In the UK, 1 in 8 men have a diagnosis of a Mental Health issue, with many more men’s issues going undiagnosed. Men are less likely to discuss or seek help for their mental health problems. Expectations and stereotypes can have a negative effect on men’s mental health and at the detriment of them seeking support. Stereotypes are often based around men being breadwinners and to be strong, dominant and in control. Some research also suggests that men who can’t speak openly about their emotions may be less able to recognise symptoms of mental health problems in themselves, and less likely to reach out for support.
‘Reaching out for help is NOT a sign of weakness. The first step is to open up and speak to someone and from there it all gets easier’ KIM volunteer and former client
24 hours a day, 7 days a week – 0800 132737
you can now get in touch in a variety of ways, including email. Tel – 116 123 or https://www.samaritans.org/
MIND have a range of information on their website and there are local offices across North Wales that have direct support for individuals:
Wrexham AFC weekly Male, Mental Health Zoom Peer Support sessions:
A mental health forum, with information on where to find support and connections: