The statistics Show that one in eight men suffer from depression and anxiety. But remember this is only the men that come forward, many cases go undiagnosed.

Three times as many men as women die by suicide.

Men aged between 40 to 49 at the highest suicide rate in the UK.

Men are reporting lower levels of life satisfaction more than women.

men are less likely to access therapies only 36% of referrals to the national and talking therapies are for men.

let’s explore more about what I meant do not come forward. Society’s expectation  and traditional gender roles play a part in why men are less likely to come forward.

men are often expected to be the bread winners, expected to be strong, dominant and in control. Whilst these are not bad things they can make it harder for men to reach out for help.

it has to be asked the question do you men who can’t speak openly about their emotions recognise symptoms of mental health problems.

men may also be more inclined to use harmful coping methods such as drugs or alcohol and less likely to talk to a family member of friends about their mental health.

How can you help somebody who has mental health issues?


how can you help somebody who has mental health issues?

let somebody know that you are there and listening to them. A text or a quick phone call can make a huge difference. Find local services in the area that you live at and possibly help them get help. Reassure them it’s okay to ask for help. You also need to be aware that you need to look after yourself, if helping somebody with mental health you need to stay mentally strong yourself.

creating wellness actively encourages men to come forward to have therapies such as counselling, life coaching, hypnotherapy and a range of other therapies that are provided.