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Better Brain, Better You

Better Brain, Better You

Hosted by: Dr Ben Webb

Join neuroscientist, Dr Ben Webb, and clinical psychologist, Dr Zoe Webb, to cultivate a healthy brain for a mentally healthy and happy life. New episodes every Monday for brains of all ages.

Episodes

Midlife Parenting of Teenagers with Helen Wills

Season #1

One of the biggest issues for parents of teens is figuring out what’s “normal” teenage behaviour and when their child might need some extra support. I talk to parenting expert, blogger, podcaster and influencer, Helen...
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How to deal with your angry teenager

Season #1

When our children begin the slow transition to adulthood, many of them struggle more with anger. It’s important to keep in mind that anger is not the problem - it’s a symptom of a deeper problem or challenge. When we...
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#56: How exercise can make you happy

Season #1

Anyone who has ever gone on a run will be familiar with that "runner's high” feeling - that euphoric sense you get after a jog where you feel on top of the world. That post-workout good mood isn't just anecdotal:...
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#55: How to Be a Positive Role Model for Your Teenager

Season #1

How you act and behave as a parent or carer has a massive influence over your teenager’s attitudes, behaviour and choices. I breakdown why parents are the most important role models for teenagers and how they can be a...
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#54: Managing Perimenopause and Menopause with Dr Louise Newson

Season #1

All women experience the menopause. Yet many women and health professionals still don’t fully understand the signs and symptoms of peri-menopause and menopause or know how to best treat them. I have a really important...
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#53: Genes don’t determine your brain health

Season #1

Do you think your genes are your destiny? Once you’ve inherited the “Alzheimer’s gene” then that’s it, you will get dementia and there’s nothing you can do about it! It is time to change your assumptions. The way you...
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#52: Comedy and Mental Health with Juliette Burton

Season #1

Comedy and mental health don’t seem like natural bedfellows, but there is really good evidence that laughter triggers the release of endorphins boosting our mood and mental well-being. I talk to comedian and mental...
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#51: Addiction is Rooted in Childhood Trauma

Season #1

Addiction treatment is failing worldwide because it deals with the effects of addiction which is addictive behaviour, rather than the actual the cause of the addiction which is childhood trauma. I discuss why...
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#50: How to stop your brain from shrinking

Season #1

Your brain is shrinking, costing you memories and mental sharpness. Brain shrinkage is closely related to symptoms of ageing, including mental decline, cardiovascular disease, obesity, diabetes, and even poor sleep...
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#49: The benefits of swimming for your brain

Season #1

Swimming is an excellent cardiovascular exercise that strengthens your heart and circulatory system. But it also really benefits your brain and mental health. It encourages the brain to release brain chemicals that...
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#48: Childhood Trauma and Midlife Mental Health

Season #1

Experiences from decades ago still affect how you think, feel and behave today. Traumatic events and experiences that you endured early in life as a child or teen have a lasting effect on your emotional wellbeing as...
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Talking to teens about their mental health

Season #1 Episode #47

Emotional ups and downs are are a normal part of adolescence, making it difficult for parents to distinguish between normal teenage moodiness and mental health struggles. Teens might not always be able to articulate...
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