Chat Chit Chet and Jam: Finding Purpose Through Working in Mental Health (with Chris Klays)

The Menfulness Podcast

29-10-2023 • 1時間 39分

Trigger Warning - Depression/Anxiety/Suicide

Content Warning - Swearing

Today we speak to Chris Klays who is Systems change lead for mental health charity York Mind. Chris talks to us about his chat chit podcast (see below for links), why pigeons and jam can both be good for your mental health and how his role involves working with young people to figure out how they want to look after their mental wellbeing.

Chris also talks about the challenges he has faced with his own mental health since he was in his teens and how that's helped shape the work he does today. We talk about mental health in the workplace, things we might do to stay well and what it was like interviewing his mum on his podcast.

It was absolutely lovely to speak to Chris, thanks to him and Mind for all the amazing work they do helping people and please do go and check out the chat chit podcast, available in the usual places after this episode. We do touch on a few triggering topics such as depression, anxiety and suicide but we hope you'll agree that it's an uplifting and honest conversation with a true gent. Enjoy.

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LINKS:

THE CHAT CHIT PODCAST -

https://www.yormind.org.uk/chat-chit-podcast/

YORK MIND -

https://www.yorkmind.org.uk/

CHAT CHIT WITH CHRIS AND HIS MUM -

https://open.spotify.com/episode/7hzdcE7QYdG4fFg3m6Zstj?si=8mAf3diSS4yGUCHyoVlCMg

YORK MIND KNOWLEDGE HUB -

https://www.yorkmind.org.uk/corporate-wellbeing/knowledge-hub/

THE STRANGER - ALBERT CAMUS -

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/49552.The_Stranger

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