Mantality is for the evolving male. We’re approaching a tipping point where young people, particularly young men, are discovering an appetite to be more open and honest about their feelings. We discuss mental health openly and freestyle on the subjects around this, whilst exploring cultures and understanding of the society in which we all live. We do it with athletes at the top of their game and role model celebrities to offer the best advice and entertainment. Join the journey to seek out more meaningful conversations that you have never heard before.
#052 From Breakdown to Breakthrough: The journey of GB Olympic athlete, Jack Green
Jack Green is a British sprint athlete who specialises in the 400m distance, along with the hurdles and the 4 × 400m relay. He is a double Olympian, competing for GB at the 2012 London and 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Olympic Games. And he is a World & European Medalist. He has achieved a lot, but in the shadows was struggling with his mental health.Jack, a top 10 high-performance elite athlete, took it upon himself to move away from the spotlight and focus on his mental health after a breakdown. He was diagnosed with depression, bi-polar tendencies and anxiety shortly after the 2012 London Olympics.After therapy, he realised his drive for perfection in the sporting world came only from external reasons and there was no internal reward for him.Now, years later, Jack is a public speaker, an ambassador for MIND, Young Minds and has worked with the government on elite sport mental health reform. He is also a well-being consultant for BBC Studios.We hope you enjoy hearing about Jacks story.
#051 Mental health and rugby with Lloyd Ashley (feat. LIVE Q&A)
A World Mental Health Day special podcast! This was the first ever podcast we have recorded with a live audience. Our guest was Lloyd Ashley, Welsh Rugby Union star for Ospreys and founder of ‘Living Well With Lloyd Ashley’. It was a podcast that morphed into a Q&A with the guests that signed up to join us. Lloyd and Stevie chatted around their rugby careers in their different codes, but spoke about the mindset that goes into that. When feeling invincible is a good thing and when it's not. The idea of vulnerability in rugby and also how change can affect people and what it is to truly listen to people when they are talking about their mental health. We feel we have held quite a unique space for men considering mental health and performance. Please let us know your feedback and who you would like to be in a live podcast with in the future!
#050 The Rise To Stardom: Mental Health, Ego and Pressure (with David Birtwistle).
David Birtwistle is known from the hit Netflix reality show: “Too Hot To Handle”. David is a TV personality, podcast host, a strength and conditioning coach, he has studied nutrition and has a range of clients all over the world. In this chat, David is brutally honest about fame and what it brings; the good, the bad, the pressure and the responsibilities he now has to deal with after having a massive audience of 1.1m Instagram followers. David also speaks about his sympathy for people who shoot to stardom, particularly the Love Island contestants, and what that can do to your mental health. David also speaks about ego and how he wants to model himself going forward. Enjoy! Podcast sponsored by https://betteryou.com/
Connected #16: The Promised Land
Episode sixteen - July 23rd. Paul and Danny meet every Wednesday for a pint after work. It has been a tradition for three years, and 2020 is no different. But 2020 is different. And as the weeks continue the reality of this new world dawns upon them both and we see how they react as the world starts to fall into chaos all around them… Paul and Danny are connected, and so are all of us. Connected was written by Chris O'Connor and Paul Fox, performed by Stevie Ward and Paul Fox, with sound by Dom Smith and is produced by Red Ladder Theatre Company in association with Mantality. Music was composed and performed by Claire-Marie Seddon with lyrics by Chirs O’Connor.
#049 Fighting Silence (with Callum Hancock)
Today, Stevie and Chris are joined by undefeated super middleweight boxer, Callum Hancock. Callum, from Sheffield, was bullied, sexually assaulted and raped at the age of 10. He recalls his childhood leading up to this moment, being regularly bullied and tormented by various older kids and he details what happened in his backyard den in 2001. He talks about the day he appeared face to face with his perpetrator as an adult and the emotions he felt in that moment.Callum has utilised his own vulnerability to change not only his own life, but the lives of the many others he impacts as a public speaker. He also works at Survivors Manchester, a volunteer organisation for male survivors, helping other men, women, and kids who have been through sexual abuse. A very raw and honest chat. Podcast sponsored by https://betteryou.com
#048 Fasting, Gut Health and The Brain (with expert dietician, Sophie Medlin)
In this episode, Stevie and Chris are joined by expert dietician, Sophie Medlin. Sophie is a well-recognised consultant dietitian in London with expertise in gastrointestinal and colorectal health. She worked in acute hospitals specialising in gastrointestinal diseases before moving into academia, where she worked as a lecturer at King’s College London. Sophie is a go-to spokesperson for media when it comes to evidence-based nutrition, regularly featuring in print, broadcast and social media. Through this episode, they discuss Sophie’s background, our relationship with food - the positive and the negative. Body aesthetics and the influence of social media, a plant-based diet, the positive evidence behind fasting and it’s benefits, gut health, as well as the power of food for the brain. We thoroughly enjoyed this episode and hope you do too! Sponsored by BetterYou: http://betteryou.com
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Learning a lot
Fantastic podcasts! I’m new to exploring my mental state, and I have found theses really interesting and helpful. It’s a bonus if you are a rugby league fan.
Well done all involved.
021 - Brian Mc
As a Rhinos fan this was a fascinating insight from Brian Mc. Loved it