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  • My guest today on Mindset Unfiltered podcast is Mark Billingham MBE - otherwise known as 'Billy'.

    His life began as a tearaway kid on the streets of Walsall - a world that saw him face death twice before he was 16. Knowing that the world was unlikely to improve for him there, he made a choice. He turned his life around when he joined the Parachute Regiment in 1983, before completing the gruelling selection process to join the SAS in 91 as a Mountain Troop specialist.
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    This decorated war hero who spent 27 years in the armed forces, received an MBE for leading the mission in Iraq to rescue a Brit hostage. He also won the Queen's Commendation for Bravery after capturing an IRA sniper by using himself as bait. Mark was one of the highest ranks in the SAS - Warrant Officer Class 1.
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    After his time in the SAS he became bodyguard to some of the most famous A-listers including Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Russell Crowe and Tom Cruise and has appeared in various films alongside the likes of Ray Winstone and Idris Elba
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    Doors opened in the most unlikely of ways and now Mark is the leading taskmaster on C4's gruelling show, SAS: Who Dares Wins.
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    His two books: The Hard Way and Call To Kill have had huge success and his third is in creation
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    Not only that but Mark is giving back. After the devastation of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti REBUILD globally was born. The charity, with Mark as ambassador, is embarking on a mission to provide a sustainable, entrepreneurial solutions for survivors. He tells us more about this in our chat and please do go to https://rebuildglobally.org/ to find out more
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    Marks mantra is 'Always a little further' meaning to always go that little bit further than you think you can, don’t put yourself down, don’t let anybody else put you down. Give it a go, and even if you don’t get to your goal, you’ll definitely be in a better place than when you started that’s for sure
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    Meet the hardest man going, Mark Billy Billingham
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  • Todays guest has achieved extraordinary feats. He is one of just 3 people to break the land speed record. He was the leader of the team who broke the sound barrier ThrustSSC and drove Thrust2 to 650mph in 1983. He is the the brains behind the Bloodhound project plus many other extremely incredible achievements. He has two top selling books his most recent called Take Risk and another very exciting project coming soon.

    This episode is about the mindset of a record breaker, taking risks, achieving the unobtainable, team work, and describes whats its truly like to drive at 650mph.

    Its none other than the legendary pioneer who has engraved his mark repeatedly in history, Richard Noble OBE.

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  • David Karasek: Olympic athlete, 10-time Swiss swimming champion, founder of 'Tribe of Athletes' joins me on today's episode of Mindset Unfiltered podcast. This is another VERY interesting chat on goal setting, motivation, reprogramming the subconscious, overcoming self doubt and so much more! Such an uplifting and inspiring way to start my day so I hope it does the same for you - i'm certain it will!

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    This episode is brought to you by @myzone

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  • S5 E8: Former IBF World Cruiserweight Champion, Glenn McCrory - on his career; the highs and lows of boxing; the mindset of a boxer; mental health and coping with depression
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    Today's chat is extremely raw, emotional and open. Glenn McCrory’s boxing career was anything but smooth sailing. He reflects on his life - the highs and lows of the golden era; how he celebrated after defeating Patrick "Killer" Lumumba by unanimous decision to win the IBF World Cruiserweight title; how he coped with the aftermath of the loss against Lennox Lewis... We cover the mindset of a boxer; training; weight; what it takes to be a champion; what really happens, mentally, before, during and after a match... and he is honest, brilliantly and so bravely honest about the depression that has followed him around for much of his life like a dark mist, even more so as a result of this awful pandemic, and a darkness that is ever so present right now, today, even as we speak. We delve into that and how he copes – how he puts one step in front of the other, even on the hardest of days.

    This is, as always, a hugely inspirational chat. Meet “Simply Irresistible” Glenn McCrory!

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    Thanks to today's question contributors @steveclark, @thepob, Tony Fincham, @Racer_wreck

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  • When I was approached by this guest's management company, I was excited. The last time I interviewed him he had just crossed the line in Macau on only 3 wheels after THAT crash... if you want to know what I mean, google Ferdinand and Macau. I knew it would be a great chat, but I didn’t realise it would be quite so inspirational in so, so many ways. From racing to religion, meditation to surfing, anxiety and positivity, letting go to being in the zone...plus we chat about his impressive plans to change our carbon footprint one race team at a time via his campaign Drive fast, Act faster. I won't ramble on, let's get straight to it.

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    Meet 23-year-old Austrian, heir to the House of Habsburg:
    His Imperial and Royal Highness, Ferdinand Zvonimir Maria Balthus Keith Michael Otto Antal Bahnam Leonhard von Habsburg-Lothringen otherwise known as the delectable Ferdinand Habsburg

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    “Drive Fast, Act Faster" campaign is a campaign initiated by Ferdinand Habsburg and Green Future Project, with the support of Algarve Pro Racing to address sustainability in his racing and the motorsport world https://bulletsportsmanagement.com/2021/03/17/habsburg-launches-drive-fast-act-faster-with-green-future-project-and-algarve-pro/ #drivefastactfaster

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    Please follow and support Ferdinand and his career via @fhabsberg62, @follow_wrt, @fiawec_official, @apracingteam, @ELMS_official, @bulletsportsmanagement

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    Thank you to @Nikki.jetset @kathleenwolber @hannastru @marconifilho13 @ggarcesavalos @larrylewis.217 @mr.doemfred @analaurabonen @angelakjsh @mabero410 @3davidszabo @frankwrc_ @eduardofelipe88 for your great questions, sorry to anyone I didn’t get to read out. We were inundated!

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  • I remember the day of the 7/7 London bombings. Normally, I would have taken the tube across london to make my way to Liverpool street where I was working in events but we had put on an event ourselves the night before and had basically decided to take the day off to recover.

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    In a parallel universe, Martine caught the Circle line tube to work and sat just three feet away from suicide bomber Shehzad Tanweer.

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    The worst injured, and consequently last rescued survivor, Martine was trapped for over an hour having lost 80% of her blood supply as well as both legs above the knees. What followed was a painful year of rehabilitation including learning to walk again on prosthetics.

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    She considers herself a lucky woman with a whole new life of opportunities. Martine has since rebuilt her life, skydived, earned her pilot’s license, become a wife, become a mother, become captain of the British Paralympic Sitting volleyball team, charity ambassador, mentor to patients, inspirational and motivational speaker and author of ‘Unbroken’, where she recounts her inspirational journey - and for what, in 2018, she won Autobiography of the Year with.

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    Since competing for Great Britain at the London 2012 Paralympics, Martine has gone on to present high-profile sporting events on the BBC and Channel 4, including the Paralympics and Invictus Games, and was a roving reporter at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio. She won BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2012 and last year was awarded an MBE for her services to sport and work as a role model for amputee athletes.

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    Now, while playing sport, Martine wears her lucky number 7 with pride, transforming what happened into a positive and a clear and meaningful sign of her rehabilitation, and also in memory of those who lost their lives.

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    Please, take some time out, pause and listen to this truly incredible woman. Meet Martine Wright.
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  • With one foot firmly rooted in the world of science and the other connected to the intuitive realms, as a highly sought-after and experienced International Chartered Counselling Psychologist (BPS), Registered Practitioner Psychologist (HCPC), Life Coach, NLP Practitioner, Hypno-Psychotherapist, Healer, Psychic-Medium and Meditation & Mindfulness Teacher, Amanda is uniquely placed to bridge the gap between psychology and the psychic world.
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    Now branded as The Psychic Psychologist®, Amanda works with clients from all over the globe, bringing together over two decades of extensive therapeutic experience, with her exceptional intuitive abilities - prevalent her whole life, yet professionally untapped – until now!

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    This chat is about her fascinating, intuitive journey - how it started and the highs and lows since then. We discuss how she helps people access deeper connection and heightened self-awareness; we discuss how these experiences and this ability has helped her through some of the darkest times of her life.

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  • My guest this week is Performance Coach, Jake Aliker.
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    The last five years has seen him working and travelling with the Red Bull Formula 1 team as the Performance Coach to Max Verstappen. He left the world of F1 last year and is currently working with GP Elite competing with teams in the Porsche Supercup and Carrera Cup Benelux.

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    Before his foray into motorsport, Jake was at Jersey Reds Rugby Club, working on the physical preparation of 36 full time professional players and before that he was at Harlequins Rugby Club, as preseason strength & conditioning coach...and before that he was Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach at Combat Academy where he worked with athletes including former W.P.K.A Kickboxing World and British champion; Helena Smith.

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    With this incredible CV as you can well imagine he is full of knowledge, insight, wisdom and brings a plethora of interesting stories to our chat. If you're a fan of F1, or not, you'll love this. If you're a fan of team sports, or not you'll love this... and equally, if you're a fan of the human mind, psychology, NLP, manifestation you'll love this... Jake covers it all in great and very inspirational detail. Sit back, relax, meet Jake.

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    Website: https://www.forceandgrace.com

    Insta: @jake_forceandgrace

    Blog: https://www.forceandgrace.com/blog/
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  • My very special guest today and last guest of 2020 is mind coach, speaker and author of the fantastic new release, Let It Go.
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    Let It Go is a brilliant self-help book. the reason why i loved reading it so much is because it isnt just your standard self help book where it tells you all the things you should be doing and feeling - as if that's just easy... this is a self help tool kit which offers constant exercises and challenges that are doable, accessible and motivating so you feel inspired to make changes even within the first chapter. It helps you leave behind negative patterns of thinking and behavior which give rise to unwanted emotions and hold you back in life.

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    This combination of theory and sound practical strategies have been proven time and time again in David's highly successful workshops and courses that really show people how to live happier lives. Head to www.david-rahman.com to find out more about him, his courses, and how to buy his book.

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    That's it for me for 2020 folks but I will be back in the new year with some fantastic guests including former Special Forces Agent, author and much loved SAS Who Dares Wins star, Ollie Ollterton; Mental and physical coach, and previous trainer of Max Verstappen, Jake Aliker; the Psychic Psychologist, Amanda Charles; and Carlos Sainz's Mental and Physical Coach, (and my amazing fiance) Rupert Manwaring will also be on... to name a small few!

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    Happy Christmas, Happy new year. Stay safe and healthy. Look after yourself and everyone around you. Take some time off, rest, relax and see you soon xx

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  • My guest today is the legendary Ollie Phillips. Ex England 7s captain, 4 x World Record holder, adventurer, public speaker. He is the most successful England Rugby Sevens captain who lead his team to three World Series Cup victories. In 2009, he was voted World Rugby Seven’s player of the year.

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    This is a very fascinating chat. Ollie really opens-up about some of the highs and lows of his life and what he’s learnt; his incredibly rugby career; the injury that caused the end of his career and the huge impact the aftermath had on him mentally as well as physically; he speaks about the recent headlines regarding rugby and dementia; and, oh so much more! Meet Ollie Phillips, otherwise known as Benjamin Button!
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  • If you saw Dean in the street you'd think OK big, strapping lad, 6’4”, looks good, great shape, oozes confidence, probably a bit arrogant, clearly has life sussed and is very happy. Well that’s if if you went through life assuming and stereotyping anyway! (Let's NOT do that anyway, please!!) But either way... how wrong you would be.
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    Don’t get me wrong, he is some of the above. He is a 6’4 good looking, athletic gent but what you don’t ever know when you only look at the surface, it what is going on underneath. And for Dean, life isn't plain sailing. Fobbed off by doctors his entire life he was told he “just had PTSD like everyone else gets in the army – deal with it”. Given zero support, it wasn’t until he tried to take his own life in 2017, that any serious help was given and finally – at the very late age of 29 a diagnosis of bipolar was given.
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    In this honest, raw episode, Dean bravely opens-up about his journey... and as a PT and Mental & physical coach and speaker, he shares what helps him get through life from day to day and his tool kit, and how he has learnt to face his demons head on and how he manages to deal with life on a day to day basis.
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    He is so interesting that our chat went on well over my planned hour, but it was such an open, beneficial and insightful chat that it felt only right to let it continue. I'm sure you'll agree.

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  • At age 6, my dear friend Jamie Milton knew that deep inside she had a strong feminine spirit. However, it wasnt until she was 43 he had the courage to explore this more deeply and become the true Jamie - a lesbian trans woman. This is a very wonderful natter between two close friends where Jamie opens up about how she dealt with life, family, work, social pressures and expectations over these years.

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    While there are so many traumatic stories about this topic, Jamie really wanted to get across that while the journey hasn't been easy and yes, has been one of the scariest of paths, it has also been relaxed and joyous and she wants to celebrate the huge progress that represents.

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    I have never known Jamie to be as happy and content as she is now. Her inner strength has helped her no end and she is living life to the absolute maximum and this happiness and confidence oozes from every pore and I bloody love it!

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  • In this humbling and inspiring episode I chat to my dear pal John who woke up in hospital to discover he had experienced a tragic accident 6 weeks prior when riding his motorbike to work at Goodwood Festival of Speed, and was now paralysed from the T3 vertebra down - from the nipple line down. His total memory loss of the accident was somewhat of a blessing for him but tough, of course, on his loved ones around him.
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    This is an emotional episode but one that is full of courage and hope. We cover Johns journey from wake up until now. The hurdles and successes along the way. The magnitude of impact such a life event has had on his life and his family and friends. But where many would give up with irreversible injuries like this, John has fought with sheer, relentless determination to get his life back on the road. His mindset is undeterred and is hugely inspirational. What a man.
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    I must mention 'Back Up' who are a great charity inspiring people affected by spinal cord injury to get the most out of life www.backuptrust.org.uk
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  • Glenn Haughton OBE was the First Army Sergeant Major for many years and is now the SEAC - The Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chiefs of Staff Committee and is The Armed Forces Mental Health and Wellbeing Champion.
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    I absolutely LOVE this interview. Glenn is SO fascinating. What a lovely, inspiring man. Itching to start at 13 he finally was allowed to join the army from 16 and enjoyed a 32 year career in the army with the last 2 years being in defence - a career he is SO passionate about. His many life changing experiences range from being deployed to fight in the hardest battlefield situations in the Gulf, Iraq and Afghanistan Wars to receiving an OBE from the Queen and we discuss it all.

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    Not only that, but can you believe that even HE - a man who you would imagine is the toughest of them all, the bravest - has also experienced his own mental health lows - and not from battlefield trauma, like you would first imagine (although he obviously knows clearly how this pain can affect and talks as an expert in this area) - but from a 'mental burnout' as he describes it in which he totally broke down and fell in to a tough period of depression

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    He opens up about this period and discusses his daily '1-10 Mantra' that he uses religiously that I URGE you to try for yourself. What a great idea and one of the best daily toolboxes for mental health I have ever heard.

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    Glenn Haughton OBE - SEAC- on what he has learnt from his amazing life in the army, mental health, mindfulness and thriving in lockdown

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    Thanks again to Matt Keel for this intro - the best photographer ever - and yes Glenn agrees ;-)

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    Also on youtube - link coming shortly / head to Alexandra Legouix youtube

  • Alex Legouix chats to Italian psychologist and psychotherapist, Alessandro Carmelita about Mindful Interbeing Mirror Therapy

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    Alessandro has worked with some of the worlds most elite athletes and is working with a number of athletes who will be heading to Tokyo for the next Olympics.

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    A few years ago, Alessandro started to develop a fascinating new technique called Mindful Interbeing Mirror Therapy. It really is extraordinary and clearly is - and will continue to help - not only elite athletes, but anyone who wishes to cope with, or recover from trauma, from any form of emotional pain, body dysmorphia, dealing with the chimp brain and so much more, It's not focusing on the negative but more about activating and enhancing the brains positive thoughts.The concept is that it is creating new neural connections, new instinctive reactions to underlying problems and modifying negative memories and so on..I strongly urge you to give this a go and currently Alessandro is kindly offering my podcast audience one free session which is amazing, so do email him on info@mirrortrainingmethod.com and let him know you came via me, Alex Legouix.
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  • S4 Ep2 Kevin Waite is back: Coping with Bipolar Disorder & other Mental Health issues during lockdown
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    In episode 10 of season 3 I spoke to Kevin Waite. It was filmed only 2 weeks after he had tried to take his own life. Kevin lives with Type 2 Bipolar Disorder, Imposter Syndrome and deals with persistent daily suicidal thoughts. So, with what the world is going through as a whole, I wanted to catch up with Kevin once again - this time via zoom, of course - to find out how he was dealing with life in quarantine and what advice he had for people who were struggling, mentally and physically, to deal with this new normality. After all, who better to ask than someone who pretty much deals with this confined feeling, all day, every day even when the rest of us are merrily going about our very lucky lives.

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  • Over the past couple of weeks i have been pondering a lot on what it is we need to do, individually and as a collective, to deal with this situation more positively.
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    Over the coming episodes of Mindset Unfiltered podcast, i will be chatting to a variety of experts on this topic. In this episode I speak to James Elliott - Military Resilience Coach, Airborne Solider & 2 x Guinness World Record holder
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    This is a great episode. We spoke about so much! James is a hugely fascinating and incredibly knowledgeable human and has such a great, and positive message he is putting out in this time of uncertainty. We discuss mental resilience - what it is and how to build it; how to self motivate and why it is, scientifically, that we struggle with it sometimes. We discuss our brains response to the current situation with coronavirus and lockdown and James helps us with how to respond and evolve with this environment of pressure in the best way and not fight against and how to ensure a more successful outcome for us, our mental health and our future.
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  • “How living with no nuts takes balls” Ben Bowers
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    Oh, what an amazing character this guest is. I was going to divide this episode up because it's long, but I haven't because damn it's too good and you won't want to stop listening. Movember ambassador and cancer survivor Ben Bowers battled testicular cancer not once, but twice. Embracing his nickname 'No Balls', Ben tells us extremely honestly and bravely about his unbelievable journey from the discovery of the first lump, major operation one, his chemo journey (whilst his then wife was pregnant), to having a baby whilst going through this battle. Then how this impossibly hard time led to the demise of his happiness and then his marriage, to then finding another lump - a second dose of cancer meaning another operation, more chemo, depression, breakdown. Then we talk about how he managed to turn this horrendous and very, very scary journey in to a positive. Ben really opens up about what he has learnt about himself from this ordeal and he gives the most incredible advice about the importance of opening up to friends and family, having the courage to ask friend's for support, how getting help and therapy is vital and how listening and communicating is the key to life.

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    What he is doing for mental health, for Movember, for raising awareness of cancer and communicating and improving mens health is so inspiring. Thank god so much good has come from what was so hard.

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    It is humbling, so raw, so emotional. Meet Ben Bowers.

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    Movember: https://uk.movember.com/ TACKLING PROSTATE CANCER, TESTICULAR CANCER, MENTAL HEALTH AND SUICIDE PREVENTION
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  • Jackie Travers is the epitome of showbiz... predominantly now a dancer and Dance Instructor but also an actress and presenter, Jackie started her career in the best possible way and was in the very famous dance troupe New Generation in the 70s which saw her tour the globe and regularly perform on shows such as Top of The Pops.

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    In 2013, she was part of the very first and only Mum & Daughter pairing on Big Brother, alongside gorgeous daughter Charlie, and in this chat she tells us some interesting insights to the crazy world of Big Brother and what it is really like. She talks about her desire to go on other reality shows and her passion for the world of lights, camera, action as well as telling us what Madonna when she worked alongside her in the film Evita.

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    We also end up down an unusual path in which Jackie, extremely openly, tells us of a fascinating and emotional story about her family and how she discovered her long lost Mother.

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    Now, 64, she is still so incredibly glamorous, so active still and teaches weekly dance classes - and she still performs to a high level: only 2 years ago she performed at the London Palladium for Dame Vera Lynn's tribute concert celebrating her 100th birthday anniversary.

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  • Words from Kevin Waite February 6th 2020:

    "I survived a suicide attempt 2 weeks ago. No sympathy needed, I'm sharing to help others. It wasn’t a cry for help or me just being selfish. I live with a crippling illness every minute of every day. It just happens to be in my head. Just like any serious illness, it has the potential to kill me. That day, I couldn’t live with it. The illness hollowed me out, pinned me to the floor, and drained all my strength. I wasn’t thinking of what my death may cause to other people, I didn’t have the capacity for that in my mind. It was the only thing I felt I had control of, after months of inner turmoil. That day it seemed like the only logical answer to end the crippling pain in my mind. On the day, it was a complete stranger that helped me.

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    I’ve talked about this in two big mental health talks I’ve done since... again, to complete strangers. The support I’ve received from these complete strangers has been massive to me, but sadly it’s been more support than some of my close family and friends have shown. What I’m trying to say is... Lazy & selfish attitudes towards mental illness is killing people. We’re living in a mental health crisis, with people trying to take their own lives left right and centre... all the stats are out there. If you don’t know what to say, then just listen.

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    Listening is the most powerful thing when someone is feeling at their lowest point - they don’t need your opinions or agenda as that piles even more pressure on and patronises them. By not even listening or showing some level of support, can have a serious negative impact. If you’ve never been suicidal then you have no right to judge. A lot of my good mates have just said “what do you need from me Kev? Tell me what you need and I’ll be there” That’s massive and that’s all I needed.
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    I don’t need to hear that I’m upsetting people, as I’m so deep into my illness at that point. I never hide behind my mental illness and I believe I’m a very mentally strong person by doing what I do and fighting what I fight in my head. It doesn’t mean I don’t still have a serious illness (which has been diagnosed by 3 separate psychiatrists by the way). Sometimes, just like any other serious illness, the fight becomes too much. It’s taken me a lot to write this and if you’re still reading then I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I don’t need to hear about “the things I have to live for” or “things can’t be that bad” ...because no one knows how bad things are unless they listen. There’s so many organisations out there now supporting mental health because WE ARE in a crisis. It’s just ignorant and very dangerous to not try and educate yourself if someone close to you is struggling.

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    Sharing to help others helps me. Thank you to those who have shown love and support. I’m now back on top of it and fighting good" Kevin Waite
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    Kevin bravely opens up about how it is to live with type 2 bipolar disorder, imposter syndrome and dealing with persistent suicidal thoughts. He is the founder of Move Mind & Body. His business is built to help other people with their minds as well as their bodies www.movemindandbody.co.uk

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