In the first ever episode of our new series, ‘Reel Stories’ we checked-in with Dan Dawes.
Dan is a writer, actor, producer and Artistic Director of London-based storytelling company, Idle Discourse.
In this pod we discussed Dan’s theatrical journey, classism in the industry and the camaraderie he enjoys working with other actors and creatives.
We also discussed his lived experience of health anxiety, panic attacks as well as the impact that losing his mum to suicide in 2020 had on him and his mental health.
As always, #itsokaytovent
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You can find out more about Idle Discourse here.
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If you’ve been affected by any of the issues discussed in this podcast, particularly around suicide and domestic abuse, you can find some useful resources you can access below:
Samaritans: 116 123
- The Every Man Project
- Men’s Advice Line or call 0808 801 0327
- National Domestic Violence Helpline or call 0808 2000 247
- The Hide Out
- Women’s Aid
TRIGGER WARNING: this podcast contains a deep discussion about grief, loss, domestic abuse and suicide which some listeners may find distressing or upsetting, so please listen with caution.