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 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.

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

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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

Let's Talk: Life in lockdown

The Let’s Talk podcast is launching a special ‘Life in Lockdown’ series to look into the diverse changes and challenges our University community is experiencing as a result of Covid-19.

Harriet Harris leads this series and is joined by students and staff to talk about how they are learning to acclimatise to the new way of living, working and studying away from the University.

Life in lockdown episode 1

Life in lockdown episode 2

Life in lockdown episode 3

Life in lockdown episode 4

Listen to series 1