With mental health and wellbeing becoming an increasingly popular topic to discuss (at long last!), we’ve rounded up our favourite mental health and wellbeing podcasts. Listen to real-life stories that are often painfully honest, sometimes hilarious stories and everything in between. We hope these podcasts and interviews can help anyone struggling with a mental health issue or boosting your positivity over how much you have overcome.
How to Fail with Elizabeth Day With a huge range of guests, Elizabeth positively discusses her guests ‘failures’ and celebrates when things haven’t gone right. A really uplifting podcast for when life doesn’t go to plan and how to overcome and learn from these experiences
Feel Better, Live More with Dr Rangan Chattergee. With over 20 years of medical experience, these discussions focus on the 4 pillars of health: Food, Movement, Sleep and Relaxation. “My goal is to empower you to become the architect of your own health. I believe that when we are healthier, we are happier because when we feel better, we live more”.
Happier with Gretchen Rubin – An award-winning podcast, Gretchen shares insights, strategies, stories and tips that help people understand themselves and create happier lives. Gretchen is a New York Times bestselling writer on subjects including habits, happiness, and human nature and we recommend reading her bestselling books are The Happiness Project and Better Than Before.
Mentally Yours with Ellen Scott and Yvette Caster Published every monday, discussions from people who have lived with mental illness, from shop workers to celebrities, to educate, empathise and challenge stigma. Covering topics ranging from struggles after losing your job to postpartum psychosis.
Verywell Mind with Amy Morin Sharing guidance and tips for improving psychological well-being and cultivating mental strength. Amy’s podcast guests include psychiatrists, authors, athletes, actors and entrepreneurs covering a range of topics including ‘taming your anxiety’ to ‘how to stay mentally strong when you’re stressed out’. The Friday Fix episodes are perfect for a quick listen while on the move with tips on actionable mental exercises.
Thoughty Auti – The Autism & Mental Health Podcast Join Thomas Henley in his conversations with inspiring individuals from across the globe, understanding how autism and mental health overlap. Excellent guests like Steve Silberman (author of Neurotribes) and Professor Simon Baron Cohen.
The Vulnerability Project – Mike Langroudi is on a mission to get men talking. He says, “The power of vulnerability is not to be underestimated. When done in the right environment with the right people, talking about your struggles can be life-changing. I believe that vulnerability should be seen as a superpower and not a weakness. Together we can raise the stigma and help better the mental health of our fellow man.”