Robbie Williams Talks Mental Health

Love him or loathe him Robbie Williams has recently appeared on the Wellness that Works podcast talking about mental health, particularly men’s mental health. It is an incredibly honest and moving account of his own mental health with proper advice for fellow sufferers.

For the record, I am a big fan of Robbie Williams, but I feel this is a must-watch for anyone with mental illness.

Read on for my thoughts about the podcast, a link to the video and links to other helpful mental health organisations.

Talking about mental health is becoming more common but men are still less likely to be open about how they are feeling. Do men see it as a weakness rather than an illness, or do they feel it’s not acceptable to talk about feelings?  It is so important to reduce the stigma of men’s mental health as the suicide rate for men is much higher than women.

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Screenshot of Robbie Williams from the Wellness That Works podcast/video

Watch the video below to hear Robbie Williams talking about his own depression, anxiety and addictions and how he manages his mental health.  He is very inciteful and open, and this podcast video shows that mental health can affect absolutely anyone.  I think it’s great that celebrities are talking about their own mental health as it opens conversations amongst others.

The interviewer, Candice Braithewaite, is fabulous and talks about her own history and coping methods with depression too.

They talk about their own experiences with mental health and how therapy, food and exercise can help. They also touch on the importance of surrounding yourself with like-minded people and those who are good for you.

This is a thoroughly endearing and open interview, and I really do feel this is a worthwhile watch for anyone who may be struggling with their own mental health. Talk is good.

Watch “Robbie Williams Talks Mental Health” filmed during the Wellness That Works podcast.

He’s recently appeared on the Fearne Cotton Happy Place Podcast too which I thoroughly enjoyed too. His words totally resonated with me. If you struggle with your mental health you might find that by listening you hear exactly how you feel.

I’d love to know your thoughts on the video podcast.

Do you think celebrities talking about mental health helps raise awareness?

Are men more likely to seek help if they hear more men talk about mental health?

What more can be done to help people, but men especially, with mental health issues?

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Here are some links for professional and charitable mental health organisations.

NHS – inc free therapy
The Samaritans
Mental Health Foundation


3 thoughts on “Robbie Williams Talks Mental Health

  1. I agree with everything they mention and feel like exercise is a big one. In ways I do think men tend to be hush-hush about mental health, but it seems to be viewed as a weakness from men and women. My husband was raised that way–to stay quiet about sickness in general because talking about it was considered negative. It’s not something I agree with. I tell my kids the opposite because if they’re feeling scared or depressed, I want them to know they can confide in me. Thank you for sharing this!

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