In 2017, Time to Change, started a five year campaign to encourage men to be in their mate’s corner and be more open and supportive of the 1 in 4 of us fighting a mental health problem in any given year.
Time to Change is urging men to recognise how their attitudes and behaviours can influence others’ experiences of mental health problems – and that being in a friend’s corner can make all the difference. The campaign is relevant to everyone – men, women and young people – and shows straightforward ways that anyone can be there for someone.
There are three steps people can take if they think a friend is struggling:
Text, call, reach out to your mate
Ask how they are, listen without judging
Be yourself, do everyday things.
As well as taking steps to be there for a friend, everyone is being encouraged to share the film below.