Walk a Mile in My Shoes

Walk a Mile in My Shoes

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Imagine a man walking around the edge of the U.K. with no money, relying purely on the kindness and generosity of the people he meets to help him on his way. Imagine that man has Borderline Personality Disorder - a severe and enduring mental health problem. Imagine this is Brexit Britain where hate crimes of all types have increased. That man is me, and these are the fabulous people I’ll be meeting to show that love and compassion are alive and well in our lovely country.


You’re just an old alky! My old mate, Jim, gives us 7,697 reasons to rethink the way we look at people addicted to alcohol
Jun 23 • 116 min
Welcome to the Walk a Mile in My Shoes podcast - I’m your host, Chris young, and I’ll be chatting with all kinds of folk, highlighting the experiences of people with mental health problems, many of whom feel on the edge of society, as I walk around the…
Austerity’s Victims - Living with a Learning Disability under Cameron and May
May 21 • 107 min
Welcome to the Walk a Mile in My Shoes podcast - I’m your host, Chris young, and I’ll be chatting with all kinds of folk, highlighting the experiences of people with mental health problems, many of whom feel on the edge of society, as I walk around the…
What is a Clinical Psychologist? What do they do? In this episode, clinical psychologist, Alana Davis tells us a bit about her work and what the Division of Clinical Psychology in Scotland are up to
May 3 • 87 min
In this episode, I speak with the clinical psychologist, Alana Davis, who talks about her work as a clinical psychologist and what the Division of Clinical Psychology, The DCP, in Scotland are up to. If you’re listening to this using the Anchor.fm app,…
What is a Therapeutic Community? Is a collaborative approach the way ahead for the treatment of folk with mental illnesses?
Apr 30 • 113 min
Welcome to the Walk a Mile in My Shoes podcast - I’m your host, Chris young, and I’ll be chatting with all kinds of folk, highlighting the experiences of people with mental health problems, many of whom feel on the edge of society, as I walk around the…
In this Episode, author and public speaker, Madeleine Black, talks about how forgiveness helped her to come to terms with a violent rape she endured in her teens
Apr 3 • 57 min
Huge thanks to Madeleine for sharing her story. You can find her book, ‘Unbroken: One Woman’s Journey to Rebuild a Life shattered by violence – A true story of Survival and hope’ here and you’ll find her website here You’ll find the link to the…
From Hospitals to Therapeutic Communities - in this episode I speak with the Occupational Therapist, Keir Harding, about his work with folk with the label of ‘Personality Disorder’
Apr 1 • 89 min
I really enjoyed speaking with Keir - here are some of the links to his work so you can love him as much as I do! Blogs mentioned in the podcast…there’s loads more, but these are my favourites… ‘It’s #TimeToTalk about #HarryPotterBookNight – The reality…
Diagnosed with Childhood Bipolar at 9, Holly walks us through her experiences of mental health services, diagnoses and labels until the present day.
Mar 20 • 99 min
Holly tells us about her life, her mental ill health, the variety of diagnoses she’s received on the way and her thoughts on, amongst other things, the label of Borderline Personality Disorder/ Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder. Because of some of…
What happens when someone develops a mental health problem? In this episode I speak with Katie who explains just how complex it can be.
Mar 16 • 55 min
In this episode, I speak with Katie. She got in touch on Twitter after I threw out the question ‘What happens when someone develops a mental health problem?’ I’m not entirely sure what I expected from such a vague question, but twitter didn’t let me…
In this episode, I speak with my good friend, Christopher, a man I met on Twitter a hundred years ago while we were both making a noise about mental health through the medium of THE LONG WALK.
Mar 11 • 125 min
In this episode, I speak with my good friend, Christopher, a man I met on Twitter a hundred years ago while we were both making a noise about mental health through the medium of THE LONG WALK. We cover A LOT of mental health related topics in this podcast…
Dan Udale talks about how he developed Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome following an assault in his teens, the support he’s received and his plans for the future
Mar 2 • 90 min
In this episode, I speak with the delightful Dan Udale about his his life with Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome, the support he’s received, and his plans for the future. You can hear more from him on Know Yourself podcast.…
Are you disabled? Or is it society that’s disabling? In this episode I speak with Simeon Wakely of Life with Ability about his life with Spina Bifida
Feb 21 • 114 min
In this episode, we talk about, amongst other things, Simeon’s life running a wheelchair basketball team, a tiny bit on Brexit (sorry in advance), mentoring, and the increase in disability hate crime in the UK.
So, I married a borderline! Chris and Ella challenge some of the astonishingly stigmatising myths around Borderline Personality Disorder
Feb 20 • 78 min
Ella and Chris explode some of the myths around what a long term relationship is actually like with, or when your partner has, a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder/ emotionally unstable personality disorder. Spoiler Alert - contains happiness…