Matthew Scott - Police and Crime Podcast

I was delighted to appear on Matthew Scott's - Police and Crime Podcast this week discussing my OCD, BDD, and the research I conducted on the relationship between policing and mental health for Parliament Street.



Our Director of Mental Health, Danny Bowman sat down with Johnny Mercer MP in his House of Commons office to discuss his battle with Obsessional Compulsive Disorder (OCD), his childhood, his career in the armed forces and life in Parliament.

Danny Bowman, Director of Mental Health had the pleasure of sitting down with his friend Rachel to discuss the jungle that is university and examining what makes university a stressful time for students in contemporary Britain. They discuss openly the up’s and downs of university life on mental health including fresher’s week, exams, assignments, and everything in between.

University mental health is one of the big talking points in the UK. With figures suggesting that in the United Kingdom there is many students coming out about their mental health difficulties, more students dropping out of university due to their mental health issues and unfortunately some reaching crisis point. How do we make sure students mental health is good?

Ahead of World Mental Health Day on Tuesday 10th October – Parliament Street is proud to be able to present a very personal podcast between our Mental Health Spokesman, Danny Bowman and his mother.

Danny says “I had the pleasure of sitting down with my Mum to discuss her 35 years working in mental health services and hear her perspective on what it was like being a parent with a child suffering from mental illness. I hope that this provides a very special insight into the issues surrounding those suffering from mental health issues and their families.”

Last week, Danny Bowman had the opportunity to sit down with Maureen Watt MSP, the Minister for Mental Health at Holyrood. The role was created by the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, in her second term reshuffle.

Maureen Watt became a member of Scottish Parliament in 2006, making her maiden speech on the subject of drugs and rehabilitation. Prior to entering the Parliament, she worked as a social studies teacher in England. Watt was previously Minister for Public Health before taking up the role of Minister for Mental Health on the 18th May 2016.

Parliament Street’s mental health spokesman, Danny Bowman, recently sat down with renowned therapist, Dr. Rob Willson, for a very special 20 minute podcast about mental health awareness and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD).

Dr. Willson is the chair of the Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) Foundation and spent twelve years working at the Priory Hospital North London where he was a therapist and therapy services manager.

He has co-authored several books, including the bestselling ‘Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Dummies’ and ‘Overcoming Obsessive Compulsive Disorder’.

Danny Bowman sat down with former Director of Communications and spokesman for the Labour Party (2000–2003) Alastair Campbell about his experience with mental illness and how we move forward on mental health policy.