Talking It Over… is a series of podcasts hosted by Nicole Bell and Iain Mitchell of Support in Mind Scotland as part of the Talking Heads project at the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival. 

In the first episode, Looking On: An Audience with Mental Health, the focus is firmly on theatre and how the stage acts as a platform for representing mental ill health. It features compelling interviews with Mark Lockyer, writer and star of Living with the Lights On, and Andrew Eaton-Lewis, arts lead for the Mental Health Foundation, as well as an in-depth discussion involving their colleague Laura Gulliver on AJ Taudevin’s insightful political cabaret Hysteria! 

Support in Mind Scotland seek to support and empower all those affected by mental illness, including family members, carers and supporters. To find out more, visit their website

Nicole Bell is the Capacity Building Officer for Support in Mind Scotland. Splitting her time between Fife and Edinburgh, she is frequently spotted catching up with friends while exploring the gastronomic delights at either end of the Forth Road Bridge. Find her on Twitter at @nicolebellcurve.

Iain Mitchell is Community Partnership Fundraising Officer for the mental health charity Support in Mind Scotland. A lover of cinema, Popmaster on Radio 2, animal odd-couples, Iron Maiden and checked shirts. Find him on Twitter @toast2toast9.

You can now subscribe to the Mental Health Arts Podcast through Soundcloud and iTunes.