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Mental Health Matters | Darkness to Destiny and 21by21 | August 2019


The August 2019 Episode of Mental Health Matters on Phoenix FM. Featuring my conversation with Gwynneth Sunshine and Bob Simpson speaking with Dominic Fenton.

You can listen to it all here:

Gwynneth Sunshine has had an eventful life of many ups and downs. I learned about her when she was publicising her book which has documented her journey- Darkness to Destiny, published in 2017.

Through dabbling in the occult, overworking herself at a young age to breakdown, helping homeless people and addicts to becoming one herself, she has been through a lot.

What has been a common thread through the journey has been her connection to God and Jesus Christ. Discovering Him at a young age, becoming distant during the tough times, to then reconnecting to help her through.

Some of it has mirrored what I have been thinking about and discussing on the show, such as the effect on addiction and homelessness on society. And on a broader prospective, how a disconnection from God can be creating a vacuum in society. As people are tending now to look to material pursuits and alternatives to fill the void.

You can purchase Darkness to Destiny here.

She has a crowd funding page to raise £5,000 to reach out and help change the lives of the marginalised in our towns, cities and prisons. You can click here to find out more.

The emotional wellbeing of children is just as important as their physical health. Good mental health allows children and young people to develop the resilience to cope with whatever life throws at them and grow into well-rounded, healthy adults.

Mental Health awareness week was in May so it was great to hear that there is now a new campaign to support young people who may be suffering.

Essex rugby coach, Dominic Fenton, and his team mates at Chelmsford RFC are joining Dame Kelly Holmes, TV doctor Zoe Williams and 200+ UK sporting organisations, in helping to launch #21by21 – a UK sport and mental health campaign. Bob Simpson spoke with him on his One2Three show.

Here is the original show page: https://www.phoenixfm.com/2019/05/23/21by21-dominic-fenton/

#21by21 website

E-Mail Dominic here: dominic@dfsportsandevents.co.uk

Or via Twitter here

This is the Youtube clip I mentioned during the show of how Obi-Wan from Star Wars suffers from PTSD:

Here are the articles I referred to in the Mental Health News part of the show:

Investigating Adolescent Mental Health Literacy: Eating Disorders

and

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/jul/12/cant-change-past-why-advice-younger-self-oliver-burkeman

The music played during the episode:

Vince Gill – Go Rest High On That Mountain (When Love Finds You – 1994)

Destiny Lab – Unseen Zones (Destiny Lab – 2011)

Legendary Skies – Listen To The Water (Navigation – 2018)

Let us know what you think of the show
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Helpful Organisations

• 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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