So, this Sunday, I’ll be on a different Radio Station this Sunday on the newly launched Men’s Radio Station. A station run by my friend, Sony Award-Winner, former Capital Radio ‘Flying Eye’ Legend and my BBC Radio London colleague, Russ Kane. This ground-breaking radio station launched last week (6th January 2019) and offers practical and emotional support from qualified experts, on a wide variety of subjects. It will share knowledge, ideas and solutions. I’ll be on because in 2018, mental health issues touched my life, not my mental health, but the ones of people in my life: loved-ones, friends, my ex. This has and is becoming a much bigger issue than originally thought to a point where we will all be affected directly and indirectly.
For me, it is an absolutely joy to talk about something which was a fundamental theme throughout last year. A year ago, my relationship ended as a result of mental illness and it made me aware of a whole load of attributes that make this issue so difficult for men to not only talk about but face up to, whether gay or straight, black or white, the problem is huge. The longer it is left, ignored, the worse it gets.
The ability to talk and communicate is such an important thing and in the time I’m on, I’ll talk about mental health from a loved one’s perspective, how to identify it. How to deal with it, what not to do, what to do if you suspect and how to protect yourself.
Support is out there, but I know I leant on the experiences of others to help myself….
A BIT ABOUT MEN’S RADIO STATION:
Britain’s first ever men’s radio station, run by men for men.
In an ever more complex world, men increasingly need a place to discuss serious matters that go to the heart of who they are.
The aim of Men’s Radio Station is to open up meaningful, helpful, constructive conversation in a ‘safe space’ where men can talk openly and honestly about even the most sensitive issues.
What is it to be a man in today’s society? What are the pressures?
Men’s Radio Station will look, unflinchingly, at mental health, depression, physical health and well-being, fitness, relationships, work, – in fact, everything that affects men directly, but they are often too embarrassed to discuss openly.
This ground-breaking radio station will offer practical and emotional support from qualified experts, on a wide variety of subjects. It will share knowledge, ideas and solutions.
The suicide rate for men in the UK is frighteningly high. Men often suffer in silence feel isolated and left to wonder where can they talk, seek advice or listen to topics which have a direct bearing to their life.
There is no current radio station with such a clear directive.
Men’s Radio Station will be available over the Internet, broadcasting across all platforms and mobile apps.
Award-winning broadcaster, Russ Kane will host and steer the show each week, bringing his 35 years of radio experience into the studio.
All of us have had times when we’ve required mental or emotional support and at Men’s Radio Station, we are going to do our utmost to provide precisely that.
Men’s Radio Station – where men really talk.