Over|Thinking Celebrates over 1000 Downloads!

CMHA Durham’s is proud to announce that our Recovery College Wellness Centre’s Over|Thinking podcast has been downloaded over one thousand times!  The show is a monthly look at mental health from the perspective of individuals with lived experience.

The podcast is offered as a course at the Recovery College Wellness Center, providing students with an opportunity to express their thoughts and feelings about their mental health in a creative and positive manner. Every aspect of the show from the name and logo to its post-production has been led by Recovery College Wellness Centre students. The program also helps students develop skills in presentation and audio production.

The podcast has gained a loyal following of dedicated listeners, and the team behind the show are grateful for their support.   “Their is a serious, dedicated and passionate team that are behind this (podcast),” said Jamie Andrews host of Over|Thinking.  “I hope is that the listener understands that your valued.  Thanks so much for listening, it’s really a wonderful thing.”

In February 2020 the “Hey you still okay” charity concert raised over $3,000 for CMHA Durham.  A portion of this was used to purchase recording equipment and software to make the podcast a reality.

“Events like the “Hey you still okay” concert are vital for fighting the stigma related to mental health issues and the donations they provide do so much to help our clients” said Sheryl Wedderburn, Interim CEO of CMHA Durham.

In the the shows sixth episode host Jamie Andrews explores grief through conversation with guest Deanna Joyce, for this two-part series. Through the lens of her own grievous experience with losing someone whom she dearly loved – her mother.  You can listen to the podcast on: