Let's Talk

Let's Talk podcast

When we are struggling with our mental health, we will often think that no one else is feeling the same thing. It can be a huge relief to discover that you are not alone in these struggles. 

The Let's Talk podcast is a new series bringing together different members of the University community to have honest and thought-provoking conversations about mental health. Each episode is hosted by our Chaplain, Harriet Harris, and features discussions between students and staff talking about a range of mental health topics, from loneliness and depression to imposter syndrome and a fear of failure. 

These are serious topics with lots of space to grow understanding - and with lots of laughter along the way too!


Please use the following information if any of the issues discussed in this podcast have affected you and you’d like support.

If you feel that you or someone you are with is in danger right now, please call 999. You can also contact the NHS 24 hour emergency mental health assessment service on 0131 537 6000.

24/7 helplines

  • Breathing Space: 0800 83 85 87 
  • The Samaritans: 08457 90 90 90
  • Edinburgh Crisis Centre: 0808 801 0414

University support

Listen to Series 1 now

Episode 1 - Anxiety, depression and ‘leaning in’

Joining Harriet for the first episode is 3rd year Zoology undergraduate, Rosie Taylor, and Assistant Principal and Professor of Engineering, Alan Murray.

In this episode, Rosie and Alan discuss anxiety, depression and how leaning in to what you are feeling, learning self-acceptance, and forgiving the past are wise and generous ways of responding to what you are going through.

Listen now