Mental health can be challenging for all of us when contending with the stress and pressures of modern life. If you want to change your mindset and improve your wellbeing we've picked some podcasts that give you insights, tips, experiences and inspiration for transforming how you feel mentally.
If your mental health is seriously affecting your life and physical wellbeing you can find more information and support via the SAMHSA helpline.
1) The Mental Illness Happy Hour
Comedian Paul Gilmartin delves into the complexities of mental health, addiction, and trauma with a mix of humor and raw honesty. Through candid interviews with a diverse range of guests, this podcast provides a platform for open discussions, breaking down stigmas surrounding mental health issues.
2) Terrible, Thanks for Asking
Hosted by Nora McInerny, this podcast takes a compassionate approach to exploring grief and mental health. McInerny, who has faced her own share of losses, shares personal stories and interviews others with empathy, creating a space where people can discuss life's challenges openly.
A podcast that brings you a relaxing and inspiring show sharing lifestyle changes to calm your nervous system and help you heal Anxiety, Panic, Stress, and PTSD for life! Join Jeremie, Brian and Taylor as they tackle health taboos with people who have experienced them firsthand.
4) The Hilarious World of Depression
Comedian John Moe hosts this unique podcast, where humor meets mental health. He engages in open and funny conversations with comedians and entertainers about their experiences with depression. By blending comedy and vulnerability, the show sheds light on the human side of mental health struggles.
5) The Anxiety Coaches Podcast
Gina Ryan, an anxiety coach, provides daily doses of practical advice and strategies for managing anxiety and stress. Her episodes cover a wide range of topics, offering listeners accessible tools to navigate the ups and downs of anxiety with a focus on daily self-care.
6) Mentally Yours
A weekly mental health podcast from Metro.co.uk where Rachel Moss is joined by a guest host to chat with people who have lived with mental illness from shop workers to celebrities. They also feature experts who educate, empathise and challenge stigma.
7) The One You Feed
A podcast that uses the parable of two wolves at battle within us as a jumping-off point for meaningful discussions about how to live skilfully amidst life’s inherent challenges. Host Eric Zimmer talks with experts such as scientists, authors, researchers, psychologists, thought leaders, spiritual teachers, and public figures about how listeners can act their way into a better life.
8) Not Another Anxiety Show
A podcast fit for a wide array of people, from the always anxious to the occasionally overwhelmed to the painfully panicked. Join host Kelli Walker – registered nurse, Certified Health and Wellness Coach – on an anxiety adventure. Learn what anxiety really is, why the best of us can get caught in its web –and how to move past its sticky grip.
9) The Hardcore Self Help Podcast
Dr. Robert Duff, a clinical psychologist, delivers straightforward advice and insights on mental health topics. With a no-nonsense approach, he covers a range of issues, from anxiety to self-improvement, providing practical guidance for listeners seeking actionable steps for personal growth.
10) The Mindful Kind
Hosted by Rachael Kable, this show guides listeners through the practice of mindfulness and self-care in The Mindful Kind. With short episodes, she shares practical tips, personal anecdotes, and guided meditations to help individuals incorporate mindfulness into their daily lives for improved mental well-being.
11) Optimal Living Daily: Personal Development & Minimalism
Justin Malik narrates content from personal development blogs, offering a daily dose of inspiration. Covering topics like minimalism, self-improvement, and mental health, this podcast provides bite-sized insights for listeners looking to enhance various aspects of their lives.
12) Therapy Thoughts
13) The Savvy Psychologist
Dr. Monica Johnson delivers evidence-based advice for better mental health in concise episodes. Covering a range of topics, from anxiety to relationships, she provides practical tips and tools to help listeners improve their psychological well-being.
14) The OCD Stories
Stuart Ralph hosts The OCD Stories, a podcast dedicated to obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Through interviews with individuals who have experienced OCD and experts in the field, the podcast aims to provide information, support, and hope for those dealing with this challenging condition.
15) Mindspace Podcast
Dr. Joe Flanders explores mental health, mindfulness, and well-being in the Mindspace Podcast. Drawing on his expertise as a clinical psychologist, he shares practical advice and insights to help listeners navigate life's challenges and cultivate a more fulfilling existence.
16) The Trauma Therapist Podcast
Guy Macpherson, PhD, hosts a podcast that delves into the world of trauma therapy. Through interviews with experts and therapists, the podcast provides valuable insights and resources for both professionals and individuals on their healing journeys.
17) The Body Image Podcast
Looking to explore body image, self-esteem, and intuitive eating? Corinne Dobbas hosts this show that features a mix of interviews with experts and personal stories. The podcast encourages listeners to develop a positive and compassionate relationship with their bodies.
18) The Happiness Lab
Dr. Laurie Santos explores the science of happiness in The Happiness Lab. Sharing research findings and practical strategies, the podcast provides evidence-based insights to help listeners enhance their well-being and lead more satisfying lives.
19) Shrink Rap Radio
Dr. David Van Nuys hosts Shrink Rap Radio, a podcast that covers a wide range of psychology topics. Through interviews with professionals, the podcast explores therapy techniques, research findings, and personal development to provide valuable insights for listeners.
20) The Positive Psychology Podcast
Kristen Truempy discusses positive psychology principles in this podcast. Exploring happiness, well-being, and personal development, she provides practical applications and insights to help listeners cultivate a more positive and fulfilling life.
21) The Anxiety Guy Podcast
Dennis Simsek, a former anxiety sufferer, hosts a podcast dedicated to overcoming anxiety and stress. Sharing insights and strategies based on personal experiences, the podcast provides support and guidance for individuals navigating their own anxiety journeys.
22) The Mind Pump Podcast
Sal Di Stefano, Adam Schafer, and Justin Andrews co-host The Mind Pump Podcast, covering fitness, wellness, and mental health. Providing evidence-based information and practical advice, the podcast offers a holistic approach to health and well-being.
23) Grief Out Loud
Jana DeCristofaro hosts Grief Out Loud, a podcast that facilitates candid conversations about grief, loss, and healing. Through personal stories and insights, the podcast aims to support individuals navigating their grief experiences and foster a sense of community.
Cassandra Eldridge Miers explores mindfulness, self-discovery, and intentional living in the podcast Rooted. Featuring guests who share wisdom on mental health and well-being, the podcast encourages listeners to cultivate a sense of calm and purpose in their lives