Latest news

Episode 15 of The Good Enough Human podcast: A Men’s Health Week special

Men's mental health campaigner Dan Rowe, from Andy's Man Club

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-izfch-105ec83

In this episode of The Good Enough Human lifestyle podcast, co-hosts Angela Ferguson and Paul Crofts present a Men’s Health Week 2021 special. Men’s Health Week runs from 14-21 June and this year the focus is on men’s mental health.

They are joined on the podcast by North Wales and Chester-based singer songwriter and health practitioner Gareth Howatson and mental health campaigner Dan Rowe, who share their stories and their advice in terms of mental health. Trigger warning: This podcast does involve discussion about men’s mental health, including suicide.

Dan Rowe, who hails from North East Wales but is now based in the Manchester area, has set up two branches of the Andy’s Man Club charity in Manchester and Altrincham.

He has helped set up a special support group for men’s mental health attached to Wrexham FC, called Dragon Chat. Both organisations offer peer support for men in terms of their mental health.

Anyone who may be affected by any of the issues raised in this episode is encouraged to contact an organisation like The Samaritans, which runs a free 24 hour helpline on 116 123 or they can be emailed via jo@samaritans.org.

This episode was produced and edited by Angela Ferguson, with music from Dr Stephen Kenyon-Owen.

Singer songwriter and health practitioner Gareth Howatson. Photo: Lewi Mitchell
About Angela Ferguson (215 Articles)
I'm a writer, journalist and blogger, as well as the founder and editor of culture webzine wearechester.co.uk. I'm also a university lecturer in journalism and media communications and a radio presenter for hire.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: