In this episode, I travel to Kent to speak to firefighter and father of two, Mat Riley, and discuss his experiences with anxiety. Many of you will know Mat from The Great British Bake Off and from his popular Instagram and YouTube channels @thelifeofrileyfamily. Mat has suffered with anxiety for most of his adult life, and in this incredibly honest chat, we talk about his low points, his coping strategies and his hopes for the future.
Man Talk, is my podcast that's helping to tackle men’s mental health and normalise the conversation.
I've battled with mental health issues for most of my adult life, but I'm now in a position where I feel strong enough to use my experiences to create a platform where men can talk openly about how mental health has effected them. Each episode sees me, chat to a range of guests who have experienced depression, anxiety, suicidal episodes, grief, PND and much more. Episodes are recorded on location, in the guests’ homes, the park, or in a local pub, thus setting the tone for a show that enables them to open up and help remove the stigmas and taboos that are associated with men’s mental health.
The show is produced in support of the charity, CALM (the Campaign Against Living Miserably).