Our Creativity and Mental Health Podcast Is Here! (S1:E1)

The first episode of our MENTAL HEALTH Podcast is now live!

Gif of Angela Lansbury in sequins, gesturing triumphantly to the audience. Appropriate to celebrate the release of our mental health podcast!

You can also listen on Soundcloud (there might be a couple of other musical goodies on there too…) or get the video version on YouTube, stick us in a corner somewhere and pretend we’re all hanging out (because that’s pretty much life right now, isn’t it?).

We’re aiming the podcast to focus on mental health and the creative arts. We’re hoping to interview our troupe members and theatre creatives the world over, so if you have any suggestions or you’d like to make any nice introductions with potential guests, come at us!

A note from the future…

Below you’ll find the most recent episodes. Firstly, we begin with an episode just the two of us (Rosie Verbose and Ferrero Rochelle) introducing our themes and ambitions. Then we enjoy chats with each member of Invisible Cabaret in turn, passionate creative performers with their own perspectives on mental health. After that, we begin chatting to artists of different disciplines, such as musician Robert Hallow and illustrator Elyssa Rider. That takes us right up to Time To Talk Day in February 2021, where we round off Series 1 and get ready for the joys of Series 2!

‘Bonus Points If You Go To Therapy’ | Fantasy and Reality with Anti-Shamer, REED AMBER The Invisible Cabaret Podcast: Mental Health & The Arts

Years of crushing finally pay off – our favourite mental health and sex-positivity icon, Reed Amber, joins us on the podcast! You may know Reed best from her work with Florence and the gang over at Come Curious, or from their podcast, F*cks Given. In this episode, we talk to Reed about her journey from hating to advocating: her body, therapy, social media, the works. From CBT to OF to IBS, we're DTF with Reed FTW.  Plenty of 'adult' language in this one, you have been warned! CW: OCD & intrusive thoughts (3 mins to 15 mins approx); suicidal thoughts (05:53 – 06:10); brief mention of psychosis (06:14 – 06:30); body image, dysmorphia (23 mins to 33 mins approx); brief discussion of SW (33 mins – 38 mins approx) with reference to trafficking (36:30 – 37:30) and fetishes (37:30 – 38:00); brief mention of death & bereavement (39:00 – 39:30). Keep up to date with Reed Amber on Instagram, Twitter, OF and more. Find her work with Come Curious on YouTube and Instagram. *** What are you grateful for? Be in the next episode of our podcast and tell us what has you feeling thankful lately. You can Tweet us at @inviscabaret, DM us on Instagram or send us a voice message. *** Things mentioned in the podcast: How to pursue therapy: some resources – NHS & self-referrals (UK), BetterHelp Hypochondria vs. health anxiety The Boy, The Mole, The Fox and The Horse by Charlie Macksey Meditation & mindfulness for panic attacks Parasympathetic nervous system (Reed was right first time! @ 20 mins ish) Bloating & IBS – signs to be aware of for similarly-presenting health conditions Social media addiction Documentary: The Social Dilemma, available on Netflix *** Edited and mixed by Matt Ennis, www.mennismixing.co.uk Music: Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod , available by license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 http://www.invisiblecabaret.org — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/invisible-cabaret/message
  1. ‘Bonus Points If You Go To Therapy’ | Fantasy and Reality with Anti-Shamer, REED AMBER
  2. ‘It’s Healthy to Sweat (and Kinda Sexy!)’ | Fitness & Femininity with LENA MAE LENMAN
  3. 'Reclaiming Things I Never Knew I Lost' | Corsets & Confidence with SINOPA RIN
  4. 'Someone You Love Is a S-x Worker' | Stripping Away Stigma with VICTORIA ROSE
  5. 'My Absolute Aim in Life is to Share Joy' | World Burlesque Day with SAPPHIRA

Let us know what you think on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or by emailing: invisiblecabaret@gmail.com.

Now if you’ll excuse us, we’ll be going back to our plans for Day 359 in Quarantine…

Gif of Marilyn Monroe as Sugar Cane in Some Like It Hot, wearing a black low-cut dress and taking a swig from a hip-flask

Big love, Ferrero Rochelle & Rosie Verbose xxx

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2 thoughts on “Our Creativity and Mental Health Podcast Is Here! (S1:E1)

  1. Really interesting and exciting stuff your planning in these dark days . I work as a peer mentor for a mental health charity and we have done a Zoom drop in which worked fairly well . Good luck and stay safe looking forward to more pod casts

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