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Following on from a stigma-busting column in Sarah Millican’s online magazine Standard Issue, North East writer Lucy Nichol has launched a new podcast It REALLY Couldn’t Happen To A Nicer…,that defines people by their roles in society to prove that, when it comes to mental health, you can’t put people in boxes.

Where it be a parent, nurse, doctor, teacher, actor or anything else, a different profession provides the focus for each episode, and looking through this lens, the podcast then discusses how mental health problems have affected their life, but how those problems haven’t defined who they are as a person.

Having previously interviewed names such as political strategist, Alastair Campbell; actress and TV personality Denise Welch and, closer to home, Lucy’s husband, actor, Chris Connel, Lucy is excellent at delving into these issues and getting people to open up, and as a mental health campaigner herself, this is an exciting passion project.

The podcast has got off to a good start as well, with episode one featuring high profile blogger, Claire Eastham and mental health campaigner, Natasha Devon MBE, and episode two featuring an interview all the way from Tasmania with Rae Earl – writer of My Mad Fat Diary.

It REALLY Couldn’t Happen To A Nicer… (also known as The REALLY cast), which has been launched in partnership with Hull-based wellbeing and tech company, Moodbeam, is available on SoundCloud, iTunes and Spotify.

For updates and new episodes, follow Lucy on Twitter @LucyENichol and @TheREALLYCast. Lucy’s book is available to buy online from Amazon.

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