Is there any better metaphor for struggle than boxing? Competition stripped to its most basic form, yet demanding a level of skill that is easily missed by the untrained eye. […]
“I’m going to smash your bleeping face in.” Sometimes life feels like 12 rounds with Tyson Fury. We take the hits, we may even drag ourselves off the floor, but […]
Let me tell you something you don’t know. Men struggle. That’s right. We struggle with stress at work, with our relationships, with our self-confidence and self-esteem, even with our mental […]
People say men don’t like to talk about and admit to how they feel. I think the bigger issue is that they don’t feel they can. There are so many […]
Asking for help can be the hardest thing we can ever do. It can also be the most important.
Are you wearing a mask? (No, I’m not talking about Covid here). What I mean is are you showing a face to the world that feels completely at odds to […]
I really enjoyed this interview with Tincuta Nitu (Tini) this week. We talk about my work to help people to build a new – and better – life after a […]
Who do you see? I see my beautiful baby boy, and the love of a father whose family feels complete. I see a new life full of promise and opportunity; […]
I really enjoyed being interviewed for Al Levin’s excellent podcast, The Depression Files. We covered a lot of topics, including boxing, writing, volunteering and change. It’s good to talk!
I was recently interviewed for Community Voice FM, Middlesbrough’s community radio station, on looking after your mental health during the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdown. Be Active – Be Connected […]