Episodes

Episode 1

An introduction to Mindvox and our hosts, Claire and Kathryn

This episode outlines why Mindvox was created and what it’s all about. We look at topics we hope to talk about in upcoming episodes, and give you a little background into our own mental health experiences.

We also talk about our support group for mums, Mental Health Mumday, which can be found on Instagram @MentalHealthMumday

*Trigger warning*

Contains conversation about mental health conditions and traumas including OCD, depression, anxiety and abuse.

Links from this episode:

Claire can be found on her blog, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

Kathryn can be found on Instagram.

Episode 2

ADHD: How it Can Present in Adults & Children

This episode focuses on ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and the different ways it presents for children, adults and the genders.

We explore the stereotypes about ADHD within society and the media, and highlight the real symptoms of the condition, as well as their impact upon the person and their life.

Includes our personal experiences of the assessment and treatment process for Kathryn’s daughter, and the current adult assessment that Claire is undergoing.

*Trigger warning*

Contains conversation about OCD, anxiety, depression and ADHD.

Please note we are not medical experts, we are only experts of our own mental health experiences

To find out more about the pod, visit mindvox.co.uk or @mindvoxpod on Instagram, FB and Twitter

Links from this episode:

Claire has written about how ADHD presents in children and adults, the treatment options and support available on her website here:

The ADHD Instagram profiles mentioned in this episode are:

@ADHD_couple / @Jayybeech / @Mollys_ADHD_Mayhem

Episode 3

Managing Anxiety After a Breakdown: Interview with Strengths Coach Jamie Atkins.

Jamie Atkins is a former teacher who is now an Early Years Trainor and a Strengths Coach.

He talks about his own mental health experiences, including having a breakdown.

Throughout the episode, Jamie explains what he’s learnt from that time of his life and how he now manages the long-term anxiety he’s been left with.

Jamie also talks about Strengths Coaching using the Clifton Strength Assessment and how this helped him identify ways to better his daily life.

*Trigger warning*

Contains conversation about anxiety, suicidal ideation, depression, OCD, psychosis, panic attacks and mental breakdowns.

Please note we are not medical experts, we are only experts of our own mental health experiences.

To find out more about the pod, visit mindvox.co.uk or @mindvoxpod on Instagram, FB and Twitter

Links from this episode:

Jamie can be found on Instagram and Facebook as @The_Strengths_Coach

Time to Talk Mental Health Charity

Headspace

Music by Lesfm from Pixabay

Episode 4

Managing January Blues

Claire and Kathryn talk about how difficult January can be for many people and look at how they maintain their wellbeing through this time.

Advice and tips are discussed, found from some of the websites mentioned below

*Trigger warning*

Contains conversation about anxiety, social isolation, suicidal ideation, depression and mental breakdowns.

Please note we are not medical experts, we are only experts of our own mental health experiences.

Links from this episode:

If need support, reach out to Samaritans by calling 116 123, talk to your GP or find local support using the Mind website.

7 New Years Tips for Managing Your Mental Health article.

Blame My Brain book by Nicola Morgan.

Guardian Top 10 tips for Beating January Blues article.

Music by Lesfm from Pixabay.

Episode 5

Using Breathwork for Trauma: An Interview with Tanya Swarbrick

Interview with Tanya Swarbrick, a Trauma-Informed Emotional Health Coach and Breathwork Facilitator

Breathwork and Trauma-Informed coaching can be useful tools for people wanting to improve their wellbeing after trauma has affected it.

Tanya describes her views on where trauma comes from and how it manifests and stores in the body, and goes on to explain how the coaching and breathwork she facilitates can help this.

We explore the differences between therapy and coaching, as well as how breathwork can help with various trauma.

Trauma dumping, inner child work, somatic therapy and personal experiences of trauma and binge eating are also discussed.

*Trigger warning*

Contains conversation about eating disorders, depression, anxiety, trauma, physical and sexual abuse and PTSD.

Links from this episode:

The Body Keeps The Score book by Bessel van der Kolk

When The Body Says No book by Dr Gabor Mate

Tanya can be contacted directly on Facebook here.

Tanya’s website, Integrated You, is here.

Tanya’s FB page can be found here.

Music by Lesfm from Pixabay

(Contains Amazon affiliate links).

Episode 6

How Hula Hooping Helps My Mental Health: An Interview with Daisy Armitage

Daisy Armitage, Hula Hoop instructor and Charity Communications Professional working within mental health research.

Daisy talks about her own mental health experiences with anxiety and possible ADHD, and how hooping has boosted her wellbeing.

She discusses the meditative, mindful and physical benefits it has, as well as shares tips for beginners.

*Trigger warning*

Contains conversation about anxiety, ADHD, depression, body image and men’s mental health.

Links from this episode:

Daisy can be contacted on Instagram and TikTok via @hoopydais

Daisy has written a blog on hooping for beginners if you want to find out more on HulaFit.

Charities mentioned within this pod:

MQ Mental Health

The McPin Foundation

Music by Lesfm from Pixabay

Episode 7

Why Less is Progress: An interview with Simplicity Coach Chris Lovett. 

In this episode we speak with Chris Lovett, a Simplicity Coach, Professional Minimalist and author of Discovery of Less: How I Found Everything I Wanted Under Everything I Owned. 

Chris opens up about how, in his mid-30s, having become increasingly frustrated with the frenetic pace of life in corporate London (and following a particularly vicious attack from an empty CD case!), he set about selling almost everything he owned, packing a not-quite-small-enough-yet bag and embarking upon an adventure around the world, which ultimately led to a journey of self-discovery where he learnt that “less is progress”. 

Listen as Chris explains why decluttering – both physically and mentally – can help boost your mood, alleviate anxiety, and increase your productivity and happiness, and catch his top tips for how to live a simpler life. 

*Trigger Warning*

Contains conversation about overwhelm, OCD and anxiety. 

Links from this episode:

Follow Chris on Instagram and LinkedIn.

Chris’ website enables you to download the first chapter of his book for free.

Claire’s giveaway of a signed copy of the book can be found on her website Single Parent Pessimist (closes 28/3/22).

Chris’ book can be bought from Amazon*.

Tickets for Chris’ TED X Talk (20 March 2022) can be found here.

Read more of Chris’ tips for decluttering your life on Marie Claire’s website.

Music by Lesfm from Pixabay

(*contains affiliate link)

Episode 8

Learning to Flourish After a Breakdown: Interview with Lorraine Davies, Energy Alchemy and Intuitive Life Coach

In this episode Claire and Kathryn chat with Lorraine Davies, an Energy Alchemy & Intuitive Life Coach. We discuss the events that lead Lorraine to swap a life of “shoulding” for one where she lives in full alignment with her values, and why she is so passionate about empowering other women to release societal expectations and create for themselves a life full of purpose, abundance and joy!

*Trigger Warning*

Contains conversation about mental health conditions and traumas including nervous breakdown, bereavement, burnout, depression and anxiety.

Links from this episode:

Lorraine can be contacted via her website and her supportive community on Facebook.

Episode 9

Neurodivergence in Adults: Observations of Our Journeys So Far

In this episode Claire and Kathryn chat about their personal experiences as neurodivergent adults. They discuss the impact their respective conditions have had upon their lives and how this has effected their views of both themselves as individuals, and the world as a whole. 

*Trigger warning*

Contains conversation about ADHD, ASC, Depression/Anxiety and Personality Disorders, OCD and Trauma.

Links from this episode:

See our previous episode about how ADHD can present in adults and children (episode 2).