Mo the Comedian opens up about feeling down

Mo Gilligan (@mothecomedian) has opened up a few times about his experience of anxiety, talking to others in the public eye about their mental health and how going to therapy helped him get through his low moments. 

Another example of a young, black man acknowledging his mental health and showing that there is nothing to be ashamed of.


What does it mean to ‘man up’?

Have you ever acted a more tough in front of others to seem a bit more ‘manly”?

BBC Sport have put together a series of ‘Man Up’ videos exploring what it means to be a man in the modern world. They talk about what is expected of a man and how they react to it.

Featured: Journalist Ben Zand, sprinter James Ellington, footballers David Cox and Olu Maintain and reality TV star Josh Denzel.


‘Man Up’: Part 2

Watch ‘Man Up’ part 2: How do men feel about/ react to depression and suicidal thoughts?

Featured: Journalist Ben Zand, sprinter James Ellington, footballers David Cox and Olu Maintain and reality TV star Josh Denzel


Strength from Ramz

Over the last few months ‘Barking’ singer Ramz has been opening up the conversation on mental health and suicide. After experiencing a very dark place, Ramz (@ramonerochester) has talked about the help he has received. On Sunday 27th Oct, Ramz organised a group of people to gather in Mitcham to release green balloons in honour of #MentalHealthAwareness.


The power of Hip-Hop

London boy and Hip-Hop artist, Loyle Carner, explains the purpose behind his new album ‘Not Waving, But Drowning’. Carner has teamed up with suicide prevention charity CALM to promote conversation about mental health in our young men.  

Learn more: https://loylecarner.com/home/ 

https://www.thecalmzone.net/