Mindfulness, Masculinity and Mental Health
Changing MENtality
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2y ago
Mindfulness is being embraced by more and more men as a way of managing their mental health. In this episode, George and Jamie talk their own experiences practicing mindfulness, both in daily life and on meditation retreats. They discuss the ways it can be beneficial for one's wellbeing, how certain approaches could subtly reinforce unhealthy masculine ideals, and how a compassionate approach to practice can help one avoid this. They also stress that mindfulness is only one tool for improving one's wellbeing. If listeners are experiencing mental health problems, it's important that they seek m ..read more
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What Next? A Conversation on Graduation
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2y ago
Graduating in 2020 brought about Zoom ceremonies, mixed feelings and a little bit of disorientation. In this episode, Sam, George D and Kevin talk about coming to terms with the end of your University journey, finding support in your peers, and the tedious business of ‘planning’ your future with a degree in hand. They also draw from experience and talk about their perspectives of success and failure, as well as Imposter Syndrome. Check out our social media links over at: https://changingmentality.buzzsprout.com/ https://linktr.ee/changingmentalitypodcast If you were distressed by any of the c ..read more
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Body Image
Changing MENtality
by Changing MENtality
2y ago
In this episode Kevin and Sam talk body image - their own experiences and the wider societal discourse around body image. They delve into physical attraction, your relationships with your own body, and how the media marginalises certain body types. Listen to 'What's Next? A Conversation on Graduation' here https://changingmentality.buzzsprout.com/1468954/6459964   Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram here. Please share so others can find us! https://linktr.ee/changingmentalitypodcast%20   If you or a friend are looking for some extra support, here’s some places you ..read more
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Engaging with Distressing Content on University Courses and Placement
Changing MENtality
by Changing MENtality
2y ago
In this episode, Caleb, Aidan and George discuss their experiences engaging with challenging and distressing content in and around their university courses and placement.  Content Warning: This episode contains mention (but no detailed discussion) of suicide, child sexual abuse, vicarious trauma, depression, and the Covid 19 pandemic. If you are looking for support with suicide, including suicidal ideation, you can call the samaritans on: 116 123 Or visit their website: https://www.samaritans.org If you would like support with vicarious trauma, you can visit: https://www.joyfulheartfound ..read more
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Considering & Coping with Postgraduate Studies
Changing MENtality
by Changing MENtality
2y ago
On this episode George D is joined by Adeleke to talk all things Master’s Degrees. Whether you’re thinking of doing a postgraduate degree or are part-way through one, this episode may have something for you. With Adeleke coming to the end of is postgraduate degree and George about to embark on his, they discuss the balance of study-social-work life, tips for supporting your mental health, and much more.  ..read more
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'Graduation grief': what university can be like and how it can feel to leave it behind
Changing MENtality
by Changing MENtality
2y ago
In this episode, George and Brendan talk about their experiences as undergraduates at university, the challenges of first going to uni, what they feel they gained from the experience, and what it was like to leave it behind. In particular, they discuss the sense of loss, lack of direction and grief that can follow from graduating and not really knowing the next step.  Content warning: this contains some discussion of depression If you would like support with depression or anxiety, you can visit the NHS website: https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/ If you're a student looking for support wi ..read more
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Meet the Team
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2y ago
Welcome to the Changing MENtality podcast. This short trailer introduces all the team that you'll soon be hearing from when our first set of episodes drop. Check out our social media links over at https://changingmentality.buzzsprout.com ..read more
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(*Re-uploaded!) British-Asian Identity, Masculinity, and Leaving Islam
Changing MENtality
by Changing MENtality
2y ago
In this episode, George S talks to Adam about his experience as an asian man in the UK. They discuss what it was like for Adam to grow up in London, his process of leaving Islam as a teenager, and how the norms of masculinity manifest in British Asian culture. Importantly, Adam aims to describe only his own experience, without claiming that it is universal to all British-Asian men or all ex-muslims.  If you are looking for support for your mental health, check out these resources: Student Minds: https://www.studentminds.org.uk/findsupport.html Mind: https://www.mind.org.uk/information ..read more
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British-Asian Identity, Masculinity, and Leaving Islam
Changing MENtality
by Changing MENtality
2y ago
In this episode, George S talks to Adam about his experience as an asian man in the UK. They discuss what it was like for Adam to grow up in London, his process of leaving Islam as a teenager, and how the norms of masculinity manifest in British Asian culture. Importantly, Adam aims to describe only his own experience, without claiming that it is universal to all British-Asian men or all ex-muslims.  If you are looking for support for your mental health, check out these resources: Student Minds: https://www.studentminds.org.uk/findsupport.html Mind: https://www.mind.org.uk/information ..read more
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Positive Changes in Placements: A chat with Izzy de George
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2y ago
In this episode, Danny interviews Isabella de George on her nationwide campaign/movement to get universities to better improve their policies and well-being services for students, in particular placement students in memory of her brother Harrison.  Links:  Positive Changes ;n Placements - https://linktr.ee/isabella.degeorge and @positivechangesinplacement Mad Millennials - https://ideali.st/aQJjeT  Student Minds - https://www.studentminds.org.uk/ Student Space - https://www.studentminds.org.uk/coronavirus.html National Suicide Prevention Alliance - https://nspa.org.uk/ Papyrus ..read more
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