Munya Chawawa talks Mental Health, Muy Thai and Love Island with Wes Nelson on Deep Issue Massage (Episode 2)
Author: Sarah Akomanyi | Friday 18th December 2020
On this week's episode of Deep Issue Massage, Munya Chawawa welcomes guest, Wes Nelson on the show.
You may know Wes from series four of Love Island (2018), Dancing On Ice, and The X Factor. As well as this, he has started a career in the music industry, with his chart-topping track "See Nobody" featuring Hardy Caprio. This week, Chawawa talks to Wes about his time on Love Island, Muy Thai (sometimes referred to as Thai Boxing), and most importantly, mental health.
This segment on his channel is set to help men find a place where they feel open and honest when it comes to speaking about mental health.
He made it clear from the get-go that he was "open with his thoughts and discussions" and had "no barriers". Wes talks about sharing his music with his parents, masculinity, expressing emotions, and life after reality tv. Here's a bit of what Wes mentioned on this topic- "The only time I was ever genuinely depressed was since I left the villa. It wasn't because of the comments, it's actually very lonely. I lived on my own and then for a while I was just bouncing around hotels for a year and a half."
While some of the opportunities presented to people who have been on our screens day in day out for months after the show may seem exciting, it is important to remember the importance of mental health. Many people go on TV without anyone knowing anything about them and when they come off a show, it's the complete opposite.
Watch the full episode below to see what else Munya and Wes spoke about. It is important to remember that there are always people out there who will hear you out, whatever you are going through.
If you are struggling with anything related to what we talked about here, reach out to a friend or family member for support.
If you aren’t able to talk to someone there are other resources available to you: -
If you’re in the UK
- call 999 in an emergency or the NHS on 111 in a non-emergency
- For the Samaritans - call 116 123
- For the Shout crisis text line - text SHOUT to 85258
There is also further support available at https://uk.movember.com/mens-health/g... https://www.nhs.uk/apps-library/categ...