32 episodes

Young Blood is a podcast on a mission…
We’re here to smash the stigma that men don't talk about their feelings.
We're doing it by helping young men from all walks of life share their stories and open up about what they're really going through, to show they're not alone.

We're all about raw, honest conversations about the stuff that REALLY MATTERS and isn't talked about enough.
Young Blood has been inspired by the devastatingly high number of suicides among young men and the belief that a conversation has the power to save lives.

Young Blood - Men’s Health Matters Callum MacPherson

    • Mental Health
    • 5.0, 84 Ratings

Young Blood is a podcast on a mission…
We’re here to smash the stigma that men don't talk about their feelings.
We're doing it by helping young men from all walks of life share their stories and open up about what they're really going through, to show they're not alone.

We're all about raw, honest conversations about the stuff that REALLY MATTERS and isn't talked about enough.
Young Blood has been inspired by the devastatingly high number of suicides among young men and the belief that a conversation has the power to save lives.

    The Narrative Behind Youth Detention

    The Narrative Behind Youth Detention

    Youth detention is institutionalising young men from an early age - feeding a cycle of incarceration that repeats over generations.





    Although only around 5% of Australians aged 10-17 are indigenous, they account for around 50% of those being kept in youth detention nationwide - and in the Northern Territory it’s close to 100%...





    Jye Cardona grew up being conditioned to hate authority and watched his friends go in and out of the youth justice system.


    Now he works in detention centres running programs to get through to the kids who feel just as angry and neglected as he did.





    Jye has had to deal with post traumatic stress from his young life and learn how to reshape his perceptions.


    It’s been a tough journey thats fuelled the fire within him to be there for others facing similar struggles.

    • 55 min
    Surviving Suicide with Taylor Johnstone

    Surviving Suicide with Taylor Johnstone

    Taylor Johnstone is a nationally recognised leader in the youth mental health space.
    He's a former youth research council member at Orygen, the National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health and an ambassador for Victorian charity 'Youth Live4Life'. His mission is to educate young people about mental health with the goal of improving wellbeing and preventing suicide.
    Taylor has survived his own struggle with suicidality and is now deeply passionate about helping others through early intervention.
    In this intense conversation, he opens up about his story, the hardships and pain he's gone through and the great joy he now feels in being alive.

    • 45 min
    Performing Under Pressure with Triple J Hosts Ben & Liam

    Performing Under Pressure with Triple J Hosts Ben & Liam

    Loveable larrikins Ben Harvey and Liam Stapleton are the now popular hosts of the Triple J Breakfast Show, one of the biggest radio gigs in Australia, but it wasn't always that way.
    The boys moved to Sydney to take over the job in their early twenties after quickly catapulting onto the national stage and were immediately faced with a barrage of heavy abuse from listeners that even included death threats. They endured many months of brutal criticism that nearly brought them to breaking point, but they weathered the storm to eventually earn the respect of their audience and gain bulletproof confidence in themselves.
    In this upbeat chat they talk about the highs and lows that've come with going a such a long way in a short time, as well as their own approaches to mental health and how they manage to perform under pressure every day with the ears of the nation listening.
     

    • 38 min
    Steroids, Body Image and Choosing Health with Mark Mattiazzo and Professor Gary Wittert

    Steroids, Body Image and Choosing Health with Mark Mattiazzo and Professor Gary Wittert

    @markmattiazzocoach is a personal trainer and online health coach, dedicated to making people fitter and healthier from the inside out.
    He's a vocal advocate for the need to take care of our minds and bodies and approach fitness for the right reasons.
    But that hasn't always been a priority, it's a lesson Mark learned the hard way after abusing steroids, spiralling out of control and bringing himself back from the brink.
    In this revealing conversation he gives a no holds barred insight into his darkest days and the reality of using steroids.
    Mark is down to earth, engaging and genuine in telling it like it is. He's not afraid to shed an ugly light on the elephant in the room topic that many in the fitness industry shy away from. This episode also features a separate chat with world renowned endocrinologist, Professor Gary Wittert. He was kind enough to break down the facts about steroids and testosterone, answering many of the scientific questions that loom large.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Closing the Gap On Indigenous Health with Stephen Harfield

    Closing the Gap On Indigenous Health with Stephen Harfield

    Stephen Harfield dropped into the studio to break down the issues surrounding indigenous health.
    He’s spent his career so far working to improve access to health services for indigenous people and close the gap between indigenous and non-indigenous rates of mental and physical illness.
    Stephen has been a researcher at the Health Department of SA Aboriginal Health Division and is currently a Research Fellow at the Wardliparingga Aboriginal Research Unit at SAHMRI.
    He has some insightful points to make about the impact of racism on health and tells the story of how his experience of growing up shaped his passion today.

    • 52 min
    Learning To Love Yourself As A Gay Man with Zane Dean & Brandon Symes

    Learning To Love Yourself As A Gay Man with Zane Dean & Brandon Symes

    Hundreds of thousands of Australian men identify as homosexual and many more still hide it... Zane Dean and Brandon Symes are two good friends who've had quite different journeys towards defining themselves as young gay men.
    They visited the studio together to lay it all out for us, covering the full spectrum of gay life from the anxiety of coming out to the beauty of learning to love yourself and be who you are.
    These guys don't hold back discussing what some might consider the more uncomfortable aspects of homosexuality. It's an enlightening conversation with heart and lots of laughs that might teach you a thing or two about yourself or someone in your life.

    • 1 hr 5 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
84 Ratings

84 Ratings

TwoWolvesTMHV ,

Must give a listen

Callum is an awesome host. He is out here having theses tough conversations. Teach young men that it is ok to talk about feelings and mental health. Keep it up mate you are doing one hell of a job

ZaneMunro ,

Young Bloods is the real change coming for men

My names Zane I run ForAllTheBrothers and I have just finished my first ever podcast. To be honest I was scared, nervous and just had all those feels going on. The brother Callum blew me away with how natural and easy he made things. The real change comes with men starting to be open and honest and Callum has created a space where this is possible and in such a easy manner. Speaking on my life, my challenges and my hard times has made me see how my vulnerability can help so many other men. Thank you Callum for doing this for every man out there and allowing such an epic space for me to speak. 10 stars all round from myself. Zane FATB

Jacksonjj94 ,

Invaluable and inspiration for all young men

Thanks Callum and Young Blood Men’s Mental Health Matters for highlighting the fact that mental health is something that we can be open about and help each other through. This podcast shows that by talking honestly about these topics, guests on this show aren’t showing weakness but instead showing huge strength and helping all the other young blokes out there in similar situations to themselves. The conversations, insights and lessons that Callum and his guests provide in this Podcast are truly invaluable to all young men, especially those who are having challenges of their own.
As a young male with my own mental health challenges, knowing that there are other people like me, living similar lives and with similar goals, who can open up, show vulnerability and share their stories has shown me that mental health is something that needs to be discussed and Callum’s platform is doing just this.
Callum and the work he is doing for mental health has had a huge impact on me personally and helped me more than can be explained and I urge all young blokes out there to give this a listen.
Whether listening helps you personally with your own mental health or it gives you skills and ways to help those around you, I am certain it will have a positive impact on your life and those around you somehow.

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