MATES are running a weekly mental health and wellbeing virtual walk and talk in a private Zoom meeting every Sunday at 11am and Tuesday at 7pm.
Many shedders in Essex are unable to attend their local Men’s Shed but there’s a weekly radio show to keep them connected: ‘Shed Happens’
Follow the Essex Facebook group Never too late mate as they tackle the unacceptably high levels of suicide in young men across Essex. Follow them to find out more about what they are doing, and if you need someone to talk to they’re here to help get you that support.
Time to Change campaign
Time to Change is encouraging 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.