Tough Enough To Care, Co-Founder Dan joins the Black Country Blokes

Tough Enough To Care #17

Dave, Co-Founder of the #ToughEnoughToCare movement, joints the full gang (Kev Dillon, Aren Deu, Lee Cadman & Craig Pinches) on the Black Country Blokes Podcast. An open and raw interview discussing the effects of PTSD, anxiety, depression and life as a man battling with their thoughts. Additionally, Dan discusses how Tough Enough to Care first came about and was started. We talk about the stigma, the stresses of helping and what we as men recommend doing not just for our own mental health, but to help others who have struggled with it too.

Key timestamps:

[02:30] Dan explains his PTSD

[09:34] Stigma behind Mental Health

[22:10] The labels of Mental Health

[49:00] Protecting yourself when helping others

Check us out over at:

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaf9AXib-iEmwb8anljsjjQ

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theblackcountryblokes

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theblackcountryblokes/

Links to Guest:

Website: https://toughenoughtocare.help/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ToughEnoughToCare/

The group consists of the following guys:

Kev Dillon a head coach at the Lions Amateur Boxing club. Someone who has been boxing since the age of 3, but sadly lost his eyesight at a very young age leaving him with only 7% vision in his right eye. This is known as 3/60 vision. He has been a poster child for adversity, dealing with anxiety and depression for a lot of his life. However, he has never folded or let his circumstances stop him pursuing his goals. He is now a proud father, husband and respected coach helping 100s of boys, girls, men and women of all ages. Furthermore, Kev’s vision of the BCB podcast was to have a show exposing all the struggles and the victories that men go through, to let those listening know that they are not alone. Check his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClofpY6MBQPrISQ53HHxxUA

Aren Deu is a proud husband who hosts the sister podcast Find Your Voice which is an empowering self-help podcast, providing listeners with the tools to overcome their current, or past, circumstances and take control of their lives. This initially came about due to Aren struggling for over 20+ years with anxiety, causing him to miss opportunities, experiences and just suffer in silence. A similar vision to Kev and the other 2 hosts, Aren’s focus is on making people find their own happiness and fulfilment in the midst of a fast paced, social media driven society. An ex-social worker, project manager, personal trainer and now successful property investor Aren’s passions find in inspiring people to overcome their adversities and recognise that the only limits we hold are in our mind.

Check out his hit podcast: https://www.findyourvoicepodcast.com/subscribe

Lee Cadman is a father to Lilly-May, Alfie and Calla-Rose. Calla-Rose has a life limiting disability and since her diagnosis Lee’s life has never been the same. He is a proud husband and considers himself your everyday working man with the hopes of improving the lives of his own family and others. Sadly depression and anxiety has taken its toll on Lee, on many occasions, but he has found true power and resolve in talking. Talking has become Lee’s medicine, and he always states that we should remember in our darkest moments you are not being buried you are being planted.

Craig Pinches is a writer, producer, performer and label owner. His background is rap, but if you explore the projects he’s been involved with and you quickly realise you can’t do justice to his versatility by simply calling him a rapper. He has a passion for music and expression through the written and spoken word that projects through his performances. His music is not only a passion but a vehicle that enables him to help people in need though either positive lyrics or by broadcasting areas of concern within humanity. Check his work at: http://rizeordemizerecords.com

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