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.
Find out how you can join us and take action:
Curry & Chaat for men's mental health month
Men make up three-quarters of all suicides in the UK. By holding a Curry & Chaat, you can help reduce the stigma surrounding mental health and raise money for research. Something as simple as hosting a curry night, or organising a fundraising evening at your local restaurant, can be all it takes to start a conversation around mental health.
Information, blogs and podcasts
Learn more about men and mental health with our experts on the topic.
Men and mental health
Read about men's mental health. Learn about how likely they are to seek help and about men and suicide.
Putting the focus on men's mental health in November
Mark Rowland explains why we're shining a light on men's mental health this month.
16 tips for men: how to pick yourself up when things get tough
16 tips from men to men: how to look after your mental health when things get tough.
Byron Vincent: why men need to talk
Byron Vincent tells his story about how mental health stigma impacted him.
Four men talk about mental health
In this podcast episode Stu, Ben, Dave and George talk to each other about their mental health.
Byron Vincent and Tim Clare talk openly about their mental health
In this podcast episode friends Byron and Tim talk to each other about their mental health.
Our work on men's mental health
We want to share a little bit about the work we do to tackle men's mental health.
Millions of men in the UK affected by body image issues – Mental Health Foundation survey12 November 2019
Our survey results have shown that mllions of men in the UK have struggled with body image issues.
Hundreds of thousands of men affected by body image issues – Mental Health Foundation Scotland survey12 November 2019
Our survey has shown that hundreds of thousands of men across Scotland have struggled with body image issues.
Only one in four men feel able to talk to friends and family when feeling stressed7 November 2018
Newly published survey results show that not enough men feel comfortable talking to family and friends when feeling stressed.
One in three Scottish men have experienced suicidal thoughts as a result of feeling stressed7 November 2018
New statistics published today, National Stress Awareness Day, by the Mental Health Foundation Scotland show that over a third of Scottish men (37%) have experienced suicidal thoughts as a result of feeling stressed. The survey findings, also being released to coincide with Men’s Health Awareness...
Men's mental health stories
Read these open and honest stories about experiencing or being impacted by mental health problems.
Harry's story: overcoming severe depression
Harry talks about severe depression, how he overcame it, and why the community fundraising initiative Curry & Chaat is important for encouraging people to talk about their mental health.
Mike tells us about rebuilding his life after feeling suicidal and why it's good to talk.
Justyn's story: finding power and beauty in my body and scars
Justyn had an accident when he was one which left him with third degree burns. Justyn and his family didn't receive any after care for their mental health which left him struggling with how he thought and felt about his body. Today he now sees power and beauty in his story.
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.
David's story: my shadow and me
David tells us about his experience of living with depression, his recovery and learnings.
How changes in my physical health led to depression
John found that changes in his physical health led to the loss of his job and the start of his depression. Read about how he got his confidence back.
Ross's story: Improving my mental health after after a suicide attempt
Ross wanted to take his life when he was 14. Here he tells us about his journey with mental health.
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.