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Health Category Winner at The People’s Choice Podcast Awards 2019 & 2020 Mental was created by Bobby Temps to break down mental health stigma and discrimination. Joined by special guests, the podcast is a safe space to hear honest and insightful mental health interviews in the hope listeners will feel more empowered to continue the conversation with others. Each Thursday with co-host Danielle Hogan we delve into a factor in mental health and how to better manage it. You’ll also better unders ...
 
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In less than a minute Bobby & Danielle work to explain why this show could be your new must listen. We hope you’ll join us for this new and quite different project as we grow the content for our brilliant listeners. Find the new show HERE or search ‘Bobby Temps’ on your podcast platform of choice to easily find it.…
 
I had the pleasure of talking with Elizabeth aka Femme Castratrice on Instagram. We talked about growing up in Wuhan, straight into weird dick pics she’s been sent (one involves sushi), and her career and life as a sex worker, how it has formed her thinking around feminism and gender politics, we talk about the usual Asian fetishisation lol and slu…
 
Either side of World Mental Health Day we are doing a special two part series on gender relating to mental health. This week we are joined by Natasha Devon to talk body image, parental expectations, education and more. Here we go! Mental is the brain-child of Bobby Temps, who lives and thrives while managing his own mental health. Each Thursday we …
 
I had the absolute pleasure of talking with Sue Cheung - the author of Chinglish. Which is young adult book based almost entirely on a true story of Sue’s life growing up in the 80s as a takeaway kid, being bullied at school, harassed by customers, navigating her identity as a BBC, as well as some deep and complex family dynamics. It truly was the …
 
Either side of World Mental Health Day we are doing a special two part series on gender relating to mental health. This week we are joined by Juno Dawson to discuss blue vs pink, anxiety, stereotypes, gendered toys and more. Here we go! Mental is the brain-child of Bobby Temps, who lives and thrives while managing his own mental health. Each Thursd…
 
It’s just me on this episode doing a little chatty update and ramble. I talk about how my creative juices aren’t flowing with the podcast, I feel less angry than I did in my anti-racism journey, being full of contradictions, wild dating stories, the film Monsoon starring Henry Golding, knowing a member of the triad lol. Check our besean and follow …
 
For this super special episode we’re joining forces with the hosts of Mentally Yours. We talk all about breaking down stigma through our respective podcasts. Plus how social media is both a blessing and a challenge during the pandemic. Here we go! Mental is the brain-child of Bobby Temps, who lives and thrives while managing his own mental health. …
 
In today's episode I was joined by Mai-Anh and Charley who make up 2/6 of our besea.n group. We talk about Asian babies being born with blue bum (ask your parents if you had a blue bum!) - it’s actually called Mongolian Spot, our different approaches to activism and mental health as an activist, fluidity in our identities, we then have a healthy de…
 
This week we are joined by the incredible Jan Canty who shares how her life was shattered by murder. In rebuilding she learned some fascinating lessons about how we view crime and those who experience it. Here we go! Mental is the brain-child of Bobby Temps, who lives and thrives while managing his own mental health. Each Thursday we delve into a f…
 
In today's episode I was joined by my pal, friend, Karlie Wu. We talk about Karlie’s connection with being Hakka, our new grassroots movement, besea.n and how we’ve felt during lockdown, scary spirit ghost stories, how our parents assign themselves random Western names, how Karlie uses her art to preserver her Hakka heritage, Hakka food and I attem…
 
Join us for this incredibly special episode to celebrate a revolution in how mental health is talked about. With educator Louise Newby we break down the incredible impact these reforms will have and celebrate 200,000 signatures for the campaign ! Here we go! Mental is the brain-child of Bobby Temps, who lives and thrives while managing his own ment…
 
In today's episode I was joined by Kim Richards from Nanosounds - we talk about that dreaded question ‘but where are you from?’, Kim’s relationship with her parents, how we don’t talk about mental health, her fascinating career as a sound engineer, turned presenter, freelancer, turned YouTuber gamer, how her privacy is so important to her as someon…
 
This week we’re covering an often misunderstood condition Dissociative Identity Disorder with librarian turn author Vivian Conan. She was first diagnosed when this condition was still called Multiple Personally Disorder and shares how understanding has evolved through the decades. Here we go! Mental is the brain-child of Bobby Temps, who lives and …
 
In today's episode we had Michael Lam and Michael Truong - the two hosts from Respect the Mic who I regard as one of the OGs in the British Asian podcasting space. We talk about being mistaken for another type of Asian, assimilating to white culture, whitewashing, wearing the same outfits as couples, and how important media representation is for ES…
 
We’re revisiting one of our most popular themes this week with Anne Helen Petersen. Who shares how burnout is fast defining a generation and the steps we can all take to recognise the signs sooner. Here we go! Mental is the brain-child of Bobby Temps, who lives and thrives while managing his own mental health. Each Thursday we delve into a factor o…
 
Hi folks, Today's episode I read out my futureme.org letter that I sent to myself a year ago in July. It really hit home just how much has changed since then. I was broken, my self-confidence was zero, I had a lot to work on tbh. After a lot of therapy, self-help and just being kind to myself, I now unapologetically identify as a feminist, I contin…
 
This week we virtually sit down with Mark Simon, one of the brilliant people behind tv shows such as Stranger Things and Dynasty. It was in fact it was his experience of bullying that lead to a creative career. Also in the episode Mark shares how writing was transformational in his recovery from PTSD. Here we go! Mental is the brain-child of Bobby …
 
In this week’s episode (sorry it's late!) I talk about my experience with cook, Pippy Eats and the controversy surrounding the use of language on her website and her recently launched ‘dumplings and noodles’ cookbook. It’s a tricky topic to unpack and I don’t feel like I said all I had to say. It’s a grey area and there’s no black and white answer …
 
For a topic that the whole world is grappling with we are joined by one of our most impactful past guests. Sophie Sabbage shares what insight she’s found in experiencing grief through her life as an expression of appreciation for all we have lost. This may be an intense listen particularly at the moment but one we certainly found comforting. Here w…
 
In this week’s episode I talk with stand up comedian and professional poker player, Ken Cheng and all round good egg Ken Cheng! He was such a pleasure to have on the podcast, we talk about how Ken met his girlfriend, how we should never settle, Asian fetish, boring dates with finance people (no offence to anyone who works in finance lol), Ken’s red…
 
This week we are coving the often elusive theme of happiness with fellow podcaster Alex Manzi. Who shares how he continues to build on this whilst managing his mental health more generally. Here we go! Mental is the brain-child of Bobby Temps, who lives and thrives while managing his own mental health. Each Thursday we delve into a factor or condit…
 
In this week’s episode I'm joined by my sisters @sansanyau @happyingeats Warning ⚠️ You WILL get hungry listening. Eat beforehand haha🍤🍚🍜 😋 We also share some hilarious, sad, heartwarming and nostalgic stories from podcast listeners. Thank you so much to @winnieswritings @jennisjournal @jennyoiii @luicat01 @joannayeung97 @ray_w6 @anthonychengphotog…
 
In this episode we are covering a lesser known eating disorder with the brilliant Lawrence Smith. Who shares how many with Type 1 Diabetes find this affects their weight and mental health. Here we go! Mental is the brain-child of Bobby Temps, who lives and thrives while managing his own mental health. Each Thursday we delve into a factor or conditi…
 
In this week’s episode I talk about social media. How Instagram was bad for me during my toxic relationship, how what we put out on social media actually matters and it’s not silly, we all have our own personal brand whether we have large or small audiences, influencers still have their own shit going on despite what you might think, people wanna s…
 
For this episode we’re joined again by Julia Bainbridge who hosts The Lonely Hour podcast. We delve deep into why many of us had been feeling more disconnected even before the pandemic. Plus how reflecting in solitude can inspire change for better mental health. Here we go! Mental is the brain-child of Bobby Temps, who lives and thrives while manag…
 
For our final lockdown interview we speak to the brilliant Julia Bainbridge about life in what was the virus epicentre. She also shares what lessons she plans to bring forward and a major positive she’s found against the odds. Listen to Julia’s podcast The Lonely Hour HERE Here we go! Mental is the brain-child of Bobby Temps, who lives and thrives …
 
Welcome to But Where Are You From?... A podcast by a late 20-something millennial learning about life as a British Born Chinese. I’m Viv, the host of the podcast. I talk about life as a British Born Chinese (BBC); from family life, to work, dating, relationships, food, racism, and general culture. In this week’s episode I give an update on the peti…
 
This week we’re revisiting the topic of suicide with the inspirational Roger Cruickshank. Who shares deep insight on his experience coming to terms with suicide in a family. Here we go! Mental is the brain-child of Bobby Temps, who lives and thrives while managing his own mental health. Each Thursday we delve into a factor or condition that affects…
 
On our 15th Lockdown interview we are joined by favourite of the pod Dave Chawner. Who shares his experience losing a close family member to Covid-19 at a time when he’s away from the usual outlet of his work as a comedian. Here we go! Mental is the brain-child of Bobby Temps, who lives and thrives while managing his own mental health. Each Thursda…
 
Welcome to But Where Are You From?... A podcast by a late 20-something millennial learning about life as a British Born Chinese. I’m Viv, the host of the podcast. I talk about life as a British Born Chinese (BBC); from family life, to work, dating, relationships, food, racism, and general culture. In this week’s episode I address the recent email e…
 
This week Dr Shainna Ali returns to share just how self love can be key to mental health recovery. Through her own experience with anxiety she was able to prioritise personal growth and become the inspirational person she is today when supporting others. Here we go! Mental is the brain-child of Bobby Temps, who lives and thrives while managing his …
 
For this latest bonus interview we’re joined by Nicola Foxfield who usually works in theatre and has now been campaigning to save it. She reflects on not needing a watch anymore, looking after her mental health and if she should have been gardening all along. Here we go! Mental is the brain-child of Bobby Temps, who lives and thrives while managing…
 
Welcome to But Where Are You From?... A podcast by a late 20-something millennial learning about life as a British Born Chinese. I’m Viv, the host of the podcast. I talk about life being a British East Asian; from family life, to work, dating, relationships, food, racism, and general culture. In this episode, I have the pleasure of speaking with Ni…
 
This week Rachel Graham is back to dispel many of the misconceptions that surround addiction. She also shares how in supporting a family member through recovery lead to her co-founding a recovery center in Texas. Here we go! Mental is the brain-child of Bobby Temps, who lives and thrives while managing his own mental health. Each Thursday we delve …
 
In this short bonus interview actor/singer Lawrence Smith shares how his world has got smaller from being unable to work. Also how his cat has been a mental health inspiration throughout the pandemic. Here we go! Mental is the brain-child of Bobby Temps, who lives and thrives while managing his own mental health. Each Thursday we delve into a facto…
 
For this one we are virtually rejoined by campaigner James Downs who shares his experience of eating disorders and OCD. Also how his body image has changed over time including through yoga. Here we go! Mental is the brain-child of Bobby Temps, who lives and thrives while managing his own mental health. Each Thursday we delve into a factor or condit…
 
In this short bonus interview Suki Bassi shares how lockdown has brought her closer to her mum in a difficult time for their family. Plus how exercise continues to be essential for her mental health. Here we go! Mental is the brain-child of Bobby Temps, who lives and thrives while managing his own mental health. Each Thursday we delve into a factor…
 
Welcome to But Where Are You From?... A podcast by a late 20-something millennial learning about life as a British Born Chinese. I’m Viv, the host of the podcast. I talk about life as a British Born Chinese (BBC); from family life, to work, dating, relationships, food, racism, and general culture. In this episode I talk about how I had an uncomfort…
 
In our return to regular format episodes we are joined again by musician Danny Wright. Who shares how building self esteem was essential to his career and in overcoming anxiety. Here we go! Mental is the brain-child of Bobby Temps, who lives and thrives while managing his own mental health. Each Thursday we delve into a factor or condition that aff…
 
In this short bonus interview Rachel Graham shares reasons behind the spike in addiction during lockdown. Plus steps we can all take to cope with the isolation during this time. Here we go! Mental is the brain-child of Bobby Temps, who lives and thrives while managing his own mental health. Each Thursday we delve into a factor or condition that aff…
 
Welcome to But Where Are You From?... A podcast by a late 20-something millennial learning about life as a British Born Chinese. I’m Viv, the host of the podcast. I talk about life as a British Born Chinese (BBC); from family life, to work, dating, relationships, food, racism, and general culture. Trigger Warning: grief, losing a parent We know tha…
 
Welcome to But Where Are You From?... A podcast by a late 20-something millennial learning about life as a British Born Chinese. I’m Viv, the host of the podcast.I talk about life as a British Born Chinese (BBC); from family life, to work, dating, relationships, food, racism, and general culture.These two need no introduction...So happy to finally …
 
We’re continuing to cover Covid-19 with how it relates to mental health. Join us for some lighthearted discussion alongside practical insight with Dr Shainna Ali. Who shares tips for adjusting to your new normal as lockdown lifts and mental health lessons can be found from the pandemic. Here we go! Mental is the brain-child of Bobby Temps, who live…
 
In this short bonus interview Shanley Lewis shares advice she gives to clients for coping with change and fear. Also how in changing routine a few times during lockdown she has established a new normal. Here we go! Mental is the brain-child of Bobby Temps, who lives and thrives while managing his own mental health. Each Thursday we delve into a fac…
 
Welcome to But Where Are You From?... A podcast by a late 20-something millennial learning about life as a British Born Chinese. I’m Viv, the host of the podcast. I talk about life as a British Born Chinese (BBC); from family life, to work, dating, relationships, food, racism, and general culture. This week, I had the most glorious time speaking to…
 
We’re continuing to cover Covid-19 with how it relates to mental health. Join us for some lighthearted discussion alongside practical insight. Here we go! Mental is the brain-child of Bobby Temps, who lives and thrives while managing his own mental health. Each Thursday we delve into a factor or condition that affects the mind and how to better man…
 
In this short bonus interview Sophie Sabbage shares her insight for navigating collective and individual grief and loneliness during this time. Plus her hopes for how in moving to a new normal we could address mental health better going forward. Here we go! Mental is the brain-child of Bobby Temps, who lives and thrives while managing his own menta…
 
Let’s stand for our black friends. I know that most of you will already be combating anti-blackness within our own circles or on your social platforms. Here’s just some resources from 30 minutes of researching, there’s so much out there for Asians to help support the Black Lives Matters Movement. This is not exhaustive. I encourage us all to contin…
 
We’re continuing to cover Covid-19 with how it relates to mental health. Join us for some lighthearted discussion alongside practical insight and an interview with Emma Carrington. She’s runs a frontline service supporting the nations mental health and shares what learning has come out of this time already. Here we go! Mental is the brain-child of …
 
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