Matt Concannon is and actor from Salford, Greater Manchester, England. At the time of recording Matt was on tour with The Girl on the Train play around the UK and Ireland. He has been using his free time while on tour to explore a different skillset of writing and have stumbled upon a love for spoken word and rap to express matters that are personal and mean something to him.
He focuses on relevant topics to spur conversation and generally ask questions. Not creating a stigma but discussing why it is a stigma for male mental health. His job allows him to tap into many different characters mindsets and find that each person he plays has their own issues to overcome. He continues to write and act and continue to discuss more topics around mental health.
“ Some of the best things I’ve ever seen on stage or in television is always when you can see that the person relates to something if it's something that someone is going through that making trigger that emotion, that feeling, then it doesn’t have to come from a fake place or pretending. Putting all of these things on top of you to make yourself look at it to build yourself a character.
“ Trust yourself and trust what you’re doing.”
“ It’s about making work that fits yourself.”
Disclaimer: Some of the content of this podcast may contain topics of a sensitive nature such as depression, anxiety and suicide. Whilst I have experience in coaching, training and remedial therapy I'm not qualified to provide mental health advice or counselling. Therefore, engaging with the content of this podcast should not be considered a substitute to professional therapy.
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