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Wellbeing Wednesday: Podcasts

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This weeks instalment of Wellbeing Wednesday focusses on podcasts, specifically those that centre around mental health, positivity and general life advice. (All of these podcasts are available on Spotify). Please give these podcasts a listen and let us know what you think or if there’s more we need to add to our list!

Happy Place

The Happy Place is a podcast by British TV and radio presenter, Fearne Cotton. Each episode features a candid convo a different celeb (recently George Ezra, Ricky Gervais and Ellie Goulding, to name a few) and focusses on a range of topics including depression, being in isolation, body positivity and stigma.

The Hilarious World of Depression

We know what you’re thinking… Bit of an oxymoron there! Host John Moe brings to the table the type of people you’d never really think of struggling with depression or mental illness – comedians – and how they’ve learnt to laugh and bring about laughs along the way. This podcast highlights the idea that depression can affect anyone and everyone and gives listeners a sense of community.

Terrible, Thanks For Asking

Me: *feeling sad / bad / tired*
Person: “How are you? / Are you okay?”
Me: “I’m fine thanks.”

Terrible, Thanks For Asking gives us the truth behind how we’re really feeling and what we’d like to say. Podcast host Nora McInerny explores the different aspects of daily struggles and mental health, inviting everyday people to share their experiences and how they really feel – sometimes sad, sometimes funny and often super relatable. 

Pretty Depressed

Pretty Depressed is a podcast created and hosted by NZ’s own Kim Crossman. As Kim herself puts it, the podcast came about due to her diagnosis of depression last year. “I was pretty confused. The confusion highlighted my real lack of knowledge around mental health and how depression isn’t in any way uniform. My goal for this podcast was to talk to people I admire and deep dive into their own journeys with mental health, addiction, medicating, alternative therapy and gather tools that I could apply to my own situation.”

The Minimalists

Brought to you by Joshua Fields Millburn and Ryan Nicodemus, The Minimalists is based on their book of philosophy about making life simpler and focussing on the things in life which really matter. Although the minimalist philosophy doesn’t directly link with mental health, it looks at “reducing clutter in our environment and our brains is an effective strategy to increase efficiency, well-being and productivity.” – Forbes. 

This article is not a replacement for professional help. If you or someone you know needs extra support, please contact/visit the links below or seek help from your GP: 

https://www.youthline.co.nz/
Free call 0800 376 633 or free text 234

https://depression.org.nz/
Free call 0800 111 757 or free text 4202

https://thelowdown.co.nz/

https://www.mentalhealth.org.nz/get-help