Reclaim Social Podcast S02E02 – Mental Health Collective

Tereza Litsa
Digital Engagement Manager
27 Jul 2020

The second episode for S02 of the Reclaim Social Podcast is now live! 🎉

Our latest guest for the second season is Dr. Amy Pollard, Director of Mental Health Collective, the hub for unlocking social & collective approaches to mental health.

We asked her about her work, the social and collective dimension of mental health but also the new ways to come together during COVID-19.

We’ve found out more about the initiative Kindness by Post, a secret Santa for kindness, and we also discussed the role of social media and the sense of belonging that we are craving more than ever.

Enjoy! 🎧

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Learning more about the Mental Health Collective and Kindness by Post

We’ve talked about many things with Amy, including:

  • Why she set up the Mental Health Collective – new ways of coming together and connecting people

  • The idea of launching ‘Kindness by Post’

  • Beating isolation by sending cards to strangers in the context of COVID-19

  • The media coverage they got during the Mental Health Awareness Week

  • Social and collective dimension of mental health in the context of COVID-19

  • How we can come together to support each other as a society

  • The importance of being part of a movement of connection and hope

  • Small gestures that add up and how to get you part of a movement that represents a sense of hope

  • How Kindness by Post use social media

  • Learnings on how to use social media during and after COVID

  • How to stay hopeful with a sense of belonging in the current situation

  • How she is taking care of her own mental health

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When people feel they are falling apart, they often think they are alone. The Mental Health Collective works to find new ways of coming together.

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