Mental health advocate and musician Professor Green announced as guest at Podfest for Mental Health this weekend
Releasing his debut album in 2010, Alive Till I’m Dead, Stephen Manderson (AKA Professor Green) came onto the British music scene with a bang. In recent years however, his work in the mental health industry has seen him gain attention as an advocate, speaking about mental health and grief.
His documentary, Suicide and Me, gave the nation an insight into the mental health challenges he’s encountered, including suicide bereavment. Working with Heads Together to raise mental health awareness among young people and interviewing guests such as Hussain Manawer, Gizi Erskine and Jeremy Corbyn for his podcast Learning to Adult, Slowly, Professor Green has become a prominent voice in the mental health arena.
We are pleased to announce that Professor Green will be joining Grace Victory, Jordan Stephens, You, Me and The Big C co-hosts Deborah James and Lauren Mahon, Mentally Yrs Podcast co-creator Yvette Caster and CEO of Mental Health Foundation Mark Rowland at Podfest for Mental Health this Saturday 30 March.
Professor Green will be recording a special edition of his podcast, Learning to Adult, Slowly. Hosted by The Book of Man, Learning to Adult, Slowly covers issues affecting men today - that aren’t better left unsaid. This special edition at Podfest For Mental Health will cover men’s self care.
There will also be live recordings of I am. I have, The Naked Professors with Ben Bidwell and Matt Johnson, What I Wish I Had Known About Maternal Mental Health, as well as a special panel talk to end the day.
Tickets for each podcast recording are £10, day tickets are £40 (all proceeds will be donated to the Mental Health Foundation) and everyone will receive a special goody bag including Happiful magazine, loving earth chocolate, Bounce balls and eco-friendly products from DAME and The Natural Deodorant Co.
All podcasts recorded on the day will be released across Mental Health Awareness Week (13-19 May).
Discussion may contain adult themes
Podfest For Mental Health
- 10 - 10.30am: Hello’s, Teas and Coffees
- 10.30 - 11.30am: I am. I have with special guests and co hosts of You, Me and The Big C - Lauren Mahon and Deborah James
- 12 - 1pm: The Naked Professors with Jordan Stephens
- 2 - 3pm: What I Wish I’d Known ... About Maternal Mental Health
- 3.30 - 4.30pm: The Book of Man - Learning to Adult, Slowly with Professor Green
- 5 - 6pm: I am. I have - The Panel with guests including advocate Grace Victory, Mentally Yrs co-host and writer Yvette Caster and Mental Health Foundation's Mark Rowland
About Kings Place
Podfest for Mental Health will take place at Kings Place in London, home of the Podcast Festival and British Podcast Awards.
Kings Place is a beautiful arts venue on Regent’s Canal, a 5-minute walk from Kings Cross and St Pancras Stations. It is a 15-minute walk from Euston Station and served by a number of buses. Find out more information about getting there.
Podfest For Mental Health will take place in the St Pancras Room in Kings Place. There’s a cafe on the ground floor of the venue, as well as a restaurant and plenty of benches outside by the canal to sit and have some quiet reflective time.
Programme is subject to change