Whatever your age and whatever the cause of amputation, the psychological impact of losing a limb is huge. With such a seismic and shocking change to life, it’s natural that the mind can be just as affected as the body.

In this episode, Tracy Ralph tells her story of losing both her legs and her fingers to sepsis, and the mental health impact of that, while psychological therapist Kim Lyons offers her advice on coping with the mental repercussions of amputation including PTSD, the benefits of mindfulness and how understanding your values can help reframe your outlook.

This podcast is produced by the Limbless Association, a project developed within the LA’s Young Ambassador Programme.

AmpLAfy was recorded and edited by No.8 Studio, Soho, London | no8london.com/