Supporting Mens’ Mental Health – There’s Help If You Need It

If you feel low, distressed, isolated or need support with something which is affecting your mental health, reach out for free support.

Every week in the UK, 125 people take their lives and 75% of all UK suicides are male.

As the charity CALM states – Being Silent Isn’t Being Strong.

Help is always available. Here are five ways to access it at any time, day or night, via a phone call, webchat, texts or information websites.

Call Mental Health Matters on 0800 001 4331 – available 24/7

This organisation provides emotional support, guidance and advice to Lincolnshire residents registered with a GP.

MHM website

Every Mind Matters

This NHS website offers lots of advice and practical tips to help you look after your wellbeing.

www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-matters

Call CALM – Campaign Against Living Miserably – on 0800 585858 or webchat

This leading movement exists to change the current situation with male suicide. Helpline staff are available from 5pm to midnight.

www.thecalmzone.net

Call Samaritans on 116 123

Urgent support is always available from the Samaritans.  Around one in four people will experience some kind of mental health difficulty in their lifetime.  You are not alone.

www.samaritans.org

Shout on 85258

If you’re struggling to cope and need immediate support from a trained volunteer, Shout offers confidential crisis text support 24/7.

www.giveusashout.org

By Jacqui Sclanders

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