Courageous Vulnerability with Chris Lowe

Dawn Breaks podcast

JUN. 04, 2021

Key words: Loss, Grief, pandemic, suicide, vulnerability, workmates, support at work, family, men's mental health, the role of women

Connect with Chris:
Facebook: Christopher Lowe
Instagram: christopher.lowe.10

In Chris' words, just simply:

"I try to live by the mantra that life is beautiful, everything is worth a try. Failure is the greatest teacher and live to learn everyday."

Further support specific to this episode:

NHS UK - Where to get urgent support for mental health: https://www.nhs.uk/using-the-nhs/nhs-services/mental-health-services/where-to-get-urgent-help-for-mental-health/

Find an urgent Mental Health Helpline (England only): https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/mental-health/find-an-urgent-mental-health-helpline

Call The Samaritans, 7 days a week, 24 hours a day for anonymous support on 116 123

Text "SHOUT" to 85258 to contact the Shout Crisis Text Line, or text "YM" if you're under 19

Advice for how to cope during a mental health crisis from Mind UK: https://www.mind.org.uk/need-urgent-help/what-can-i-do-to-help-myself-cope/
\Information on Anxiety, Fear and Panic from the NHS: https://www.nhs.uk/mental-health/feelings-symptoms-behaviours/feelings-and-symptoms/anxiety-fear-panic/

Here's what the Mental Health Foundation have to say about Men's mental health specifically: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/a-to-z/m/men-and-mental-health

The Mental Health Foundation are also the champions of November being Men's mental health awareness month, such as Chris spoke about during the episode: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/our-work/campaigns/mens-mental-health-month

York based Men's mental health support - Menfulness: https://menfulness.org

There are a growing number of podcasts specifically addressing men's mental health also. A quick google search for 'men's mental health podcast' will find you some to choose from.