In this episode of It Is What It Is, Citz Storytellers speak out about our personal challenges of facing life post-lockdown, and what we are doing to manage our mental health during this time.

Part of the It Is What It Is pilot podcast series.


  • Dragon Cafe – a volunteer run creative centre, based in Borough, with a focus on mental health and wellbeing (some members of Cardboard Citizens run projects here)
  • Young Minds – charity supporting young people who are struggling with mental health
  • Time To Change – campaign to end mental health discrimination, provides resources for use in running your own projects to help raise awareness, especially in work and education
  • 25 Push Up Challenge – a social media campaign in support of PTSD, anxiety and depression, which anyone can join, with participants recording themselves doing 25 press ups for 25 days to help build awareness (some members of Cardboard Citizens are currently doing this)
  • Happy Place – fellow podcast by presenter and author Ferne Cotton, as she talks to inspiring people about what happiness means to them
  • The World From My Window – creative stories about lockdown, part of a project co-created by regular Citz workshop leader Dan Boyden


Presenters: Anisah Yasmin, Beyonce Meikle, Brendan James, Jayda Elise, and Rahim Khan.
The podcast is produced by Conrad Kira.
Act Now and No Box No Label are supported by Comic Relief.

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