7 episodes

This new weekly podcast with NRL larrikin Sam Thaiday delves into mental health in our elite sport stars.

Long after the last siren sounds and the last autograph is signed how do these athletes transition into every day life. 

In the first 4 episodes Sam tells his story. The highest of highs and the lowest of lows from growing up in a mixed race family, to his own struggles with low self worth and the end of his NRL days. 

 Episode 1 drops Wednesday October 28th, wherever you get your podcasts 

We are Human with Sam Thaiday Podshape

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    • 4.8 • 52 Ratings

This new weekly podcast with NRL larrikin Sam Thaiday delves into mental health in our elite sport stars.

Long after the last siren sounds and the last autograph is signed how do these athletes transition into every day life. 

In the first 4 episodes Sam tells his story. The highest of highs and the lowest of lows from growing up in a mixed race family, to his own struggles with low self worth and the end of his NRL days. 

 Episode 1 drops Wednesday October 28th, wherever you get your podcasts 

    Jharal Yow Yeh

    Jharal Yow Yeh

    My friend Jharal Yow Yeh was an up and coming superstar of Rugby League until one game ended his career.

    In this episode JYY tells me about that moment when he thought ending it might be his best option  and he also reveals other things that  he has never talked about before. 

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 39 min
    Darius Boyd

    Darius Boyd

    Darius Boyd played 337 NRL games for 3 different clubs, won 2 premierships, played 28 games for Queensland and represented Australia 23 times. He was also my team mate across many of those games. 

    Outside of his elite sport performance Darius has battled with his own mental health and he open up to me in this episode of We are Human. 

     

    Darius also has anew book out now which is called Battling the Blues.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 35 min
    Sacked from football … what do I do now?

    Sacked from football … what do I do now?

    In this episode hear about the moment when Sam found out his time at the Broncos was over and how that affected his own mental health and then while he was down the disappointments kept coming. 

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 37 min
    Losing my best mate to the black dog

    Losing my best mate to the black dog

    In this episode hear the devastating effect of my best mates struggle with his own mental health and how that had a profound effect on me and my own challenges. 

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 45 min
    I didn't feel like anybody would miss me at all

    I didn't feel like anybody would miss me at all

    We continue Sam's story as a young boy who faces his demons contemplating what his life might be like.  

    Triger warning - this episode contains language that may trigger some listeners.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 27 min
    The boy on the wall

    The boy on the wall

    In this first episode Sam start's his story as a young boy growing up in a mix race family in Far North Queensland. 

     

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
52 Ratings

52 Ratings

Bondy 666 ,

Brilliant

Crazy how just hearing other people talk about their struggles and mental health can help others in similar head spaces, keep up the great work Sammy!

johnny_vri ,

Real men talk

Congrats Sam on sharing this powerful message

donnyb1985 ,

POWERFUL

Well done on speaking your own truth Sam

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