14th-21st June - Men's Health Week 2021
Mental health is an important topic that many men find difficult to understand, admit to how it affects them and know where to turn when they have an issue. Everybody's mental health has been challenged by the lockdowns and insecurities of the last year and it's not over. As we emerge from what we hope will be the worst of the pandemic, questions, concerns and anxieties remain.
Men's Health Week aims to raise awareness of the health issues that affect men disproportionately and focuses on getting men to become more aware of health problems they may have or could develop and gain the courage to do something about it.
Mental health covers things like problems sleeping, dealing with stress at work, or feeling suicidal. Many things can affect our mental health, like drinking alcohol which contains depressants that can make us feel low, or smoking cigarettes as a coping mechanism which distracts us from thinking about a problem we're experiencing.
There are things that can positively affects our thoughts and emotions, like eating a healthy diet which can give our brain the chemicals it needs to work effectively, or keeping active which can release chemicals that make us feel more energetic and able to cope.
Able Futures could support you to cope with mental health issues such as stress or grief or depression in a totally confidential service that's shaped around you and your needs. We can give you some practical advice to help you in a tough patch or talk you through ways to build mental wellbeing to help you stay resilient or support others.
Get free support for your mental health at work:
Able Futures can also help if you are experiencing issues that are affecting your mental health at work.
They can offer 9 months advice and guidance from a mental health specialist who can help you look after yourself and learn coping mechanisms, build resilience, access therapy or work with your employer to make adjustments to help you have more good days.
This service is free, there is no waiting list and anything discussed is kept completely confidential.
Call Able Futures free on: 0800 321 3137
Or visit: www.able-futures.co.uk