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.
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.
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.
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.
Seven episodes in and its time for us to get to know MTH’s very own Eli. Not only has she been guiding Damian and Davey through the perils of making this show, she has also had her own mental health issues to deal with. After making some brave choices, Eli decides to share her history of panic attacks. Proving once again that sometimes just talking about something can help you start to recover and soon it all turns to laughter and love. Our three hosts help each other once again with their honest humour and words.
So what’s it like to be in your mate’s corner as they battle their mental health? Davey and Damian sit down and ask their best mates Simon and Ruairi just how it’s been for them. It’s a talk that surprises all involved as they learn just how deeply someone mental illness can affect those around you too. As Damian likes to say…Men Cry Too.
It’s the end of Mental Health Awareness Week and Davey and Damian finish the special LGBTQ+ series with a raucous session with their Trans friends, Sugar and Sam. Political correctness goes out the window as we learn to find joy in everyday sexism, what it’s like to be 8 months pregnant for 2 years and the difficulties of going through puberty as an adult. Expert tears, or laughter.