The Naked Professors, life coach Ben Bidwell and broadcaster Matt Johnson, chat with writer, actor and musician Jordan Stephens for Mental Health Awareness Week

The Naked Professors have released the second podcast of a week-long programme of special episodes recorded at Podfest For Mental Health; a Happiful and Counselling Directory event which brought together readers, advocates and popular podcast programmes.

Jordan Stephens has written widely about mental health, hosts podcast Whole Truth and Music 4 Mental Health, which raises money for mental health and youth charities in the UK and Ireland.

Jordan took to the stage with co-hosts of chart-topping The Naked Professors podcast, Life Coach Ben Bidwell and broadcaster Matt Johnson to discuss thoughts on understanding emotional needs, male and female energies, strength and compassion. All three men shared experiences of mental health challenges in their lives to date.

This special episode recorded at Podfest For Mental Health is now available. You can also listen to Monday’s episode of I am. I have with You, Me and The Big C co-hosts Deborah James and Lauren Mahon.

Other episodes to be released are What I Wish I Had Known About Maternal Mental Health (Wednesday 15 May) and The Book of Man (Thursday 16 May) with Aldo Kane, Luke Ambler, Phoebe Torrance and Martin Robinson.

A special panel episode of I am. I have ends the programme for the week, with thoughts on how we can improve mental health perceptions and provisions from CEO of Mental Health Foundation Mark Rowland, Vlogger Grace Victory, Actor and Producer April Kelley and Journalist Yvette Caster.

All five podcasts were recorded at Podfest for Mental Health; a day of live recordings in front of an audience at Kings Place in London organised by Happiful Magazine and Counselling Directory.

Listen to Ben's chat with I am. I have earlier this year

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