S1 E6: Ben Norris: Relationships and mental health

S1 E6: Ben Norris: Relationships and mental health

By Mental Health Foundation

In this episode Ben Norris chats to Bethan Buswell openly, frankly and honestly about his family and relationships, how he recovered when his life took an unexpected turn. .

Ben Norris is a poet, playwright and actor. In this podcast you will gain insight into his relationship with his father. How turning the spotlight on this relationship through his work helped them to develop. You will also hear about the dark period he went through after a sporting injury stopped his dream of becoming a long-distance pro runner. Ben will speak about how new social relationships at University helped him to recover from this. Lastly Ben talks about how he looks after his mental health day to day while trying to balance, freelance work, acting and running and everything else that comes with adult life.

What is the Mental Health Foundation Podcast? This is the Mental Health Foundation podcast. A series which brings to you a range of mental health topics, real life stories, expert comments, and mental health tips.

Bethan Buswell and Stu Hill are hosts. Bethan & Stu and the Mental Health Foundation want to raise awareness, get people talking and provide support and hope.

Podcast notes:
Ben Norris website: https://www.bennorris.net/
Guide to investing in your relationships: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/publications/guide-investing-your-relationships

Find out more about the Mental Health Foundation:
Website: mentalhealth.org.uk
Instagram: @mentalhealthfoundation
Facebook: @mentalhealthfoundation
Twitter: @mentalhealth

Get in touch with us: online@mentalhealth.org.uk

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