What Do I Do?: Mental Health and Me

by: Kelly Holmes
Duration: 4 hrs and 15 mins
Publication Date: 2019-03-22

Audio Book Summary

This deeply personal and supportive series offers listeners an honest and relatable insight into how some the UKs best-known celebrities have coped with mental health difficulties, ranging from OCD to insomnia, addiction to grief, and depression to anxiety.

Having experienced her own mental health difficulties, with depression and self-harm, Dame Kelly Holmes sets out to discover how other people cope. She joins each guest in a place that makes them feel good: taking a spin class with presenter Davina McCall, baking with comedian Catherine Bohart, and playing the bagpipes with journalist Alastair Campbell in his bathroom.

Each episode concludes with an expert insight from mental health professionals, Dr David Crepaz-Keay from the Mental Health Foundation and psychotherapist Owen O’Kane, including information about seeking professional help.

Dame Kellys other guests include journalist Jon Ronson, author Philip Pullman, comedians Eddie Izzard, Felicity Ward and Rory Bremner, transgender rights activist Munroe Bergdorf and musician Amanda Palmer.

If you or someone you know is affected by any of the issues mentioned in this podcast, please contact the charities below:

Samaritans – 116 123

Mind Infoline – 0300 123 3393

Heads Together- headstogether.org.uk

Mental Health Foundation – mentalhealth.org.uk

Young Minds – Text ‘YM’ to 85258 for urgent support

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