Welsh rider Cai Grocott has joined Nukeproof, and we were sent the now traditional ‘welcome to the team’ edit from Nukeproof. Accompanying it though is such an excellent short film where Cai talks about his mental ill health that we’re making it a separate story to bring it to your attention.
In ‘Talk’ you hear about Cai’s perspective, and also from his friends – how they saw his mental health affecting his riding, and the signs that they saw that all was not well. It gives a great insight into the experience of struggling with mental ill health, being a rider, ‘being a man’ – and being a good friend to someone in that situation.
The film charts the decline of his health, the habits he fell into and out of, and into the crisis point. Then, back out through treatment, recovery, and learning to talk. It’s informative, inspiring, and gives some really honest insight into struggling with opening up about feelings to friends and family.
It would be a great watch for anyone, but if you’re a guy who has a male group of riding buddies, maybe you’ll see yourself in here, or maybe you’ll see a friend. Hopefully, you’ll see something in this that makes a difference to someone that needs it.
Once you’ve watched that, you could move on to where Cai is at now: celebrating joining Nukeproof. Or, read on for further rider insight into mental health issues.
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