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The Black Country Blokes consists of 4 regular guys, speaking about all issues related to being a man in today's society.It is not just designed to focus on the mental health and well-being of men though, as it will also
Latest Episode6/12/2020

The Elephant in the room #50

Ep. 50
The elephant in the room, addresses a serious message. We are now, in a time of history, summer 2020 where we will find a cure for corona before we find a cure for racism.Joined by Kev & Aren are joined by Joshua, Pete, Quinton on this episode which opens up the dialogue about the elephant in the room.Racism sadly is still alive.But can we beat it? Can we eradicate from society? Can we come with compassion, understanding and help one another regardless of our skin tone, or race and love each other equally?Also do not forget to check out our new sponsor coming soon: https://www.healthxcel.co.ukWho are we?The Black Country Blokes consists of 4 regular guys, speaking about all issues related to being a man in today's society.It is not just designed to focus on the mental health and well-being of men though, as it will also give our mothers, sisters, daughters and female peers an opportunity to understand us better too. We are dedicated to keeping this 100% authentic and raw. We are not polished, perfect individuals and our views remain our own, but what we do want to do is, is remove the stigma and speak about the taboo subjects openly and honestly.Furthermore, want to empower people to be happy and fulfilled and to overcome their own thoughts that could limit their potential in life.The group consists of the following guys:Kev Dillon a head coach at the Lions Amateur Boxing club. Someone who has been boxing since the age of 3, but sadly lost his eyesight at a very young age leaving him with only 7% vision in his right eye. This is known as 3/60 vision. He has been a poster child for adversity, dealing with anxiety and depression for a lot of his life. However, he has never folded or let his circumstances stop him pursuing his goals. He is now a proud father, husband and respected coach helping 100s of boys, girls, men and women of all ages. Furthermore, Kev's vision of the BCB podcast was to have a show exposing all the struggles and the victories that men go through, to let those listening know that they are not alone. Check his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClofpY6MBQPrISQ53HHxxUAAren Deu is a proud husband who hosts the sister podcast Find Your Voice which is an empowering self-help podcast, providing listeners with the tools to overcome their current, or past, circumstances and take control of their lives. This initially came about due to Aren struggling for over 20+ years with anxiety, causing him to miss opportunities, experiences and just suffer in silence. A similar vision to Kev and the other 2 hosts, Aren's focus is on making people find their own happiness and fulfilment in the midst of a fast paced, social media driven society. An ex-social worker, project manager, personal trainer and now successful property investor Aren's passions find in inspiring people to overcome their adversities and recognise that the only limits we hold are in our mind.Lee Cadman is a father to Lilly-May, Alfie and Calla-Rose. Calla-Rose has a life limiting disability and since her diagnosis Lee's life has never been the same. He is a proud husband and considers himself your everyday working man with the hopes of improving the lives of his own family and others. Sadly depression and anxiety has taken its toll on Lee, on many occasions, but he has found true power and resolve in talking. Talking has become Lee's medicine, and he always states that we should remember in our darkest moments you are not being buried you are being planted.Craig Pinches is a writer, producer, performer and label owner. His background is rap, but if you explore the projects he’s been involved with and you quickly realise you can’t do justice to his versatility by simply calling him a rapper. He has a passion for music and expression through the written and spoken word that projects through his performances. His music is not only a passion but a vehicle that enables him to help people in need though either positive lyrics or by broadcasting areas of concern within humanity. Check his work at: http://rizeordemizerecords.com
6/11/2020

Cheri Gillings from The Listening Post #49

Ep. 49
Tonight we will be talking with Cheri about what she does and her life experiences What is The Listening Post? A Listening Post is a space in the community where people can receive the gift of being listened to. Think back, as you read to a time when you really felt listened to, heard, valued without judgments. In those moments when we are really listened to – we get to hear ourselves, we get stuff off our minds and we quiet down enough to see answers. Where to find The Listening Post: https://listenforwellbeing.com/ https://www.facebook.com/ListenforWel...Also do not forget to check out our new sponsor coming soon: https://www.healthxcel.co.ukWho are we?The Black Country Blokes consists of 4 regular guys, speaking about all issues related to being a man in today's society.It is not just designed to focus on the mental health and well-being of men though, as it will also give our mothers, sisters, daughters and female peers an opportunity to understand us better too. We are dedicated to keeping this 100% authentic and raw. We are not polished, perfect individuals and our views remain our own, but what we do want to do is, is remove the stigma and speak about the taboo subjects openly and honestly.Furthermore, want to empower people to be happy and fulfilled and to overcome their own thoughts that could limit their potential in life.The group consists of the following guys:Kev Dillon a head coach at the Lions Amateur Boxing club. Someone who has been boxing since the age of 3, but sadly lost his eyesight at a very young age leaving him with only 7% vision in his right eye. This is known as 3/60 vision. He has been a poster child for adversity, dealing with anxiety and depression for a lot of his life. However, he has never folded or let his circumstances stop him pursuing his goals. He is now a proud father, husband and respected coach helping 100s of boys, girls, men and women of all ages. Furthermore, Kev's vision of the BCB podcast was to have a show exposing all the struggles and the victories that men go through, to let those listening know that they are not alone. Check his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClofpY6MBQPrISQ53HHxxUAAren Deu is a proud husband who hosts the sister podcast Find Your Voice which is an empowering self-help podcast, providing listeners with the tools to overcome their current, or past, circumstances and take control of their lives. This initially came about due to Aren struggling for over 20+ years with anxiety, causing him to miss opportunities, experiences and just suffer in silence. A similar vision to Kev and the other 2 hosts, Aren's focus is on making people find their own happiness and fulfilment in the midst of a fast paced, social media driven society. An ex-social worker, project manager, personal trainer and now successful property investor Aren's passions find in inspiring people to overcome their adversities and recognise that the only limits we hold are in our mind.Lee Cadman is a father to Lilly-May, Alfie and Calla-Rose. Calla-Rose has a life limiting disability and since her diagnosis Lee's life has never been the same. He is a proud husband and considers himself your everyday working man with the hopes of improving the lives of his own family and others. Sadly depression and anxiety has taken its toll on Lee, on many occasions, but he has found true power and resolve in talking. Talking has become Lee's medicine, and he always states that we should remember in our darkest moments you are not being buried you are being planted.Craig Pinches is a writer, producer, performer and label owner. His background is rap, but if you explore the projects he’s been involved with and you quickly realise you can’t do justice to his versatility by simply calling him a rapper. He has a passion for music and expression through the written and spoken word that projects through his performances. His music is not only a passion but a vehicle that enables him to help people in need though either positive lyrics or by broadcasting areas of concern within humanity. Check his work at: http://rizeordemizerecords.com
6/11/2020

Mental health on the frontline during Coronavirus with Dr. Singh #48

Ep. 48
Not to be missed we are going live with Dr Singh who has been on the front line at Leicester Royal Infirmary during the Coronavirus pandemic, we will be discussing the mental health of Doctors and Nurses and the problems they have faced during the pandemic. Do we have a new crisis on our hands? A third of nurses experiencing ‘severe’ mental health issues due to Covid-19 (https://www.nursingtimes.net/news/cor... ) Doctors and nurses are risking their mental health for us as they treat coronavirus, health care workers report high rates of depression and anxiety, a new study shows. (https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/20...) Also do not forget to check out our new sponsor coming soon: https://www.healthxcel.co.ukWho are we?The Black Country Blokes consists of 4 regular guys, speaking about all issues related to being a man in today's society.It is not just designed to focus on the mental health and well-being of men though, as it will also give our mothers, sisters, daughters and female peers an opportunity to understand us better too. We are dedicated to keeping this 100% authentic and raw. We are not polished, perfect individuals and our views remain our own, but what we do want to do is, is remove the stigma and speak about the taboo subjects openly and honestly.Furthermore, want to empower people to be happy and fulfilled and to overcome their own thoughts that could limit their potential in life.The group consists of the following guys:Kev Dillon a head coach at the Lions Amateur Boxing club. Someone who has been boxing since the age of 3, but sadly lost his eyesight at a very young age leaving him with only 7% vision in his right eye. This is known as 3/60 vision. He has been a poster child for adversity, dealing with anxiety and depression for a lot of his life. However, he has never folded or let his circumstances stop him pursuing his goals. He is now a proud father, husband and respected coach helping 100s of boys, girls, men and women of all ages. Furthermore, Kev's vision of the BCB podcast was to have a show exposing all the struggles and the victories that men go through, to let those listening know that they are not alone. Check his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClofpY6MBQPrISQ53HHxxUAAren Deu is a proud husband who hosts the sister podcast Find Your Voice which is an empowering self-help podcast, providing listeners with the tools to overcome their current, or past, circumstances and take control of their lives. This initially came about due to Aren struggling for over 20+ years with anxiety, causing him to miss opportunities, experiences and just suffer in silence. A similar vision to Kev and the other 2 hosts, Aren's focus is on making people find their own happiness and fulfilment in the midst of a fast paced, social media driven society. An ex-social worker, project manager, personal trainer and now successful property investor Aren's passions find in inspiring people to overcome their adversities and recognise that the only limits we hold are in our mind.Lee Cadman is a father to Lilly-May, Alfie and Calla-Rose. Calla-Rose has a life limiting disability and since her diagnosis Lee's life has never been the same. He is a proud husband and considers himself your everyday working man with the hopes of improving the lives of his own family and others. Sadly depression and anxiety has taken its toll on Lee, on many occasions, but he has found true power and resolve in talking. Talking has become Lee's medicine, and he always states that we should remember in our darkest moments you are not being buried you are being planted.Craig Pinches is a writer, producer, performer and label owner. His background is rap, but if you explore the projects he’s been involved with and you quickly realise you can’t do justice to his versatility by simply calling him a rapper. He has a passion for music and expression through the written and spoken word that projects through his performances. His music is not only a passion but a vehicle that enables him to help people in need though either positive lyrics or by broadcasting areas of concern within humanity. Check his work at: http://rizeordemizerecords.com
6/11/2020

Gary Southpaw speaks courage, skills & battling through life #47

Ep. 47
Tonight we are delving into the life of Gary Tomlinson, boxer, model, photography are just some of his passions, but Gary has found you do not need major adversity to feel down. Where to find Gary: FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/garysouthpawAlso do not forget to check out our new sponsor coming soon: https://www.healthxcel.co.ukWho are we?The Black Country Blokes consists of 4 regular guys, speaking about all issues related to being a man in today's society.It is not just designed to focus on the mental health and well-being of men though, as it will also give our mothers, sisters, daughters and female peers an opportunity to understand us better too. We are dedicated to keeping this 100% authentic and raw. We are not polished, perfect individuals and our views remain our own, but what we do want to do is, is remove the stigma and speak about the taboo subjects openly and honestly.Furthermore, want to empower people to be happy and fulfilled and to overcome their own thoughts that could limit their potential in life.The group consists of the following guys:Kev Dillon a head coach at the Lions Amateur Boxing club. Someone who has been boxing since the age of 3, but sadly lost his eyesight at a very young age leaving him with only 7% vision in his right eye. This is known as 3/60 vision. He has been a poster child for adversity, dealing with anxiety and depression for a lot of his life. However, he has never folded or let his circumstances stop him pursuing his goals. He is now a proud father, husband and respected coach helping 100s of boys, girls, men and women of all ages. Furthermore, Kev's vision of the BCB podcast was to have a show exposing all the struggles and the victories that men go through, to let those listening know that they are not alone. Check his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClofpY6MBQPrISQ53HHxxUAAren Deu is a proud husband who hosts the sister podcast Find Your Voice which is an empowering self-help podcast, providing listeners with the tools to overcome their current, or past, circumstances and take control of their lives. This initially came about due to Aren struggling for over 20+ years with anxiety, causing him to miss opportunities, experiences and just suffer in silence. A similar vision to Kev and the other 2 hosts, Aren's focus is on making people find their own happiness and fulfilment in the midst of a fast paced, social media driven society. An ex-social worker, project manager, personal trainer and now successful property investor Aren's passions find in inspiring people to overcome their adversities and recognise that the only limits we hold are in our mind.Lee Cadman is a father to Lilly-May, Alfie and Calla-Rose. Calla-Rose has a life limiting disability and since her diagnosis Lee's life has never been the same. He is a proud husband and considers himself your everyday working man with the hopes of improving the lives of his own family and others. Sadly depression and anxiety has taken its toll on Lee, on many occasions, but he has found true power and resolve in talking. Talking has become Lee's medicine, and he always states that we should remember in our darkest moments you are not being buried you are being planted.Craig Pinches is a writer, producer, performer and label owner. His background is rap, but if you explore the projects he’s been involved with and you quickly realise you can’t do justice to his versatility by simply calling him a rapper. He has a passion for music and expression through the written and spoken word that projects through his performances. His music is not only a passion but a vehicle that enables him to help people in need though either positive lyrics or by broadcasting areas of concern within humanity. Check his work at: http://rizeordemizerecords.com
6/11/2020

Tough enough to care is back with 1 of their founders #46

Ep. 46
Tough Enough To Care is aimed predominantly at men of all ages who currently fall into the trap of having to act macho instead of talking about feelings and the main aim is to prevent male suicide. If You Want to Change the World, Start Off by Making Your Bed - William McRaven:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3sK3w... Tough Enough To Care, Co-Founder Dan joins the Black Country Blokes #17: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsFzH...Also do not forget to check out our new sponsor coming soon: https://www.healthxcel.co.ukWho are we?The Black Country Blokes consists of 4 regular guys, speaking about all issues related to being a man in today's society.It is not just designed to focus on the mental health and well-being of men though, as it will also give our mothers, sisters, daughters and female peers an opportunity to understand us better too. We are dedicated to keeping this 100% authentic and raw. We are not polished, perfect individuals and our views remain our own, but what we do want to do is, is remove the stigma and speak about the taboo subjects openly and honestly.Furthermore, want to empower people to be happy and fulfilled and to overcome their own thoughts that could limit their potential in life.The group consists of the following guys:Kev Dillon a head coach at the Lions Amateur Boxing club. Someone who has been boxing since the age of 3, but sadly lost his eyesight at a very young age leaving him with only 7% vision in his right eye. This is known as 3/60 vision. He has been a poster child for adversity, dealing with anxiety and depression for a lot of his life. However, he has never folded or let his circumstances stop him pursuing his goals. He is now a proud father, husband and respected coach helping 100s of boys, girls, men and women of all ages. Furthermore, Kev's vision of the BCB podcast was to have a show exposing all the struggles and the victories that men go through, to let those listening know that they are not alone. Check his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClofpY6MBQPrISQ53HHxxUAAren Deu is a proud husband who hosts the sister podcast Find Your Voice which is an empowering self-help podcast, providing listeners with the tools to overcome their current, or past, circumstances and take control of their lives. This initially came about due to Aren struggling for over 20+ years with anxiety, causing him to miss opportunities, experiences and just suffer in silence. A similar vision to Kev and the other 2 hosts, Aren's focus is on making people find their own happiness and fulfilment in the midst of a fast paced, social media driven society. An ex-social worker, project manager, personal trainer and now successful property investor Aren's passions find in inspiring people to overcome their adversities and recognise that the only limits we hold are in our mind.Lee Cadman is a father to Lilly-May, Alfie and Calla-Rose. Calla-Rose has a life limiting disability and since her diagnosis Lee's life has never been the same. He is a proud husband and considers himself your everyday working man with the hopes of improving the lives of his own family and others. Sadly depression and anxiety has taken its toll on Lee, on many occasions, but he has found true power and resolve in talking. Talking has become Lee's medicine, and he always states that we should remember in our darkest moments you are not being buried you are being planted.Craig Pinches is a writer, producer, performer and label owner. His background is rap, but if you explore the projects he’s been involved with and you quickly realise you can’t do justice to his versatility by simply calling him a rapper. He has a passion for music and expression through the written and spoken word that projects through his performances. His music is not only a passion but a vehicle that enables him to help people in need though either positive lyrics or by broadcasting areas of concern within humanity. Check his work at: http://rizeordemizerecords.com
6/11/2020

Steve Hanzel joins the gang to talk about mental health in #45

Ep. 45
Tonight we are going to be discussing mental health in the lock down with special guest Ste Hanzel. Ste lives on his own which has been hard during lockdown. We have had Ste on before check out his first episode here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaf9...Also do not forget to check out our new sponsor coming soon: https://www.healthxcel.co.ukWho are we?The Black Country Blokes consists of 4 regular guys, speaking about all issues related to being a man in today's society.It is not just designed to focus on the mental health and well-being of men though, as it will also give our mothers, sisters, daughters and female peers an opportunity to understand us better too. We are dedicated to keeping this 100% authentic and raw. We are not polished, perfect individuals and our views remain our own, but what we do want to do is, is remove the stigma and speak about the taboo subjects openly and honestly.Furthermore, want to empower people to be happy and fulfilled and to overcome their own thoughts that could limit their potential in life.The group consists of the following guys:Kev Dillon a head coach at the Lions Amateur Boxing club. Someone who has been boxing since the age of 3, but sadly lost his eyesight at a very young age leaving him with only 7% vision in his right eye. This is known as 3/60 vision. He has been a poster child for adversity, dealing with anxiety and depression for a lot of his life. However, he has never folded or let his circumstances stop him pursuing his goals. He is now a proud father, husband and respected coach helping 100s of boys, girls, men and women of all ages. Furthermore, Kev's vision of the BCB podcast was to have a show exposing all the struggles and the victories that men go through, to let those listening know that they are not alone. Check his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClofpY6MBQPrISQ53HHxxUAAren Deu is a proud husband who hosts the sister podcast Find Your Voice which is an empowering self-help podcast, providing listeners with the tools to overcome their current, or past, circumstances and take control of their lives. This initially came about due to Aren struggling for over 20+ years with anxiety, causing him to miss opportunities, experiences and just suffer in silence. A similar vision to Kev and the other 2 hosts, Aren's focus is on making people find their own happiness and fulfilment in the midst of a fast paced, social media driven society. An ex-social worker, project manager, personal trainer and now successful property investor Aren's passions find in inspiring people to overcome their adversities and recognise that the only limits we hold are in our mind.Lee Cadman is a father to Lilly-May, Alfie and Calla-Rose. Calla-Rose has a life limiting disability and since her diagnosis Lee's life has never been the same. He is a proud husband and considers himself your everyday working man with the hopes of improving the lives of his own family and others. Sadly depression and anxiety has taken its toll on Lee, on many occasions, but he has found true power and resolve in talking. Talking has become Lee's medicine, and he always states that we should remember in our darkest moments you are not being buried you are being planted.Craig Pinches is a writer, producer, performer and label owner. His background is rap, but if you explore the projects he’s been involved with and you quickly realise you can’t do justice to his versatility by simply calling him a rapper. He has a passion for music and expression through the written and spoken word that projects through his performances. His music is not only a passion but a vehicle that enables him to help people in need though either positive lyrics or by broadcasting areas of concern within humanity. Check his work at: http://rizeordemizerecords.com
6/11/2020

Ian Hines, Matt Hartill explain Mental Health Awareness Training #44

Ep. 44
We have a great guests for you tonight to end our week of live broadcasts to highlight mental health awareness week, Ian is from Mental Health First Services C.I.C they offer accessible and affordable mental health training to everyone. Mental health has long been a issue that has been embroiled in stigma and discrimination “man up“ has frequently been the answer to anyone with the courage to ask for help in relation to mental distress leading to many taking there own lives.Some of the courses they offer are:ASIST SUICIDE PREVENTION COURSE 2 DAY FREE MENTAL HEALTH COMMUNITY COURSE YOUTH 1 DAY COURSE For more information or to book on a course use the channels below: https://www.facebook.com/Mentalhealth... https://mentalhealthfirstservices.co.uk/Also do not forget to check out our new sponsor coming soon: https://www.healthxcel.co.ukWho are we?The Black Country Blokes consists of 4 regular guys, speaking about all issues related to being a man in today's society.It is not just designed to focus on the mental health and well-being of men though, as it will also give our mothers, sisters, daughters and female peers an opportunity to understand us better too. We are dedicated to keeping this 100% authentic and raw. We are not polished, perfect individuals and our views remain our own, but what we do want to do is, is remove the stigma and speak about the taboo subjects openly and honestly.Furthermore, want to empower people to be happy and fulfilled and to overcome their own thoughts that could limit their potential in life.The group consists of the following guys:Kev Dillon a head coach at the Lions Amateur Boxing club. Someone who has been boxing since the age of 3, but sadly lost his eyesight at a very young age leaving him with only 7% vision in his right eye. This is known as 3/60 vision. He has been a poster child for adversity, dealing with anxiety and depression for a lot of his life. However, he has never folded or let his circumstances stop him pursuing his goals. He is now a proud father, husband and respected coach helping 100s of boys, girls, men and women of all ages. Furthermore, Kev's vision of the BCB podcast was to have a show exposing all the struggles and the victories that men go through, to let those listening know that they are not alone. Check his YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClofpY6MBQPrISQ53HHxxUAAren Deu is a proud husband who hosts the sister podcast Find Your Voice which is an empowering self-help podcast, providing listeners with the tools to overcome their current, or past, circumstances and take control of their lives. This initially came about due to Aren struggling for over 20+ years with anxiety, causing him to miss opportunities, experiences and just suffer in silence. A similar vision to Kev and the other 2 hosts, Aren's focus is on making people find their own happiness and fulfilment in the midst of a fast paced, social media driven society. An ex-social worker, project manager, personal trainer and now successful property investor Aren's passions find in inspiring people to overcome their adversities and recognise that the only limits we hold are in our mind.Lee Cadman is a father to Lilly-May, Alfie and Calla-Rose. Calla-Rose has a life limiting disability and since her diagnosis Lee's life has never been the same. He is a proud husband and considers himself your everyday working man with the hopes of improving the lives of his own family and others. Sadly depression and anxiety has taken its toll on Lee, on many occasions, but he has found true power and resolve in talking. Talking has become Lee's medicine, and he always states that we should remember in our darkest moments you are not being buried you are being planted.Craig Pinches is a writer, producer, performer and label owner. His background is rap, but if you explore the projects he’s been involved with and you quickly realise you can’t do justice to his versatility by simply calling him a rapper. He has a passion for music and expression through the written and spoken word that projects through his performances. His music is not only a passion but a vehicle that enables him to help people in need though either positive lyrics or by broadcasting areas of concern within humanity. Check his work at: http://rizeordemizerecords.com