Form the ‘Mental Health Foundation’

In our latest podcast episode we talk about suicide prevention (*Trigger warning – this episode discusses suicide*).


What is the Mental Health Foundation Podcast?

A series which brings to you a range of mental health topics, real life stories, expert comments and mental health tips.

Bethan Buswell (above) is your producer and host. She has her own lived experience of mental health problems and with this podcast she and the Mental Health Foundation want to raise awareness, get people talking and provide support and hope.

What is this episode about?

Bethan begins the episode by speaking to Byron Vincent, a writer, broadcaster and performance artist. Byron has lived experience of biopolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. He shares stories about growing up in poverty, experiencing addiction, violence and attempting to take his own life.

Bethan then speaks to Mark Rowland (above), Chief Executive of the Mental Health Foundation. Mark speaks to Bethan about losing his brother to suicide, and how this loss fueled a career change that focused on fighting for good mental health for all and suicide prevention.

The podcast ends with Bethan and Linda Liao, Digital Manager at the Mental Health Foundation discussing how suicide prevention is something we can all individually help with and how a short conversation with another person can sometimes make the difference between life and death for them.