20 Best UK Mental Health Podcasts of 2021

May 17, 2021

Are you wanting to learn more about uk mental health? Well you’ve come to the right place. This is a curated list of the best uk mental health podcasts of 2021.

We have selected these podcasts for a variety of reasons, but they are all well worth a listen. We tried to select a variety of podcasts across the spectrum from hosts with a wide breadth of experience.

Best UK Mental Health Podcasts 2021

With thanks to ListenNotes, Crunchbase, SemRush and Ahrefs for providing the data to create and rank these podcasts.

Bird Podcast | Stories from prison

  • Publisher: Bird Podcast
  • Total Episodes: 13

Bird Podcast investigates what it really means to do time in the UK prison system. One topic, two chicks, three points of view. Explores themes around mental health, women in prison, UK gangs, knife crime, life sentences & rehabilitation.

Stop and Search

  • Publisher: Jason Reed
  • Total Episodes: 65

Drugs, addiction, mental health, the media. We’re on the front-lines of the War on Drugs! Stop and Search aims to deconstruct our laws; we take a look at many overlapping issues and we ask ‘what’s really going on in society’? With a mix of live panel discussions, celebrity guests, policy experts, rolling news content, and general inquisitiveness, we’ll try to get to the bottom of our relationship with drugs. Stop and Search is in association with LEAP UK and proudly part of Scroobius Pip’s Distraction Pieces Network.

The Quiet Mark Podcast

  • Publisher: Quiet Mark
  • Total Episodes: 24

Welcome to The Quiet Mark Podcast. Simon Gosling, CMO at Quiet Mark – the independent, international approval award programme associated with the UK Noise Abatement Society – explores our relationship with sound in a series of conversations with experts who’ve spent their lives working with acoustics. The World Health Organization (WHO) recognises environmental noise as the 2nd largest environmental health risk in Western Europe behind air quality. The Mayor of London’s Environment Strategy warns that noise can contribute towards a range of physical and mental health problems, disturb sleep and affect people’s hearing, communication and learning. And, in our smart-phone era, noise isn’t only about the big sounds of planes, traffic and construction sites. Smaller sounds like someone FaceTiming on the bus or playing music loudly through their tinny headphones can cause stress, annoyance and impact on our mental health.

Take Flight Podcast

  • Publisher: Take Flight
  • Total Episodes: 81

Take Flight Podcast is released bi-weekly, discussing the topics that are top of mind for Millennial’s today. The quartet tackle a wide variety of topics such as: career, travel, mental health, making decisions, personal finances, communication, relationships and more. With the 4 young men coming from under-represented backgrounds from the UK, being second generation immigrants but have since traveled and lived internationally, they give a unique perspective on their journey and learning’s as they continue to evolve along the way. Since early 2019, Take Flight Podcast has been listened to in over 50 countries, with tens of thousands of streams to date, come join a growing community and let’s help more people Take Flight. Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, SoundCloud and Stitcher

The Paul McGregor Podcast

  • Publisher: Paul McGregor
  • Total Episodes: 44

On the 4th March 2009, my life changed forever. My Dad, the man I looked up too, the man who in my eyes had ‘everything’ on paper took his own life. After it happened I struggled to deal with the grief, I buried the pain and found myself asking the question ‘why’ over and over again. I too then found myself struggling with depression and anxiety. This Podcast is all about documenting not only my own personal journey to discovering more about mental health and suicide, but to also document other stories too. It’s time to talk about mental health, it’s time to give it the voice it deserves and hopefully this Podcast can provide that. Hopefully this Podcast helps show others that they’re not alone…Paul McGregor is an author, lecturer, a mental health advocate, husband, Father of 2 and avid Liverpool supporter. He shares daily content, giving mental health a voice across multiple social platforms and through speaking and workshops across the UK. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

Mentally Yours

  • Publisher: Metro.co.uk
  • Total Episodes: 243

A weekly mental health podcast from http://Metro.co.uk. Ellen Scott and Yvette Caster chat to people who have lived with mental illness, from shop workers to celebrities, to educate, empathise and challenge stigma. Ellen has OCD, depression and anxiety, Yvette has bipolar disorder and binge eating disorder. Both know what a lonely place mental illness can be. These podcasts offer hope and proof that things can improve. Published every Monday.  Follow us on social media http://twitter.com/mentallyyrs or join the private Mentally Yours Facebook Group.

I am. I have

  • Publisher: Happiful – Mental Health
  • Total Episodes: 77

We all have mental health, and some of us will experience or live with mental illness – but that doesn’t define who we are. We talk with some great people, finding out about who they are and the passions that shape their lives, as well as their responses to their own mental health. This podcast is about the power of talking and the benefit of presenting our whole self to the world. Brought to you by Happiful Magazine and Counselling Directory. Subscribe and share your thoughts using #iamihave You can find a professional therapist in your local area at www.counselling-directory.org.uk

Yours Truly, Hiddenukht

  • Publisher: Amina Kassouri
  • Total Episodes: 15

A place we talk about a vast array of raw and real topics concerned with the Muslim woman’s experience. From intricacies of identity, marriage and motherhood, to the vast ocean of discussion on mental health and relationships, we aim to delve into it all! Instagram: @hiddenukht_ Email: [email protected]

Luke’s Lunacies

  • Publisher: Luke Alexander
  • Total Episodes: 7

Welcome to Luke’s Lunacies, hosted by YouTuber Luke Alexander, Where he discusses whatever topic no matter how crazy, with a focus on mental health.

The Amy Rushworth Show

  • Publisher: Amy Rushworth
  • Total Episodes: 75

Brought to you by Amy Rushworth, one of the UK’s leading Transformational and Healing Mentors, this high-vibe podcast is designed to help you ignite your inner fire and harness the courage to blaze your dream path. You’ll hear intimate, unfiltered conversations and soul-nourishing advice from experts on every topic from confidence, personal development, spirituality, mental health, manifestation, sex, empowerment, business, money, healing and energy. Whether you’re completely stuck, demotivated or looking for some inspiration to make a powerful change, this show will help you reclaim your spar

#QueerAF | queer inspiring LGBT + stories

  • Publisher: QueerAF
  • Total Episodes: 39

Listen for free every week, as a different student, graduate or LGBT+ producer tells their most #QueerAF story on the podcast by National Student Pride. Hosted by Jamie Wareham, we commission young LGBT+ producers to tell their own stories so long as they are beyond the binary, sex-positive, challenge mental health, sexuality and identity taboos – or have unicorns spewing rainbows everywhere. Download and take the best UK lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and queer story podcast with you, as recommended by Cosmopolitan, Gay Star News, Attitude Magazine, Spotify Digital Pride collection and Apple Podcast’s Pride collection. The show was nominated for a British Podcast Award 2019. We’re back in 2020 with Season 4, with more LGBT+ reporters than ever.#QueerAF keeps the pride of conversation – that is National Student Pride, an event for LGBT+ students and graduates – a discussion that carries on all year round. We have the UK’s biggest free LGBT+ job fair powered by Pride.Careers, taboo challenging and topical panel discussions, live recordings of the show and tantalising performances. Don’t miss the biggest event in the UK’s student calendar, in February, the UK’s LGBT History Month.

Warriors Unmasked

  • Publisher: Clint Malarchuk and Chuck Thuss
  • Total Episodes: 20

Warriors Unmasked is a show that will take a deep dive into the life journeys of athletes, both professional and amateur, coaches, military personnel as well as first responders and the people next door. You will hear many stories of tremendous courage and perseverance. Some of these stories will also have an element of dealing with mental illness while overcoming the odds. Your hosts and mental health advocates, Clint Malarchuk and Chuck Thuss, will incorporate their own personal journeys/ experiences as they speak to their guests on a very intimate level.


  • Publisher: Radio Mike
  • Total Episodes: 127

Radio Mike is an indecisive over-thinker who gave himself the nickname ‘Radio Mike,’ and obsesses over minute details and obscure popular culture. A bundle of neuroticism and anxiety, Radio Mike is a loveable geek who shamelessly talks about the many blunders of his life working in radio and podcasting, navigating young adult life as a millennial, exploring the complexities of his mental health and celebrating nerd culture. ————————————————————————————————– Radio Mike is a writer and producer from Melbourne, Australia who has worked on shows such as WILOSOPHY with Wil Anderson and The Hamish & Andy Show. First heard on the airwaves of Melbourne’s community radio scene, Radio Mike gained prominence as the bumbling, head-dieting button pusher of The Luke & Lewis Show, amongst others. My name is Radio Mike. I’m a 20th Century Boy. Welcome to the inside of my mind.

Stories of Stigma: South Asian Mental Health

  • Publisher: MannMukti
  • Total Episodes: 47

MannMukti.org is a one-stop resource for South Asians to learn about and address mental health concerns with each other. MannMukti translates to “mental liberation” in Hindi. Our mission is to encourage healthy, open dialogue of mental health issues in an effort to remove stigma, improve awareness and promote self-care. Together, let’s #SpeakUp.

On the Ward

  • Publisher: St Andrew’s Healthcare
  • Total Episodes: 11

Hosted by staff nurse John-Barry Waldron, who has worked at St Andrew’s Healthcare for 15 years, ‘On the Ward’ challenges some of the myths and taboos around complex mental illness in the UK today, as it explores what really happens behind the walls of a secure psychiatric hospital.

The Capsule in Conversation

  • Publisher: Natalie Anderson
  • Total Episodes: 49

Official podcast from lifestyle brand The Capsule by Natalie Anderson. With honest chats, expert advice and real insight, Natalie talks all aspects of women’s wellbeing & mental health with weekly special guests. This podcast brings you inspirational conversations that will help you build your own wellbeing tool kit. For more wellbeing and lifestyle content from The Capsule visit www.thecapsule.co.uk

Unfinished Business

  • Publisher: The British Library
  • Total Episodes: 34

The fight for women’s rights is unfinished business. But where do we begin? Join incredible women, including actor and activist Jameela Jamil, Sex Education writer Laurie Nunn, Nubian Skin founder Ade Hassan, Olympic gold medal winner Victoria Pendleton and feminist icon Susie Orbach, as they talk to British Library curator Polly Russell about all things sexual liberation, intersectionality, mental health and more. Find out about the long history of women fighting for justice, discover remarkable characters from the past and hear from women today who are challenging and changing the world for the better. Creating a space for in-depth conversations on issues that matter across the world, this brand new podcast accompanies the British Library’s major new exhibition Unfinished Business: The Fight for Women’s Rights, open in London until 21 February 2021. Unfinished Business podcast series is generously supported by Joanna and Graham Barker and The Eccles Centre for American Studies. A Pixiu production. bl.uk/unfinished-business

Pocket Coach

  • Publisher: Kieran Hedley
  • Total Episodes: 63

Kieran takes both a science and spiritual focus on mental health. As a student of Medical Neuroscience at Duke University, a student of a Dharma Monk, and a student of many successful mentors in the western world, Kieran has moved through his own anxiety and depression. This podcast is dedicated to breaking down how this is possible through his own teachings, as well as fascinating interviews with deeply experienced professionals of their fields from all backgrounds. Join us every Monday 9am (NZT) to upgrade your own understanding around mental health, wellbeing and human performance.

Learn II Perform with Braeden Ostepchuk

  • Publisher: Braeden Ostepchuk
  • Total Episodes: 28

Rooted in the core values of gratitude, self-care, and service, Learn II Perform is all about learning, teaching, collaborating, and optimizing lives. The fundamental objective is to make life-changing information accessible to everyone.Join Braeden Ostepchuk – a professional athlete, NCAA national champion, university valedictorian, engineer, and voracious learner – as he condenses everything he has learned through an authentic review of his lifelong pursuit of greatness.Learn the secrets to optimizing your human potential so that you can elevate your health, happiness, and performance. All the heavy lifting is done for you: scientific and anecdotal evidence will be condensed into short, practical lessons so that you can immediately learn to perform. Topics include health, fitness, nutrition, philosophy, mindset, skill acquisition, and much more.More info at:https://learniiperform.com/https://www.instagram.com/braedenostepchuk/https://www.facebook.com/braedenostepchuk/

Life Talk | The Self Development Podcast

  • Publisher: Johnny Lawrence
  • Total Episodes: 15

Life Talk is the self development podcast hosted by Johnny Lawrence. Each show will explore different areas of self-development by speaking with a guest who is passionate and knowledgeable on a topic or subject. This podcast will explore areas such as self help, mental health, physical health, anxiety, trauma, mindfulness, business, self esteem, self confidence, limiting beliefs and much much more. Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/johnnylawrencecoaching/?hl=en Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/ Twitter – https://twitter.com/LifeTalkUK YouTube Channel: www.youtube.com/JohnnyLawrence

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