Today’s episode is a little bit different as I am joined by a friend of mine Richard Pilling who is a qualified Physiotherapist and has been working with patients and professional sports teams for a number of years. We get his insights into the current state of Mental Health and the NHS.
Richard studied for years to be a Physiotherapist and was incredibly successful working for world famous sports teams, travelling the world as well as working as a locum for the NHS.
He is a great example of choosing your own happiness, as he realised one day that being a Physiotherapist wasn’t making him happy. So he looked into his other dream of being a pilot and set about retraining and starts his new career in a few weeks after this recording.
The majority of this chat however focuses on Richard’s time and experience as a Physiotherapist and what he experienced when it came to the Mental Health of his patients and the procedures of the NHS to deal with these.
We take a deep look into how he believes mental health needs to be addressed on both a personal and a professional level.
I want to thank Richard for taking the time to talk with me, and share his insights and experience which I feel have been invaluable to the discussion around mental health.
This Podcast was originally recorded for YouTube which you can watch using this link here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2dhsf3FsHw
The concept for “Let’s Talk Mental Health” is quite straight forward. To chat with my guest in a neutral comfortable environment where we can be open and honest about mental health issues and talk about our own experiences.
Men need to talk more about Mental Health and this series is looking to address that by showcasing what others have been through and highlighting that vulnerability is a strength.
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