Ibiza mogul Tony Truman joins ‘A Mental Session’ on World Suicide Prevention Day 2020


Ibiza hotelier and entrepreneur Tony Truman today joins popular figures from the music and entertainment industries to talk candidly about their mental health challenges in the hope of inspiring others to do the same.

The music scene veteran features in an episode launching today which discusses the devestating impact suicide can have. Co-owner of Ibiza hotspots O Beach and the Wikiwoo Hotel, Tony Truman discusses the Ibiza party scene and the devestating toll it can take – DJ Fat Tony also features in an episode touching on addiction, psychosis and battling mental health challenges. Each episode of the new video series A Mental Session offers a personal perspective on a different mental health issue and has been created to mark World Suicide Prevention Day today.

Also in an episode of her own, is model Demi Rose who provides a heartfelt account of grief and the domino effect it can have on every aspect of your life. The six-part series, filmed in Ibiza, is the creation of mental health non-profits We are Hummingbird and PANIC LOVES COMPANY.

With the coronavirus pandemic causing heightened levels of anxiety, mental health is now more prevalent than ever. The number of callers to the charity SANE’s telephone helpline increased by 200 per cent since the beginning of lockdown, indicating new levels of desperation. Unchecked mental health also impacts the wider economy, costing UK employers £45 billion each year.*

PANIC THE MOTHER believes that everyone has a different approach to living with mental illness and thinks your attitude towards mental health could change someone’s life. The Essex fashion designer, who is mum to three lads and now living in Ibiza, founded PANIC LOVES COMPANY and co-hosts the honest and insightful discussions along with Ian Hurst, mental health first aid expert from We are Hummingbird. PANIC THE MOTHER, Ian and their guests speak candidly about their experiences and offer practical advice to other sufferers and those close to them.

5th Sept

Episode 1: Introduction, what we are all about
What is mental health and why does it affect all of us? With PANIC THE MOTHER and Ian Hurst, co-founder of We are Hummingbird.

6th Sept
Episode 2: Parenting when mental with PANIC THE MOTHER
Handling the many emotions that can come with parenting when suffering from mental health challenges and how to tackle it.

7th Sept
Episode 3: Panic for the after party with DJ Fat Tony
Drink, drugs, self-sabotaging behaviour. Ending the stigma of an “addict” and looking behind the behaviour plus how to get help.

8th Sept

Episode 4: Take your pills: PANIC THE MOTHER
Medication and the stigma attached to taking it, and the associated unwanted emotions.

9th Sept

Episode 5: Learning to swim in the ocean of grief with Demi Rose

Grief has no end point, there is no recovery just the skills to learn how to live again and what support is available.

10th Sept – World Suicide Prevention Day 2020
Episode 6: Mental health and suicide in the workplace with Tony Truman

What drives suicidal thoughts and behaviours? Spotting the signs and the ripple effect on all those affected. How does it impact an organisation and what changes do we implement?