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69. Jonny Benjamin MBE - I am. I have

I am. I have

Jonny Benjamin MBE, Founder of Beyond, award-winning mental health campaigner, film producer, public speaker, writer, vlogger and co-creator of the phenomenal new book The Book of Hope: 101 Voices on Overcoming Adversity joins Happiful's podcast I am. I have.  Find out more about Jonny Buy The Book of Hope: 101 Voices on Overcoming Adversity  Jonny mentioned text and helplines including SHOUT and Young Minds Getting help Find more information on mental health helplines here For information about private online counselling and therapists visit counselling-directory.org.uk If you need to speak to someone immediately, the Samaritans are available 24-hours a day on 116 123 and you can also email jo@samaritans.org Download the Happiful App here


13 Apr 2021

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Series 1 Episode 10 - Jonny Benjamin MBE - SERIES FINALE

BarberTalk - Tales from the Chair

The last client of the day! Final episode in the series but we'll be back in the virtual barbershop soon! Jonny Benjamin MBE -  Award-winning mental health campaigner, film producer, public speaker, writer and vlogger. Today in the chair for this episode of  BarberTalk - Tales from the chair, is a mental health hero and someone I have know, admired and watched his passion and mission with joy as he has made waves and progress when it comes to mental wellbeing. Thank you Jonny! For more information about Jonny Benjamin Twitter - https://twitter.com/MrJonnyBenjamin?s=20 Web - https://jonnybenjamin.co.uk PRE-ORDER TOM'S CHILDREN'S BOOK - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Mighty-Lions-Big-Match-What/dp/1789562449 To get Tom's books, BarberTalk - Taking Pride in Men's Mental Health and The Barber Boom visit https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=tomchapman&ref=nb_sb_noss Music Provided by Hot House Four - Jekyll or Hyde https://www.facebook.com/thehothousecombo/ Donate to The Lions Barber Collective To donate £1, text THELIONS to 70201 To donate £3, text THELIONS to 70331 To donate £5, text THELIONS to 70970 To donate £30, text THELIONS to 70191


8 Apr 2021

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Jonny Benjamin MBE - Managing mental illness, self-compassion and the art of listening

A Life Less Ordinary with Sophie Elwes

Jonny Benjamin MBE is an awarding winning mental health campaigner, writer, film producer, public speaker and vlogger. At the age of 20 he was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, which is a combination of schizophrenia and bipolar. Having been affected by mental illness from a young age, Jonny is passionate about improving mental health for young people, and has started up a charity Beyond. The charity held the first-ever mental health and wellbeing festival for primary and secondary schools during Children’s Mental Health Week in February this year.Jonny tells me his story about how mental illness has affected him from a young age and about the devastation he felt at getting a diagnosis of schizoaffective disorder due to the stigma surrounding it. He tells me about his intention to take his own life and about the life-changing meeting he had with the stranger on the bridge and about how his words of positivitiy and optimism changed Jonny’s mind, which led him on, some years later, to create a campaign to find this stranger called ‘Find Mike’ with the charity Rethink Mental Illness which went viral and was shared by millions all over the world.We speak about the pressure on teachers to take responsibility for children and young people’s mental health and how more action needs to be taken to support this. We discuss compassion focused therapy and self-love – an area we are both passionate about. And Jonny emphasises the importance of active listening – something that many of us don’t do properly, but can be hugely helpful for people.There is still a damaging stigma around mental illness and Jonny is having an amazing impact in dismantling this. For many people right now, poor mental health is absolutely rife and so I was so pleased to have this conversation with Jonny, to hopefully shine some positivity and hope for those struggling, that there are ways to get better. Jonny also gives some great advice for those wanting to help others. jonnybenjamin.co.ukeducationsupport.org.ukmentalhealthmates.co.ukThe book Jonny recommended by Dr Kristin Neff self-compassion.org@mrjonnybenjamin@sophieelwes


22 Mar 2021

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#2 - The Stranger On The Bridge: Jonny Benjamin MBE

It's Good To Walk

Jonny Benjamin MBE is an award-winning mental health campaigner, film producer, public speaker, and writer.At the age of 20 he was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, a combination of schizophrenia and bipolar, which lead to a now infamous moment on Waterloo Bridge in 2008.In 2014 his social media campaign to FindMike, the stranger that saved him from committing suicide went viral and got the whole world talking about mental health. Since then Jonny has become a figurehead in the mental health space, producing and presenting documentaries, writing books, establishing programmes and more recently a charity called Beyond who are committed to making a difference for the mental health of young people up and down the UK.I was really keen to chat to Jonny not just about his amazing journey but about the ever increasing challenges that modern day living poses on our mental health, not to mention what’s been happening the last year with Corona virus. I’m sure we have all felt the stresses and strains in one way or another and I certainly know people who have struggled quite badly. Jonny helps explain the reasons behind that and what we can all do to help ourselves and others.Not only that it was fascinating speaking to someone with schizophrenia and bipolar, conditions which still have a lot of stigma around them. Even though Jonny still suffers with them you will tell he’s a completely normal bloke and he’s doing a huge amount in dispelling the stigma just by who he is, and of course helping educate people.We talk about:The difference small acts of kindness can makeSuicideThe magnifying affect of big citiesThe power of showing vulnerabilityHope you enjoy the conversation as much as I did, and If you are effected by any of the topics covered in this episode you can find some useful resources below. ✌️Jonnys handles:https://jonnybenjamin.co.uk/Insta: @mrjonnybenjaminTwitter: @MrJonnyBenjaminhttps://www.channel4.com/programmes/the-stranger-on-the-bridgeSupport resources:https://www.wearehumen.org/https://www.samaritans.org/https://giveusashout.org/----------------------------------------Thank you to our sponsor the Coaching AcademyThe Coaching Academy are the world's largest life coach training provider and do an absolutely amazing job, teaching everyday people to make a difference to the lives of others - every day.So if you've ever thought about helping people achieve their goals, gain greater clarity in their life or help them build confidence and resilience, a full or part time career working from home as a Life Coach may well be for you.Check out The Coaching Academy’s free webinars, they run every week and can help you find out if Life-Coaching is for youFind out more at tcacoach.com


15 Mar 2021

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10: Jonny Benjamin, Award-Winning Mental Health Campaigner

Mind - The Chat

Jonny Benjamin, the award-winning mental health campaigner, speaks to Vicky Bourne, Mind in Kingston's counselling manager, about the UK's first-ever mental health and well-being festival for schools which he helped launch earlier this month and talks about how he lives with mental illness, in his case schizoaffective disorder. For those who might find parts of the conversation triggering, please remember you can always seek help. To contact the Samaritans, call free on 116 123.


24 Feb 2021

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Remastered - Jonny Benjamin and Stewart Harris

The Resilience Sessions

In a remastered episode from series 1, Jonny Benjamin, mental health campaigner and author, talks with Stewart Harris, who was serving with 1st Battalion The Welsh Guards in Afghanistan when a roadside bomb left him with brain damage, partial sight loss and partial hearing loss. Jonny and Stewart share their stories and experiences of mental health challenges up to and beyond the moments that both men tried to end their own lives. They share the many things they are grateful for, celebrate each other’s achievements, and swap some practical tips on how to build resilience and develop mental wellbeing. Please note that this episode features discussion of suicide and other subjects that some listeners may find upsetting. For information on useful helplines please follow this link: https://blesma.org/media/444283/resources.pdf The Resilience Sessions has been inspired by Making Generation R – a campaign which aims to create a generation of resilient people across the U.K. The series is brought to you by Blesma, the limbless veterans charity, and is based on an original idea by Simon Harmer and The Drive Project. The Resilience Sessions are supported by Openreach and produced by The Drive Project. Website: https://blesma.org/making-generation-r/the-resilience-sessions/Twitter: @TheResilienceSFacebook: @theresiliencesessionsInstagram: @theresiliencesessionsContact us: info@makinggenerationr.comSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.


7 Jan 2021

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MTSB #13 - Jonny Benjamin MBE

Music to Survive By

Jonny is an MBE-holding mental health advocate, author, and filmmaker. He talks about living with schizoaffective disorder, and his social media campaign to find the man who saved his life, six years after they met on a bridge. They subsequently started a mental health charity together, We Are Beyond. He also talks about the consistency of music in the maelstrom of mental health, and the ups and downs of 2020, and the ways in which this year has both helped and hindered our mental health. Blair and Jonny discuss different medications and their effects, and the alternative to FOMO: JOMO!Listen along to Jonny’s songs at this Spotify playlist. Discussions begin:Amy Winehouse - Rehab (05:38)Taylor Dayne - Tell It To My Heart (10:28)Janet Jackson - Together Again (11:45)Gabrielle - Rise (21:00)Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody (35:22)Madonna - You’ll See (36:46)Florence + The Machine - Dog Days Are Over (41:20)Nina Simone - I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to be Free (46:46)ABBA - Dancing Queen (55:30)Sam Cooke - A Change is Gonna Come (58:22)Nina Simone - Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood (1:03:04)You can find Jonny:On Twitter and Instagram @mrjonnybenjaminResources/Links:For emergency support over the phone, you can call The Samaritans free on 116 123.For men who want to talk to others in a private and safe space, visit Talk Club - founded by two Music To Survive By guests Ben Akers and Gavin Thorpe. Check out their episodes for more info about the initiative for male mental fitness.

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8 Oct 2020

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#5 - Jonny Benjamin - Award-Winning Mental Campaigner, Film Producer, Speaker, Writer - Building Mentally Healthy Schools

Crossing The Threshold

this week we had the pleasure of sitting down with Jonny Benjamin MBE, who is an award-winning mental health campaigner, film producer, public speaker, writer and vlogger. At the age of 20 he was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, a combination of schizophrenia and bipolar, and later began making films on YouTube about the condition that have been watched by millions of people. Jonny now speaks publicly about living with mental illness and has written articles and given various interviews on TV, Radio and in print around the world to help educate and break stigma. He has also produced and presented documentaries on BBC Three and Channel 4 on the subjects of mental health and suicide. His 2014 social media campaign with Rethink Mental Illness to #findMike, the man who talked him out of jumping off a bridge when he was suicidal, went viral and led to Jonny becoming a prominent spokesperson on the subject of suicide. In 2016 he launched ThinkWell, a mental health programme for schools, which has so far been reached thousands of young people in secondary schools across the UK. He has also written 2 books. The second book, currently titled The Book Of Hope, will be a collection of quotes, poems and stories by himself and others to inspire recovery and hope. It will be published in 2021. Most recently, Jonny has setup a new mental health charity, Beyond, which aims to provide better mental health support to young people around the country. Find out more abotu his incredible work here: http://jonnybenjamin.co.uk https://www.amazon.co.uk/Stranger-Bridge-Journey-Despair-Hope/dp/1509846425 https://wearebeyond.org.uk/ All editing and production comes from Green Barge Audio - Find out more about them and their work at www.GreenBargeAudio.co.uk


14 Sep 2020

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Fall Forward Radio

SHOW SUMMARY – J Hawk and Rob C catch up with Jonny Benjamin to discuss his heroic ongoing battle with mental health as well as how he has helped people all over world with his story. Jonny stood on London’s Waterloo Bridge in January 2008 and prepared to take his own life. That was until a stranger walking across the bridge saw him and talked Jonny down from the edge. Jonny was taken to hospital and didn’t see the stranger again but was determined to find him and thank him for what he did. Jonny launched the #FindMike campaign with the support of Rethink Mental Illness, which became a social media sensation.Jonny Benjamin MBE – is an award-winning mental health campaigner, film producer, public speaker, writer and vlogger. At the age of 20 he was diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder, a combination of schizophrenia and bipolar, and later began making films on YouTube about the condition that have been watched by millions of people.JONNY BENJAMIN►WEBSITE: www.jonnybenjamin.co.uk ►FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/mrjonnybenjamin►INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/mrjonnybenjamin/ WE ARE BEYOND ►WEBSITE - www.wearebeyond.org.uk BUY THE BOOK ‘THE STRANGER ON THE BRIDGE’ https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1509846433/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_KAqvFb2FYSAY7► WATCH MORE: https://www.fallforwardradio.com/epis... ► CATCH UP on What You Missed: https://www.fallforwardradio.com/episodes-1► FOLLOW Fall Forward Radio on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/fallforward... ► FOLLOW Fall Forward Radio on Twitter: https://twitter.com/fallforwardr ► LIKE Fall Forward Radio on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/fallforwardr... 


7 Sep 2020

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Ep 15 Jonny Benjamin MBE

The Dan Draper Podcast

In this episode I talk to Jonny Benjamin MBE about his mental health struggles, his documentaries series & the incredible work he's 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 Jul 2020