It's time to take action on Men’s Mental Health.
Three out of four suicides are by men. That's 75%.
Suicide is the biggest cause of death for men under 35, with rates highest in men aged 20-24.
For Men’s Health Week this year, we ask you to do three out of these four things, to help take action on Men’s Mental Health.
Make a donation -
We are a local mental health charity offering vital services to the community. We offer counselling and trauma services, supported housing, peer support and mental health signposting to those in need. We are a self-funded charity, and we do not receive support from National Mind or the government. Help us continue to make a difference to local men in our community seeking mental health guidance and support. Donate Here.
Take time to talk -
We all either identify as a man or know one, so use this week to have a conversation about health, both mental and physical.
The last few months have had, and will continue to have, an impact on our wellbeing and mental state in lots of different ways. Create the opportunity, time and comfortable environment to allow someone to talk openly about their feelings. Here are 5 ways to start a conversation about mental health
Start a Fitness Fundraiser -
Why not start a fundraiser to raise awareness and funds to help improve mental health and reduce male suicide rates.
For the year 2020, we put it to you to set a fitness challenge involving the number 20 and nominate others to take it on.
It can involve 20 minutes, 20 times, 20 metres (or 20 miles!). Kickstart a challenge by donating £2, sharing yourself attempting your challenge and then nominate others to attempt your task themselves. The fitness challenge can be intensive or fun and you can set up as many different ones as you want. Friends, family and followers can forfeit a nominated challenge by donating £20 to SECE Mind.
Use the hashtag #threeoutoffour and tag SECE Mind on social media to share your challenges, achievements (and fails!) during the week. Donate your #threeoutoffour funds via the donation buttons on our Facebook and Instagram or directly into our Three Out Of Four JustGiving page.
You can also set up your own fundraiser via our JustGiving or through Facebook Fundraisers. Every penny helps make a difference. If you would like materials or help promoting your fundraiser you can contact Keeley, our Fundraising Officer via email@example.com
Man up for mental health. Take action on the stigma still surrounding men’s mental health and wellbeing.
Use the power of social media to discuss this overlooked topic, share your own experiences and spread awareness. The concept that mental health can be conquered by simply acting more “like a man” is misguided; it’s okay to not be okay, it’s not weak to ask for help and it is not strong to be silent.
Here is a TEDx talk on 'The Male Identity Crisis' by Fraser Smith for some inspiration.