Conversations with a Firefighter - Body dysmorphia and mental health

Published on: 23rd July, 2023

Disclaimer: Within this podcast we speak about disordered relationships with exercise, food and body image.

In this episode of the MyoMinds Podcast I speak with Graham, a firefighter, yoga instructor, and fan of the pod! Graham and I have been in contact for over a year now and have spoken on the phone many times about general life as well as our shared experiences with mental health concerns. We thought it was about time we brought one of those conversations to you all!

This conversation is also aptly timed as in November 2022 the 'Independent Culture Review of the London Fire Brigade' was released and spoke about some concerns regarding mental health within the workforce. We discuss this and more in the pod.

Take a listen to hear us discuss:

  • body dysmorphia and mental health
  • Graham's story of mental health
  • How yoga has affected Graham's mental health
  • Graham's experiences in the fire brigade
  • Graham's experience of the 'Walk and Talk 999' group

We skipped the devil's advocate question in this episode, as we touched on so many topics that we didn't feel we needed to!

If you would like to follow Graham on socials you can find him here:

Instagram: Gfunkyogi

Facebook: Gfunkyogi

Please remember that no episode of the MyoMinds Podcast can be used as a replacement for medical advice and/or care.

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About the Podcast

MyoMinds Podcast
Demystifying mental health in the exercising community
The MyoMinds podcast is here to start the discussions around disordered eating, exercise addiction, muscle dysmorphia, and everything in-between within exercisers.

Our guests include professional athletes, Experts, Doctors, coaches, experts by experience, and more.

The podcast is hosted by the CEO of MyoMinds, George Mycock. He has personal experience with eating disorders, muscle dysmorphia, depression, and anxiety.

*Disclaimer: The MyoMinds Podcast can not be used as a replacement for medical help. If you are struggling with issues related to the content of this podcast, please speak to a medical professional or one of the many available mental health charities (e.g. The Samaritans helpline: 116 123).*

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George Mycock

I am the CEO of MyoMinds and the host of the MyoMinds Podcast. I'm a fitness enthusiast who has lived experience with eating disorders, compulsive exercise, and body dysmorphia. I want to improve the understanding of mental health within the fitness and sport community.