Request for help … Men’s Mental Health Podcast


Request for help 

We have received the following request:

“Hello, I’m a writer and former journalist. I worked with you when I was Editor of Attitude and we did a shoot with one of your group.

I’m wondering if you might be able to help me with something else. I’m getting ready for publication of my next novel, The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle, which is about a gay postman in his 60s who goes off in search of the love of his life, a boyfriend he hasn’t seen for fifty years.

For the audio book extras, my publisher wants me to record a few interviews with real-life men whose story mirrors that of my protagonist.

So I’m looking for British men aged 65+ (preferably from the north west of England) who could share their personal stories about how awful it was to grow up gay in the 1950s and 60s, how forbidden same-sex love was in those days, how the fear of imprisonment and blackmail blighted our lives, and the impact this had on our romantic and sexual relationships, including how we were often torn apart from partners and had our relationships destroyed.”

If you are interested please contact us, and we will pass on details.


Men’s Mental Health Special

This podcast contains honest conversations around topics like self-harm, suicide and anxiety which some listeners might find triggering, please decide if it’s right for you to listen.

With stress and anxiety at an all time high, in this special Healthful podcast, hosted by Matt Johnson, the panellists discuss issues surrounding men’s mental health and how we can open up the conversation.

TV personality Chris Hughes shares his own journey with anxiety, while LGBTQ+ activist Alexander Leon discusses how ideas about masculinity can impact on men’s mental health. Dr Amir Khan explains why he thinks it can be harder for men to speak out and Stephen Manderson, aka Professor Green, shares his tips on how to get through the tough days.

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