The Louder Than Words Podcast

Mental Health - Changing policies, shifting attitudes

The Louder Than Words Podcast
Mental Health - Changing policies, shifting attitudes
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In the third episode of the Louder Than Words Podcast we’re looking at changing attitudes to mental health and how that is having an impact on healthcare, education and support for young people.

Professor Jules Pretty and Martha Dixon investigate how policies are shifting and talk to experts involved in those changes which are influencing how we treat and prevent mental health problems.

Contributors include:

  • Mental health nursing student Hannah Brock (1:39) is learning about new perspectives on supporting patients.
  • Professor Wayne Martin (4:30) from the Essex Autonomy Project is helping frontline professionals understand how to ensure they respect the rights of people they are caring for.
  • Thomas Currid (8:14), senior lecturer in the School of Health and Social Care at the University of Essex, is introduing new approaches to teaching students about autonomy and social treatments.
  • Srivati (10:32) from the Breathing Spaces in Schools project is helping young people understand the value of mindfulness.
  • Dr Caroline Barratt (12:58) from the School of Health and Social Care at Essex is pioneering a more contemplative approach to teaching and learning.
  • Professor Chris Nicholson (18:10) from the Department of Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies at Essex wants care workers to receive better training to cope with the complex situations they face.

The Louder Than Words Podcast is created by the Centre for Public and Policy Engagement at the University of Essex and produced by CommsConsult.


Brought to you by Professor Jules Pretty and Martha Dixon of The Louder Than Words Podcast