The MWS Podcast 82: Peter Sheath on Addiction, Mental Health and the Middle Way

Our guest today is Peter Sheath, a mental health nurse, counsellor, consultant, trainer and person in long term recovery who has been involved in the field of health and social care for many years. He has worked in a variety of mental health settings including managing acute psychiatry units, community psychiatric nursing, day centre management and nurse teaching. Peter is extremely passionate about addiction and its relationship with mental health. As a result, he has worked extensively in the third sector since moving in to substance misuse. In 2011 Peter was invited to address the United Nations Drugs Symposium and UK drugs consortium to talk specifically about recovery from addiction and this will be the topic of our discussion today.


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About Barry Daniel

I live in the Lake District in the UK where I run a guesthouse with my partner Kate and my cat Manuel. I enjoy painting, hillwalking, reading, visiting and entertaining friends, T’ai Chi and playing the guitar. I’m engaged to a certain degree in the local community, as a volunteer with Samaritans and I’m a fairly active member of the local Green party. I’ve had a relatively intuitive sense of the Middle Way most of my adult life but it found a greater articulation and a practical direction through joining the society. It’s also been interesting and great fun engaging with other people with a similar outlook. My main contribution to the society is conducting the podcast interviews, something that gives me a lot of satisfaction and that I’ve learnt a lot from.

One thought on “The MWS Podcast 82: Peter Sheath on Addiction, Mental Health and the Middle Way

  1. Excellent discussion, Peter and Barry. Peter, I knew you knew a lot about addiction, but it wasn’t until I heard this that I realized just how much you know, at how deep, intelligent, and empathic a level. Truly inspiring!

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