The Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival is one of the BIGGEST Arts festivals in the world and MenTalkHealth is there meeting some of the amazing contributors, and hearing their own unique stories and experiences of mental health. In our first of three special episodes, join Davey as he meets with filmmaker and Grand Jury prizewinner, Tim Mercier, to discuss his astounding short film - Model Childhood. Dealing with the legacy of a sexual assault Davey, Tim and our guest host, Sean, discuss the freedom and benefits of creating a way to tell your story, no matter how hard it might be to tell. ***Trigger Warning*** This episode does talk around the subject of sexual assault and suicide. If this is a possible trigger, that’s okay. Join us on the next episode instead.
Davey, a snowboarding, shirt lifting, media worker in his 30s, has spent the last eight years trying to manage his diagnosis of depression and (eventually) anxiety. With ups and many downs along the way, his need to name, shame and share his demons led him to start this podcast to encourage men to talk about their mental health.