men's wellbeing

“For a long time I used to think that soldiers don’t go through that. You know? Like, strong people in life, the bravest, the most courageous people, they don’t go through that, they just get on with it… and that’s not the case.” – Stormzy

men, we don't do emotions. for generations we have been told to just "man up" when things get too much, that you're "weak" if you show your emotions or seek help. yet -

  • Three times as many men as women die by suicide
  • Men report lower levels of life satisfaction than women according to the Government’s national wellbeing survey
  • Men are less likely to access psychological therapies than women: only 36% of referrals to NHS talking therapies are for men
  • Nearly three-quarters of adults who go missing are men
  • 87% of rough sleepers are men
  • Men are nearly three times as likely as women to become dependent on alcohol, and three times as likely to report frequent drug use
  • Men are more likely to be compulsorily detained (or ‘sectioned’) for treatment than women
  • Men are more likely to be victims of violent crime 

source: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/a-to-z/m/men-and-mental-health

it's time for things to change. we don't want the men of uea to be another statistic. we are working to break the stigma of talking about men's mental health. you can use the links below to seek support for yourself, a mate or see how you can help to be the change on campus.

#SpeakUpDon'tManUp

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