It’s #WorldMentalHealthDay, so I thought today would be a fitting day to launch series 2 of my podcast, Man Talk, and hopefully drum up even more awareness and noise around mental health. Anyone who has followed me for a while will know about my passion for making the mental health conversation easier and removing damaging and dated stigmas that are stopping men from seeking help. I hope Man Talk goes some way to ensuring mental health isn’t a taboo subject anymore.⁣

S2 differs from S1 with experts taking the mic this time round and offering advice from the different areas they have experience in, such as counselling, fitness, hypnotherapy and charity support. I’ve met so many inspiring people whilst recording the new episodes and I think there are take aways for all of us from each interview.⁣

I’m also delighted to say the show is sponsored by @mahabis, who make footwear for time well spent. Anyone who knows me will understand how proud I am to work with them. I’ve always loved their products and their self-care values.⁣

And finally, with this series I’m supporting @movember. I’m sure we’re all familiar with this brilliant charity, but I wanted to raise awareness of the life-changing mental health projects they support worldwide. From football to pie making, they support so many fun but serious initiatives that allow men to talk more freely. Check their site, there might be something for you (I should add, a % of the @mahabis sponsorship will be donated to @movember).⁣

Ep 1 is live now on Apple Podcasts (iTunes), Spotify and Soundcloud (links below). Please have a listen, let me know what you think, leave a review, subscribe etc, but more importantly, if you are struggling, please start talking. Help is out there, whether it’s from a friend, family member, health professional or charity.