Hello and welcome to industry insights – the series where we get all sorts of mental health insights, from all sorts of industries!

Here you will find interviews with an array of people from a range of different careers and sectors, with the aim of finding out about the specific mental health challenges, and what they do to manage them.

Dan Westwood

What mental health challenges does the TV industry present?

To find out, we spoke to former Coronation Street actor, CBeebies Presenter, Gorgeous FM host and Mind Ambassador Dan Westwood.

In this interview, we spoke about a number of things, including:
Mental health in the TV industry, struggles with depression and anxiety, love island, mental health awareness, tips, campaigning and more.
We also asked Dan about his Mental Health Monster and you can watch the whole thing by clicking the video above!

Jamie McAnsh

Jamie McAnsh is the most positive and inspirational person we have come across so far. He woke up one morning and was completely paralysed from the waist down and has since overcome EVERY challenge that has been put in front of him and more!

Here he tells us how his attitude has allowed him to climb a mountain on his bare hands, run a successful business, play a range of sports at an international level, raise astronomical amounts for charity and bounce from challenge to challenge. We will be very surprised if you don’t take some sort of motivation or advice on board from this interview. You can book Jamie for a motivational speaking gig here: https://www.jamiemcansh.com/

Lowri Walker

Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. midfielder, Sports Massage therapist and MSc Physiotherapy graduate Lowri Walker spared some time in her busy schedule to chat to us about the mental health challenges of the football industry!

We spoke about loads of things, including the benefits of exercise, the impact of a team environment on mental health, anxiety rates for female athletes, discrimination, Lowri’s top tips and her Mental Health Monster! Her insight is definitely worth the watch!

Mia Veale

What mental health challenges does being a BookTuber present? To find the answer to this question and the many others that we had, we spoke to up and coming BookTuber Mia Veale!

She had a very interesting perspective and gave a great insight into how she manages her mental health and you can watch the whole thing here. For more from Mia, you can visit her YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCciI…

Dafydd Hughes

We wanted to talk about what nature can do for our mental health.

So who better to talk to than Dafydd Hughes of Bendigedig Sailing, who is single-handedly sailing across the world, non-stop and without assistance as part of the Global Solo Challenge!

Yup, you read that right. And he aims to promote the link between nature and mental health whilst raising funds for Coed Lleol!

Head to www.bendigedig.net to read more about Dafydd’s challenge.