Looking after your mental health is a continuous effort. After a good run both Davey and Damian find themselves battling setbacks in their own journeys. Fearful they are sliding backwards they invite their friend, Chris, to come talk with them who helps them see how far they have all come since stating MenTalkHealth. Supportive talk soon turns to laughter & bad language as our boys take time to recognise their successes.
It’s been over two years since Davey & Damian started MenTalkHealth and they are taking a trip down memory lane to get back to basics. Back then the two of them would sit down together over a drink and take the time to really talk about their mental health. In this very special episode our boys get a chance to laugh louder and longer as they take stock of just how far they have come on their mental health journeys. The conversation is real, rude and heartfelt just like their friendship and support for each other.
It’s Time to Talk Day once again and our boys are joined by their friends Joe and Lewis from Gay Star News. It’s been a while since Davey and Damian really had a chance to check in with each other and a lot has changed for both of them but chat and laughter soon flows as all four share the positive ways they are battling their own demons. It’s an episode that celebrates the simple benefits of talking as we learn more about the support of their partners, the language of Drag Race and the need for LGBTQ+ Mental heath workers. Get ready to laugh!
With the Mind Media Awards bringing many brilliant mental health campaigners together, Damian & Eli take a moment to catch up with Jake Mills the night after his amazing win for his 24 hour Mental Health Marathon Show on Liverpool’s Radio City Talk Radio.
It’s a packed podcast, mixing laughter with supporting talk as our trio cover the good, the bad and the ugly experiences of working with TV Production companies as a “Mental Health” guest. Essential listening to any TV Production Company wanting to help tell our stories
Later, the episode tackles an often ignored topic of male sexual assault giving a voice to one of our beloved MTH team who is still coming to terms with his experience and is met with love and support from the others.
TRIGGER WARNING- Episode contains non-detailed reference to sexual assault.
With their recent nomination for The National Diversity Awards for their work with gender, Davey and Damian take a moment to reflect on society’s obsession with gender roles. With men being told to man up, gay men to be more “Masc” and boys fearful of being called ‘girly’, who better to help Davey & Damian explore these muddy waters then the author of The Gender Games herself, the wonderful, Juno Dawson. Through some hilarious confessions and brutal honesty, they learn just why destructive ideas of gender roles damages EVERYONE’S mental health, regardless of what we have between our legs.
It’s been a time of upheaval for our talkative team. MenTalkHealth’s Davey & Eli both find themselves living north of the border in their old home of Glasgow. New starts bring new challenges with their mental health journeys but with Damian away travelling the world, another Celt steps in to laugh and talk about the challenges of relocating back home. Sean McGugan joins our remaining pair as they go on a conversational odyssey that cover’s Anxiety Shakes, Damian’s Penis Monologues and touch of IBS before taking a moment to reflect on the impact MenTalkHealth has had since it started.
MenTalkHealth is proud to be an active part of the LGBTQ+ community and so we were honoured to be invited to record a brilliant episode with some of the users of the important services offered by MindOut. MindOut work to improve the mental health and wellbeing of LGBTQ communities and to make mental health a community concern. Goals shared by us here at MenTalkHealth. With guest host Spice and three fabulous guests- Kerri, Ben and Ed-who share and laugh about their experiences and support they have received from MindOut.
The rumours are true; a mysterious lost episode of MenTalkHealth has been discovered and edited for your enjoyment! One day in the MTH’s past our three friends found themselves in fits of laughter whilst trying to manage a cohesive conversation about mental health but sometimes there are more pressing things to discuss, like day trips to France, the life of Ghandi as an Opera past life regression! To celebrate Mental Health Awareness Week we present it as an example of how great talking can be.
The amazing role model, mental health campaigner and all round great guy, Jonny Benjamin MBE drops by MTH Towers to share his experiences living with Schizoaffective disorder and the voices inside his head. With no question out of bounds, or any joke too far over the line, serious talk turns to serious laughter as once again Davey, Damian & Eli show that it is much better to be honest about our mental health.
It’s been a while but our MenTalkHealth trio is back and this time they’ve brought their friend Matt with them. Whilst still filled with their warm brand of humour, thing turn serious as they to talk about the topic of Toxic Masculinity. As Matt shares his personal & inspiring story it strikes an emotional chord with one of our boys, and our MenTalkHealth family is reminded once again just why it is so important to talk before its too late.