Men's mental health month
In November, we focus on men's mental health. This is a campaign for anyone who identifies as male or a man and whose mental health may be impacted by pressures associated with this.
The Mental Health Foundation was inspired to create this campaign by the work Movember do on men's mental health and suicide prevention.
Find out how you can join us and take action:
Men's mental health month - how to get involved
Read about the different ways you can get involved with men's mental health month this November. You can fundraise for us, shout about the month on social media, #PinItForMensMentalHealth by wearing a green ribbon, or simply check in on a mate to see how they're doing.
Learn more about men and mental health with our experts on the topic.
15 tips for men: how to pick yourself up when things get tough
15 tips from men to men: how to look after your mental health when things get tough.
Unmasking men and anger
Anger is a universal human emotion that is often misunderstood. This blog unmasks anger.
Men's mental health stories
Read these open and honest stories about experiencing or being impacted by mental health problems.
The power of kindness - Ntale's story
Kindness isn’t a concept I thought a lot about as a young man. Kindness was often portrayed amongst my peers as weakness and wasn’t something that would protect you in the face of threat.
Helping men to become open and honest about their feelings
Six recruits from the SAS: Who Dares Wins tell you why they want to change the way men feel about expressing their vulnerability.
Mohammed’s story: watching my body change with age
Mohammed talks about noticing changes in his body as he ages. He also talks about how other people's perceptions of him as he ages, alongside cultural pressures can have a negative impact on how he feels.
Taylor's story: raising awareness after my brother took his own life
Taylor is going to share his story about how his life has changed since his brother, Kirk, tragically took his own life. He will tell you about what Kirk went through, about how since then, he has chosen to focus his energy on raising awareness around mental health, and looking after his own mental wellbeing. Taylor wants to share the message that it is okay to reach out when you are not okay.
If you yourself are feeling like ending your life, please call 999 or go to A&E and ask for the contact of the nearest crisis resolution team. These are teams of mental health care professionals who work with people in severe distress.
- If you need someone to talk to then Samaritans are available on 116 123 (UK) for free, 24/7. They are there to talk to, listen and they won't judge or tell you what to do.
- C.A.L.M.: National helpline for men to talk about any troubles they are feeling. Call 0800 58 58 58 (UK). They are available 5pm-midnight 365 days a year.
- For support in a crisis, Text Shout to 85258. If you’re experiencing a personal crisis, are unable to cope and need support. Shout can help with urgent issues such as: Suicidal thoughts, abuse or assault, self-harm, bullying, relationship challenges.
Men’s mental health matters! We will continue to bring together the best available evidence to develop programmes to help prevent mental health problems – whether that is growing resilience for all men in the workplace or reaching the most vulnerable men in the country and helping them rebuild their mental health.