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Improving Your Mental Health

Professor Tanya Byron and Alex Scott uncover the latest science on how to improve your mental health and wellbeing – and reveal some surprising new techniques.

Clinical psychologist Professor Tanya Byron teams up with former England footballer Alex Scott, who has suffered from depression, to discover how the latest science can help us gain greater control over our state of mind and improve our mental health and wellbeing.

Even in normal times, one in four of us will experience mental health difficulties, but living through a global pandemic has put our mental health under unprecedented strain. Over the past year, a team from Imperial College London, in collaboration with the BBC, have surveyed the mental health of over 350,000 people across the UK. This unique study provides a snapshot before and during the pandemic, revealing its shocking impact.

57 minutes

Last on

Fri 5 Feb 2021 00:30

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • 00:01


    Ooh La La

  • 00:03

    Bloc Party


  • 00:05

    Foster the People

    Houdini (Album Version)

  • 00:19



  • 00:21



  • 00:28

    Foster the People


  • 00:31

    Paul J. Borg

    Holding On

  • 00:35

    Wild Beasts

    Reach a Bit Further


Role Contributor
Presenter Tanya Byron
Presenter Alex Scott
Director Ruhi Hamid
Executive Producer Jacqueline Smith
Executive Producer Paul Overton


  • Wed 20 Jan 2021 21:00
  • Tue 26 Jan 2021 00:50
  • Sat 30 Jan 2021 00:35
  • Fri 5 Feb 2021 00:30

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