In this episode, I meet with Dan Jones (@dad_of_flo) in a café in Oxford, a city which might possibly have the loudest buses in the world, so apologies for any sound issues. Dan is a father of one and has recently married his long term partner, Emily. I first became aware of Dan’s issues with anxiety after I read a blog he’d written detailing his struggles, so I’ve always wanted to hear more, especially as he talked favourably of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), a mental health treatment that hasn’t been covered much during the first series of Man Talk....
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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