I was a workaholic, alcoholic and afraid of looking whingey: Sam Delaney’s mental health crusade for the ‘Lad Mag’ generation

The former Heat magazine editor endured addiction and depression for many years before finally seeking help. His podcast and book aim to reach ‘lads down the pub’

Author Sam Delaney with his book Sort Your Head Out. Photo: Twitter @DelaneyMan

Suzanne Harrington

Sam Delaney had it all. Love, money, kudos — a happy marriage with the love of his life, two great kids, a nice London house, a big shiny media career in print and telly (at one stage he was the editor of Heat magazine).