My Story - Will Young by Head Talks

My Story - Will Young

What you’ll learn

If you’ve ever suffered from anxiety you know how lonely it is. But you know what? You’re not alone. Famous people suffer too. Badly. Take singer Will Young. From Pop Idol to breakdown: watch Will’s crazy story, listen to his tips, his mental health toolkit, and you are bound to feel uplifted and certainly a lot less alone.

These three masterclasses offer you:
  1. The story of Will’s ascent to super-fame and how the mental cracks started to appear.
  2. The breakdown: what happened when Will’s world came tumbling down.
  3. What Will did to get better: his top tips for staying sane in a stressful world.

You will gain:
  • An exclusive and honest look into a celebrity’s battle with mental ill health
  •  A new perspective on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • A very useful toolkit against depression, anxiety and PTSD including:
  • Grounding techniques
  • Social strategies: how to communicate with friends and family

More on Will Young
Will Young shot to fame as the first-ever winner of Pop Idol. He went on to become a hugely successful singer-songwriter and actor, winning multiple awards and selling millions of albums. Yet behind the scenes Will battled with a nervous breakdown, depression and anxiety. He was diagnosed with PTSD; a combination, he says, of hiding his homosexuality, being bullied at school and a traumatic birth. Will eventually got treatment and now leads a fulfilling, and much calmer life. He co-hosts the Homo Sapiens podcast and his book, To be a Gay Man, is due out this May.

Course Outline:

Part 1 - I am a star, but…
He says he was always ‘very good at handling nerves’, yet Will’s meteoric rise to fame left him reeling. In this segment Will tells us about his road to success and how it all started to unravel.

Part 2 - Breakdown
What ‘blew everything out into the open’? Here Will shares his terrifying mental ordeal that led to a PTSD-diagnosis, and his slow road to recovery.

Part 3 - Toolbox & Communication
How does Will deal with anxiety now? Based on years of treatment, Will shares his top tips on how to stay sane and stave off those dark moments. He also talks about the importance of communication when you suffer from mental ill health.

What's included?

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Will Young PART 1 - I am a star, but..
11 mins
Will Young PART 2 - Breakdown
9 mins
Will Young PART 3 - Toolbox & Communication
13 mins

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