We talk men's mental health with Ben Akers, co-founder of the male mental fitness charity, Talk Club.
Talk Club is a talking and listening club for men, offering talking groups, sports groups and therapy, and has been championed recently by the likes of Liam Gallagher and Tyson Fury.
We discuss the terrifying statistics around suicide in young men, and why talking (without trying to fix the problem) is so important. Ben also challenges us to ask the men in our lives, how are you out of 10?
Trigger warning: This episode contains references to suicide.
To find out more about Talk Club head to talkclub.org/
To watch Ben's film 'Steve', about saving men from suicide, go to: https://www.stevedocumentary.com/
TEDx talk by Ben: 'How do you stop men taking their own lives': https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y9FEQYp1imc
If anyone is interested in Ben's new film about mental health in young people, go to: https://www.gofundme.com/f/ourkidsourlives
Thank you to our team:
Music - Andrew Grimes
Artwork - Erica Frances George
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