NEW research, released today on International Men’s Day, reveals nearly 1 in 2 (45%) men in the UK say they have struggled with their mental health in the last six months. Worryingly, the findings also show the current restrictions on our lives mean men are missing out on support from those around them.
A survey of 1,500 men commissioned by the mental health anti-stigma campaign, Time to Change, revealed:
• Just under half of men (44%) say they lack of face-to-face contact with friends since the pandemic means they have ‘no one to talk to’, with mental health being the top concern they were seeking support for
• On average, men have three fewer people in their ‘support network’ – i.e. people they would call upon for support with their mental health – since the pandemic hit
• 44% of men say they are missing out on chances to support their male friends with their mental health since the pandemic
• Over half (53%) of men say they don’t feel comfortable…