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The Mental Health Break Down

The Mental Health Break Down is a podcast hosted by Nicola Thorp that aims to tackle the ugly truth of mental illness. In the midst of a global pandemic, we look at ways we can maintain good mental health whilst partaking in self-isolation. Hear heartwarming and hilarious stories from listeners who find themselves fighting covid-19 from the comfort of their bedroom.

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Ep 4: Food for Thought and Filthy Habits

In episode four, Nicola discusses eating struggles during lockdown and going easy on yourself when it comes to bad habits.


23 Apr 2020

Rank #1

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Ep 3: “Is it just me, or is it getting crazier out there?”

Nic is joined by director and podcaster Al Clayton, to discuss the film Joker and the parallels between the fictional Gotham City, and current global events. What lessons can we learn from the central character of the film and the way in which society treats people with a mental illness? What do we learn about ourselves when we are temporarily stripped of our routines and forced to slow down and stay at home?

1hr 5mins

2 Apr 2020

Rank #2

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Ep 2: Fear of Relapse During Lockdown

Nicola discusses the latest announcement by Boris Johnson and the impact it may have on our mental health. Is the sudden change in routine giving you concerns about the possibility relapse or negatively affecting your mental well-being?


24 Mar 2020

Rank #3

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Ep 1: Coping with Coronavirus

In the first episode of the Mental Health Break Down, Nicola asks listeners to share their selfish stories of self-isolation. Are you too sacrificing sex, pasta and Harry Styles in order to do your bit for the country? Whilst we wait patiently for a vaccine, Nicola prescribes some empathy, understanding and humour to help those suffering from the psychological impact of the pandemic.


22 Mar 2020

Rank #4

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