WELCOME TO TAZTALKS – THE GROUNDBREAKING CELEBRITY CHAT SHOW ADDRESSING THE ISSUES OTHERS AVOID
TV talk shows usually showcase celebrities talking about their latest movie, album or TV project. It’s rare to find something that breaks the mould and touches the topics most steer away from.
Coach, author and presenter Taz Thornton wanted to talk about the real issues. She knew people needed mental health support, and recognised the power of relatability. What if some of those stars of the stage and screen were willing to open up about their own mindset challenges, AND share their journey back to wholeness. Wouldn’t that give people hope? Seeing the very people they look up to – whose lives they assumed were perfect – sharing their vulnerabilities and advice?
Taz was not alone in her beliefs and in her wish to create something positive. A whole host of celebrities agreed to share their stories and TazTalks was born.
This isn’t like Parkinson, Norton or even Wossy. It’s real. It’s raw.
It’s designed to motivate, inspire and support, instead of selling faux glitz and glamour.
Taz launched this groundbreaking series during the UK coronavirus lockdown. Initially, the show was going to be filmed on location, with celebrity guests opening up about their own mental health challenges and sharing advice on how to pull ourselves up and create a more positive mindset.
When the Covid-19 isolation was announced, Taz very quickly realised people would need that advice, support and relatability as soon as possible, so set about creating a series of online, socially-distanced interviews instead.
The show, as you might expect from the Pink Powerhouse, was a huge success – celebrity guests gave their time for free and the show attracted awesome media attention – some of the clips were even featured on BBC.
Here are some of our favourite episodes. They’re not to be missed.
Enjoy and remember to let us know what you think.
TazTalks Mental Health With… Chris Packham