Ep 2: Alexander Leon


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Oct 29 2019 37 mins  

Alex Leon is a BAME, LGBT+ and mental health awareness activist. When he's not working for the Kaleidoscope Trust, a leading charity working to uphold equality in human right for LGBT+ people across the world, he's also a journalist, campaigner, and YouTuber.

As well as talking about Alex's work, Simon and Alex discussed their experiences of being gay, racism, intersectionality and the effects navigating these things can have on mental health and wellbeing. They also chatted about the power of kindness, learning to love yourself, and why we've had enough music about heartbreak.

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More on Alex:
Follow Alex on Twitter (@alexand_erleon) and Instagram (@alexand_erleon)
Alex's vlog on the Manchester Pride Flag: youtube.com/watch?v=tK-A6Blo6qU
The Kaleidoscope Trust: kaleidoscopetrust.com

More on Simon: twitter.com/Simonablake
Simon Blake OBE is the Chief Executive of Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) England. His mission is to improve the mental health of the nation and help build an inclusive and  society where attitudes and behaviours around mental health are normalised. Simon received an OBE in 2011, is Deputy Chair at Stonewall, and enjoys running, equestrian eventing, and walks with his dog.

More on #JACPodcast:
Full transcript: mhfaengland.org/mhfa-centre/just-about-coping/alexander-leon
MHFA England: mhfaengland.org
Email: [email protected]