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Episode 10

Musical Therapy

7th November 2017

In the midst of MenTalkHealth's first fundraiser, Davey and Damian grab hold of some microphones, a bottle of champagne and “Drag Discombobulator” extraordinaire Spice for a good old honest chat about their mental health. In front of a live audience, all the important topics are covered: Seasonal Affective Disorder, the pitfalls of 'banter' and where to buy your pants. Join us for some raucous chat that celebrates the continued success of MenTalkHealth.

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Episode 9

I Smell Like Hip Hop & Sadness

9th October 2017

Neil Hilborn's powerful & personal poetry about his own mental health has been viewed more than 70 million times online. He's taken time out from touring to drop in for a chat with Davey, Damian and Eli to share some of his work and some of his experiences with his own mental health. With more of the classic MTH chat, the laughter bellows as we cover all the important topics, including honest Tinder profiles and the true smell of hip hop. Naturally. Join us for more honesty and laughter as we recognise World Mental Health Day.

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Episode 8

The Berlin Marathon – Who Invited Ghandi?

7th October 2017

The 2017 Berlin Marathon has arrived and Damian is running for memory of his late brother, Patrick. There is 26.2 miles ahead of him and the MenTalkHealth family is there to cheer him on every step. Join us as we follow Damian on his journey before, during and after his very personal challenge and meet some other great runners with their own stories to tell. All money raised goes to our wonderful friends at Mind.

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Meet the guys

Davey

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.

Damian

Damian is a mental health nurse from Derry in Ireland. He has a longstanding diagnoses of depression and anxiety; and as of December 2016- Tourette Syndrome and OCD. A familiar face, Damian has been on TV shows talking about his mental illness and Tourettes including First Dates on Channel 4.

Eli

The kind of person who will talk politics on the first date, Eli is a Media
bad-ass-about-town with her own history linked to mental health. With a successful career producing some of the most opinionated people on TV, she is passionate about getting the voices of the under represented heard and found herself linked to Davey and Damian’s cause.

What People Are Saying

Davey and Damian smash into a topic many tiptoe around. They tackle the subject with humour, bonhomie and unashamed honesty, whilst never downplaying how serious the impact of mental illness can be on someone’s life. A great listen.

Support in Mind, Scotland

For too long, men have kept quiet about mental health preferring to bottle up their issues rather than talk about them. What Davey and Damian do is create a safe space to put our problems under a microscope, and they do so with good humour, quick wit and without taking themselves too seriously. We could all learn something from them.

See Me, Scotland

MenTalkHealth came into the National Theatre to speak as part of Mental Health Awareness Week and they shared their personal experiences both in and out of work in a really engaging, honest and insightful way. It was brilliant to hear men talking so openly about mental health and they’ve inspired several of our male employees to open up and talk about their own mental health which has been brilliant.

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