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Mental Health Matters on Phoenix FM | Mindfulness, Philosophy & Growth | Series 2, Episode 5


Welcome to the latest episode of the Mental Health Matters podcast. You can listen to it here:

It features conversations with Youtube creator ‘LiveTo Think‘ and Brentwood based Mindfulness teacher Myra Mchale.

‘Live To Think’ is a Youtube creator, formerly known as ‘Wild Thing’ who posts videos talking about and sharing his experiences with personal growth and mental healing. Much of it is described from a philosophical perspective, but also very grounded and easy to hear and feel how it applies to our lives and what we’ve been through.

He offers his e-mail address to get in touch and have a Skype session to talk about what is on your mind. He is open, listens and reflects back what his understanding is of what he hears.

I got in touch with him to record a conversation for the podcast, but also to see what he could be able to help with. On that note the recording begins with a sort of testimonial of the skype session we just had. I was curious to how it would go and what he would be able to share and help with. I included that part as I thought it might provide some explanation of how he is able to help you should you wish.

The conversation then unfolded where I learned more about his perspectives on life and the human condition, and what ultimately led him to spread his word on Youtube.

His channel is here:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfSQNrzusweppBVJzzV-wjw

Get in touch with him here: tolivethink@gmail.com

It is wonderful to share an interview I had the pleasure of recording with local Mindfulness Teacher and Practitioner Myra McHale, based near Brentwood, Essex.

During the conversation we heard about her background, why she chose to pursue mindfulness, it’s benefits and the teachers who inspired her.

Here is where you can find out more about Myra, her work and how to book a session: http://myramchale.com

Here are the links to the mental health news items I mentioned during the show:

The pressures and effects of living in London:
https://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/london-life/how-to-over-come-workplace-anxiety-expert-tips-a3739566.html

The pandemic of mental health issues with children spreading throughout schools:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5360497/Secondary-schools-mental-health-staff.html

The lack of physical activities in girls leading to poor mental health and low aspirations:
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/girls-physical-activity-lack-mental-health-aspirations-levels-boys-women-comparison-gender-a8185271.html

Here are the songs played:
The Eurythmics – Miracle Of Love (Revenge – 1986)

Solar Fields – Sky Trees (Movements – 2009)

Maneesh De Moor – Chidananda (Om Deeksha – 2007)

Let us know what you think of the show
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Helpful Organisations

• Brentwood Mind 01277 234246 or brentwoodmind.org.uk

• Mind 0300 123 3393, text 86463 or Mind.org.uk

• Samaritans Free on 116 123 , e-mail: jo@samaritans.org or Samaritans.org

• SANE 0300 304 7000 (6-11pm every evening) or Sane.org.uk

• Elefriends (MH Support Forum) – elefriends.org.uk

• Rethink Mental Illness website (for factsheets/blogs etc) : rethink.org

• YoungMinds
• Parents Helpline: Call: 0808 802 5544 or www.youngminds.org.uk
(Mon-Fri 9.30am-4pm, free from mobiles & landlines)

• The Silverline – 0800 4 70 80 90 (24 hours, 7 days a week) or thesilverline.org.uk

• The CALMzone (Campaign Against Living Miserably)
(5pm-midnight every evening)
• 0808 802 5858 if you’re in London
• or call 0800 58 58 58 Nationwide or thecalmzone.net

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