213 episodes

Introducing The Black Country Blokes, a podcast that dives deep into the topics of mental health, disability, and the ups and downs of life in general. With hosts Lee Cadman and Kev Dillon leading the way, each episode brings a wealth of insights and perspectives to the table, thanks to the addition of guest experts from various fields.
The Black Country Blokes isn't just another podcast - it's a safe and welcoming space where listeners can feel heard, understood, and empowered to tackle life's challenges head-on. From mental health struggles to navigating life with a disability, the conversations are honest, raw, and always thought-provoking.
Join Lee, Kev, and their guests as they share their experiences, challenges, and victories in a way that inspires and uplifts. With a blend of humor, vulnerability, and expertise, The Black Country Blokes is the podcast that will leave you feeling seen, heard, and ready to take on the world. Tune in today and join the conversation!
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The Black Country Blokes BCB

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.9 • 42 Ratings

Introducing The Black Country Blokes, a podcast that dives deep into the topics of mental health, disability, and the ups and downs of life in general. With hosts Lee Cadman and Kev Dillon leading the way, each episode brings a wealth of insights and perspectives to the table, thanks to the addition of guest experts from various fields.
The Black Country Blokes isn't just another podcast - it's a safe and welcoming space where listeners can feel heard, understood, and empowered to tackle life's challenges head-on. From mental health struggles to navigating life with a disability, the conversations are honest, raw, and always thought-provoking.
Join Lee, Kev, and their guests as they share their experiences, challenges, and victories in a way that inspires and uplifts. With a blend of humor, vulnerability, and expertise, The Black Country Blokes is the podcast that will leave you feeling seen, heard, and ready to take on the world. Tune in today and join the conversation!
Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/bcb.

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    Blokes & Black Country Women's Aid: Tackling Tough Issues on Men's & Women's Days

    Blokes & Black Country Women's Aid: Tackling Tough Issues on Men's & Women's Days

    The Black Country Blokes, Lee & Kev, are joined by Sara Ward from Black Country Women's Aid for a powerful conversation. They discuss the important work BCWA does to support victims of domestic violence and abuse. Sara also shares insights on how men can be allies in the fight for equality.
    But it's not all serious talk! The fellas also look ahead to upcoming International Men's Day (November 19th) and International Women's Day (March 8th, 2025) and explore ways to celebrate both.
    This episode is a must-listen for anyone who wants to learn more about domestic violence, support a good cause, and celebrate equality.
    #BlackCountryBlokes #WomensAid #DomesticViolence #Abuse #Equality #MensDay #WomensDay
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Unveiling Cricket Wisdom: Conversations with Hasitha from SHD Cricket Coaching | The Black Country Blokes Podcast

    Unveiling Cricket Wisdom: Conversations with Hasitha from SHD Cricket Coaching | The Black Country Blokes Podcast

    Join hosts Lee and Kev on another insightful episode of The Black Country Blokes podcast, as they sit down with Hasitha, the driving force behind SHD Cricket Coaching. With a background as a former Sri Lankan U19 cricketer and extensive experience in national and 1st class cricket, Hasitha brings a wealth of knowledge to the table. In this episode, he delves into the essential cricket coaching skills necessary for the development of young players. Tune in to gain valuable insights and insider tips from SHD Coaching, a prestigious Cricket Academy based in the West Midlands.
    Connect with Hasitha:
    Facebook: facebook.com/SHDCricketCoaching
    TikTok: @shdcricketcoaching
    #CricketCoaching #PlayerDevelopment #SHDCricket #PodcastEpisode #SportsWisdom
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    • 54 min
    From Heroin to Hero: Ex-Scots Guardsman Overcomes Addiction with Paul Boggie | The Black Country Blokes #MentalHealth

    From Heroin to Hero: Ex-Scots Guardsman Overcomes Addiction with Paul Boggie | The Black Country Blokes #MentalHealth

    Join Lee and Kev as they welcome Paul Boggie, a former heroin addict and a proud Scots Guardsman who served the Queen. Paul is also the author of the bestselling book "Heroin to Hero," and "Final Mission Heroin to Hero," which details his battle with addiction and his remarkable transformation.
    In this episode, you'll hear:
    Paul's story of battling heroin and prescription drug abuse.
    How he overcame his addiction and mental health challenges.
    The importance of self-awareness and positive thinking in overcoming adversity.
    Paul's journey as a veteran and the unique challenges faced by those who serve.
    His passion for helping others overcome addiction and mental health struggles.
    This episode is for you if:
    You're struggling with addiction or mental health issues.
    You know someone who is battling addiction.
    You're interested in stories of overcoming adversity and achieving personal growth.
     #MentalHealthAwareness #AddictionRecovery #ScotsGuards #Veteran #Inspiration #HeroinToHero #TheBlackCountryBlokes
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    From Breakdown to Breakthrough: Finding Hope After Mental Health Challenges | The Black Country Blokes #MentalHealth #Podcast

    From Breakdown to Breakthrough: Finding Hope After Mental Health Challenges | The Black Country Blokes #MentalHealth #Podcast

    Join Lee and Kev as they chat with Ade Cutler, husband, dad of 3, and a man who seemingly had it all. But despite the success, Ade faced a hidden battle with depression for over 7 years. In this episode, Ade dives deep into his personal journey, exploring the breakdown, the darkness, and ultimately, the path to rebuild, open up, and find new truths about himself and his mental health.
    This episode is not just Ade's story - it's a conversation to challenge the stigma surrounding mental health, reminding us that even the seemingly strongest among us can face struggles.
    #MentalHealthAwareness #BreakingTheStigma #Podcast #BlackCountryBlokes #DepressionRecovery #MentalHealthMatters #MentalHealthSupport #MentalHealthIsHealth #YouAreNotAlone #OpenUp #PersonalStory #Resilience #Hope
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Dad's Mental Health Matters | Dudley CVS on The Black Country Blokes

    Dad's Mental Health Matters | Dudley CVS on The Black Country Blokes

    Join The Black Country Blokes, Lee and Kev, as they welcome Nicola Byrne and Keeley Jones from Dudley CVS to discuss their fantastic new Dad's project. We'll cover:
    Dad's mental health from pregnancy to preschool years
    The importance of a father's role
    Opportunities to get involved in dad's groups and activities
    Dudley CVS's one-to-one support service for dads
    Calling all dads in the Black Country! Share your experiences, find support, and get involved.
    #dadsmentalhealth #mentalhealth #blackcountry #dudley #dads #fathers #dadsgroups #parenting #support #DudleyCVS
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    • 42 min
    From Rockstars to Real Talk: Giant and the Georges on Mental Health with The Black Country Blokes

    From Rockstars to Real Talk: Giant and the Georges on Mental Health with The Black Country Blokes

    Prepare for a powerful conversation when The Black Country Blokes welcome Giant and the Georges! Ben, Sam George, Luke Best, and Kristian Hohn, the critically acclaimed indie-rock band from the Black Country, join Lee and Kev for a candid discussion about mental health.
    Beyond their chart-topping success and catchy tunes, these musicians delve into their personal journeys, sharing openly about Ben's battle with bipolar disorder and how music became his lifeline. This episode is packed with raw honesty, inspiring insights, and practical tips for managing mental health challenges. Get ready to laugh, learn, and be moved by these talented rockers' genuine stories.
    Don't miss:
    Ben's powerful quote about his mental health journey.
    How Giant and the Georges use music as therapy.
    Practical tips for navigating mental health challenges.
    Inspiring stories of resilience and hope.
    Hashtags: #mentalhealth #blackcountryblokes #giantandthegeorges #bipolar #musictherapy #recovery #indiemusic #blackcountry #bbcintroducing #phoenixrise #dontremindme #mentalhealthawareness #rawandreal #podcast
    Bonus:
    Include a link to Giant and the Georges' music here: https://linktr.ee/giantandthegeorges.
    Include a link to The Black Country Blokes' website here: www.blackcountryblokes.co.uk.
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    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 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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