11 episodes

Whether it's the clothes you wear to work, or a metaphor for putting up a front, we all wear a uniform. But often there's a lot going on behind the uniform, and many of us are reluctant to express how we are 𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙮 feeling. Each week on Behind the Uniform, Captain Hugo Toovey and Doctor Izzy Smith will be joined by a special guest as they will talk openly and honestly about their experiences with mental health. Nothing is off limits, so prepare yourself for tears, laughter and goosebumps. 


𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘪𝘴 𝘣𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘣𝘺 25 STAY ALIVE 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘪𝘴 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘥𝘭𝘺 𝘴𝘶𝘱𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 FOX Sports Australia & Movember.

Behind The Uniform Fox Sports Australia

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 75 Ratings

Whether it's the clothes you wear to work, or a metaphor for putting up a front, we all wear a uniform. But often there's a lot going on behind the uniform, and many of us are reluctant to express how we are 𝙧𝙚𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙮 feeling. Each week on Behind the Uniform, Captain Hugo Toovey and Doctor Izzy Smith will be joined by a special guest as they will talk openly and honestly about their experiences with mental health. Nothing is off limits, so prepare yourself for tears, laughter and goosebumps. 


𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘪𝘴 𝘣𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩𝘵 𝘵𝘰 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘣𝘺 25 STAY ALIVE 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘪𝘴 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘥𝘭𝘺 𝘴𝘶𝘱𝘱𝘰𝘳𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘣𝘺 FOX Sports Australia & Movember.

    A Rocket Ship Taking off - Movember Founder, Travis Garone

    A Rocket Ship Taking off - Movember Founder, Travis Garone

    Behind the Uniform is proudly brought to you by Movember. So for our Season 1 finale, our final guest is none other than the Movember founder, Travis Garrone. Trav founded Movember back in 2003, and what started out as a chat between mates, has transformed into one of the largest men's foundations in the world. Movember has raised a staggering $1.2 Billion, has funded over 1,250 health programs, and has created a community of over 6 million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas all around the world. It truly is a phenomenal story.

    In this candid and insightful chat, Trav takes us right back to where it all started, and we talk about why 2020 is the most important campaign yet. Towards the end of the episode, Hugo and Izzy also open up about why Movember is so close to their hearts.

    Thank you to each and every one of you who have joined us on Behind the Uniform. We hope you have enjoyed the ride as much as we have, and we have some exciting things planned for Season 2. 

    https://au.movember.com/

    https://www.foxsports.com.au/

    https://www.25stayalive.com/

     

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    • 58 min
    The Words That Saved A Life - Dan Price

    The Words That Saved A Life - Dan Price

    From attempting suicide on the Sydney Harbour Bridge, to being a proud father, ultra-marathon runner, and mental health advocate. This is the story of Dan Price, a man who inspires all those around him and more.

    On this week’s episode of Behind the Uniform, we dive into the impact of not fitting in as a child due to his ADHD, led to living a life of constantly striving for perfectionism and external validation. From the outside Dan had everything, but he was living an exhausting double life which eventually led to rock-bottom and multiple suicide attempts. We discuss Dan’s journey to wellness, why good mental health is an ongoing journey rather than a destination, and that even at the lowest of lows, there is always light at the end of the tunnel...

    Thanks for tuning in! You can help us grow by clicking follow/subscribe and leaving a rating/review. As always, we love receiving your feedback! #mentalhealthmatters

    https://au.movember.com/

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Accepting Yourself - Simon Dunn

    Accepting Yourself - Simon Dunn

    Simon Dunn is a rugby player who felt compelled to leave the sport he loved due to his sexuality. Simon decided to move to Canada, where he became the first openly gay person to represent their country in the sport of Bobsledding. As often is the case, there is always a lot more going on behind the uniform... 

    In this episode of Behind the Uniform, Simon opens up about the mental health impacts of being gay, falling out with friends and family, and the very real issue of homophobia in sport. Simon also discusses the pressure of sharing your life on social media, and the recent struggles he faced when he suddenly found himself living on his Mum’s couch. We learnt so much from our insightful chat with Simon, and we delved into aspects of mental health not often talked about. We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did!

    To help us grow, we would love it if you left us a rating or review! We always love receiving your feedback. You can find us on instagram @behindtheuniformpodcast 

    https://au.movember.com/

    https://www.foxsports.com.au/

    https://www.25stayalive.com/

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    • 57 min
    Bad Things Happen To Good People - Sam Naismith

    Bad Things Happen To Good People - Sam Naismith

    Sam Naismith is an AFL player for the Sydney Swans, a Black Dog Institute ambassador, and a proud Dog Dad... but unfortunately Sam has also been through more adversity than anyone should at his young age. On this week’s episode of Behind the Uniform, Sam opens up about the tragic loss of both his Father and Sister to cancer, and why he isn't giving up on playing AFL again despite multiple career threatening injuries. Sam also bravely talks about his own mental health battles, and what it was like when he finally built up the courage to tell his coach (John Longmire) he was struggling. Sam's outlook on life defies belief, and the inspiring work he is doing now would no doubt make his Father and Sister proud. You might need to get the tissues ready for this one...because there will no doubt be a few tears!

    https://au.movember.com/

    https://www.foxsports.com.au/

    https://www.25stayalive.com/

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    • 56 min
    Trying to Figure Out Life - Khan Porter

    Trying to Figure Out Life - Khan Porter

    Khan Porter is a 6x CrossFit games athlete, instagram influencer, mental heath advocate, and self-described total weirdo. On the surface Khan looks like he has it all, however, there has always been a lot going on behind his uniform...

    In this real, raw and honest conversation, Khan opens up about his lifelong battles with mental illness, including ADHD, severe anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and being incorrectly diagnosed with bipolar. Khan's journey of ups and downs is truly inspiring, and he has now found his passion in helping others have a deeper understanding of the complexities of mental health. Nothing is off limits with our chat with Khan, and we were blown away with just how open he was in sharing his story. 

    Thanks for tuning in! You can help us grow by clicking follow/subscribe and leaving a rating/review. As always, we love receiving your feedback! #mentalhealthmatters

    https://au.movember.com/

    https://www.foxsports.com.au/

    https://www.25stayalive.com/

     

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    • 54 min
    Don't Worry Alone - Gus Worland

    Don't Worry Alone - Gus Worland

    This week on the podcast we are joined by Gus Worland - media personality, sports fanatic, founder of Gotch4Life, and one of the best blokes you will ever meet. In this real, honest, and vulnerable chat, Gus opens up about how the devastating loss of his mentor led to him realising that culture and attitudes towards masculinity and mental health needs to change. These experiences started a journey that ultimately resulted in him creating his own mental health foundation, Gotcha4Life.

    In this episode, Gus talks about his vision of zero suicides, the importance of having a gotcha for life buddy, and why everyone needs to make their bed…

    To find out more, visit www.gotcha4life.com

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    • 47 min

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Loriparmle ,

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Such important conversations in such an easy to digest way! Thank you so much for bringing this to ears! Australian ears need it! You guys rock!

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Brilliant

Such important conversations conducted in a very sensitive way. Thank you for sharing these stories and giving the listeners a little more insight each week on how to start conversations and support ourselves and those around us. Izzy and Hugo are the perfect pair to ask the hard questions and engage with their guests in such an empathetic way. Confronting but such a good listen. Thanks.

DI_Team1 ,

Fabulous

I have enjoyed all your podcasts to date but this one was really informative and I also shed a tear 😀 and then shared 😘. Thankyou for providing such food for thought.

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