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July 25, 2018
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Enjoying the World Cup? What are you up to at the weekend? How are you feeling? Have you been watching Love Island? Us men might band all four of these questions around when we’re with friends, family or colleagues (yep, even the Love Island one… No? Just me then) but only three of the questions might get an honest answer.

There’s that one question in there, the elephant in the room, the black sheep, or perhaps more appropriately, the black dog, that we’ll often deflect away with a subdued, ‘I’m fine’. But really, are we fine? From my own experiences, as well as people I know, those I follow online and see in traditional media, there are a hell of a lot of men who are simply not fine. But that’s okay, as the well-known saying goes, ‘it’s okay not to be okay’. What’s not okay, is when men don’t speak about it.

That’s why I’ve launched Man Talk, a podcast tackling ‘MENtal’ health that’s aimed at normalising the conversation that has long been constrained by stigmas, taboos and narrow-minded clichés such as “man up” for way too long.

“It’s okay not to be okay. What’s not okay, is when men don’t speak about it”

I’ve struggled with my own mental health for most of my adult life – you name it, I’ve had it, but these days, after a lot of support from those around me, I finally feel comfortable sharing my experiences, my low points and my coping strategies with whoever it might help. By travelling to meet a host of men, from all walks of life, who have experienced varying mental health issues, I hope to demonstrate that conversations about mental health amongst men needn’t be difficult or uncomfortable. Listeners can take strength from knowing they’re not alone in their struggle, and I’m hoping that the show might even give them the nudge up the bum they need to speak to someone they know, a charity, or make an appointment to see their doctor.

If Man Talk can help just one person take the first steps to speaking up, then I’d consider it a huge success. With time, I believe that shows like this, along with the power of social media, can ensure the constraints silently damaging far too many men can be removed for good.

You can subscribe to Man Talk on all the regular podcast platforms, and please get in touch with me on Instagram to let me know what you think @adayinthelifedad. You can also find me on there to talk all things Love Island too, but please don’t tell anyone.

Jamie Day
@adayinthelifedad
Editor @FatherInc, Contributor @BritishGQ, Columnist @LittleLondonMagazine
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