With all the craziness and upheaval that 2020 has sent our way, this seemed like a good time to talk about finding balance — even though I covered the topic back in Episode 14, there’s a lot more to be said about how to find balance for the benefit of your overall health and wellbeing. This week’s episode is the third in a series of four exploring the foundations of good mental health; in this episode, I’m talking about what balanc...
The topic of ‘control’ might seem like an odd one to talk about in 2020, which at times has felt so out of control that it’s just not funny, but this is quite possibly the best time to reset our thinking about what we can control and what we cannot. This week’s episode is the second in a series of four exploring the foundations of good mental health; in this episode, I’m talking about what control is and why we crave it, the impact...
There’s a huge difference between realistic optimism and delusional optimism — guess which one is better for your mental health?! This week’s episode is the first in a series of four exploring the foundations of good mental health; in this episode, I’m talking about what optimism is (and isn’t), how realistic optimism can improve your mental health and wellbeing, and how to be more realistically optimistic every day.
The idea of gratitude has had a lot of attention lately and sadly it’s been a bit over-engineered, but it really doesn’t need to be some complicated or enormous task in order to have positive benefits for your wellbeing. So this week I’m going to basics with gratitude and I’ll be talking about what it is, how it can improve your mental health and wellbeing, and how to be more grateful every day.
Sometimes it can be challenging to communicate your needs in an open, honest and respectful way, so that’s why this week I’m talking about being assertive: what it is, how assertiveness can improve your mental health and wellbeing, and how to be more assertive every day
Your ability to forgive can play a huge role in your overall wellbeing, so that’s why this week I’m talking about how forgiveness can improve your mental health and wellbeing, and how to forgive yourself and others for better mental health.
Let’s Talk About Mental Health is a weekly podcast full of simple ideas for better mental health, grounded in quality research — because looking after your wellbeing takes work, but it doesn't have to be tough. Australian author Jeremy Godwin presents weekly episodes with easy and proven ways to improve your mental health and wellbeing every day. Each episode covers one specific topic (like over-thinking, stress, purpose, etc.)...
How you think about yourself plays a huge role in your overall wellbeing, so that’s why in this week’s episode I’m talking about what self-esteem is, how it affects your wellbeing, and how to improve your self-esteem for better mental health.
Mindfulness is a really simple tool that can improve our mental and physical wellbeing (yep, there’s actual scientific evidence to prove it!), so that’s why in this week’s episode I’m talking about what mindfulness is, why it’s good for your mental health, and how to be more mindful every day. This episode includes several short mindfulness activities.
The idea that kindness is good for your wellbeing isn’t just a new-agey and flowery idea — there’s a massive amount of evidence (and it’s still growing) which shows the positive effect being kind to others and to yourself can have on your mental and physical health... so that’s why in this week’s episode I’m talking about what kindness is, how kindness can improve your mental health, and how to be kinder to yourself and to others.
We’re finally beginning to accept that being strong mentally and emotionally means confronting challenges and turning them into opportunities, instead of just ignoring how we feel or pretending our problems don’t exist, so that’s why in this week’s episode I’m talking about what true strength is, how strength and wellbeing work together, and how to build greater strength for the sake of your mental health.
Coronavirus is the biggest global event in recent history and it is responsible for a massive rise in mental health conditions including anxiety and depression, so that’s why in this week’s episode I’m talking about the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic on our mental health and I’ll be looking at things that you can do to build your resilience and improve your overall wellbeing.
There’s a massive difference between healthy and unhealthy relationships, so that’s why in this week’s episode I’m talking about how our intimate relationships can affect our mental health and wellbeing as well as how to build and maintain better relationships regardless of whether you’re single or attached.
Content warning: This episode includes references to sex as well as potentially triggering discussions related to emotional a...
Change is inevitable but growing from it is a choice, so that’s why in this week’s episode I’m talking about the role of personal growth in living a better life and exploring ways that you can incorporate a growth mindset into your day-to-day living.
Getting hung up on what has or hasn’t happened, either in the world or within yourself, can cause unnecessary suffering and damage your mental health, so that’s why in this week’s episode I’m talking about the role of acceptance in good mental health, the difference between self-acceptance and acceptance of external events (and why both are important), how to get better at accepting yourself for who you are, and how to develop grea...
Insecurity can have a negative effect on your mental health if you let it control you or hold you back, so that’s why in this week’s episode I’m talking about the common causes of insecurity and ways you can beat it in order to build greater confidence.
Addiction can make your life very difficult and affect the people you love, so that’s why in this week’s episode I’m talking about why addictions happen and how to tackle them as well as how to support someone you love who might be struggling with addiction.
It can be hard to know where to start or what to expect when it comes to getting support for your mental health. In this week’s episode, Jeremy talks about the different types of support available, what to expect and how they can help you to improve and maintain your mental health and wellbeing.
Holding on to past hurts and wrongs can make you miserable, and that’s no way to live life. In this week’s episode, Jeremy talks about how letting go of the past and living in the present plays an enormous role in good mental health.
How you think about yourself and the world around you has a huge impact on the way you experience this thing that we call life. In this week’s episode, Jeremy talks about how the way you look at things impacts on your mental health and how you can develop a more positive mindset.