Talk About It Mate

Talk About It Mate

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Welcome to the Talk About It Mate podcast! Since Feb 2019, I have been sitting down with various people to have fantastic conversations regarding different areas of mental health. These open and authentic conversations have the ability to inspire others. Remember we all have mental health and can all benefit from peer support! I hope you enjoy what we have produced and please like, share and follow as well as check us out on social media at @talkaboutitmate. Many Thanks, Mike Richard Founder and Presenter


Season 2, Episode #1: Reinvention
Feb 29 • 52 min
To kick off Season 2 - I went to Natwest in Spinningfields to chat with Dark Coffee founder and successful podcaster Alice Lyons. I always love chatting to Alice and enjoy her straight-talking approach and authenticity. I feel her journey is inspiring and…
#13 Mental Health First Aid
Jan 4 • 62 min
For Episode 13 I spoke to Paul Wolstenholme of Pathlight Ltd to discuss his journey to becoming a Mental Health First Aid Instructor. We also chatted about the impact of peer-support through the men’s groups we are involved in as well as Mental Health in…
#12 Emotion
Nov 18, 2019 • 56 min
In this Episode we discussed the theme of Emotion. My guest Martin shared openly about his experiences of working as a call handler for the ambulance service. We considered how to self-regulate and use self-awareness to ensure self-control. An incredibly…
#11 Acceptance
Oct 29, 2019 • 47 min
I met with James for Episode 11 to discuss men’s mental health and our own self-acceptance. Thanks to Boho Utopia for letting us use the room to record.
#10 Self-Awareness
Sep 29, 2019 • 55 min
For our milestone 10th Episode I had a wonderful conversation with the fantastic Mary who runs MY City Yoga. We discuss our own experiences with self-awareness and the benefits of this as well as the impact yoga can have ahead of our event on Sat 12th…
#9 Eating Disorders
Sep 13, 2019 • 69 min
A fantastic wide-ranging discussion with Neil Procter about the impact eating disorders have had on his life and his struggles with self-compassion. Other topics covered include his acting career, community, addiction and how he embraces Buddhism. So many…
#8 Self-Management
Aug 23, 2019 • 48 min
For Episode 8 I talked to Mike about how he manages his long term condition of Multiple Sclerosis and how he is helping others who also suffer from it.
#7 Efficacy
Aug 4, 2019 • 55 min
For Episode 7, I sat down with Nathan, a confidence and motivational coach to talk about a range of topics including resilience, soft-skills and Efficacy.
#1 Talk About It Mate
Jul 31, 2019 • 40 min
Welcome to the first Talk About It Mate podcast! We discuss what our community is about and some of our own Mental Health experiences.
#2 Advocacy
Jul 31, 2019 • 56 min
Episode 2 of the Talk About It Mate Podcasts celebrates the wonderful bromance I share with our guest Chris and we talk about his Mental Health journey, covering depression and his M.E. diagnosis. Producer Paul talks openly about Derealisation in ‘Paul’s…
#3 Fear
Jul 31, 2019 • 51 min
For Episode 3 of the Talk About It Mate podcast, we talk to one of our loveliest group members, Lindsay about her experiences over the past few years and the changes and coping mechanisms she uses in life. Hearing others show authenticity about their…
#4 Talk Therapy
Jul 31, 2019 • 58 min
For Episode 4 of the Talk About It Mate podcast, I had the pleasure of sitting down with the brilliant Sonja to talk about her role as a Counsellor for adults and children. We discussed what to expect when you are starting counselling as well as my own…
#5 Vulnerability
Jul 31, 2019 • 60 min
For Episode 5 I sat down with the inspirational MJ to talk about his mental health journey and how he has coped with the pressure and exposure he has received since appearing on TV as well as his steps into the world of comedy. A really good discussion…
#6 Growth
Jul 31, 2019 • 57 min
For Episode 6 of the Talk About It Mate Podcast I welcomed Neil to discuss the concept of Growth and share some of our own experiences and our thoughts on ‘Can’t Hurt Me’ by David Goggins.