154 episodes

The Black Country Blokes consists of 4 regular guys, speaking about all issues related to being a man in today's society.
It is not just designed to focus on men's mental health and well-being, as it will also allow our mothers, sisters, daughters and female peers to understand us better. We are dedicated to keeping this 100% authentic and raw. We are not polished, perfect individuals and our views remain our own, but what we do want to do is, is remove the stigma and speak about the taboo subjects openly and honestly.

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    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 45 Ratings

The Black Country Blokes consists of 4 regular guys, speaking about all issues related to being a man in today's society.
It is not just designed to focus on men's mental health and well-being, as it will also allow our mothers, sisters, daughters and female peers to understand us better. We are dedicated to keeping this 100% authentic and raw. We are not polished, perfect individuals and our views remain our own, but what we do want to do is, is remove the stigma and speak about the taboo subjects openly and honestly.

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    Dads and Dravet Syndrome

    Dads and Dravet Syndrome

    Brett Parsons will be joining us for a chat tonight, Brett is the father to Samuel 12 and Bradley, who has Dravet Syndrome and is 9. We will talk about what challenges, triumphs and inspiration bring up a child with a disability, what impact it has had on his family and of course the impact it has on Brett himself.
    What is Dravet Syndrome?
    Dravet Syndrome is a rare neurological condition that encompasses treatment-resistant epilepsy, intellectual disability and a spectrum of associated conditions (known as ‘comorbidities’), which may include autism, ADHD, behaviours that challenge and difficulties with speech, mobility, eating and sleep. 
    Where to find help with Dravet?
    www.dravet.org.uk
    #disability #disabilityawareness #disabled #wheelchair #inclusion #autism #chronicillness #wheelchairlife #specialneeds #accessibility #love #chronicpain #invisibleillness #autismawareness #disabilityadvocate #mentalhealth #cerebralpalsy #disabilityrights #disabilityinclusion #spinalcordinjury #downsyndrome #disabilities #disabilitypride #abilitynotdisability #disabilitylife #handicap #diversity #amputee #asd
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    • 51 min
    It Doesn’t Have To Be Like This.

    It Doesn’t Have To Be Like This.

    Tonight we are joined by Hilary Sims. Hilary is an experienced counsellor, and a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society, Hilary work's with you in a safe, non-judgmental, and confidential environment, supporting anyone aged 12 and upwards with anxiety, low self-esteem, depression and bereavement.
    www.lifebalancecounselling.net. 
    #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #selfcare #selflove #anxiety #love #mentalhealthmatters #depression #motivation #health #wellness #mindfulness #healing #fitness #life #loveyourself #therapy #inspiration #happiness #mindset #positivity #positivevibes #quotes #meditation #mentalillness #psychology #wellbeing #recovery #instagood #happy
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    • 47 min
    Prison, Addiction, Recovery

    Prison, Addiction, Recovery

    Edd Flanagan joins us tonight, Edd spent 20 years in prison, 35 years with an addiction and is now 15 years into recovery. He is now able to give a unique insight academically and as an ex recidivist and problem prisoner to now on a journey of recovery and reaching others.
    #prison #jail #prisonbreak #prisonreform #justice #love #prisonlife #incarceration #inmate #prisoner #criminaljusticereform #freedom #criminaljustice #reentry #police #art #massincarceration #inmates #covid #endmassincarceration #prisonlove #law #crime
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    • 39 min
    Mental Health And Autism With Joe Plumb

    Mental Health And Autism With Joe Plumb

    Tonight we are joined by Joe Plumb, Joe was bullied in school and had complex medical and mental health issues because of this Joe ended up in a psychiatric unit (In and out) for most of 3 years after suicidal attempts and because of deterioration of his mental health.
    Joe is fully aware of the devastating impact bullying can cause, and that recovery is a journey.
    #mentalhealth #mentalhealthawareness #selfcare #selflove #anxiety #love #mentalhealthmatters #depression #motivation #health #wellness #mindfulness #healing #fitness #life #loveyourself #therapy #inspiration #happiness #mindset #positivity #positivevibes #quotes #meditation #mentalillness #psychology #wellbeing #recovery #instagood #happy
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    • 54 min
    That's Life

    That's Life

    Kev and Lee will be discussing the ups and downs of the last few weeks and how a single hour, minute or second can make or break your mental health.
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    • 21 min
    Part 2 Matt Smith, Recovering Alcoholic

    Part 2 Matt Smith, Recovering Alcoholic

    Back for part 2 is Matt Smith from Betknowmore UK, Matt will be talking with us about alcohol addiction and the fantastic work Betknowmore UK do to help others.
    Find Betknowmoreuk here:
    https://www.betknowmoreuk.org/
    0808 8020 133 (GamCare National Gambling Helpline)
    info@betknowmoreuk.org
    #gamblingaddiction #gambling #betting #sportsgambling #sportsbetting #bet #sports #gambler #addiction #casino #gamblingproblems #bettingsports #bettingpicks #bettingtips #footballpicks #sportsbet #mentalhealth #bettinggambling #addicting #gamblingmemes #sportsaddict #onlinegambling #bhfyp
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    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

KLock88 ,

Top blokes

A bunch of top lads , talking about topics that need to be normalised amongst men and men’s mental health. They are helping many people to speak out and get the help they need. Keep up the good work guys.

10charl ,

Fantastic

You are doing a fantastic job guys, keep it up!

Empoweringwomenallover ,

Wow, just wow

Very honest gentlemen sharing their truth. I applaud you for your bravery.

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