Why don’t men talk about mental health?
Men are often expected to be strong, the breadwinners and to be the supporter of others. These are great characteristics but they can prevent men asking for support. Also, some men struggle to admit to themselves that they need help.
These expectations are a significant factor why men are less likely to discuss or seek help for their mental health problems. Recent research claims that ‘around one in eight men has a common mental health problem’. For instance, these problems include depression, anxiety or panic disorder. However, the numbers of men experiencing mental health difficulties could be much higher as they are less likely to reach out for support.
What can I do if I’m worried about my mental health?
If you want some tips on wellbeing, take a look at our self-care guide. There are some practical and simple ways to focus on improving mental health. For example, making time to relax, talking about your feelings, eating well and exercise can really help.
Spend time doing things that you enjoy, pick up an old hobby, listen to some music or get out in nature and away from screens, laptops and mobile phones for a while when you can.
How can we support you?
We have counsellors who are experts in supporting clients with these issues. Getting support early before any issues with stress, anxiety or mood get can make it easier to manage. You can learn techniques that help you to feel more in control so that you can get back to enjoying life.