I’m delighted to announce the launch of Man Talk, the podcast tackling men’s mental health and hoping to normalise the conversation.
The podcast, which is available on iTunes, sees me visiting a host of men who have experienced varying mental health issues. For some, this is the first time they’ve spoken openly about their struggles.
Through speaking in a very normal setting; the guest’s house, a park or a pub, the conversation, which is obviously very sensitive and at times emotional, remains as ‘normal’ as possible and hopefully demonstrates to other men out there, that such conversations are possible.
Men should be able to speak about their feelings, emotions and mental health freely, but we still live in a society that’s constrained by stigmas. With time, I hope shows like Man Talk, coupled with the power of social media, those constraints can be removed for good.
Man Talk does not offer any medical advice, my guests and I simply chat openly about our experiences with mental health (see my post here for more on my own struggles or listen to episode 1) and the hope is that such conversations will resonate with a listener, but above all, show that men are now willing to open up.
If Man Talk can help even one person take the first steps to reach out, whether that’s to a friend, a family member, a doctor or a charity such a CALM, then I’d consider the show a huge success.
Show: Man Talk
When: every Friday
Subscribe and listen here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/podcast/man-talk/id1384153188?mt=2
Charity: produced in support of CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)