Lisa Boucher is a recovering Alcoholic who has been 31 years sober. Her mum was a alcoholic and also overcame it. Lisa is very passionate about the awareness and connection of mental health and alcohol. We talk about her drive to help others through her book and her social media platforms.
Dr Howard Rankin is a bestselling and award nominated Author and a documentary health movie co produced won a ‘medical Oscar’. He has co or ghostwritten 7 self-help books, 4 neuroscience books, 5 business books and 8 inspirational memoirs.. He has appeared on a number of TV networks including CNN as well as ‘the View’ and ABC’s ‘20/20’. We have an extensive chat about his psychology background and how we can tap into our brain to change the proverbial narrative.
Clint Adams grew up in South Africa and knows a thing or two about the diversity of people. Moving to Australia Clint and becoming a police officer. He knew he wanted to help people and help make a difference. We talk about the his book and his passion to help people rewire their brains.
Jake Coare has been diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome, depression and anxiety. He chats about his experience of living in lockdown due to the coronavirus. We chat about the long term impact this pandemic will have on people’s mental health
Michelle E.Dickinson having worked at pharmaceutical giants Johnson & Johnson and becoming skilled in coaching and empowering individuals and teams. Michelle knew something wasn’t right. She was diagnosed with depression and having grown frustrated with the lack of empathy she decided to use her experiences and knowledge to go it alone. We chat about her growing up as an only child, with a mother with bipolar. Get to learn about what drives her passion for helping others and her drive to help people struggling with mental illness. She has written a book Breaking into my life out now on Amazon and a website breakingintomylife.com
Alyssa Poggioli lives in Chicago and enjoys living in the ‘windy city’. Having grown up on farm she has had taste of both worlds. On the farm she was able to be in nature, eating healthy and being and empath lead to her wanting to help people. We chat about being a personal trainer, working in the corporate world and how it has helped her to help others. The disconnection between humans is apparent and Alyssa is try to bring back that human connection.
John Arenburg is a father husband and son. He was also a Firefighter and Care Worker. Both lines of work gave him an opportunity to help others. We chat on this podcast about the impact of trauma affected him. We talk about being diagnosed with GAD PTSD, MDD and how he has become a mental advocate for those with mental illness and being on his way to wellness. Currently writing a book and has a website theroadtomentalwellness.com listen to his inspiring story.
Kieran Gething is no stranger to mental strength. A welsh Boxing champion and represented his nation in international tournament Kieron is constantly striving to be the best in all that he does. We chat about his dads suicide and how it affected him and his family. The mental health issues that are affecting the welsh community and also his passion for helping the community.
Iona Jay says ‘it’s okay to not be okay’ and is on a drive to help raise awareness of mental health. She has seen people from a young age suffering from depression and other mental health issues. She has also seen the problems that social media can cause on mental health in young people. No she wants to make people aware by using the platform for good
Zahra Butt first hijabi ABA boxing coach, mental health advocate, and training. Facilitator for women’s rights. We talk about running for Paladin a U.K. charity aimed at stamping out and helping victims of stalking. We talk about the need for greater reforms and for stalking to be taken seriously. We also talk about her being inspired to keep going even when things have been tough
Jon salmon writes for the MetroUK and works on numerous mental health projects including @heads_Together and @speakerscollect. From a young age Jon saw the effects of depression on a man he truly admired...his dad. Jon alongside brothers and mum have had to come to terms with losing their dad and husband to suicide. For almost 20 years jon never really came to terms with it getting on with life working. Things came to head one day when Jon couldn’t get out of bed. Here is his life and how he now sees it as his calling to help others.
Amani Kaite a Nutritional Therapist and entrepreneur with a passion for all things nutrition science, technology and mindfulness. Grew up in Belgium and as child always had this passion for helping others. After leaving Belgium for Ireland to be part of a international company. Amani realised to help cope with the move she would need nature’s help. So would often go for walks to contemplate. Little did she realised that those walks in nature would help her in the future. Website:www.amanikaite.com/work-with-me email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ben is a successful masters student and business analyst having worked in Finance for a number of years. With strong communication and stakeholder management skills he has been able to manage that side of his life. On the other side of his life growing up Ben has never known who he really was or why he existed. That underlying thoughts of no fitting in led to him developing a gambling addiction and a acknowledgement of depression. This is his inspiring story.
Fidleaf is the brain child of Sophie and Adam it is a platform that is being developed as a work place well being tool. Her belief the personal wellbeing and workplace wellbeing go hand in hand. Using research and data to help and track what are the contributing factors to what makes us human and well.
Dr Sam Manger is living and working in Australia as GP. He is also researching and looking into lifestyle clinical programs which include food, movement, connection to land connection to each other and social determinants of health. On this episode we go in depth talking about how the mind and body are connected. How some doctors still don’t see a mind body connection. We also talk about helping the indigenous aboriginal people and Sam’s determination to bring about change with fact based research.
Matthew Bartolo is Therapist and Counsellor specialising in sex and relationships. Growing up in Malta Matthew seemed to have a gift of helping others and giving advice. He would often get friends coming to him talking about girlfriend boyfriend issues. He is founder of Willingness Malta (www.willingness.com.mt) a multi-disciplinary team working together to offer professional services related to family, sex and health. On this episode we talk about celibacy and modern day attitudes towards sex and relationships.
Having had 15 years as a professional basketballer.in Greece and UK Anastasios came to a point in his life where he felt he needed a change. He thought long and hard about his decision but he knew it was the right one. Going into the unknown there would be an element of fear. With the right support and strength of mind he made his decision. Listen to his story of playing against NBA star Giannis Antetokounmpo and travelling from sunny Greece to wet UK. Below are his contact details :@ttraianos on Twitter , @trai_16 on Instagram and Anastasios Traianos on LinkedIn
Orla mcKeating is a anti racism campaigner she is also training for international accreditation life coaching specialising in coaching women from the BAME community. She is also a mum bringing up her son of colour in a country that is predominately white. After leaving Belgium and coming back to Belfast Northern Ireland she found that racism was rife amongst the community. She also felt that she would be frowned upon for being a single parent. Orla was struggling mentally to cope with work/life. She suddenly found herself on the verge of a breakdown. Listen to her empowering story
After having a baby Zahra Butt ended up with postnatal depression. She struggled to come with terms of birth and motherhood. When she had her second child she knew what was going to happen but due to her first experience she was able to cope. Feeling lost and struggling to cope with who she was. Zahra took to exercise as a coping mechanism. This helped her to deal with the her mental health but something still wasn’t right. The light bulb switched on and she decided to become the 1st hijab ABA trained boxing coach. Listen to Zahra Butt and her story.
As part of his upbringing and childhood looking out for others in the community was always part of Mendel Kastel life. Growing up in Brooklyn Mendel felt that he had a passion for helping others and he used to instinct to help him on his journey. His student exchange took him to Sydney, Australia where he has continued his mission to help others. We chat about his driving passion and continued work in helping whilst fighting for the cause of others. We talk about the alarming suicide rate and the need to help the aborigines(Australia’s original people).
Concious Radio host and DJ Imani Speaks always imagined being a artist but never quite knew why. From presenting in the mirror to an audience to now presenting on radio to millions of listeners her journey wasn’t smooth sailing. Imani is also a spiritual health coach we chat about this and much more on the Men Are Nuts Podcast
Kim has been a witness to other family members having Meath health and seeing the inside of mental Health institutions as child. She decided that she needed to do things to help her get away from it and this meant putting her head inside her books . On This episode we talk about her thoughts on overcoming so many facets of mental and also what mental health means to her
On this episode Nate Gladdin talks about opening up for first time to a person (myself) he has never met. Nate has been in the US Air Force for 19 years and is the creator and host of the Inheriting Manhood Podcast. Having grown up a family environment Nate never had a father figure. After his dad gave up on him he questioned why? With the love of his mother and positive interaction from his grandfather. Nate decided he was going to lead a normal life of a young boy. Here is his story of dealing with being abandoned by his dad and being physically abused at the hands of someone he saw as a role model. How he lived with that for many years until he finally opened up about it.
Cathryn McIntyre always knew she had something when she could have envisage something before it happened. From a very early age she was able to have supernatural experiences. She would have paranormal and UFO experiences. We talk about her life growing up and how she tried to deal with not knowing if this was her calling.
Having done extensive work training mental health to the police, mental health professionals, charities, ambulance service and NHS. Ellie is passionate about spreading the word about mental health. Her positive outlook came from her mum which is now helping her to be able to work with others.
A life and success coach with a passion for empowering individuals and organisations to reach their potential. Alice Dartnell specialises in time management and productivity. Ever since she was 15 Alice has wanted to be an entrepreneur and help others but never knew in what capacity. We chat about her life, her resilience and her love for life.
Having trained in Northern Ireland and having worked as a psychiatrist from 1996. Prof. Paul W Miller is one of a small number of medical doctors who are trained as EMDR Europe accredited Consultant Therapist. Having worked in NHS for a number of years he would have first hand experience of what the first responders and nurses are likely to have gone through. We talk about the current situation with the corona virus pandemic. How it can and possibly will affect those closes to the patients. Also some of the techniques they can use to help with their mental health.
Xavier Hamilton growing up in Chicago has seen both the good and side of his city. He has witnessed first hand what the destruction of man and men’s rights. He is a political activist and has a website the x man Theorem which goes into detail about his activism , political philosophy . He is also a volunteer contributor for gay men Smart recovery Mankind project and National Alliance of Mental illness. We talk about the difficulties of black men growing up and men not having the voice to talk
When we started the conversation Stu Skinner had just done another round of food bank delivery. He had literally just got in. In a time of the coronavirus pandemic this showed the positive attitude of a man ready to give up his time to help others. Having had his fair share of traumas, self harming and suicidal thoughts. Stu took off on a bike ride which would inevitably change his life.
For Georgia Boston from a young age she has always been a perfectionist. After working in an environment where it was high powered and pressured things came to a head. She ended up with recognising that what she was going through was stress. Her light bulb moment came one day at home when she was washing up.
Deepa Mann-kler is proud wife, mother and a author of the first report on race discrimination with policy recommendations in Northern Ireland “Out Of The Shadows”. Having been back and forth to India as a child. Her parents settled in Leicester and had to go through horrendous racism for a number of years. They never gave up and that determination from her parents was instilled in her. She has supported several business by implementing sophisticated business plans over the years. We chat about unethical use of technology, the death of her father and how that impacted her life.
We have a chat with Steve Mackie who is now based Qatar. He leads a team of professionals at BusinessStartUpQatar where they tailor company formation and business development solutions. He is also the host of “In the Game” Qatar’s first sports podcast. We talk about life’s ups and downs, his journey from the forces to the beautiful country of Qatar.
Rodney TS having lost it all in past. Decided to see a therapist who told him he needs to try his hand at social work. This was his light switching on moment. Having worked with people in America and having that never say never attitude. He decided to move to Australia. He talks passionately about helping people and fighting for a human cause. This is the lion that roars...
Ben Bidwell gives us insight into his life of trying to find himself. He talks about trickery of the mind can leave us with a void and left unfilled can be a recipe for disaster. Ben challenges the taboo of how mental health is viewed. It's time to set out mind and bodies free.
After having a taste of life coaching at 18. Patrick Fox has managed to come full circle to become a life coach and trainer. We talk about growing up around the culture of drinking and how it managed to impact his life. He talks about coming full circle and to become a life coach setting UP Helping Dad's To Quit The Booze & Drop The Weight.
Bianca McCall set up her own organisation to help suicide prevention. We talk about her continued efforts to help others. Her Desert Rose Counselling Group has become a place for people to get help both face to face and online.
Matthew Henson is an Existential Psychotherapist and Escopsychologist. Group facilitator and trainer. We talk all things psycho babble, not wanting to go therapy and humans connecting back with each other.
Lorraine Pargeter is a counsellor has had a passion to work with children and young people for a long while. She helps children to overcome a range of emotional issues . We talk about her being diagnosed with bipolar and how she has come to terms with it by helping and giving back to others.
Mark Knight has come through the different ages of movie making. Having been a movie buff since a kid, Mark has always wanted to make movies. We talk about the ups and downs of the behind the lens world and the realisation of content creation for the modern world
Brad Kohler a former wrestler and UFC fighter talks about inspiring people and trying to be a better person. Having made mistakes that have turned his life upside down. Brad is now a CEO of Combo Hitter which is making its mark on the fitness industry.
This episode I talk to Joshua Pelland a Para Athlete. He talks about his need for adventure, his journey travelling through Africa at 16. His experiences of seeing the beauty and harsh realities of life there. He talks about his time in Afghanistan as a commando . Yet his biggest battle was yet to come. This is the Joshua Pelland story.
Liam Masters is at Birmingham University studying Marketing. We talk about coronavirus how it impacted his studies abroad. We also talk about his past battles with depression. Liam has always been a deep thinker and himself as a perfectionist. We talk about his journey through that to where he is at now.
Simon Buckden has been through a lot in his life. Growing up in and out of care for all his young life. This took him to the army where again he was the subject of bullying and abuse. Ever since he was young he wanted to run and since then has never looked back. We talk about how he was is able to run long distances without training. How he has run marathons in so many countries in the world. He has been speaking out and campaigning for mental health, all whilst living with the with PTSD
Resha lives in Dubai having been brought up in Canada she now lives in Dubai. She talks about the rise of mental health and awareness in the region. How it differs from the countries in that reason and the rest of the world. She is skilled in individual Counselling, Crisis Intervention, Relationship and Grief Counselling. She is also fluent in Arabic and English. Resha has drawn on her passion and instinct to help others which she sees as her chosen path. She has appeared on TV and has a website.
Lynn K Russell knows a thing or two about life and was 7 at end of last war. Since childhood she was always told that she was mentally challenged by teachers. Her spirituality at a young age helped her through some hard times. One day after being married and having kids a psychiatrist told her she was never mentally challenged Lynn never looked back. This is her story!
World Dodgeball Association President & Partnerships lead at Cal Om Hickson speaks about his journey to leading the association. We talk about how his love for dodgeball has taken him around the world promoting it and it can help your mental health and well-being
Being In Nottingham Ian has seen his and wife’s crystal business flourish. Having grown up watching his father in business he learned the tricks of the trade. We talk about growing up, been told he was bipolar to recovering to build a business with his wife. He is now at peace with life and looks to the future
Having Lived in London, Louise decided to move to sunny Barbados to help her with mental health. She also found that by moving overseas it was a great opportunity to work with the natural herbs and remedies. She understands how stress and excessive workloads can have a negative impact on your life.
James is a 2 x Paralympian a transformation Coach for fellow amputees and the host of The Mindset Athlete Podcast plus a speaker. He has been around the world and competed in numerous competitions in various sports. He took his disability in his stride but his real battle with mental health came after the death of his friend. Listen to his inspiring story
Flavio Ballerini having grown up Brazil, now resides in Miami. He is an author of several books, Master Hypnotherapist and a Relationship Life Coach. Flavio talks about his life from growing up in Brazil and being hit by parents. To growing up and being violently beaten up by his wife. Flavio talks about the connection between trauma as an adult and trauma as a child.
Alastair Mordey is a pioneer of addiction treatment and behavioural health in Asia. Having been a founding shareholder, programme director of The Cabin Group. Alastair’s journey hasn’t been a pretty one. Having grown up in a middle class home he lost his way and started to take drugs and alcohol which then lead to him becoming an addict. He talks about his family eating off cardboard boxes and trying to find money for his addiction. Then the lightening bolt moment...he found a mentor that helped to turn his life around.
Charmaine talks openly and honestly about having been a victim of domestic violence over a number of years. She talks about love and finally plucking up the courage to walk away. Starting a new life getting her degree and creating the Why Event. A on stage spectacle of dance and drama looking at Domestic abuse enlightenment. Listen to her story of how she fought back to find peace.
Boxing is a tough sport some would say the toughest but from the age of 12 Tommy McCarthy has a dream and drive to be The World Champion. We chat about his boxing journey, his mixed background of Irish and Jamaican roots. What it was like growing up in Belfast and going through the boxing rankings. After losing a fight he knew he should of won Tommy tells all about that low moment of wanting to pack it all in. This is Tommy McCarthy’s journey to becoming the world champion. Black Irish!
Dan Tatton lives in the valley in a village in the Rocky Mountains of Canada. Having seen the deterioration of his grandmother. He decided to make a connection between the mind and body. Society has led us to believe that they are separate when in fact they are together. Dan talks about the changes and evolution of the health and fitness industry. The importance of tiny healthy habits to help your mind and body.
Johnny Nelson a British retired professional boxer who currently holds the Guinness world record for having the longest reign as Cruiser Weight World Champion. Talks about growing up in Sheffield and how he never wanted to be a boxer. Having fond memories of Brendan Ingle and how Brendan would take him under his wing and become his mentor and confidant. Johnny never wanted to fight, would cause them but never actually wanted to fight. We chat about fear and how that fear made him not have the confidence to be a boxer. His light bulb moment came at his lowest point standing in the rain...the rest they say is history.
On this episode we talk about being bullied and how it is important to combat issues by ‘Just Being You’ Living in and growing up in Netherlands Chela Rodriguez is about standing firm within your convictions. Using the world of social media particularly LinkedIn to help tackle real world issues. She is the founder and owner of Own it & Rock it a branding organisation that aspires to place emphasis on powering up your business authenticity and voice to match social demand.
She is a resident of Greater New York area in USA. She has worked for DAZN as a bilingual social media editor. Now currently working for Black Sports online. Erika Fernandez gives us a snapshot of her struggles after being laid off and getting back on her feet. We also talk about the struggles that are affecting thousands of people in USA. Which is add to the mental health problems.
James Hansen has had to battle all his life. His father was a alcoholic and he was on the mean streets of London at 15 taking drugs and involved in gangs. This is his story of how he has to overcome a number of mountains to get to where he is now, culminating in him having children and meeting royalty to receive his degree. James is a addiction therapist, ADHD life coach/DART Practitioner at HMP. James has a vast knowledge of working in a 12 Step Approach. His areas of expertise are in group facilitation, behavioural therapy, family therapy, motivational interviewing, mutual aid groups assessment, and care planning . This is James story...
Linda Green California USA talks about being a female fire fighter. We get to talk about the traumatic day that started the PTSD and how she learns to cope. She is the author of the book ‘Solving the Post Traumatic Stress Brain Injury Puzzle’ available on Amazon.
Mental illness and ill health has run in Matts family for a number of generations. After seeing his dad being cradled in his mums arms crying at three years old. His dad was later diagnosed with bipolar. That was the first time Matt had witnessed a breakdown. With Matt suffering with his first bout of depression he set out on a mission to help find a solution to his dads mental health illness. He has found that you can resolve depression without medication using nutrition. What you eat greatly influences your mental health. Matt’s drive for helping his dad and others with mental health is a major passion.
Loren Avedon of star of 'No Retreat, No surrender 2' and many other Hollywood martial arts films. Used martial arts as his coping mechanism when he was struggling and feeling low as an actor. He became a stuntman and has worked on some of the most dangerous sets and in some of the most dangerous stunts. Loren now works for refugee groups and works with children.
Bonita talks openly about her life growing up and how she managed to get through the early stages by joining the army. She talks about how her mental toughness and resilience has helped her to cope with life and battling mental health issues.
I have cried, I have been afraid and alone I have been scared of not knowing I have wanted to give up and die. Daniel talks openly and with strength about being abused having anxiety and bipolar. He talks about having the strength to fight through. That depression isn't always going to be there. He is the founder of "The Courage & strength Games" for mental health and Facebook's Daddy's Day Care. He is now a staunch advocate for mental health.
Author of How to be a police officer Graham wettone served as an officer for 30 plus years in London. He is a Police Analyst for Sky News, TV and radio commentator. Also a father football fan and now golfer.
Ade talks about living in South Sudan. How you can be locked up for having bipolar disorder and other mental health. How he has turned his life around since feeling Suicidal by using his love for poetry to help himself and others. He is a mental health specialist and author of Lemonade Love, Stranded Lullabies and Passionate Elixir on Amazon.
Tony Kelly had the world at his feet and played alongside some of the biggest names in British football. He also played for former England World Cup winner Alan Ball at Stoke City. Tony takes us through a journey of his young life playing semi pro to then signing a pro contract. Being a young man with time and money on his hands. He started to mix with the older pros and that's when he started to gamble. With no one to turn to and money readily available Tony's career which was on the up started to take a downward spiral. Tony talks openly about his thoughts at the time his bond with his twin close family ties and how he overcame his gambling addiction. He has written a book 'red Card the soccer star who gambled away a glittering career '. He has now set up Red Card Gambling Support Project.
Bobby Umar talks candidly and openly about his mental health as a child man husband and father. His battles with anxiety, diabetes and family pressure to becoming a successful speaker. His talks can be found on YouTube and online.
Los Angeles Clippers scout John Saintignon talks about The wins and losses, the ups and downs of a professional athlete. How he now teaches others to cope with the pressures of the modern game of basketball
PTSD and mental health in the police force is becoming a common issue. Police constable Sean Burridge talks about his battle with PTSD after a head on collision. The police force always seen as protector but no I need of protection from mental emotional health
Mark Escott CEO of Life Chance a therapeutic eduction provider gives us an insight into his near suicide attempt, drink, drugs and drug dealing. Turning his life around and helping children, young adults and men
Natasha tells us that the life expectancy of Men living on their own is shortened and why men should still be masculine but be able to find balance. Men are needed in society and play an important role.
Welcome back Caroline Steininger with her guest Stuart. After splitting from his wife. The subsequent divorce left Stuart down and despair. Now Stuart is on the mend bike riding and about to start his Reiki business
As we remember Kobe Bryant his daughter and several others that died. In today’s episode we look at death and how we as men deal with it in comparison to women. What we often turn to in times of bereavement. Why we don’t talk about death
Welcome Andy Bishop to the show. Is helping men by inspiring then to talk without fear. Whilst serving in the arm forces he felt something happening to him but didn't know what. I'l let Andy tell his story.
Abdulrasheed a young footballer with al ahli and the Qatar national team. gives us his thoughts on the pressure of coming back from a career threatening injury. He talks about his Muslim faith, belief in god, his family, and himself.
A chat with Richard Lofgren on the dangers of opioid abuse and misuse. Richard is an advisor to Kevin Harrington is the original shark on ABCs hit show the shark tank. He is also doing the 'Pull up Challenge' to hell raise awareness of opiods and its destruction on the human psyche.