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Head Talks aims to inform, inspire and engage those interested in the mind and mental wellbeing.

Find people speaking from the heart and from their own experience.

Take away knowledge and practical steps towards better mental health.

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The Impossible: Controlling Mind and Body, Wim Hof

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He has left scientists baffled. His ability to control his heart rate and brave extreme temperatures (breaking numerous world records, including the longest ice bath) has earned him the nickname ‘The Iceman’.  Now Dutch daredevil Wim Hof has set out to spread the potential health benefits -mental as well as physical- of his revolutionary technique. […]

Surviving Suicide, the Tartan Way, Josh Quigley

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Two years ago, Josh Quigley woke in the middle of the night, got into his car and drove into a concrete barrier at 80 miles-an-hour. A crippling battle with depression had held this outwardly happy Scottish entrepreneur in a deadly grip. Miraculously, Quigley escaped unscathed. He decided to travel the world as ‘The Tartan Explorer’, […]

The Power of Words, Charlotte Reed

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Author ‘May The Thoughts Be With You’ When Charlotte Reed was struck by a constant feeling of ‘utter terror’, she bravely decided to try and heal herself. One way she fought her depression was to write down one inspiring thought a day. ‘May The Thoughts Be With You’, is a self-illustrated, handwritten book and, like […]

Frazzled, Ruby Wax OBE

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Entertainer, Mental Health Activist, Author of “Frazzled” Having suffered bouts of depression from age 13, it wasn’t until after the birth of her first daughter that world-famous comedian Ruby Wax realized it was ‘not a virus’. Multiple institutionalizations, an MA in Mindfulness, and two books later, Wax now tours with her searingly funny and personal account […]

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Whether you suffer from clinical anxiety, worry a great deal, or are a little shy in public. You may get down some days, feel deeply depressed on others, or simply lack inspiration at times.

You may want to hear from others challenged by addiction, phobias, body image, social media. Or learn from leading thinkers and practitioners. Or discover a new therapy that’s right for you.

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The Real You Doesn’t Have an Outlet, Susan Greenfield

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Neuroscientist We are in the midst of the worst social experiment ever, says scientist, author and broadcaster Susan Greenfield. Baroness Greenfield, a leading specialist on the workings of the brain, is convinced that social media stints our personal growth and adds to the mental anguish of young people. ‘We have to think about this now; […]

On God, Community, and Mental Health, Lord Carey

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Former Archbishop of Canterbury Our communities are fragmented, so there is no natural support system for mental illness anymore, says Lord Carey. Instead, this former Archbishop of Canterbury supports ‘taking out pews’ to create 24-hour churches, functioning as community centres. Outspoken Carey, once leader of 70 million Anglicans worldwide, also supported the ordination of female […]

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What causes anxiety and depression?

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Mindset look at a scene from the Movie Inside Out, with an important message of how ‘our feelings are essential to our wellbeing’. We shouldn’t avoid sadness or hide our feelings, as the flow of emotions keep us balanced and can stop us facing major anxiety or depression.  

Kick It!

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Oliver (Founder) Head Talks founder takes us to his local boxing club We all know sport is good for you. But it also turns out to be essential for healthy minds. Some workouts have even more added value. Here Head Talks founder Oli takes us to his local boxing club, where spirits are […]

TAWAI: A voice from the forest

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TAWAI: A voice from the forest Bruce Parry Explorer Bruce Parry has just completed a documentary, TAWAI, that will be in cinemas from the end of September. Bruce – who filmed a wonderful Head Talk for us that you can see here – is an award-winning documentarian, explorer, author, former Royal Marines commando officer, and is an […]

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