Waz and Nic sit down with Cal McPherson from Young Blood Men’s Mental Health for an unfiltered conversation about the real challenges surrounding mental health. Now, if you’re wondering who Cal is, he’s not just any guy-next-door – he’s the 2022 South Australian Young Achiever of the Year and the brains behind the award-winning mental health video podcast, Young Blood.
With a background in journalism, Cal brings his seasoned interviewing skills to the table, having reported for 7NEWS in both Queensland and South Australia. But what makes him truly passionate about this cause is a personal journey that started with the heartbreaking loss of his friend James to suicide in 2019.
Cal launched the Young Blood podcast with a mission – to provide a space for men under 40 to share their struggles openly, fostering a sense of community and breaking the stigma around mental health. His vision is all about reminding us that, no matter what we’re going through, we’re not alone.
In this episode, Cal talks about the importance of genuine conversations, dropping our defenses, and creating safe environments for men to express themselves without judgment. From recognising when a friend is in distress to the benefits of physical fitness for mental clarity, this episode dives deep into the nuances of mental health.
And guess what? Young Blood – Men’s Mental Health is not just a podcast; it’s a volunteer community service relying on your support to fund professional studio production costs. So, hit that play button, join the conversation, and let’s support each other during life’s challenging times.