We can’t get enough of podcasts here at Female First. That’s why every week, we’re reviewing our favourite one to binge-listen to.

This week it's a Mental Health Awareness special!

This week it's a Mental Health Awareness special!

The great thing about podcasts is how conveniently simple they are to consume – you could be driving, cooking, working out – they require no visual engagement. All you need is a handy device to listen on, and you can go about your daily life listening to whatever you enjoy.

From crime to comedy, history to health, there’s something for everyone in the wonderful world of audio programmes.

Since it’s Mental Health Awareness Week we wanted to promote the podcasts that are contributing to getting people talking about the struggles a lot of face every day.

And when we looked, we realised there are so many we couldn’t pick just one! So, here are our top picks for podcasts if you’re looking for a listen to help understand, accept and improve your mental health.

Pretty Big Deal

The amazing Ashley Graham has been one of the most prominent contributors to promoting body positivity over the years.

She hosts Pretty Big Deal. Joined by different celebrities, she discusses culture, beauty, and owning who you are. Serena Williams, Amy Schumer and Kim Kardashian West are just some of the guests that join Ashley in the first series of Pretty Big Deal.

The Naked Professors

We already covered the Naked Professors in our Podcast of the Week series, but we just had to give them a mention on this list because the work that they do to get people talking about mental health is so important and relevant.

If you missed the full write up, you can click here to find out more about what Matt and Ben discuss on their show.

The Savvy Psychologist’s Quick and Dirty Tips For Better Mental Health

These short and snappy episodes address a different topic related to mental health each week.

From eating disorders to toxic masculinity, depression to starting the conversation on mental health, Dr Ellen Hendriksen takes the science of psychology to help us better understand these issues in an entertaining and relatable way.

Self-Help for Life Podcast

Paul Thomas from the Self-Help for Life blog hosts this podcast, where he delves into the best strategies and techniques to master mindset, emotions, spirituality and more.

If you’re looking for a podcast to help guide you to achieving a calmer, focused mindset - this could be the one for you!

The Psychology Behind with Dr Linda Papadopoulos

And finally, another one we already covered previously in our series of Podcast of the Week features.

Dr Lina Papadopoulos is provides insight and tips to tackle the issues that we often face head on. From first date nerves to coping with exam stress, postnatal depression to learning to say no, everyone will be able to take at least one thing from this podcast to improve or learn more about their own mental health, fears and behaviours, or a loved one’s.

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