Men’s Health Week 2016

Dearest Someone,

Tomorrow is the final day of Men’s Health Week 2016 – it is also of course Fathers Day in the UK – so what other reasons do we need to talk about male mental health?

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Looking after your mental health and wellbeing is incredibly important, no matter what gender – but the truth is men are significantly less likely to access psychological therapies than woman. In fact, this month the Men’s Health Forum have compiled data focusing on male health, conveying some pretty somber statistics:

  • Just over three out of four suicides (76%) are by men and suicide is the biggest cause of death for men under 35 (Reference: ONS)
  • 12.5% of men in the UK are suffering from one of the common mental health disorders
  • Men are nearly three times more likely than women to become alcohol dependent (8.7% of men are alcohol dependent compared to 3.3% of women – 

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