Professor Green joins Grace Victory, Jordan Stephens, Lauren Mahon & Deborah James, Yvette Caster, The Naked Professors, and What I Wish I Had Known at Podfest For Mental Health at Kings Place, London on Saturday 30 March.

Professor Green will record a special edition of his podcast, Learning to Adult, Slowly at Podfest For Mental Health, an intimate one-day mental health podcast festival at Kings Place on Saturday 30 March, presented by Happiful Magazine and Counselling Directory.

Learning to Adult, Slowly is the popular podcast hosted by The Book of Man, and columnist Professor Green.  Professor Green discusses the issues affecting men today - that aren’t better left unsaid. This special edition at Podfest For Mental Health will cover men’s self care.

Podfest For Mental Health guests also include mental health advocates and influencers Grace Victory and Jordan Stephens, You, Me and The Big C co-hosts Deborah James and Lauren Mahon and Mentally Yrs Podcast co-creator Yvette Caster and CEO of Mental Health Foundation Mark Rowland.

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. (Full programme below.)

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 will be released across Mental Health Awareness Week (13-19 May) and all proceeds will be donated to the Mental Health Foundation.

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I am. I have - With Lauren Mahon and Deborah James (10.30-11.30)

Lauren and Deborah are co-hosts of the award-winning BBC Radio 5 Live’s You, Me and The Big C, which takes a candid look at cancer. Lauren is also the mastermind behind Tit-Tees, stylish, funny and fierce t-shirts that raise money for four cancer charities. Deborah is the author of F&*K You Cancer and writes a regular column for The Sun.  Both have spoken openly about the impact cancer has had on their day to day life, mentally and physically.

I am. I have podcast, from Happiful and Counselling Directory, acknowledges that while we all have mental health and some of us will experience or live with mental illness - it does not define who we are. On each podcast,  guests share what makes them who they are and the passions that shape their lives, as well as mental health challenges they may have, or have experienced.

The Naked Professors with Jordan Stephens (12-1pm)

TV presenter and mental health ambassador Matt Johnson alongside life coach and writer Ben Bidwell present The Naked Professors podcast. Matt and Ben 'strip back' the superficial chat to have deep and vulnerable discussions about what's most important in life and share how they - and their guests - have dealt with difficult challenges.

They will be joined by Jordan Stephens. Best known as one half of hip hop duo Rizzle Kicks, Jordan is a mental health campaigner, a writer and also an accomplished screen actor. Jordan hosts his own podcast The Whole Truth, encouraging good and open conversations about mental health. He's spoken widely about the impact of toxic masculinity, the importance of mindfulness and of his own experiences with depression.

What I Wish I'd Known...About Maternal Mental Health (2pm - 3pm)

What I Wish I Had Known is a frank, funny and fearless podcast by friends and social media influencers Jess, Lauren and Jo . They describe their pod as ‘three thirty-somethings talking about life events, the ups and downs, and what we wish we’d known and would like to pass on to others.’

Jess, Lauren and Jo will take to the stage during Podfest For Mental Health to discuss maternal mental health, their experiences of motherhood, the impact on their lives and body image, and the ways in which they have found - and given others - support.

The Book of Man - Learning To Adult, Slowly - with Professor Green (3.30-4.30pm)

Learning to Adult, Slowly is the popular podcast hosted by The Book of Man, and columnist Professor Green.  Professor Green discusses the issues affecting men today - that aren’t better left unsaid. This special edition at Podfest For Mental Health will cover men’s self care.

I am. I have - The Panel (5-6pm)

The final podcast recording of the day will be a special session of Happiful's podcast I am. I have, with a panel including Grace Victory, Yvette Caster and Mark Rowland. Each will share their thoughts around mental health and their hopes for the future.

Advocate and influencer Grace Victory talks about problems that all young people and women face, as well as topics that are perceived taboo; therapy, sex, trauma, relationship dynamics, diet culture, self awareness and spirituality. Grace’s content has a focus of plus size fashion, healing the mind, body and spirit and the importance of self development. She has most recently co-founded The Sister Space podcast and is training to be a counsellor.

Yvette Caster is the co-creator and co-host of Mentally Yrs podcast (alongside Ellen Scott) and has recorded over 100 episodes of the popular podcast for Metro UK. Yvette is a journalist and has written for a wide number of publications including Metro, The Times, Culture Trip and National Geographic.

Mark Rowland is CEO of the Mental Health Foundation. Mental Health Foundation's vision is for a world with good mental health for all. Their mission is to help people understand, protect and sustain their mental health and prevention is at the heart of what they do.

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Information For Editors

Happiful, the magazine devoted to mental health, celebrated its two-year birthday on Wednesday 20 March - also the International Day of Happiness.

Over the past two years, many people have shared their experiences of their mental health and illness with Happiful readers. Public figures including Munroe Bergdorf, Dame Kelly Holmes, Bryony Gordon, Callie Thorpe, Juno Dawson and mental health campaigners Jonny Benjamin and Neil Laybourn have appeared on its front covers.

The magazine is dedicated to helping people find the help and community they need - as is their sister company Counselling Directory - established in 2005 by sisters Aimi and Emma, who were experiencing mental health challenges themselves. Aimi and Emma wanted to create a resource so others who needed support, like them, could directly access therapy and information about counselling, and take control of their own mental health support.

This information, at the time of creating the Counselling Directory, was not as readily accessible as it can be now - with social media, a greater mental health dialogue, awareness campaigns, podcasts and phenomenal programmes like Pure.

Happiful Magazine was launched in 2017 and is committed to continuing and de-stigmatising the mental health conversation, and sharing support and personal stories. The magazine is free in e-edition form, as the team believe there should be no cost to accessing the community and support it provides, as well as its inspirational content.

Earlier this year, Happiful launched its podcast I am. I have with guests including Estee Lalonde, Emily Dean, Psychotherapist Lee Valls, Martin Robinson and Lara Pradelska.