Men need help too. This is a page dedicated to supporting men who may need some support or help.

In 2022 the office for national statistics published a report on suicides in the UK.    Around 3/4 of the suicides registered were male. Men aged  45-49 were identified as the 2nd highest age range in men to commit suice with those aged 90+ being the highest.   There is support out there for men but I found out recently it is not as easy to find that support for men.  We as a  surgery felt we needed to help spread the message that there is support for men whatever you are going through you are not alone.

77% of men polled  by The Priory Group  said they experience some level of symptoms of mental health such as anxiety,stress or depression. 

Only 36% of all NHS referrals for psychological therapies are for men. Men are less likely to seek help for their mental health.

52% Would be concerned about taking time off work, whilst 46% would be embarrassed or ashamed to tell their employer. (Men's Health Forum)

Suicide Is the leading cause of death for men under the age of 50 in the UK. (Calm Zone)

75% Of deaths by suicide are males, and they are three times more likely to die by suicide than women.

Useful information :it's important to know that support is available if you're struggling with suicidal thoughts , just need someone to listen or talk to, here are some useful contact informatin:

Fight or Flight is an orgnisation with the aim to provide men of all ages with a safe space where they feel comfortable to talk and open up about their experiences in an environment completely free of judgment. They want to end the stigma surrounding mental health and help everyone through conversation and exercise. This is men supporting men . They organise walks,events, have groups in your area no pressure to talk as well as in some areas boxing classes. 

 Mental Health UK - this site gives lots of useful infomation and support

 The Samaritans  Tel: 116 123 - you are not alone there is always someone who will listen

CALM  Tel: 0800 58 58 58 / Text Shout to 85258 

Papyrus HOPELINEUK  Tel: 0800 068 4141 / Text: 07860 03996

ChildLine  Helpline:  0800 11 11

Fight or flight     @flightorfightmensgroup   for men to help support other men

Andys Man Club -  it's ok to talk  find your nearest group here

What can I do if i am worried about someone - encourage them to talk, listen without judgement , ask them how they are feeling. If you are concerned call 111 , ask them to call their GP for an urgent appointment.