Mentally Sound Radio Show



Monthly podcast featuring interviews, comedy, poetry and music around the theme of mental health.


  • Mentally Sound live 31 August

    07/10/2018 Duration: 01h56min

    on todays live show, Steven and Ricky are joined by Graham & Eric from Clean Slate, a financial education & support group for vulnerable people + Sally Cullingworth, returning guest from Get Maisie Home & Aim Higher campaigns. Also the guys are joined by Jenny Richards, from Wish Charity & Women’s Mental Health Network and Claire and Nicky from Back to Balance wellness centre!

  • Mentally Sound live 10th August

    07/10/2018 Duration: 02h01min

    on todays live show! Steven and Ricky are joined by Hope Virgo, anorexia survivor and author + creator of #DumpTheScales petition.Also Mark Edwards MBE, vicar and author of Life After Care: From Lost Cause To MBE. Finally, our old friend Amer, ex-psychotherapist and owner of Dine At the Beacon bistro joins us for a chat!

  • Mentally Sound live 13th July

    12/09/2018 Duration: 02h01min

    on todays show, Steven and Ricky talk podcasts, crime in the north east and talk to Dave Benbow from Stop Loan Sharks and Katherine Vero from Slow Shopping. The guys also finish the show with Katherine doing Mental Health News!

  • Mentally Sound live 6th july (moved from june 29th)

    30/07/2018 Duration: 01h56min

    on todays live show moved from last week, Steven talks about why he had to cancel last weeks show last minute, by updating that his mam has been moved into 24 hour temporary care. Also, The guys talk about being invited and going to Christine's Life of Reilly premier, talk ed sheerans shows at st james park and play a pre recorded interview of Darren Tait, ex ninja warrior/cirque du soleil and headline act of northumbria domestic abuse abseil day raising money for the charity.

  • Mentally Sound live 8th June

    29/07/2018 Duration: 01h42min

    on todays live show, Steven and Ricky provide updates on how their mams are doing, Steven discusses going on universal credit and the guys are joined in spice studios by two live guests. firstly, they are joined by Chris Tait to update us on the Search Project, secondly, Lucy King returns from Alzheimer's Society - North East to talk dementia action week & cupcakes!

  • Mentally Sound live 25th May

    09/07/2018 Duration: 01h41min

    in the full unedited version of the second may show, Steven (@geek_apocalypse) and Ricky (@vividricky) have guests join them in the studio in liz Ferguson from Dyslexia north east and Simon Taylor who is a singer songwriter who plays two acoustic songs of his for us! Steven also talks openly and passionately/powerfully about his mams struggles almost making him miss the show and how the mental health system is failing people who struggle.

  • Mentally Sound live 11th May

    09/07/2018 Duration: 02h03min

    In the first show of may, Steven (@geek_apocalypse) and Ricky (@vividricky) are joined live in the Spice FM studio with Catherine McKinnell, member of parliament for Newcastle North,John Devitt, director of Recovery4Life and Sana IIyas from Victims First Northumbria!

  • Mentally Sound live 27th April

    23/05/2018 Duration: 02h06min

    On the second show of April! Steven and Ricky Are live in the studio to talk all things mental Health and more! Ricky pays a glowing tribute to an old friend of his who died through suicide and the guys are joined by Kirsty Dobson & Donna Lowden who are counsellors at SomeOne Cares and Chris Rollings, headteacher at Hadrian School who recently made alot of news for being vandalised by kids and how the community responded to the crime.

  • Mentally Sound live 13th April

    23/05/2018 Duration: 02h03min

    In the first show of April (thats a clue to the big announcement), Steven and Ricky discuss the big news for the show and catch up about the last 5 weeks. The guys are joined in the 2 hours by Johurun Nessa from West End Women & Girls Centre,Ritu Nayyar a friend/distant relation of rickies, also teacher at Keelman's Way special school and Agnieszka Pinczak (nickname Aga), family participation and information worker, Sure Start Childrens Centre West! As always the guys also do mental health news and muck around as always!

  • Mentally Sound Live (march 9th)

    18/04/2018 Duration: 02h56s

    On todays March show, Steven (@geek_apocalypse) + Ricky (@vividricky) are live in Spice Fm's studio, where we are joined by Gareth Beard from Newcastle United Disabled Supporters Association and Farida & Lai Yee from West End Befrienders. They also do mental Health news with Kayliegh and they joke about the sound disturbances happening in the show plus much more!

  • Mentally Sound Live (9th Feb)

    12/03/2018 Duration: 02h02min

    On todays February show, Steven (@geek_apocalypse) + Ricky (@vividricky) are live in Spice Fm's studio, where we are joined by Laura Napran from Writing For Wellbeing, Maggie & Chelsie from Northumberland Domestic Abuse Services and Jeremy Cripps from Children North East! We also introduce our newest team member Kayliegh to the show and end on Mental Health news!

  • Mentally Sound Special (timetotalk)

    26/02/2018 Duration: 43min

    In this special Episode of Mentally Sound, Ricky and Steven Do an hour of the show for time to talk day! The guys reminisce about previous shows, and share stories about their own experiences about mental health and dealing with their own individual disorders. We hope this helps people talk openly about mental health more frequently, not just for one day. our usual show is broadcast 12 till 2pm on spice 98.8 fm every second friday, you can listen at or as a podcast on itunes after the show!

  • Mentally Sound Live (12th jan)

    26/02/2018 Duration: 02h04min

    Its the first show of 2018! Steven and Ricky talk live from Spic Fm Studios to talk Their Xmas break, as well as they talk about dry January with Susan Taylor from Balance North East, including an interesting talk about units of alcohol being more than you think. The guys also talk about dealing with the holidays, socialising too much and talk mental health News, where they debate homelessness statistics, and Steven passionately defends video games and being addicted to things.

  • Mentally Sound Xmas Special live (8th december 2017)

    24/12/2017 Duration: 02h58min

    Its our extra long Xmas Special!! Steven (@Geek_apocalypse) and Ricky (@vividricky) are live in the studio to talk all things Christmas! The guys are joined in the Spice Fm studio on this 3 hour edition by Christine Stephenson who made headlines for defending her autistic son, Ian Driver from Veterans Response and Sharon from Community Counselling North East! They are also joined by Sally - Action For Children for fun chat including recent 'memory walk' , Oriana Franceschi to talk xmas schedule for Tyneside Cinema as well as being dementia friendly and we also finish with the last mental heath news of 2017!

  • Mentally Sound live (10th November)

    17/11/2017 Duration: 01h58min

    On todays show, Steven (@geek_apocalypse) + Ricky (@vividricky) are live in Spice Fm's studio, where Steven talks about turning 30 + we talk to john about stand up/bipolar disorder! We also chat to Kirsty from the Millin Charity, do mental Health News and talk to lucy from Alzheimer's Society North East.

  • Mentally Sound live (13th October)

    28/10/2017 Duration: 01h56min

    In this horror aware episode of the @_mentallysound show, Steven (@Geek_Apocalypse) and Ricky (@vividricky) talk health, dating and being grateful through age! Plus the guys are joined live in the Spice Fm 98.8 studio with Amir who talks mental Health East vs West treatments as a psychologist, as well as his running of the beacon cafe where we record near. We are also joined by Tom for Mental Health News who also talks Acorn, which is a trade union who helps people with rent and other issues. in the last section, Ali joins the guys to talk about running west End Refugee Service that helps refugees/immigrants entering the country!

  • Mentally Sound live (9th September)

    13/09/2017 Duration: 02h01min

    On todays show, Steven (@geek_apocalypse) + Ricky (@vividricky) are live in Spice Fm's studio, where Steven Rants about the criticism he has received for not uploading shows, as well as We talk dealing with the summer mental Health wise. We also do Mental Health news and also we play two pre records where Steve interviews Keith about his group Gas Bags, and catches up with old friends of the show Sharon and Cat.

  • Mentally Sound live (11th August)

    10/09/2017 Duration: 02h08s

    On todays show, Steven (@geek_apocalypse) + Ricky (@vividricky) are joined live on Spice FM 98.8 by Mandy Coppin (Streetwise Newcastle/youth work), Hannah (mens anxiety, who also join us for mental health news), & Fran Heathcote (Public & Commercial Services Union/Save Whitley Bay Job Centre).

  • Mentally Sound live (July 14th)

    10/09/2017 Duration: 02h01min

    On todays show, Steven (@geek_apocalypse) + Ricky (@vividricky) are joined live by Reverend John Packer (West End Food Bank), Chris (social work), & Holly Kelleher & Sam (The Vault/autism/run&talk) plus Steve O'driscoll reads mental Health News!!

  • Mentally Sound live (june 9th)

    06/09/2017 Duration: 02h50s

    On todays show, Steven (@geek_apocalypse) + Ricky (@vividricky) are joined live in the first hour by Simon from The search Project, Terrance the poet and Caroline from Newcastle Samaritans. After Menetal Health News with Steve, We talk in the second hour to Vicky whose an ex nhs nurse, and an old friend of the show Mal joins the show to talk his new recovery search directory app DEEK!

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