In this episode, I talk with Matt Read (@foxsaidwhat) in a sunny park in Bristol and discuss his depression, anxiety and panic attacks. Matt is a step-dad and dad, and has his own digital marketing agency. Matt has recently started speaking up on Instagram about his mental health, and I was keen to explore why this might be. We also hear about how his relationship with his father has shaped the way he is now.
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).
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