Men’s mental health is bordering on a crisis, so what can you do?

We know, you know, men are often conditioned to suppress emotions, to not show feelings, to maintain the stiff upper lip so when the likes of Gary Speed, Robin Williams and Anthony Bourdain take their own lives, there's a rightful outpouring of emotions about these very public figures choosing to end the life they have. [...]

By |2018-06-15T10:23:02+00:00June 15th, 2018|Must Read, The Tribe|0 Comments

The bike and a fuckwit mob…this video really did piss me off.

Middlesbrough born prolific author and columnist, John Nicholson, sent me a link to an article he recently wrote for Football365 entitled “let’s hope sanity gets English ‘fans’ before the Russians”. It is a powerful piece and one I wanted to share because to be perfectly honest it really did piss me off…on all levels. As [...]

By |2018-06-12T11:01:18+00:00June 12th, 2018|Must Read, The Tribe|0 Comments

Make suicide prevention and support a government minister’s responsibility

Matthew Smith started this petition to Jeremy Hunt and 1 other. My brother Dan was my best pal and my idol. He was taken by something silent, something none of his friends or family saw coming. 13 years ago, we lost Dan to suicide.  After he died, I set out a goal of preventing one brother, one father, one [...]

By |2018-05-12T11:48:22+00:00May 12th, 2018|Must Read|0 Comments

I’ve got a disease that wants to kill me and it’s in my head.

Musicians do appear to be affected disproportionately by mental health issues. You only have to look at the untimely deaths of famous pop and rock stars to see this is the case. Sportsmen and women too are badly scarred by mental illness, with high profile suicides of Gary Speed, who took his own life in [...]

By |2018-02-28T13:45:53+00:00February 28th, 2018|Must Read|0 Comments

“Yes I am a believer because the other option really doesn’t appeal”

Pray Listen by David Sutton “Yes I am a believer because the other option really doesn’t appeal” As I get older I do start to wonder what happens after…you know…one emigrates. And the more I think about it the more appealing it is to be positive about the life beyond because the option is really [...]

By |2018-02-26T09:53:39+00:00February 26th, 2018|Must Read|0 Comments