Hear Myself Think is a new audio-theatre series inviting you to plug in your headphones and undertake a short, simple everyday activity in the company of one of five different characters.
Why not pick an activity, and listen along as these newfound friends tidy, talk, sketch and walk alongside you, with their comic and contemplative monologues offering instruction, comfort and the restorative power of good company.
Developed with guidance from mental health advisors and support organisations, each ten-minute episode also offers bitesize opportunities for active engagement with your own wellbeing.
Content Warning Hear Myself Think is an audio drama series, and contains characters talking about their experiences of anxiety, loneliness, and depression.
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Though the activites in these episodes are useful for helping process negative thoughts before they become overwhelming, if these thoughts are preventing you from living the life you want to lead then seeking help is the right thing to do.
If you can, speaking to trusted friends, relatives, or a healthcare professional is a great place to start.
There are many other services focused on helping support those experiencing mental health problems - as you are not alone in feeling this way - with several listed below, each including further links, resources and support.
However, it’s important to remember that if you are struggling to access professional medical support it is not your fault - you deserve support, and to feel better.
If this is the case, local community groups are great resources for finding a non-judgemental and welcoming community of people who understand how you are feeling, who may be able to advise you on your specific situation. There are links below to help find your nearest group.
If you are in distress, or feel you need immediate help, call NHS 111
Befrienders Worldwide (International helplines)
INFORMATION AND SUPPORT
The Mental Health Foundation has a wide resource for exploring support options, as well as an A-Z of mental health.
Anxiety UK offers advice and support to those experiencing anxiety, stress, and anxiety-based depression.
No Panic offers advice and support to those suffering from anxiety, panic attacks, and obsessive compulsive disorders.
4Viewers' Mental Health page also offers a wide range of links for mental health support options.
The mental health charity Mind has a directory for finding peer and community support groups.
The Hub of Hope provides guidance on finding local support, wellbeing and healthcare services.
Rethink offers peer support groups across the country.
Charity Choice features a list of UK counselling and support charities, with the option to filter by location.
DepressionUK also offers links to help find local support groups.
CAST & CREATIVES
Recent credits include 846 Live (Stratford East); The High Table (The Bush); King Hedley II (Stratford East); A Small Place (The Gate); Fun Home (Y...
Recent credits include The Mousetrap (St Martins); Vincent River (The Park, Trafalgar Studios); The Madness of George III (Nottingham Playhouse/NT ...
Recent credits include Get Happy (Told By an Idiot); Quality Street (Northern Broadsides); All You Need is LSD (Birmingham Rep); Bread and Ros...
Recent credits include Discovery (Outbox); The Devotions (SHOUT Festival); I’ll Take You To Mrs Cole! (Complicite); And The Rest of Me F...
Director and dramaturg
Kaleya Baxe is a writer, director and facilitator whose work is driven by her passion for representation, inclusion and collaborative kindness. As ...
Olly Gully is a playwright originally from the Isle of Wight, now based in South East London, whose work focuses on mental health and LGB...
Sound designer and composer
Kieran Lucas is an award-nominated sound designer, sound artist and theatre-maker. Alongside his work in theatre and performance Kieran has worked ...
The Hear Myself Think team is exceptionally grateful to Dr Noelle Blackman and Professor Simon Gilbody for their continued guidance, as well as to the members, volunteers and staff of Mosaic Clubhouse and Arts Network, whose advice and support has been integral to the development of this project.
Many thanks also to Oliver Seymour, Serena Manteghi, Andy McKeane, and all the team at Streatham Space Project.
Hear Myself Think is dedicated to the memory of Julia Gully.
The Hear Myself Think team would really appreciate hearing your feedback about the project, whether that’s good, or bad. Just write your message and your details in this box and it will be sent straight to us.