There is an intense pressure on Men today, to be ‘perfect’.
In Body, Mind and Spirit. In their Jobs, Relationships, Marriage and Parenthood. With their Mates, Partners, bosses, work colleagues.
The list is endless.
And sometimes, or maybe many times we fall, we break and we fail..... unable to cope.
In recent years, it has become clear to us, that a large proportion of men in our communities, are suffering from Mental health problems, loneliness and a need for comradeship, resulting sometimes in unhealthy thoughts, habits and all to often suicide.
Loneliness is not just prevalent in people (Men) who find themselves on their own. Loneliness is experienced in people who have busy lives with families, work and friends.
The same can be said for people suffering with Mental Health problems. The masks we show every day, can hide a great deal of pain and sadness from the rest of the world.
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Below you can find a series link to other organisations you might find helpfull.
PLEASE NOTE: Although we are advertising these organisations on our website, we are unable to vouch for them in any way. Therefore, please make every effort to take advice and find out their authenticity etc, before joining them.
The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is an award-winning charity dedicated to preventing male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK. In 2015, 75% of all UK suicides were male.
Offering support to men in the UK, of any age, who are down or in crisis via our helpline, webchat and website
Challenging a culture that prevents men seeking help when they need it, through CALMzine and campaigns such as #ManDictionary and #BiggerIssues
Pushing for changes in policy and practice so that suicide is better prevented, via partnerships such as The Alliance of Suicide Prevention Charities (TASC), the National Suicide Prevention Alliance (NSPA)
Supporting those bereaved by suicide, through the Suicide After Support Partnership (SASP), hosted by CALM, which aims to ensure that everyone bereaved or affected by suicide is offered and receives timely and appropriate support.