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Professor Green meets Freddie Flintoff

A new film released today by our partner Heads Together sees CALM’s patron Stephen Manderson, aka Professor Green, opening up with former England cricket captain Freddie Flintoff.

Comparing notes of growing up in working class families – in the north of England and on a council estate in Hackney – Freddie and Stephen share their own experiences of anxiety, depression, and the benefits of getting it all off your chest.

Talking about going through rough times might not come naturally to men whose roles might seem typically ‘tough guy’ – an elite sportsman and a rapper. But the film shows both Stephen and Freddie sharing how opening up helped them, and even made it easier for others to do the same.

“It just comes from being vocal that one time. It’s definitely made me a happier person”   – Professor Green

Last time CALM caught up with Stephen, we chatted about welling up, role models, and what it means to be a man today.

If you or someone you know needs to talk, CALM’s helpline and webchat are open daily, 5pm – midnight. 

Heads Together will be releasing more films championing conversations in the run up to the London Marathon, so keep your eyes peeled.

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