakes. Day tickets are just £12.50 and you can find out more by visiting wellbeingbythelakes.co.uk or searching Happiful and Wellbeing by the Lakes. We’ll be presenting Happiful afternoons in the Riverside Tent every day, joined by mental health and wellbeing professionals, and Yellow Kite authors including the wonderful Kirsty Gallagher, Sunday Times’ bestselling author of Lunar Living and the Lunar Living Journal , Happy Not Perfect author Poppy Jamie and the author of Anxious Man and co-host of the VoiceMail podcast Josh Roberts. More of our programming will be announced in the coming weeks. In addition to our afternoon sessions, there’ll be talks, workshops, yoga, pilates, great food, chances to let your mind wander, opportunities to meet and talk with other people and to be inspired, reinvigorated and restored. We cannot imagine a more beautiful place for this festival, surrounded by 26 acres of nature, lakes and riverside beauty, as well as stunning sculptures and works of art. We can’t wait to see you there! I am. I have will be back in September.