We Are What We Overcome
the podcast

A musician, an improviser and a psychotherapist talk about mental health and wellbeing. A podcast for starting an essential conversation about mental health, particularly for men.

The Podcast

A Dip in the Sea – We Are What We Overcome Episode 035
A Dip in the Sea – We Are What We Ove...
We've been on the move, right back to Edinburgh where it all began... This time we've had a couple of days...
00:34:01
August 18, 2023
Brain Fog – We Are What We Overcome Episode 034
Brain Fog – We Are What We Overcome E...
This time we're talking about brain fog - a curious phenomenon that affects lots of different people in different ...
00:35:04
August 04, 2023
Big Fat Check-In – We Are What We Overcome Episode 033
Big Fat Check-In – We Are What We Ove...
It's been a busy year so far and it's kept the three of us apart more than usual. The only solution is spending so...
00:36:04
July 09, 2023
Long Check-In – We Are What We Overcome Episode 032
Long Check-In – We Are What We Overco...
Sometimes we just need to talk for a while about how we feel and what’s going on with us. This is one of those t...
00:41:48
February 28, 2023
Health Part Two – We Are What We Overcome Episode 031
Health Part Two – We Are What We Over...
The boys get together to talk about physical health, fitness and its effect on mental health. We’re all at diffe...
00:39:06
February 03, 2023
Health – We Are What We Overcome Episode 030
Health – We Are What We Overcome Epis...
We were slightly delayed in recording this episode because of a health problem, so it seemed fitting that we talk ...
00:39:39
January 11, 2023
Time – We Are What We Overcome Episode 029
Time – We Are What We Overcome Episod...
In this episode we’re talking about time (and using the word “time” far too many times). All of memories and...
00:35:16
December 04, 2022
Sleep – We Are What We Overcome Episode 028
Sleep – We Are What We Overcome Episo...
We do it every night, and are supposed to spend up to one third of our whole lives doing it, but catching a good n...
00:38:52
October 30, 2022
The Traumatising World – We Are What We Overcome Episode 027
The Traumatising World – We Are What ...
The world around us is complex, confusing and at times can be simply overwhelming. Even worse, it’s impossible t...
00:37:51
October 02, 2022
At Edinburgh Festival Fringe – We Are What We Overcome Episode 026
At Edinburgh Festival Fringe – We Are...
We met up at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where Matt is performing his acclaimed one-man mental health music and...
00:34:50
August 22, 2022
Being in the Moment – We Are What We Overcome Episode 025
Being in the Moment – We Are What We ...
Both the past and the future are filled with things to think about, fret about, and hope for. Sometimes those &nbs...
00:33:33
August 01, 2022
Happiness – We Are What We Overcome Episode 024
Happiness – We Are What We Overcome E...
Are you happy? It’s a harder question to answer than we think. Overloaded with expectations, ambitions and compa...
00:44:22
July 05, 2022
Being Opened Up To – We Are What We Overcome Episode 023
Being Opened Up To – We Are What We O...
What do you do when someone opens up to you? It’s a privilege, but it’s also potentially terrifying, very awkw...
00:37:23
May 31, 2022
Putting the Past in the Picture – We Are What We Overcome Episode 022
Putting the Past in the Picture – We ...
This episode is about being in counselling, sharing how the process can feel, and what can be gained from the expe...
00:50:46
May 01, 2022
Information Overload – We Are What We Overcome Episode 021
Information Overload – We Are What We...
Modern life is filled with a seemingly endless barrage of information - news, social media feeds, gossip... stuff....
00:41:41
March 27, 2022
Why Don't Men Ask for Help? – We Are What We Overcome Episode 020
Why Don't Men Ask for Help? – We Are ...
We talk about the barriers to seeking help, recognising whether we need help, and why it is that so many people do...
00:41:40
February 27, 2022
Feeling Regret – We Are What We Overcome Episode 019
Feeling Regret – We Are What We Overc...
This month we talk about something that can linger in the back of our minds... regret. It's a slippery feeling, an...
00:42:37
February 07, 2022
Looking Forward to the New Year - We Are What We Overcome Episode 018
Looking Forward to the New Year - We Ar...
Gosh it's been a long year... or super-short? Either way, there's a new one coming up in just a couple of days. Fo...
00:40:12
December 29, 2021
Christmas Chat - We Are What We Overcome Episode 017
Christmas Chat - We Are What We Overcom...
It's that time of year. Snow, Real Fires, Baileys (other Irish Cream Liqueurs are available but not necessarily as...
00:46:51
November 28, 2021
Perspectives – We Are What We Overcome Episode 016
Perspectives – We Are What We Overcom...
At last we’re able to meet up in person again, and we took advantage of a gloriously sunny day to gather and tal...
00:42:34
August 06, 2021
Social Masks – We Are What We Overcome Episode 015 (Lockdown Special)
Social Masks – We Are What We Overcom...
We met up to talk about what social masks we wear under different circumstances. For some of us, being sociable an...
00:42:30
May 15, 2021
Performing and Performance Part Two – We Are What We Overcome Episode 014 (Lockdown Special)
Performing and Performance Part Two –...
Continuing our two-parter on performance and mental heath. We talk about what the experience of performing does fo...
00:46:02
April 12, 2021
Performing and Performance Part One – We Are What We Overcome Episode 013 (Lockdown Special)
Performing and Performance Part One –...
All four of us are performers in different ways – musicians, improvisers and magicians. It’s an important part...
00:43:31
March 13, 2021
New Year & Resolutions – We Are What We Overcome Episode 012 (Lockdown Special)
New Year & Resolutions – We Are What ...
Well, 2020 finally came to an end and we met up in early in the new year to talk about change, hope and new year...
00:41:21
February 17, 2021
Empathy – We Are What We Overcome Episode 011 (Lockdown Special)
Empathy – We Are What We Overcome Epi...
In this episode we discuss empathy, what it means and how important it can be - especially right now. We also talk...
00:38:44
February 12, 2021
Mental Health Awareness Week – We Are What We Overcome Episode 010 (Lockdown Special 4)
Mental Health Awareness Week – We Are...
Mental Health Awareness Week is the perfect time to talk about our own mental health. In this episode we talk abou...
00:50:17
December 16, 2020
Anxiety Revisited – We Are What We Overcome Episode 009 (Lockdown Special 10)
Anxiety Revisited – We Are What We Ov...
Well, we’re back in lockdown in the UK, and we’re not really sure how to feel about it. High on the list of ha...
00:34:05
November 17, 2020
Self Care – We Are What We Overcome Episode 008 (Lockdown Special 03)
Self Care – We Are What We Overcome E...
From the earlier days of lockdown, when we were still adjusting to a life lived at home and constant disaster news...
00:49:45
July 28, 2020
How We Talk to Each Other – We Are What We Overcome Episode 007 (Lockdown Special 02)
How We Talk to Each Other – We Are Wh...
Lockdown continues… This time we’re talking about how we talk to each other, abut the kinds of language we use...
00:48:46
July 07, 2020
Checking In – We Are What We Overcome Episode 006 (Lockdown Special 01)
Checking In – We Are What We Overcome...
When lockdown came, we started chatting online to see how we were coping. This is our first one from April 2020.&n...
00:45:26
June 23, 2020
Grief and Loss – We Are What We Overcome Episode 005
Grief and Loss – We Are What We Overc...
This one's a tough one, so trigger warnings up front: we're talking about grief, bereavement and death. Everyone n...
01:05:13
April 30, 2020
Friends and Family – We Are What We Overcome Episode 004
Friends and Family – We Are What We O...
This week we're talking about how our mental health affects our family and our loved ones. While they're also the ...
00:44:16
March 31, 2020
Suicide – We Are What We Overcome Episode 003
Suicide – We Are What We Overcome Epi...
We're talking about suicide this week, so major TRIGGER WARNING, for us and anyone listening. We share our persona...
00:53:55
June 02, 2019
Anxiety – We Are What We Overcome Episode 002
Anxiety – We Are What We Overcome Epi...
This time our main topic is anxiety, and all the ways that's affected us and how we learn to deal with it. We...
01:00:49
May 01, 2019
Start Talking About Mental Health – We Are What We Overcome Episode 001
Start Talking About Mental Health – W...
A podcast for starting an essential conversation about mental health. We’ve all faced mental health problems; we...
01:06:31
April 29, 2019

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