YU Chat

by You Understood

At You Understood, we encourage everyone to take a moment to think about how they are feeling and become more self-aware.

YU Chat is our monthly conversation with guests from a range of backgrounds - from psychologists to personal trainers to authors and everyone in between, who talk to us about their expertise in mental health, their lived experiences or anything else they fancy! Hear fascinating insights, inspiring s ... 

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Podcast episodes

  • Season 1

  • Brian Glass: Suicide, Depression and Mental Health Training

    Brian Glass: Suicide, Depression and Mental Health Training

    Brian is a mental health trainer, running courses on understanding and raising awareness of mental health issues and how to cope with and manage them. He is one of Scotland's few Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) practitioners. He joins Paul to discuss the often taboo subject of suicide, why we should be more open about it, as well as sharing his own experience of depression, anxiety and suicide.

  • Alannah Juchniewicz: Living with Endometriosis

    Alannah Juchniewicz: Living with Endometriosis

    Alannah talks about living with endometriosis, the impact it has on her mental health, and her work raising awareness about the condition as an ambassador for an endometriosis charity.

  • Matt Juchniewicz: Ultra-Running and Resilience

    Matt Juchniewicz: Ultra-Running and Resilience

    Matt discusses his experience of running ultra marathons and the mental resilience required to complete such feats of endurance. He also talks about how society can make things too easy for us, so challenging yourself with hardship can help you appreciate what you've got, and learn what you're capable of.

  • Gin Lalli: Tackling Stress and Anxiety

    Gin Lalli: Tackling Stress and Anxiety

    Psychotherapist Gin Lalli joins Paul to talk about stress and anxiety, solutions for managing them in a practical and individual way, and about the misconception that therapists can fix everything.

  • Kevin Donaghy: Stories of Hope - the Impact of a Cancer Diagnosis

    Kevin Donaghy: Stories of Hope - the Impact of a Cancer Diagnosis

    Kevin talks candidly about his experience of receiving a cancer diagnosis, and how it impacted his mental health. He also talks to us about the book he has written, collating the stories of people who have been through similar situations in order to help others facing cancer