S2 Episode Three: Come and talk to me

In this Episode Krissi is joined by counsellor and author Shirley Anstis.  Shirley shares some insights on the trends she has observed in the mental health space, since the death of George Floyd. She shares tips on how to manage our mental wellbeing, how to identify when you need help, what things to look for when sourcing a counsellor and how to actively become involved with your local NHS Trust. 

Shirley Anstis is a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists specialising in integrative and soulful counselling through her practice Envision Counselling. For more than 10 years she has been supporting her clients to work through their past, connect to their present and step into the future they envision. Her BSc. in Behavioural Sciences and her Masters in Careers Guidance gives her additional knowledge and skills to support her clients. She also uses therapeutic writing and mindfulness in her work with clients, meeting each one where they are. She has written three books which all connect around identity.

Follow the link to Amazon to get your copy of ‘An A-Z for your Life, Discovering and revealing who you are today’; ‘They Call Me…A look at nicknames in the Caribbean island of Grenada’ and her recent release, ‘Black British Members of Parliament in the House of commons, 22 Stories of Passion Achievement and Success’.  You can keep in touch with her and receive her free download – SAGE- by signing up to her newsletter on her blog Living Being Doing on her website.  Follow her on Instagram and twitter and like her Facebook page here


Time to change

Changing the conversation about mental health

Website: https://www.time-to-change.org.uk/

Anxiety UK

Charity providing support if you have been diagnosed with an anxiety condition.

03444 775 774 (Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5.30pm)

Website: www.anxietyuk.org.uk


CALM is the Campaign Against Living Miserably. A charity providing a mental health helpline and webchat.

0800 58 58 58 (daily, 5pm to midnight)

Website: www.thecalmzone.net

Mental Health Foundation

Provides information and support for anyone with mental health problems or learning disabilities.

Website: www.mentalhealth.org.uk


Promotes the views and needs of people with mental health problems.

0300 123 3393 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm)

Website: www.mind.org.uk


Confidential support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair.

Phone: 116 123 (free 24-hour helpline)

Website: www.samaritans.org.uk

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