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2.7 million men in England currently have a mental health problem like depression, anxiety or stress and their situations have in recent years been exacerbated by the tough economic climate. Mind has previously found that 37% of men are feeling worried or low with the top three issues playing on their minds being job security, work and money.

Despite men and women experiencing mental health problems in roughly equal numbers, men are much less likely to be diagnosed and treated for it. The consequences of this can be fatal: 75% of all suicides are by men. This is your opportunity to ‘Ask Mike’ about men’s mental health.

Paul Farmer, Chief Executive of Mind, said:

Sadly too many men wrongly believe that admitting mental distress makes them weak, and this kind of self stigma can prevent them from seeking help and ultimately can cost lives. Compounding this alarming situation though is the fact that often when men do reach out for help the appropriate support is not there for them.

In this section men have the opportuntiy to ‘Ask Mike’, if you have a question regarding mental health that Mike can help with then please email him directly on [email protected]essex.org.uk. Please allow 48 hours for a response.

Mike is bookable to attend Men’s groups to give talks on men’s mental health and advice on the support that is available if your are experiencing mental illness. Mike 07854 732536 or [email protected].