LML Podcast

By Jessica Woodnorth

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LML Podcast

Project 2020-08-04 19:41:19 +1200

LML Podcast, available on Spotify and iTunes, aims to destigmatise anxiety and depression and open up conversations around the ups and downs of mental health. We explore our own experiences and discuss how different areas of life have been impacted by, and had an impact on, our anxiety and depression.  

We are Jess and Sav, two 22-year-olds who have both experienced anxiety and depression since high school. We are passionate about equipping young New Zealanders with the tools to deal with the ups and downs of life and we want to reassure them that they are not alone. 

Currently, not only does the podcast not make any money, it actually costs us between $200-$250 each week. We both work jobs that pay just above minimum wage and each week we invest in the costs of production, studio hire, streaming platform fees, marketing and content creation. This doesn't take into account the time and effort we put into it, as well as the fact that Jess has started taking Monday's off work, and is therefore receiving one day's less income each week. She does this so she can meet with potential guests, stay on top of content creation and organise a whole lot of exciting stuff we have have coming up, all driven by the goal of helping young New Zealanders feel less alone in their struggles with their mental health. 

We genuinely love what we are doing with LML, it is our passion project and we believe that it is so important, we will continue to do it no matter how much we raise or how much it is costing us, but every bit helps. 

By pledging to LML Podcast you will be helping cover our costs and maybe even eventually enable us to work a few less hours at our other jobs... which will hopefully mean fewer late nights and stressful weekends. You will also help make it possible for us to reach other important guests and open up more discussions around mental health in New Zealand society. 

In our Podcast, we talk openly about our experiences with our mental health because we believe that these conversations are not common enough in New Zealand society. We want young New Zealanders who might be struggling with their mental health to feel less alone.

Our podcast has been downloaded over 8000 times so far, has reached the top 5 in the NZ Health & Fitness podcasts chart and entered the top 80 in the NZ All Podcasts Chart. We have also received feedback like...

"I love hearing we all go through similar experiences (and) we don't even realise it's so normal!"

"It feels like two friends chatting about life which is so awesome... and when you speak about your experiences it's so relatable!". 

We also have guests come on the podcast at least once a month (?), such as Dr Ashley Bloomfield, to discuss some of their own struggles and successes. This helps bring awareness to the fact that, no matter who someone is, or how confident or successful they may seem, everyone has their own ups and downs.

In New Zealand, there are very few ways to generate income through a podcast. Even episode sponsorships generate very little, if any, monetary contribution. We fund all production, development and marketing costs ourselves and heavily invest time and effort into the podcast. Alongside the podcast, we have other jobs, Sav in administration and Jess in marketing, to make sure we continue having enough money coming in to keep the podcast going. If we're being completely honest, it's exhausting. Trying to work enough to fund our passion project and have enough leftover to pay our bills. Very often we reach the end of each paycheck with less than $10 in our accounts. It sounds kind of sad but honestly, if we didn't need help we wouldn't be asking for it.

Even if you aren’t in a position to donate, we’d like to say a massive thank you for taking the time to read through this and get to know a bit more about us. Go check out the podcast by searching LML Podcast on Spotify or iTunes and please don't hesitate to contact us on Instagram or Facebook!

Comments

Updates 1

Learnt My Lesson in the News

27/08/2020 at 12:26 PM

We are so grateful to have been featured in the Easbourne herald last month! We are also so grateful to everyone who has pledged so far. With the $1500 already pledged, we can continue production of the podcast for the next 2 months without it straining us financially as it has been. At this point we've invested over $5000 into the podcast so it's safe to say this will be a massive help for us! Please don't hesitate to share the PledeMe link with your family and friends. 

    Pledgers 26

    Veronica Garrett
    2020-09-02 09:35:37 +1200
    Belinda Bui
    2020-09-01 23:15:49 +1200

    "I really enjoy the important conversations that you raise and bring awareness to. You two are doing so well - keep up the great work! x"

    Anonymous pledger
    2020-09-01 22:02:43 +1200
    Laura Davis
    2020-08-31 20:12:25 +1200

    "Most lovely girls giving their all for the most worthy cause !! Beyond grateful XX "

    Ruby
    2020-08-31 19:12:47 +1200

    "Thanks for the cocktail and catchups the other day! Love what you girls are doing. Ruby xx"

    Sarah Kelsey
    2020-08-31 12:32:30 +1200

    "Hoping the campaign is successful girls!! Also don't worry about shouting me out or anything I just want you to keep this going xx"

    Andrea
    2020-08-27 15:35:22 +1200
    Vicky
    2020-08-27 08:35:19 +1200
    Kylie Gibson
    2020-08-26 08:28:34 +1200
    Amanda
    2020-08-25 21:41:34 +1200

    "Go the girls talking about real stuff! "

    Skye Maclennan
    2020-08-23 20:00:42 +1200

    "❤️❤️❤️ love this! "

    Jacob Grant
    2020-08-23 19:43:09 +1200

    "Keep up the good work girls! Love Skye and Jacob ❤️"

    Tania Johnson
    2020-08-23 16:36:02 +1200
    Teesh Howarth
    2020-08-22 22:58:52 +1200

    "What you girls are doing is so awesome and important. All the best on your journey!! "

    Jamie Sue
    2020-08-22 15:14:02 +1200

    "Love your guys work and so happy to support a friend from school in such a successful business venture ❤️"

    Rhianne Overell
    2020-08-20 20:41:40 +1200

    "I bloody love what you girls are doing and achieving! Your dedication to this is incredible and I'm so freaking proud xx"

    Anonymous pledger
    2020-08-20 08:38:21 +1200

    "Loving your work girls. Keep it up. All the best Anita Worthington of Ray Whites, Cherrywood Tauranga."

    Heather Prangley
    2020-08-18 19:14:39 +1200

    "I found your podcast by the magic of the Instagram algorithm and I'm hooked. Keep doing what you're doing."

    Lauren Yeo
    2020-08-17 21:40:20 +1200

    "I've seen the hard work you guys put in and you deserve this so much!! xxx"

    Andrew Tokeley
    2020-08-14 07:29:35 +1200

    "Love the energy and passion to commit to such an amazing cause - keep doing what drives you and others will feel feel your shine :-)"

    Tabitha Hinewai
    2020-08-13 15:52:57 +1200

    "Thank you for your big hearted openness: the knowledge you share are weapons to fight the darkness with and a hope it’s not alone "

    Joanne Wilkes
    2020-08-12 22:06:33 +1200
    Anonymous pledger
    2020-08-12 15:52:22 +1200
    Rachel
    2020-08-09 10:05:13 +1200

    "You’re doing an awesome job raising awareness of mental health wellness. Loved the interview with Ashley."

    Anonymous pledger
    2020-08-07 20:13:34 +1200

    "On behalf of complywith"

    Kate Manttan
    2020-08-06 12:07:43 +1200

    "I believe in what you are doing SO MUCH! Thank you for all your hard work, dedication and drive to speak openly about mental health and help young people (and not so young people ) feel that they aren't alone. It's a hard slog and I'm really happy to be able to contribute in even a small way to making it that little bit easier for you. Keep up the great work Jess & Sav!"

    Followers

    Followers of LML Podcast

    LML Podcast

    Project 2020-08-04 19:41:19 +1200

    LML Podcast, available on Spotify and iTunes, aims to destigmatise anxiety and depression and open up conversations around the ups and downs of mental health. We explore our own experiences and discuss how different areas of life have been impacted by, and had an impact on, our anxiety and depression.  

    We are Jess and Sav, two 22-year-olds who have both experienced anxiety and depression since high school. We are passionate about equipping young New Zealanders with the tools to deal with the ups and downs of life and we want to reassure them that they are not alone. 

    Currently, not only does the podcast not make any money, it actually costs us between $200-$250 each week. We both work jobs that pay just above minimum wage and each week we invest in the costs of production, studio hire, streaming platform fees, marketing and content creation. This doesn't take into account the time and effort we put into it, as well as the fact that Jess has started taking Monday's off work, and is therefore receiving one day's less income each week. She does this so she can meet with potential guests, stay on top of content creation and organise a whole lot of exciting stuff we have have coming up, all driven by the goal of helping young New Zealanders feel less alone in their struggles with their mental health. 

    We genuinely love what we are doing with LML, it is our passion project and we believe that it is so important, we will continue to do it no matter how much we raise or how much it is costing us, but every bit helps. 

    By pledging to LML Podcast you will be helping cover our costs and maybe even eventually enable us to work a few less hours at our other jobs... which will hopefully mean fewer late nights and stressful weekends. You will also help make it possible for us to reach other important guests and open up more discussions around mental health in New Zealand society. 

    In our Podcast, we talk openly about our experiences with our mental health because we believe that these conversations are not common enough in New Zealand society. We want young New Zealanders who might be struggling with their mental health to feel less alone.

    Our podcast has been downloaded over 8000 times so far, has reached the top 5 in the NZ Health & Fitness podcasts chart and entered the top 80 in the NZ All Podcasts Chart. We have also received feedback like...

    "I love hearing we all go through similar experiences (and) we don't even realise it's so normal!"

    "It feels like two friends chatting about life which is so awesome... and when you speak about your experiences it's so relatable!". 

    We also have guests come on the podcast at least once a month (?), such as Dr Ashley Bloomfield, to discuss some of their own struggles and successes. This helps bring awareness to the fact that, no matter who someone is, or how confident or successful they may seem, everyone has their own ups and downs.

    In New Zealand, there are very few ways to generate income through a podcast. Even episode sponsorships generate very little, if any, monetary contribution. We fund all production, development and marketing costs ourselves and heavily invest time and effort into the podcast. Alongside the podcast, we have other jobs, Sav in administration and Jess in marketing, to make sure we continue having enough money coming in to keep the podcast going. If we're being completely honest, it's exhausting. Trying to work enough to fund our passion project and have enough leftover to pay our bills. Very often we reach the end of each paycheck with less than $10 in our accounts. It sounds kind of sad but honestly, if we didn't need help we wouldn't be asking for it.

    Even if you aren’t in a position to donate, we’d like to say a massive thank you for taking the time to read through this and get to know a bit more about us. Go check out the podcast by searching LML Podcast on Spotify or iTunes and please don't hesitate to contact us on Instagram or Facebook!

    Comments

    Learnt My Lesson in the News

    27/08/2020 at 12:26 PM

    We are so grateful to have been featured in the Easbourne herald last month! We are also so grateful to everyone who has pledged so far. With the $1500 already pledged, we can continue production of the podcast for the next 2 months without it straining us financially as it has been. At this point we've invested over $5000 into the podcast so it's safe to say this will be a massive help for us! Please don't hesitate to share the PledeMe link with your family and friends. 

      Veronica Garrett
      2020-09-02 09:35:37 +1200
      Belinda Bui
      2020-09-01 23:15:49 +1200

      "I really enjoy the important conversations that you raise and bring awareness to. You two are doing so well - keep up the great work! x"

      Anonymous pledger
      2020-09-01 22:02:43 +1200
      Laura Davis
      2020-08-31 20:12:25 +1200

      "Most lovely girls giving their all for the most worthy cause !! Beyond grateful XX "

      Ruby
      2020-08-31 19:12:47 +1200

      "Thanks for the cocktail and catchups the other day! Love what you girls are doing. Ruby xx"

      Sarah Kelsey
      2020-08-31 12:32:30 +1200

      "Hoping the campaign is successful girls!! Also don't worry about shouting me out or anything I just want you to keep this going xx"

      Andrea
      2020-08-27 15:35:22 +1200
      Vicky
      2020-08-27 08:35:19 +1200
      Kylie Gibson
      2020-08-26 08:28:34 +1200
      Amanda
      2020-08-25 21:41:34 +1200

      "Go the girls talking about real stuff! "

      Skye Maclennan
      2020-08-23 20:00:42 +1200

      "❤️❤️❤️ love this! "

      Jacob Grant
      2020-08-23 19:43:09 +1200

      "Keep up the good work girls! Love Skye and Jacob ❤️"

      Tania Johnson
      2020-08-23 16:36:02 +1200
      Teesh Howarth
      2020-08-22 22:58:52 +1200

      "What you girls are doing is so awesome and important. All the best on your journey!! "

      Jamie Sue
      2020-08-22 15:14:02 +1200

      "Love your guys work and so happy to support a friend from school in such a successful business venture ❤️"

      Rhianne Overell
      2020-08-20 20:41:40 +1200

      "I bloody love what you girls are doing and achieving! Your dedication to this is incredible and I'm so freaking proud xx"

      Anonymous pledger
      2020-08-20 08:38:21 +1200

      "Loving your work girls. Keep it up. All the best Anita Worthington of Ray Whites, Cherrywood Tauranga."

      Heather Prangley
      2020-08-18 19:14:39 +1200

      "I found your podcast by the magic of the Instagram algorithm and I'm hooked. Keep doing what you're doing."

      Lauren Yeo
      2020-08-17 21:40:20 +1200

      "I've seen the hard work you guys put in and you deserve this so much!! xxx"

      Andrew Tokeley
      2020-08-14 07:29:35 +1200

      "Love the energy and passion to commit to such an amazing cause - keep doing what drives you and others will feel feel your shine :-)"

      Tabitha Hinewai
      2020-08-13 15:52:57 +1200

      "Thank you for your big hearted openness: the knowledge you share are weapons to fight the darkness with and a hope it’s not alone "

      Joanne Wilkes
      2020-08-12 22:06:33 +1200
      Anonymous pledger
      2020-08-12 15:52:22 +1200
      Rachel
      2020-08-09 10:05:13 +1200

      "You’re doing an awesome job raising awareness of mental health wellness. Loved the interview with Ashley."

      Anonymous pledger
      2020-08-07 20:13:34 +1200

      "On behalf of complywith"

      Kate Manttan
      2020-08-06 12:07:43 +1200

      "I believe in what you are doing SO MUCH! Thank you for all your hard work, dedication and drive to speak openly about mental health and help young people (and not so young people ) feel that they aren't alone. It's a hard slog and I'm really happy to be able to contribute in even a small way to making it that little bit easier for you. Keep up the great work Jess & Sav!"

      Followers of LML Podcast

      This campaign was successful and got its funding on 02/09/2020 at 12:00 PM.