No Really, I’m Fine

No Really, I’m Fine

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Welcome to No Really, I’m Fine. A mental health podcast which sheds a light on peoples’ daily struggle with mental health and telling the world you’re not alone.We’re returning for a limited series during the Coronavirus pandemic to provide you he


Denise Welch talks about life with her ‘unwelcome visitor’
Jun 29 • 42 min
This week, Gemma talks to Denise Welch about Mental health, postnatal depression, alcoholism and her new book ‘The unwelcome visitor’. Denise opens up about her life, spending 20 years struggling to get a diagnoses, life with a family in the entertainment…
Bessie Turner on Mental Health and being a Musician
Jun 23 • 47 min
This week Matt (Producer) stands in and talks to Bessie Turner. Bessie is a musician and has been incredibly open about her mental health. They talk about music, growing up, loss, and medication, and how they are all linked together in some way.
Pregnancy and me (Kate Lynch)
Jun 15 • 30 min
Kate Lynch, a former host of the No Really, I’m Fine podcast catches up with Gemma on what she’s been up to since she took a break from the show. The new mum explains to us how she felt during pregnancy, the impact it had on her mental health and how she…
Rachel Pearson talks about Life with Emetophobia
Jun 8 • 46 min
In today’s episode, Gemma talks to Rachel Pearson about Emetophobia, the fear of vomiting. Rachel tells us about how extreme this illness from childhood trauma, not being able to sleeping in her own bed to her ongoing journey through treatment.
Comedian and actress Lindzi Germain on how she’s laughed her way through the lockdown
Jun 1 • 36 min
If you live anywhere near Merseyside you’ll know the name Lindzi Germain, the hilarious actress and comedian has been entertaining crowds across the country for decades and is a Mersey Icon.During lockdown, she’s been entertaining hundreds of thousands of…
Hope from the Front Line: Key workers share their thoughts on their time during lockdown
May 26 • 53 min
This special episode entitled ‘Hope from the Frontline’ which features clips from seven keyworkers coving A&E, Home Care, Criminal Justice, Charity & Supermarket settings. For the second time we are teaming up with the guys over at Mental Podcast so thank…
No Really I’m Fine and Mental Podcast for Mental Health Awareness Week
May 21 • 34 min
This week we’re joined by Bobby Bobby Temps host of the award-winning podcast Mental.We come together to discuss mental health podcasting, his dealings with anorexia and eating disorders, and Mental Health Awareness Week’s Kindness theme. Join 195,000…
What does kindness mean to you?
May 19 • 13 min
In this special Mental health awareness week episode, we’ve compiled a montage of our past guests to explain what kindness means to them and what messages of hope they would want to give to others.
Be kind and #keepthecoversationrolling with PAPYRUS
May 18 • 17 min
This is the first in our series of special episodes this week to mark mental health awareness week. Host Gemma chats with Alica Ewington from the mental health charity, PAPYRUS. Find out about their #keeptheconversationrolling campaign and the brilliant…
BodyPosiPanda star Megan Crabbe and Alice Dunbar speak out on body positivity during the lockdown
May 11 • 57 min
Best-selling author and social media phenomenon Megan Crabbe AKA BodyPosiPanda and body image campaigner Alice Dunbar speak to Michael Pearson about staying body positive during the lockdown.Specifically for this week’s episode, we’ve teamed up with Beat…
A doctor with coronavirus speaks out and BBC’s Dr Radha on coping in lockdown
May 7 • 63 min
This bank holiday bonus episode features two interviews with two doctors to talk about live in lockdown.Host Michael Pearson speaks Dr Kishan Bodalia, a front-line doctor in Birmingham who tested positive for COV-ID 19 a few weeks ago and talks about how…
Giles Paley-Phillips: Grief, the NHS and me
May 5 • 31 min
Award-winning author Giles-Paley Phillips speaks to Gemma about his fundraising challenge for the NHS in which a full marathon around his house has raised more than £6,000. The co-host of Blank Podcast also talks candidly about losing his mum and how…
Surviving Covid-19 as a single parent
Apr 21 • 50 min
In this week’s episode Gemma speaks to guest, Jamie Walker (who appeared on the podcast in series one) who talks about his experiences of being a single Dad during lockdown, football and how his mental health has been affected during the coronavirus…
From the front line: A nurse tells how she keeps positive during the Coronavirus pandemic
Apr 13 • 34 min
This week we hear from a nurse and part time police officer on the front line fighting the Coronavirus pandemic.Louise speaks to Gemma about being separated from her family and how she is coping with being parted from them during the pandemic as well as…
Emma Carrington of ‘Rethink’ discusses mental health and Covid-19
Mar 25 • 28 min
Gemma speaks with Emma Carrington from Rethink.org about the impact of Coronavirus and Covid-19 on mental health, along with a few insights to the temporary changes in Mental Health Legislation and some advice on how to support your mental health during…
Dr Ravi Jayaram gives help to parents during Coronavirus pandemic
Mar 23 • 34 min
Gemma speaks to Dr Ravi Dr Jayaram who is a consultant paediatrician at the Countess of Chester Hospital. Dr Jayaram gives parents some advice on caring for your children during this difficult time along with his own personal experiences on the ward…
Mind talk Corona virus and how to stay positive
Mar 19 • 22 min
Gemma and Matt (producer) talk about this three part special series, and what the No Really, I’m Fine team are doing during these difficult time. Gemma then talks to Rosie Weatherly from ‘Mind’ about Coronavirus, and how to look after your mental health…
Gemma Sherlock opens up on her battles with suicide, anxiety and depression and how she has tackled her mental health setbacks
Feb 10 • 41 min
As we come to a close for series two of No Really, I’m Fine. Host Gemma Sherlock opens up about her battle with anxiety, depression and how she tried to take her life before being stopped by her dad.This really honest and inspiring talk, Gemma talks about…
Michael Pearson opens up on his mental health demons and how he tackled them head-on instead of hiding them away
Feb 3 • 47 min
As we come to the end of series 2 of No Really, I’m Fine, we’ve decided to tell our own stories.This week co-host Michael talks about how he’s dealt with his mental health demons after a car incident when he was 17.Michael spiraled into a deep depression…
Welsh Star explains what it’s really like to be ‘sectioned’
Jan 27 • 45 min
What does it really mean to be sectioned under the mental health act? How does it affect your life? Today, host Gemma Sherlock finds out that as she speaks to one woman who has spent ten years of her life under section. The former mental health patient…
Izzy Judd on Mindfulness for Mums, How she coped after she had a miscarriage and how she copes with anxiety
Jan 20 • 41 min
This week we have Sunday Times Best-selling author Izzy Judd to talk about mindfulness, anxiety and how she coped after she had a miscarriage.The violinist and social media influencer speaks bravely about her struggles with IVF and having a…
Menopause and Mental Health: Debunking myths and making sure you’re not doing it alone
Jan 13 • 34 min
This week Michael Pearson is joined by Susan Lee and Dawn Collinson talk about their brand new podcast Menopod.They talk everything from handling hot flushes to dealing with physical with your body and what that means for your mental health, one large gin…
New Year Special: What are you hoping for in 2020?
Jan 6 • 18 min
In this episode we take a look at 2019 on mental health and people’s views on in 2020. Answering three important questions going in to the new year: - What are you hoping for in 2020? - What can you do for your mental health in 2020? - What are your…
Freddie Cocker talks about bullying and his ambition to help others
Dec 30, 2019 • 22 min
In this episode Gemma talks to Freddie Cocker about his experiences with being bullied and the issues he came up against as a result. Freddie set up ‘Vent’ a place where people can go to get support with their mental health and share their experiences.…
Christmas Day special episode: Loneliness and isolation - How can we tackle it together?
Dec 25, 2019 • 31 min
For a special Christmas Day episode, we’ll be heading inside a non-for-profit community interest group that’s tackling loneliness and isolation. We’ll also be speaking to the Campaign to End Loneliness and how they’re working to help signpost with mental…
“Electric shock therapy and psychiatric meds fail my dad, so I decided to save him myself” - Matt Janes on Saving Dad
Dec 17, 2019 • 55 min
Author of Saving Dad, Matt Janes tells Gemma and Michael his life story about mental health, purpose, hope & redemption.He was 3 years old when he first witnessed the devastating effects of dad’s depression. 43 years later, after electric shock therapy…
What it’s really like working in a secure mental health hospital
Dec 9, 2019 • 34 min
Welcome to this week’s episode of No Really, I’m Fine. In this podcast I travelled to London to meet John Waldron, a mental health nurse who works at St Andrew’s Care. St Andrew’s Care is a mental health charity, who provide specialist care for those who…
Facing depression head-on at university and campaigning for disability support with Catherine Reader
Dec 2, 2019 • 29 min
On this episode of No Really, I’m Fine we speak to Catherine Reader. We’ll be talking to Catherine at the heart of where she has been struggling with depression for the last few years at her university in Leeds.According to the World Health Organisation,…
How physical health can have a major impact on our mental wellbeing with James Conlon
Nov 25, 2019 • 57 min
In this week’s episode we explore how physical health can have a major impact on our mental wellbeing. James Conlon chats to host Gemma Sherlock about his chronic illness battle and how his mental health has been affected. Representatives from Crohns and…
Dan was in such a dark place he tried to take his own life twice - but his story should give hope to those struggling with mental health dem
Nov 18, 2019 • 63 min
Dan Kay is better known as being one of the main hosts of Football podcast Blood Red but today he’s taken a break to join us to share his mental health battle off the pitch.His unconventional childhood and adolescence took him to some dark places in his…
Yvette Caster and Ellen Scott discuss what inspired them to start talking Mental Health out loud
Nov 11, 2019 • 31 min
This week we have our very first collaboration episode! We’ve teamed-up with Yvette Caster and Ellen Scott from the Mentally Yours podcast and there’s good reason!We’re both nominated for a Mind Media Award 2019 for Podcast of the Year!We’re all very…
Chris Hunneysett on Mental Health in Hollywood Movies
Nov 4, 2019 • 44 min
In This week’s episode, Film Reviewer Chris Hunneysett talks to Producer Matt about how mental health is portrayed in Hollywood, Discussing the difference between how men and women are depicted in the movies as well as talking about new films like Joker,…
Inside the oldest mental health facility in the UK - and how its principles haven’t changed for more than 200 years
Oct 28, 2019 • 46 min
Following on from our popular ‘outdoor episodes’ in series 1, we’ve visited another place that shines a light on pioneering work to innovate mental health action across the UK.For this episode, we’ve essentially come back to the beginning. We’ve come to…
Hope Virgo talks eating disorders and sexual abuse
Oct 21, 2019 • 36 min
This week, Gemma speaks to Hope Virgo. Hope has campaigned tirelessly for more support for those with eating disorders. Her ‘dumpthescales’ petition has more than 90,000 signatures- calling on the government to review the eating disorder guidance…
Ben West on mental health campaigning and dealing with the loss of his brother
Oct 15, 2019 • 43 min
This week, Gemma is joined by guest Ben West, who at the age of just 17, lost his brother Sam. Sam tragically took his own life and Ben has joined us to talk about that experience and what he has gone on to do in the world of Mental Health campaigning.…
Scarlett Curtis joins us on World Mental Health Day
Oct 10, 2019 • 49 min
We’re back for series 2 on World Mental Health Day 2019 and we’re very excited to be joined by activist, author and journalist Scarlett Curtis.Scarlett talks about how she struggled to fight her physical and mental health problems as a teenager after an…
What we’re taking away with us on our mental health journey from this series
Aug 5, 2019 • 56 min
You may or may not have noticed but series one has come to an end. We’re obviously really sad and we just wanted to take some time to chat through what we’ve learned from doing this podcast series.Hosts Gemma Sherlock and Michael Pearson chat through what…
“I was homeless, depressed and broken. Now I’m turning my life around”
Jul 22, 2019 • 48 min
Jamie Yates has been through it all and in this episode he shares how he has turned his life around since his breakdown, gone back to his roots and will do just about anything for his little girl.12 months ago he was homeless, his marriage had broken down…
Producer Matt talks about his mental health and taking medication
Jul 15, 2019 • 38 min
In this episode, Gemma talks to one of our show’s producers, Matt Aldus. They talk about mental health, medication and the taboo that comes with it, along with identity, and the anger, frustration, and shame he feels from being in a dark place.As ever,…
Meet the drag queens using glitter and kindness to positively change lives
Jul 8, 2019 • 45 min
On this week’s episode we meet Cheddar Gorgeous, a drag queen who stars on Channel 4’s new TV show Drag SOS.The show is about five drag queens who tour the nation to find unsuspecting members of the public to unlock their long-lost confidence and become…
Love Island and mental health: Reality star Gabby Allen opens up on body diversity, social media and Love Island aftercare debate
Jul 1, 2019 • 60 min
On this week’s episode we find out just how toxic reality television is and are shows like Love Island good for our mental wellbeing?Gabby Allen, a finalist on the ITV flagship show Love Island, talks about how she wishes she had the support following her…
How ‘miss curve’ beauty queen overcame an autism, OCD and depression diagnosis to smash body image stereotypes
Jun 24, 2019 • 48 min
In this episode Gemma chats with Sarah Gustafson, who has battled traumatic experiences to become Miss Liverpool Curve 2019.The emotional episode focuses on Sarah’s experiences with OCD, depression, anxiety and her autism diagnosis.Sarah’s genuine…
Male suicide: Inside the support network creating a safe place for men battling mental health demons
Jun 17, 2019 • 31 min
Please note, this week’s episode, at times, this can be an uncomfortable listen but it’s important that these brave mens’ stories are heard.It’s a souring fact that now suicide is the most common cause of death for men aged 20-49 in England and Wales. The…
Depression in a digital age: ‘A honest reminder about how to control your online space’
Jun 10, 2019 • 44 min
This week Fiona Thomas opens up about her own mental health experiences and how her life has turned around since she quit her job.Author of Depression in a Digital Age, her book has been described as a honest reminder about how to control your online…
Rich Innes talks anger management, anxiety, and alcohol
Jun 3, 2019 • 40 min
In this episode Michael talks in-depth with host of the First Time Dads Podcast Richard Innes, about anger and therapy, alcohol, anxiety and awareness. On the verge of being a father for a second time Richard’s story is not only eye-opening, but…
‘We need to break the taboo.’ Victim of male rape waives anonymity to share struggle after sex attack
May 27, 2019 • 33 min
This week’s episode is the deeply compelling story of Callum Carson. A Scottish sports journalist who has waived his right to anonymity in order to help others deal with the trauma of sexual assault.He was attacked in the street on Christmas Eve, 2005 –…
“My PTSD struggle two years on after the Manchester Arena bombing”
May 21, 2019 • 40 min
On this week’s episode we speak to Gracie Harvey who has struggled with her mental health after she was involved in the attack on the Manchester Arena bombing.Wednesday, May 22 marks the second anniversary of the attack and Gracie tells of her struggle…
Best-selling author Matt Haig talks about his own mental health
May 16, 2019 • 48 min
Featuring special guest - Matt Haig we talk all things mental health with the best-selling author. Matt is the number one bestselling author of Reasons to Stay Alive, Notes on a Nervous Planet and more. He has inspired many to open up about their mental…
Inside the small cafe that’s providing mental health support for those on the poverty line
May 15, 2019 • 32 min
For those on the poverty line, access to good mental health support is probably the last thing on their mind but a Manchester based food project is making sure there’s enough to go round for everyone.Food for All is Manchester Mind’s collection of…
BBC weather presenter Lucy Martin on body image
May 14, 2019 • 37 min
Today’s episode is all about body image, this year’s theme for Mental Health Awareness Week run by the Mental Health Foundation. Host Gemma speaks to BBC weather presenter Lucy Martin and cohost Kate Lally chats with Nell Grecian aka Woman On Top, body…
“I lost nearly 10 stone to help fight my mental health demons”
May 13, 2019 • 46 min
Continuing with our special launch week episodes for Mental Health Awareness Week, we hear the truly inspiring story of sports journalist Kristian Walsh on how he lost nearly 10 stone to get control of his mental health.Kristian wrote about his…
Body image - how we think and feel about our bodies
May 12, 2019 • 43 min
Welcome to the very first episode of No Really, I’m Fine. We’re a brand new mental health podcast brought to you by three British journalists who talk to inspiring individuals up and down the country about a variety of topics on mental health and…
No Really I’m Fine trailer - here’s what you can expect across series 1 and 2
May 4, 2019 • 15 min
Welcome to No Really I’m Fine. A mental health podcast which sheds a light on peoples’ daily struggle with mental health and how we’re not alone.We’re the podcast that makes mental health the conversation. We want to hear about you, break the stigma, we…