As part of the Mind Your Head campaign, in partnership with the Brunswick Centre, a new Podcast series is available. 

The campaign promotes better LGBTQ+ mental health and wellbeing in Calderdale and beyond.

In this series of chats, Malcolm Struthers (hypnotherapist and Mind Your Head project manager) talks to a variety of people related to the campaign. Guests discuss well-being and mental health generally – and provide their own personal perspectives.

Kate O'Donnell

24 May 2022

Kate O’Donnell is a transgender performer, activist, and theatre-maker. A proud Happy Valley Pride patron, Kate chats about the impact of the pandemic, dealing with grief, and shares her mental health experiences as well as some useful hints and tips. 

Jenny Wilson 

17 May 2022

Jenny Wilson is the founder of Irregular Arts and the International Day of Consent. She also graces stages across the Calder Valley as drag character, Mysti Valentine. Queer, pan and bisexual, polyamorous relationship anarchist and single parent, Jenny discusses ADHD, the benefits of counselling, and alternative superpowers!

Jenny Wilson

Horse McDonald 

10 May 2022

Iconic singer / songwriter and Happy Valley Pride patron Horse McDonald, joins us to talk about songwriting inspiration, confidence, and more.

Clare Shaw

3 May 2022

The first guest is poet and performer Clare Shaw who looks at mental health provision, poetry, regional accents, and more.

 Clare Shaw