Last Sunday, 10 October, was World Mental Health Day. The cusp of half term and a much-needed chance to rest and revitalise seems like the ideal time to talk about well-being, which is often a victim of the pace of our daily lives.
Men’s mental health is often surrounded by a negative stigma which discourages discussion. 1 in 10 young people, approximately three in every classroom, will experience a mental health problem. Research suggests that nearly 70% of young people who have experienced a mental health problem have also experienced a negative reaction to those problems from family, friends and teachers. Experiencing a mental health problem is hard enough; fear of judgment, shame and isolation make it that much harder.