#210 – Episode 210 – Sobriety, Orthorexia and Mental Health with Carrie Carlisle


TV and events presenter Carrie Carlisle joins Veronica to discuss her recovery from drinking and how she developed orthorexia when she got sober.

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About Carrie Carlisle

Carrie Carlisle is a TV and events presenter, author, and newspaper columnist from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. She is an Ambassador for MIND Charity and also works alongside her husband, former professional footballer, Clarke Carlisle, delivering Mental Health talks and  workshops.

In 2018 they won the Speaking Out MIND Media Award for raising awareness throughout the U.K. for suicide prevention. Carrie is passionate about using her own lived experiences, to help others empower themselves, to create great mental health on their own terms.

Carrie stopped drinking in 2006, without which none of the above could ever have been possible.

key highlights

  • How Carrie became aware of her drinking problem
  • Learning to walk again whilst maintaining sobriety
  • Exploring what it means to be a grown-up
  • How to get sober and lose weight
  • Reaching a point where she didn’t want to be herself
  • It’s not just an eating disorder but an addiction
  • Using momentum to overcome obstacles
  • The importance of having a strong work ethic
  • Learning how to deal with mental health issues.
  • Misconceptions about men and mental health.

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