I found it sad that a lot of men do not come forward asking for help however, one in eight months or 15 at least one common mental health issue, such as anxiety or depression, yet to statistics show that they are still suffering in silence.

if we look at society and see how men are Portrayed, it becomes clear that reaching out for help seems impossible. We have a traditional stereotype that suggest men should be strong, resilient and capable of taking on all challenges and adversaries that are thrown their way. In other words, they are seeing us to be dependable and show no signs of weakness.

There is a sad reality that there is a stigma against men opening up about mental health. They are raised to bottle everything up and hope the dark cloud hovering above their heads will pass on its own. If we think about it, we will probably brought up with boys, don’t cry. There’s also saying Manup, these are two common phrases that are viewed as soon as a man shows the slightest sign of weakness or emotional duress. This starts at home, then carries on at school. and then it normally carries on through life, resulting in men thinking that they cannot ask for help because they are meant to have it together at all times for their family and loved ones. Unfortunately this often results in unhealthy coping strategies such as alcohol and drug misuse. Men are more than three times likely than women to become substance dependent because it’s easier to know then ask for help. That saddens me, things are changing. Unfortunately it’s still quite slow.

at creating wellness, we promote a safe space for men to come forward for counselling, life, coaching, hypnotherapy, as well as the holistic therapies offered.