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Matt Streuli

Mental Health activist, Actor and Public Speaker

Matt Streuli is a blogger, actor and YouTuber who is passionate about mental health and his local community. He has made a career in customer service, entertainment and customer relations; whether face-to-face, online or in written form. He is the Chairman and Pantomime dame of the Iver Heath Drama Club in South Bucks, England. In his spare time, Matt also hosts The Matt Streuli Show on Southwaves Radio. He lives with his rescue cat near Pinewood Studios on the edge of London.
His website is www.MattStreuli.uk

How Can We Prevent Our Suicide Crisis?

We live in a country where more teenagers are self-harming than ever. We live in a country where the biggest killer of men is not guns, cars or cancer but suicide (men under 50, ONS). In the UK, one person ends their own life every TWO hours. It's Time To Change.
09/09/2016 16:47 BST

Stigma leads to Suicide - It's Time To Talk

It doesn't have to be difficult. It can start with a simple "how are you?" Whether you meet up for a tea or coffee and just have a chat or send someone a message on Facebook, email or twitter, that is all you need to be a good friend and to make a real difference.
03/02/2016 10:09 GMT

What Are Trigger Warnings?

Should we campaign for the wider use of Trigger warnings as it would benefit everyone - not just those with a mental health problem? I hope that by openly discussing these points with you, we can together fight the stigma.
05/01/2016 16:11 GMT

Finding Out You're Disabled

Whenever filling out job applications, you are asked "Do you consider yourself to have a disability?". I've always said no. It turns out I did not of realised what a disability is. Perhaps it is a stigma or just the more obvious public image but when I say disability, my mind immediately goes to the logo on the disabled parking bays or people with special educational needs...
07/12/2015 10:40 GMT

Give a Little Love and It All Comes Back to You

I write this because I am scared we are forgetting our humanity. Last night, someone called me asking for my support as they were being admitted to hospital. I did not think I should stay in bed and protect my assets.
27/10/2015 12:26 GMT

Perhaps I Can Survive

Perhaps this stupid stigma can be dropped. Perhaps you could fund the NHS for better preventative care so conditions like cancer and depression are treated equally. Perhaps then it won't take six months for the right diagnoses to be passed or for a crisis to happen. Perhaps if we target these things in our communities we can prevent some of those 6,233 deaths?
16/10/2015 17:31 BST