Being body conscious is something that affects everyone, male or female. With the never-ending hashtags #getthick #summerbodyready and a constant comparison to those online. This conversation explores what it means to be truly happy in your skin. Is that even possible today and are we allowed to feel or even conform to these ideals?

Host: Swarzy Macaly

Guests include: Kitty Underhill, Danielle Adegoke, Olisa Odele, Laura Vind Hanke, Tyson Joseph, Febyola + Simon Bracey Lane

If you’ve been affected any of the issues in today’s episode please see below organisations who support issues around health and body image:

NHS Choices
BDD: nhs.uk
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: nhs.uk

Comprehensive advice and information on BDD and OCD from NHS Choices with links to external sites.

MIND – Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Mindinfoline: 0300 123 3393

Help and information about BDD
National OCD/BDD Service
OCD/BDD Service

The National OCD/BDD Service is a nationally and internationally renowned treatment centre dealing with severe, complex and resistant obsessive-compulsive disorder OCD) and body dysmorphic disorder BDD. You can find more in-depth information on our services, eligibility and referral process here.

The Body Dysmorphic Foundation
Our charity is dedicated to the relief of suffering from BDD. It aims to advance education and understanding of BDD. It supports research into BDD and its treatments. Whilst we are based in the UK, our reach is international and we are proud to be the only charity for BDD in the world. You’re not alone. BDD is a recognised clinical condition, and it is treatable. This website may help you find the answers to your questions.


BDD: ocduk.org
OCD-UK works independently working with and for people with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, their objective is to make a positive and meaningful difference in the everyday lives of people affected by OCD by providing accessible and effective support services and by campaigning for improved access and quality treatment and care.

Anxiety UK
Helpline: 08444 775 774


Anxiety UK works to relieve and support those living with anxiety disorders by providing information, support and understanding via an extensive range of services, including 1:1 therapy. We work regularly with external agencies and healthcare professionals to improve services for those living with anxiety disorders. We also campaign to raise awareness of anxiety disorders.

Anxiety Alliance
Helpline: 0845 2967877 (10am-4pm Monday to Friday)

Advice and support for sufferers of anxiety disorders, phobias, panic attacks and OCD. Support is available for friends and families of sufferers too.

No Panic

Helpline: 0844 967 4848 (10am-10pm daily, plus overnight crisis line answerphone)


Aims are to aid the relief and rehabilitation of those people suffering from Panic Attacks, Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, other related Anxiety Disorders, including Tranquilliser & Drug Withdrawal, and to provide support to sufferers and their families and or carers.

British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)
The BABCP is the leading organisation for CBT in the UK; its membership includes nurses, counsellors, psychologists, psychologists and trainees, and it is the only organisation that provides accreditation for CBT therapists. The website provides listings of CBT therapists.

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Tel: 01455 883300
British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
BACP House
15 St John’s Business Park
Lutterworth LE17 4HB


Executive Producers: Mark Browning, Matthew Barnet, Vikki McLachlan

Series Producer: Stephané Alexandre

Casting Producer: TD Moyo

Director: Paul Akinrinlola

DoP: Paul Akinrinlola

Production Assistant: Alice Rosso

Production Coordinator: Naiké Kabore

1st AC: James Amott

2nd AC: Scott Buxton

3rd AC: Naiké Kabore

4th AC: William Pope

Sound Recordist: Joel Carr

Gaffer: Jamie Montgomery

DIT: Saraphina Mattis

Hair & Make Up: Angela Namabiri

Art Director: Hazel Low

Editor: Saraphina Mattis

Editor: Paul Akinrinlola

Colourist: Paul Akinrinlola

Photographer: Lucy B

Photographer’s Assistant: Alex Neal