Goodfest Human sustainability: How are you? Out of 10?
In this session, Ben will talk about his own journey in mental health, and introduce the idea of mental fitness and the basis of Talk Club – How are you? Out of 10?
He will run a basic talk club session and talk about how you can use this technique in your life with family, colleagues, and friends.
About Ben Akers
South Londoner Ben, is a Film Maker/Problem Solver/Mental Health Campaigner and the Co CEO of a charity he didn’t mean to start. He began his career as an advertising copywriter and grew to a multi-award-winning Creative Director at some of the world’s most creative ad agencies in London and Sydney, picking up over 70 national and International awards in his 20 years.
But in 2014 his life was turned upside down with the suicide of his childhood best friend Steve Yates. After years of trying to come to terms with this tragedy, he decided to use his evil powers for good and try to stop the next Steve.
So he created a change mentally “Steve” that takes a positive look at male mental health, and tries to help men help themselves. The Talking and listening charity Talk Club was formed which currently has over 2500 male members and 65 global clubs.
He is currently embarking on his next film project OurKidsOurLives – to try to help the mental health of kids. Ben lives in Bristol with his wife and 3 kids.
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