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Managing Your Mental Health When The World Falls Apart

Welcome to How to Cope! A new podcast exploring just how we can best manage our mental health, when the global coronavirus crisis is doing its very best to pummel our sanity into a pulp.Each episode, writer Becky Howard
4/20/2021

Erin Kelly, bestselling author, on how she coped with lockdown

Ep. 32
As a bestselling author of psychological thrillers He Said/She Said, The Poison Tree and her latest book Watch Her Fall, Erin Kelly had had 20 years of experience in working from home when lockdown hit. But that doesn’t mean it was a straightforward journey: she had to radically adjust her writing life to look after her two children, start homeschooling and also finish her latest novel.Through this challenging time, Erin’s learned a good few things about herself – not least that she was suffering with clinical depression during the first lockdown. She shares her mental health story, how she actually found things harder after the crisis period passed, and how ultimately, the pandemic might have helped her mental health in the long run.We also chat to Erin about how the pandemic has affected our relationships with our children, what positive aspects she’s been able to take from it, and how lockdown meant she was able to glean better, more honest insights from ballet dancers when researching her latest betseller.Erin’s latest book Watch Her Fall is available now: https://www.waterstones.com/book/watch-her-fall/erin-kelly/9781529377293How to Cope is hosted by writerBecky Howardand psychotherapistLucy Clyde. You can follow us on Twitter@_beckyhoward @lucysclyde @cope_podcastThank you so much for listening. Please like, subscribe and share, it makes a real difference and we really appreciate it.
4/8/2021

Simon Raymonde, ex-Cocteau Twin and Bella Union boss, on his life-changing pandemic

Ep. 31
Music has always been Simon Raymonde’s life. As a member of seminal band Cocteau Twins during the 80s and 90s, and latterly as the head of Bella Union record label – which looks after artists including Tim Burgess, Fleet Foxes, John Grant and Father John Misty – going to gigs, travelling, and releasing music was everything. But thanks to the Covid-19 shutdown, he’s had to change everything – and through it, has discovered a new way to live his life.We chat to Simon about leaving London for the South coast, the impact of lockdown on him and his artists, and how he sought solace during Lockdown 1 by working on his new Lost Horizons album.But it wasn’t until the start of this year that Simon made some radical changes to his life, afforded by Lockdown 3. Realising he had reached a fork in the road when it came to his own health and wellbeing, he embarked on a totally new approach, and has found the results life-changing.We talk to Simon about how the pandemic provided him with this epiphany, why he feels he’s now a better husband and father, and how he feels about a post-Covid future. We also share some love about his artist Tim Burgess’ Twitter Listening Parties, and why they’ve proved such a hit during Covid times.The new Lost Horizons album In Quiet Moments is out now In Quiet Moments | Lost Horizonslosthorizonsband.bandcamp.com› album › in-quiet-m...How to Cope is hosted by writerBecky Howardand psychotherapistLucy Clyde. You can follow us on Twitter@_beckyhoward @lucysclyde @cope_podcastThank you so much for listening. Please like, subscribe and share, it makes a real difference and we really appreciate it. 🎧💚