BOTTOMING


The LGBTQ+ mental health podcast.
Rock bottoming and beyond.

This is not a sex podcast, but if you came here for that, stay anyway.



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Stemming from personal experiences, Bottoming was created as a way for Brendan and Matthew to navigate difficult conversations and topics in their own life, but with a dark and humorous twist - the only way they know how.

The aim of Bottoming is to show that although anyone can suffer from poor mental health, it can and does impact LGBTQ+ people on a larger scale. The conversation isn’t always pretty, but the boys want to show it can be done with a few laughs to help you get through, making the topics more accessible, approachable and easy to digest.

MATTHEW (right) lives in Hackney and works in the LGBT+ housing/charity sector as a communications manager. He’s a lover of houseplants, Robyn, and is a newly identified gay-mer. 


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BRENDAN (left) is also Hackney-based, currently studying his MSc Psychology at the University of Greenwich. A man of many lives, he is an over-active listener with a love for baking and writing.

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If you’d like to get in touch with us with feedback, collaborations, or to share your story,  please email us here or send us a DM here.

Photography by Sam Taylor-Edwards








SEASON 2


Click on the images below to find out more about the subjects we discuss and the guests we interview.







SEASON 1






NEED SUPPORT?


If you or someone you know needs a little extra help, take a look at the links below to reach out for support.






This is not an exhaustive list, if you need specialist help, please contact your GP or visit the NHS website for more info.

If you or someone you know is having a mental health crisis, follow this LINK where you can find local support options.

REVIEWS


HONEST AND EASY LISTENING
★★★★★
Feels like I’m sat in a room chatting with my mates, something I’ve missed over the past year. I’ve ended up listening to both seasons in a few weeks & recommended my friends do the same.

KEEP TALKING...
★★★★★
The more space to talk & listen around this subject the better. Keep talking & laughing.

SO MUCH LOVE AND HOPE
★★★★★
It’s so important to keep talking about our issues openly and this does such a good job of helping that! With a very relatable tone and some light hearted witty humour. I can’t wait for more episodes. So much love x

MUCH NEEDED
★★★★★
An important and timely podcast with relatable hosts.

SOULFUL, HONEST AND OPEN HEARTED
★★★★★
Possibly one of my favourite podcasts by far! The hosts are utterly wonderful. They provide a friendly approach into raw and sometimes difficult topics, with great insight; adding personal experiences which are relatable and often reassuring. The podcast is both joyful and heartwarming.

GLORIOUSLY AUTHENTIC
★★★★★
Absolutely stunning listen! A perfect mix of light hearted realness and genuinely real chat about mental health and queerness! A new favourite! Xoxo

SPECIAL
★★★★★
For a podcast which shapes itself upon traditionally ‘difficult’ subject matters, it’s light, conversational, and most importantly feels like there’s a little something that’s personal for everyone.

Definitely a podcast well worth the time during an uncertain time for so many.

SO DAMN GOOD
★★★★★
Just discovered this and even on my first listen I found that I related to a lot of what was being discussed on a very personal level. I think it’s really important to tell our stories just so people can understand that we’re all the same really. Can’t wait to listen to more!

BRILLIANT, HONEST PODCAST
★★★★★
One of my fave podcasts. So refreshing to hear such honesty especially around such an important topic.

GOOD, HONEST & OPEN DISCUSSION!
★★★★★
Love this podcast. It feels honest, authentic and to the point. Great work guys.

TONIC FOR THE SOUL
★★★★★
Wonderful hosts finding a great balance in being able to talk about very difficult issues in a friendly, conversational way that feels reassuring and relatable. Good people doing good things. It warms my heart.

MARVELLOUS
★★★★★
These guys tackle important and often-ignored issues in witty, insightful and hilarious ways. Keep it up x



COVERAGE


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MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS WEEK
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