The Dan Draper Podcast

The Dan Draper Podcast

By Dan Draper

Just an ordinary guy. Talking about mental health, wellbeing, and spreading positivity.Instagram: @dandraper__Twitter: @dandraper__Tik Tok: @dandraper__ www.dandraperofficial.com

Episodes

S2 Ep 20 Dr Radha

In the Series 2 finale, I speak with the incredible Dr. Radha about mental health, her broadcasting career & how she is helping the next generation recognise mental wellbeing, as well as sharing some incredible tips. Instagram: @dr_radhaTwitter: @DrRadhaModgil© Copyright: This video and all content on this channel including The Dan Draper Podcast is owned by Dan Draper & Dan Draper Entertainment LTD.
28/07/2136m 58s

S2 Ep 19 Gurpreet Singh

In this episode I speak to the amazing Gurpreet Singh about his experiences with mental health, changing his career to help support others mental wellbeing & family. Instagram: @sikhdad © Copyright: This video and all content on this channel including The Dan Draper Podcast is owned by Dan Draper & Dan Draper Entertainment LTD.
21/07/2151m 33s

S2 Ep 18 Paul Thompson

In this episode I speak to the incredible Paul Thompson who tells us about his experiences with childhood trauma, mental health struggles & how he turned it all around to support those in need. Instagram: @paulthompsonofficial© Copyright: This video and all content on this channel including The Dan Draper Podcast is owned by Dan Draper & Dan Draper Entertainment LTD.
14/07/2144m 22s

S2 Ep 17 Amy Leighton

In this episode I speak to my friend Amy Leighton about her struggles with eating disorders, depression & how she turned it all around and is now helping others by empowering them to show mental fitness as well as encourage bulding confidence. Instagram:@amyleighton © Copyright: This video and all content on this channel including The Dan Draper Podcast is owned by Dan Draper & Dan Draper Entertainment LTD.
17/06/2132m 32s

S2 Ep 16 Marvin Sordell

In this episode, I speak to ex-professional footballer Marvin Sordell about his career as a professional footballer, racism in the game & his mental health journey. Instagram: @marvinsordell© Copyright: This video and all content on this channel including The Dan Draper Podcast is owned by Dan Draper & Dan Draper Entertainment LTD.
02/06/2144m 5s

S2 Ep 15 Lee Ryan

In this episode I speak to Blue singer/songwriter Lee Ryan on his struggles with addiction, his time with Blue and what he&aposs up to now. Insta: @officialleeryan© Copyright: This video and all content on this channel including The Dan Draper Podcast is owned by Dan Draper & Dan Draper Entertainment LTD
27/05/2141m 7s

S2 Ep 14 Jay Harris - Disruptive Talent

In this episode, I speak to a very good friend of mine Jay Harris about his struggles with depression, working in the media industry, and how he is taking the media world by storm. Insta: @jaydisruptive@thatsdisruptive © Copyright: This video and all content on this channel including The Dan Draper Podcast is owned by Dan Draper & Dan Draper Entertainment LTD
20/05/2134m 53s

S2 Ep 13 One Year On ....

It&aposs the Podcast&aposs Birthday!! In this solo episode, I discuss the last year of the podcast, the amazing guests I&aposve had, how my mental health has changed & what&aposs coming up next. www.dandraperofficial.comInsta: @dandraper__© Copyright: This video and all content on this channel including The Dan Draper Podcast is owned by Dan Draper & Dan Draper Entertainment LTD
15/05/2119m 39s

S2 Ep 12 Lauren Duffy - Rebranding Mental Health

In this episode, I speak to the amazing Lauren Duffy the founder of Rebranding Mental Health about her own experiences, how she turned it into such a positive brand & some top-secret exclusives. Instagram: @rebrandingmentalhealth© Copyright: This video and all content on this channel including The Dan Draper Podcast is owned by Dan Draper & Dan Draper Entertainment LTD
05/05/2141m 7s

S2 Ep 11 Adam Lind

In this episode, I speak to Adam Lind about his life growing up with an alcoholic father, how that affected his mental health & living on a narrowboat after years of traveling. Instagram: @adam.floatinghome© Copyright: This video and all content on this channel including The Dan Draper Podcast is owned by Dan Draper & Dan Draper Entertainment LTD
28/04/2146m 44s

S2 Ep 10 Vick Hope

In this episode I speak to the incredible Vick Hope about her career in TV & Radio, Mental Health, BBC Radio 1&aposs Life Hacks & the 2 amazing brand new podcasts she has out right now. Instagram: @vicknhope© Copyright: This video and all content on this channel including The Dan Draper Podcast is owned by Dan Draper & Dan Draper Entertainment LTD.
14/04/2143m 53s

S2 Ep 9 Beder Founder - Razzak Mirjan

In this episode, I speak to the amazing founder of Beder (a Mental Health & Suicide prevention charity ) Razzak about the loss of his brother, the incredible Beder Charity, how it&aposs helping those who may be struggling & Beder FC. Instagram: @beder_ukwww.beder.org.uk
08/04/2134m 49s

S2 Ep 8 Alex Sherrick

In this episode, I speak to my cousin-in-law Alex about his struggles with growing up with an abusive father, his mental health & also sharing memories of my cousin Dean. Insta: @alexsherrick_© Copyright: This video and all content on this channel including The Dan Draper Podcast is owned by Dan Draper & Dan Draper Entertainment LTD.
01/04/2159m 15s

S2 Ep 7 Women's Safety

In this episode, I speak with Professional Dancer - Kate Thompson, Presenter & Actress - Laura Flemming & one of my good friends Emily Jordan-Wilson about the importance of Women&aposs Safety. This is an incredibly raw episode that may have trigger content so please come back to this episode if you are not in the right mindset. Instagram: @katethompson.ig@lauraflempresenter@emjjw© Copyright: This video and all content on this channel including The Dan Draper Podcast is owned by Dan Draper & Dan Draper Entertainment LTD.
25/03/211h 0m

S2 Ep 6 Ella Greenwood

In this episode, I speak to the amazing Ella Greenwood who is an award-winning actress, director & mental health advocate. Ella tells me about her own experiences with Mental Health, Youth Culture embracing Mental Health & being a Youth Mental Health Ambassador.Instagram: @popsellawww.ellagreenwood.com© Copyright: This video and all content on this channel including The Dan Draper Podcast is owned by Dan Draper & Dan Draper Entertainment LTD.
11/03/2132m 3s

S2 Ep 5 Mark Tuttiett

In this week&aposs episode, I speak to the Head Chef of one of London&aposs Finest Restaurants Mark Tuttiett about our experiences with hospitality, mental health & being a Beder Ambassador. https://carousel-london.com/Insta: @kooze@frombederskitchen
04/03/2145m 11s

S2 Ep 4 Dr Rachel Evans Ph.D. - Eating Disorder Awareness Week

In this special episode, I speak to Dr. Rachel Evans Ph.D. about her own experiences with eating disorders, how it impacted her life & how she was able to turn it around and help others with similar experiences. Insta: @rachel.evans.phdhttps://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/https://eating-disorders.org.uk/https://eatingdisordertherapist.co.uk/goodbyeebook
25/02/2159m 27s

S2 Ep 3 Jonathon Evans - The Hack Share

In this episode, I speak to a good friend of mine John Evans about his mental health struggles, how turning into a coach is changing his life, his mental health podcast & a general catch up with an old work colleague. Insta: @thehackshareWebsite: www.thehackshare.com
18/02/2135m 22s

S2 Ep 1 Psychology Joe

Kicking off series 2 I have the amazing Dr. Joe Cleasby aka Psychology Joe talking about his own personal experiences mental health experiences, becoming a Psychologist & some incredible techniques to relieve anxiety.Instagram: @psychologyjoe Website: https://www.psychologyjoe.com/
11/02/2127m 16s

S2 Ep 2 Sean Bryant

In this episode, I speak to Sean Bryant about his journey with mental health due to chronic pain, how he overcame his struggles and his incredible new business.Instagram: @theseanbryant
11/02/2136m 6s

Ep 38 Will Manning

In the last guest episode of series 1, I talk to UK Top 40 & Capital FM Host Will Manning on his career, why he is a mental health advocate and his favourite Christmas song. Check it out on all major podcasting platforms now. Instagram: @itswillmanningTwitter: @itswillmanning
17/12/2046m 36s

Ep 37 Danny Bowman

In this episode, I speak to Danny about his struggles with fitting in at school, body dysmorphia, mental health & how he came through the other side. Instagram:dannyb122
12/12/2025m 56s

Ep 36 So Rude Podcast

In this episode, I speak to my first guest from America! Paige from the So Rude Podcast talks to me about her experiences with mental health, anxiety & the U.S of A! Check out her podcast on all major podcasting platforms, we also recorded an episode for her podcast so be sure to check that out as well. Insta: @sorude.podcast
07/12/2032m 16s

Ep 35 Sian Clarke - Styled By Sian

In this episode, I talk to personal stylist Sian Clarke about wellbeing, style vs fashion, what to wear & the positivity of colour.  Perfect listening for shopping before Christmas. Instagram: styled_by_sian
03/12/2032m 7s

Ep 34 Ben West

In this episode I talk to Mental Health campaigner Ben West about his own experiences with mental health, dealing with grief & meeting Boris Johnson. Instagram: iambenwestTwitter: @iambenwest 
27/11/2041m 28s

Ep 33 Alexander Cottle

In this episode I speak with the founder of The Unmasked Man, Alexander Cottle, about his own struggles with Mental Health, Mindfulness & the importance of breathwork in Yoga. Insta: @the.unmaskedman@alexander_cottle
23/11/2039m 15s

Ep 32 Dean Clarke

In this episode, I speak to Dean Clarke, about his struggles with fitting back into society after his time in the army, attempts on his life & his personal training, and life coach platforms. Insta: @nu_element
19/11/2052m 31s

Ep 31 Jamie Clements

In this episode, I talk to fellow mental health advocate & podcaster Jamie Clements. We talk about his own experiences with mental health & anxiety to how his new breathwork business is helping so many people.Instagram: @jamieclements_ 
12/11/2045m 48s

Ep 30 Where it all began .... My Story

In this raw and very emotional episode I talk about where all of my mental health struggles started, the impact it had on myself & my family, and how I am still dealing with grief. You won&apost want to miss this.  Instagram@thedandraperpodcastTwitter:@ddraperpodcast
06/11/2041m 59s

Ep 29 Hestia - Mental Health Organisation

In this episode, I speak to Heather of Hestia Mental Health Organisation about the incredible work they are doing for their clients and how lockdown has affected the center in Tooting. https://www.hestia.org/
03/11/2018m 35s

Ep 28 Battersea Dogs & Cats 2 - 160th Anniversary Special

In this episode, I have returning guest Battersea Dogs & Cats Home talking about their incredible 160 years of service. Intake manager Claire talks about everything from how animals help mental health recovery to Battersea&aposs origins. Website:https://www.battersea.org.uk/Instagram: @battersea
29/10/2028m 11s

Ep 27 Melvin Odoom!

In this episode I&aposm joined by celebrity, TV & Radio legend Melvin Odoom. We talk about his career in the industry, the work he has done with mental health charities and interviewing Hollywood A listers. Instagram: @melvinodoomTwitter: @Melvinodoom
21/10/2040m 44s

Ep 26 Lets Get Men Talking

In this episode I speak to Lets Get Men Talking founder Minty, we talk about the incredible things they&aposre doing to release the stigma within men&aposs mental health, personal experiences, and where they will be going next. Instagram: @letsgetmentalking
13/10/2028m 35s

Ep 25 Samaritans - World Mental Health Day Special

In this episode, I speak to the amazing Samaritans Volunteer Darran who tells us his incredible story with his mental health struggles and how Samaritans helped save his life. If you feel you need support for Samaritans please call 116 123 or visit https://www.samaritans.org/ Insta @samaritanscharity 
09/10/2034m 24s

Ep 24 Minderful.com

In this episode, I speak to the founders of Minderful.com, a mental fitness website that is creating a space and building a community (both off and online), that will make keeping mentally fit easy and enjoyable.Links: www.minderful.comInstagram minderful_com
03/10/2026m 36s

Ep 23 Adam Claxton

In this episode, I speak to life coach & motivational coach Adam Claxton about his struggles with mental health and how he turned his previous experiences into a successful career of helping others through their own struggles. Instagram: @claxtoncoaching
26/09/2041m 11s

Ep 22 Jasmine Chilcott

In this episode, I talk to my amazing friend Jasmine Chilcott about her previous struggles with anxiety, toxic relationships, and how she overcame them. Insta: @jasminechilcott@jazzyillustration_@thecolouroflondon
17/09/2031m 33s

Ep 21 Jordan Lee

In this episode I talk to radio presenter Jordan Lee about his struggles with anxiety growing up, the LGBTQ+ community & his work on radio, and launching The Hits Radio Pride. Instagram: @jordan__leee@thehitsradio@heatradio
12/09/2046m 41s

Ep 20 Jon Toms

In this episode, I speak to Jon Toms about men&aposs mental health, self-care & the incredible work he is doing to release the stigma surrounding mental health.Instagram @jontoms 
05/09/2031m 59s

Ep 19 Helen Marie

In this episode, I speak to Helen Marie, a positive Instagram influencer who previously had a career in infectious diseases and why she turned to blogging & vlogging she is using her platform to defeat the stigma surrounding mental health and promote wellbeing. Instagram: @h.e.l.e.n.m.a.r.i.e  
30/08/2026m 44s

Ep 18 Ashley Jones

In this episode, I talk to Ashely Jones who tells us her incredible story with mental health advocacy, her personal struggles, and how she came through them. Insta: @barelyfunctioning_adult
23/08/2033m 52s

Ep 17 Battersea Dogs & Cats Home

In this episode I talk to Rebecca Lodder, an intake manager for Battersea Dogs & Cats Home. We talk about the incredible work Battersea are doing, how animals support mental health recovery & Paul O&aposGrady&aposs  Love Of Dogshttps://www.battersea.org.uk/Instagram: @rekki21 @paulogrady
15/08/2044m 47s

Ep 16 Ben Dave

In this episode, I talk to Calm charity runner Ben Dave on his mental health struggles, Yorkshireman of the year, as well as the benefits of running & a clear mind.Instagram: @bendave@earlybirdruncrewhttps://early-bird-run-crew.myshopify.com/
06/08/2038m 46s

Ep 15 Jonny Benjamin MBE

In this episode I talk to Jonny Benjamin MBE about his mental health struggles, his documentaries series & the incredible work he&aposs doing to get mental health in the school curriculum as well as his charity Beyond. http://jonnybenjamin.co.ukHis first book is now available in paperback, audio and ebookhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Stranger-Bridge-Journey-Despair-Hope/dp/1509846425Our new youth mental health charity Beyond is now livehttps://wearebeyond.org.uk/
31/07/2051m 37s

Ep 14 Family Reunion After Lockdown

In this episode, I talk about seeing my family again after months of lockdown and how it has completely boosted me in the past few days. 
22/07/2018m 35s

Ep 13 Byron Morrison Interview

In this episode, I speak to best-selling author Byron Morrison on his own mental health struggles, his book &aposBecome A Better You&apos, and the incredible work he does as a high-performance coach for some of the top CEO&aposs. www.byronmorrison.comhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/authorbyronmorrison/https://www.facebook.com/coachbyronmorrison/
14/07/2037m 2s

Ep 12 My Interview with Riverside Radio

In this episode, I talk to the lovely Hazel Butterfield from Riverside Radio about why I started the podcast, wanting to release the stigma around mental health and all the future plans I have coming up. Instagram:@thisisriverside@nuttybutty10 Twitter: @ThisIsRiverside@nuttybuttyhttp://www.riversideradio.com/
07/07/2039m 6s

Ep 11 Shane Walsh Fitness

In this episode, I talk to Shane Walsh who is a qualified Personal Trainer about the benefits of exercise & mental health as well as his own struggles. Check out Shane&aposs details below: https://www.shanewalshfitness.com/onlinecoaching/Instagram: @shanewalshfitnessShane Walsh Fitness Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/ie/podcast/shane-walsh-fitness-podcast/id1447975143https://open.spotify.com/show/3kjc4G0Dmk3XtOjyPsR4qR?si=a5eooS3GSU-n7kL-Q3_DPg
01/07/2041m 44s

Ep 10 Music, Exercise & Good Vibes

In this episode, I talk about my experiences with music & exercise with getting me through some of my previous mental health struggles. But more importantly, the positive vibes and memories attached to music.
23/06/2025m 8s

Ep 9 Growth Stream Interview

In this episode I talk to the CEO of Growth Stream, Kieren O&aposConnor about his struggles growing up with his Mental Health struggles & Dyslexia to his incredible rise through the ranks in the business sector.Website:https://growthstream.co/LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/growthstream/https://www.linkedin.com/in/kierenoconnor/
16/06/2034m 26s

Ep 8 Blue Lights Champions Interview

In this episode, I speak to Rachel Harris who is a newly qualified student paramedic who is also part of The Blue Light Champions who are  Final Year Paramedic Students supporting and promoting Mental Health & Wellbeing. In collaboration with Mind Charity.Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SGULBLC/Instagram: @bluelightchampionsIAPT Tool: https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.nhs.uk%2Fservice-search%2Fother-services%2FPsychological%2520therapies%2520(IAPT)%2FLocationSearch%2F10008%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR2_6pUlYcN8-bgJ3lS1-bR-f2ArNaL4rPuWBUoe0kYvj4JCbCnbU7zKJ4Y&h=AT1NFTwP-m-KFh1W9IJ6ZuvNI3v0vuc8zRmY5oRGPcySMOvS7jUQYVZKyuRfltdHnTNLg2Lqy7W_RxcKKFsxDi8ap4G4qHbed0cN9A8zR7M46HgsWc20H_BmypgjH4EIYz8
13/06/2038m 0s

Ep 7 Creativity in Lockdown with Perisha Kudhail

In this episode, I discuss creativity with my old housemate Perisha. We also talk about mental health during COVID 19 & moving home. Insta: @perisha7Blog: perishakudhail.comTwitter: PerishaKudhail
09/06/2033m 53s

Ep 6 Part 1 Wade Small - Professional Footballer

In this episode, I talk to ex-professional footballer Wade Small. We discuss his career, fitness but more importantly racism & racism in the game. Insta @italfitstudiowww.italfit.co.uk
07/06/201h 7m

Ep 6 Part 2 - Wade Small - Professional Footballer

In this episode, I talk to ex-professional footballer Wade Small. We discuss his career, fitness but more importantly racism & racism in the game. Insta @italfitstudiowww.italfit.co.uk
07/06/2047m 34s

Ep 5 Harlow Soup Interview

In this episode, I discuss shielding, mental health & community projects with one of my best friends Elliot who runs multiple community projects in my home town Harlow. http://harlowsoup.co.uk/www.facebook.com/harlowsoupwww.facebook.com/hecommunityfarmInstagram: @hecommunity or @harlowsoup 
03/06/2049m 23s

Ep 4. Dynamics of a Household in Quarantine

In this episode, I talk about my personal experiences and share other people&aposs stories of how the dynamics of the house have changed during quarantine and the stress levels that impacted my mental health. 
29/05/2019m 1s

Ep.3 Dons Local Action Group

In this episode, I speak to Ollie from Dons Local Actions Group who I have been volunteering for recently, about the incredible work they are doing and how it is boosting the local community. https://twitter.com/DonsLocalAction https://www.facebook.com/donslocalaction https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/donslocalactiongroup https://www.instagram.com/donslocalactiongroup/ 
21/05/2029m 29s

Introduction

This is just a quick introduction to The Dan Draper Podcast and getting to know me a little better. 
19/05/202m 30s

Ep 1: Turning 30 & Family Support in Quarantine

In this episode, I will be talking about the big ideas I had for this year as I&aposm turning 30 and how that has all changed. I&aposll also be talking about the importance of family & friends staying connected in lockdown.
19/05/2013m 16s

Ep 2: Employment Struggles in Lockdown

In this episode, I talk about my previous employment struggles heading into lockdown and how that took a toll on my mental health.
19/05/2013m 2s
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