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We Are What We Overcome

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3 friends keeping it together by checking in on our mental health, discussing and sharing wellbeing ideas and issues. Join us for a warm, thoughtful, and heartfelt chat.

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Being Opened Up To – We Are What We Overcome Episode 023

May 31st, 2022


What do you do when someone opens up to you? It’s a privilege, but it’s also potentially terrifying, very awkward and just difficult to know how to …

Putting the Past in the Picture – We Are What We Overcome Episode 022

May 1st, 2022


This episode is about being in counselling, sharing how the process can feel, and what can be gained from the experience. Ten years after being in counselling, Nick shares some excerpts from the notes he made after …

Information Overload – We Are What We Overcome Episode 021

March 27th, 2022


Modern life is filled with a seemingly endless barrage of information - news, social media feeds, gossip... stuff. Sometimes it can feel overwhelming, but you can't just turn it off... can you? This time we chat about …

Why Don't Men Ask for Help? – We Are What We Overcome Episode 020

February 27th, 2022


We talk about the barriers to seeking help, recognising whether we need help, and why it is that so many people don't reach out when they're in distress. It's complicated, and we talk about our own personal experiences …

Feeling Regret – We Are What We Overcome Episode 019

February 7th, 2022


This month we talk about something that can linger in the back of our minds... regret. It's a slippery feeling, and so we spend some time trying to …

Looking Forward to the New Year - We Are What We Overcome Episode 018

December 29th, 2021


Gosh it's been a long year... or super-short? Either way, there's a new one coming up in just a couple of days. For some that brings promise of hope …

Christmas Chat - We Are What We Overcome Episode 017

November 28th, 2021


It's that time of year. Snow, Real Fires, Baileys (other Irish Cream Liqueurs are available but not necessarily as good) Relatives, Cold (both …

Perspectives – We Are What We Overcome Episode 016

August 6th, 2021


At last we’re able to meet up in person again, and we took advantage of a gloriously sunny day to gather and talk about mental health. This episode …

Social Masks – We Are What We Overcome Episode 015 (Lockdown Special)

May 15th, 2021


We met up to talk about what social masks we wear under different circumstances. For some of us, being sociable and out and about is a really good thing that gives us energy, but sometimes is just too much! It's been a …

Performing and Performance Part Two – We Are What We Overcome Episode 014 (Lockdown Special)

April 12th, 2021


Continuing our two-parter on performance and mental heath. We talk about what the experience of performing does for our mental health, as well as the things that motivate us to perform. All four of us are performers in …

Performing and Performance Part One – We Are What We Overcome Episode 013 (Lockdown Special)

March 13th, 2021


All four of us are performers in different ways – musicians, improvisers and magicians. It’s an important part of our lives and one that we’ve been …

New Year & Resolutions – We Are What We Overcome Episode 012 (Lockdown Special)

February 17th, 2021


Well, 2020 finally came to an end and we met up in early in the new year to talk about change, hope and new year’s resolutions. 

This episode was …

Empathy – We Are What We Overcome Episode 011 (Lockdown Special)

February 12th, 2021


In this episode we discuss empathy, what it means and how important it can be - especially right now. We also talk about how and why empathy can be …

Mental Health Awareness Week – We Are What We Overcome Episode 010 (Lockdown Special 4)

December 16th, 2020


Mental Health Awareness Week is the perfect time to talk about our own mental health. In this episode we talk about what awareness we have of our own mental health, what the signs (positive and negative) are for us, and …

Anxiety Revisited – We Are What We Overcome Episode 009 (Lockdown Special 10)

November 17th, 2020


Well, we’re back in lockdown in the UK, and we’re not really sure how to feel about it. High on the list of hard to define feelings is anxiety, which can be a constant pressure whose source is tricky to pin down. We …

Self Care – We Are What We Overcome Episode 008 (Lockdown Special 03)

July 28th, 2020


From the earlier days of lockdown, when we were still adjusting to a life lived at home and constant disaster news weighing heavily on our minds. We talk about self care, its importance, our own techniques and how well …

How We Talk to Each Other – We Are What We Overcome Episode 007 (Lockdown Special 02)

July 7th, 2020


Lockdown continues… This time we’re talking about how we talk to each other, abut the kinds of language we use and how being direct may also be better in certain situations. Everyone needs to talk more about mental …

Checking In – We Are What We Overcome Episode 006 (Lockdown Special 01)

June 23rd, 2020


When lockdown came, we started chatting online to see how we were coping. This is our first one from April 2020. Everyone needs to talk more about mental health and we’re no exception, especially in these weird …

Grief and Loss – We Are What We Overcome Episode 005

April 30th, 2020


This one's a tough one, so trigger warnings up front: we're talking about grief, bereavement and death. Everyone needs to talk more about mental health and we’re no exception. This podcast is not a substitute for …

Friends and Family – We Are What We Overcome Episode 004

March 31st, 2020


This week we're talking about how our mental health affects our family and our loved ones. While they're also the people most likely to buoy us up if we're down, they're also the ones who take the brunt of our own …

Suicide – We Are What We Overcome Episode 003

June 2nd, 2019


We're talking about suicide this week, so major TRIGGER WARNING, for us and anyone listening. We share our personal experiences of being on the edge, of friends and family, suicide myths, and struggle to figure out how …

Anxiety – We Are What We Overcome Episode 002

May 1st, 2019


This time our main topic is anxiety, and all the ways that's affected us and how we learn to deal with it. We’re also testing out a mental health check-in for ourselves at the top of the show, since we're all affected …

Start Talking About Mental Health – We Are What We Overcome Episode 001

April 29th, 2019


A podcast for starting an essential conversation about mental health. We’ve all faced mental health problems; we’ve told friends we’re fine and kept …

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