The mental health of both women and men are equally important but men’s mental health is often less commonly discussed and there can sometimes be a perceived stigma attached to talking about mental wellbeing among men.
This page aims to support and help signpost men to areas for advice and help, whilst letting them know that they are not alone. Talking about your own mental wellbeing is the first step to feeling better emotionally and mentally. The following charities have been set up for support.
Charities dedicated to mental health support:
CALM – The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)
CALM is a national charity dedicated to preventing male suicide in three ways:
- Helping men who are down or in crisis
- Promoting culture change so that any man considering suicide feels able to seek help
- Campaigning for better understanding of suicide and prevention
Cambridge Peterborough South Lincolnshire MIND – Mental Health Charity Support
MIND is a mental health charity supporting people experiencing mental health problems across Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and South Lincolnshire.
If you would like to find out more about MIND Cambridgeshire then please visit their website here:
Alternatively you can email MIND with any general enquiries at firstname.lastname@example.org .
MIND also have an A-Z list of mental health information for those seeking some support or if you perhaps prefer self-help. Please follow the link http://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/a-z-mental-health/ where you can read further and find support for all types of mental health issues.
Other support can be available by contacting the following;
116 123 (UK Freephone)
24 hrs a day, 365 days a year.
0808 808 21 21
7pm to 11pm, 365 days a year.
Cambridgeshire Mental Health Helpline. Free when ringing from all mobiles and landlines.
0300 123 3393
Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm.
PAPYRUS (charity dedicated to prevention of young suicides) HOPEline
0800 068 41 41
Monday to Fridays — 10am–10pm
Weekends — 2pm–10pm and bank holidays 2pm–5pm
See the local community group page on the Clinical School Wellbeing website for more links to support groups in the area.