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PAPYRUS HOPECAST is a podcast which looks to make suicide part of everyday conversations.

Episode 5


Episode 4 – Sisters Helen and Angela welcomed us into their kitchen for an afternoon of cooking, baking and talking.

We talked about how baking is a great form of self-care and how the family came together to support one another after the loss of Angela’s husband Mark to suicide in 2003.

Episode 3 – We interviewed award-winning filmmaker, mental health advocate and PAPYRUS Champion Phoebe Torrance.

We talked about writing and directing, sneezing on set, bereavement, suicidal thoughts and using social media for positivity.

Episode 2 – For October 2019 we joined 24 Corners of the World and the Human Library of Liverpool for a 24-hour Talkathon exploring mental health and homelessness.

Feat. Jerome, Jo, Jimmy Bongo, Lynne & Jules (from Reel Recovery), Yinka (Human Library of Liverpool & PAPYRUS), Rob (PAPYRUS), and music from Casino Soul.

Episode 1 – For September 2019 we interviewed journalist and mental health campaigner Ryan Ferguson. We spoke with him about sport, his experiences of suicidal thoughts and his love of writing.

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