Podcast series: Mental health in the community

'Mental health in the community’ is a series of six podcasts brought to you by WCMT and the Mental Health Foundation.

The series includes findings from Churchill Fellows who travelled abroad to learn about community-based solutions for some of today’s most pressing mental health challenges.

Corresponding briefings for each of the categories below are also available to read and download here.

Episode one: Equality and diversity 

This episode features findings by Erica Mapule Mcinnis (CF 2016) and Jacqui Jobson (CF 2017) from Australia, Canada and the USA, and explores how approaches abroad are being used to help reduce mental health inequalities and protect the rights of vulnerable groups. 

 

Episode two: Creativity and innovation – the creative arts

This episode features findings by Alison O’Connor (CF 2016) and Kat Taylor (CF 2017) from Bosnia, Croatia, Finland, Herzegovina, Serbia and the USA, and investigates how the creative arts are being used abroad to support people’s mental health.

 

Episode three: Creativity and innovation - digital technology

This episode features findings by Erin Hope Thompson (CF 2017), Marcus Gardiner (CF 2018) and Rebecca Cotton (CF 2017) from Australia and the USA, and examines details on a wide range of programmes abroad that are using digital technologies to support people’s mental health.

 

Episode four: Trauma and adversity – veterans

This episode features findings by Charlie Morley (CF 2018) and Simon Edwards (CF 2016) from Australia, Canada and the USA, and investigates details on a wide range of international programmes providing holistic, community-based approaches to supporting the mental health of veterans.

 

Episode five: Trauma and adversity - trauma-informed care

This episode features findings by Daniel Johnson (CF 2016) and Karen Treisman (CF 2018) from Norway, Sweden and the USA, and explores details of a number of leading trauma-informed organisations delivering services in a variety of community-based contexts abroad.

 

Episode six: Growing up and growing old

This episode features findings by David Humphreys (CF 2016) and Olivia Richards (CF 2016) from Canada and the USA, and includes discussions around how community-based approaches are being used abroad to support the mental health of both younger and older people.

Community-based solutions for mental health briefing papers