It Takes Balls to Talk is a public awareness campaign which has been created to encourage people, particularly men, to talk about how they feel.
So why are we focusing on men?
- Suicide is the biggest cause of death in men under the age of 45
- Over three quarters of people who kill themselves are male (Reference: ONS)
- 12.5% of men in the UK are suffering from one of the common mental health disorders, for example, anxiety or depression.
It’s okay to talk about how you feel
It Takes Balls to Talk has been launched in Coventry and Warwickshire, however, the messages we are sharing have the potential to help men all over the world.
More information: ittakesballstotalk.com and www.cwmind.org.uk/news/it-takes-balls-to-talk-campaign
Need Help Now?
Mental health issues can affect anyone and can be caused by a number of factors, including bereavement, unemployment, financial or debt issues, family or relationship problems, alcohol or drug misuse, social isolation, low self-esteem and many other personal factors.
The odds are 2:1 that you will experience depression or low mood within your lifetime. So what should you do about it?
Samaritans – Talk to Samaritans any time you like, in your own way, and off the record – about anything that’s getting to you.
Coventry and Warwickshire Mind – A mental health charity which ensures everyone gets the support and respect they deserve.
Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust’s IAPT Service – for people with anxiety, stress or depression.
Time to Change – A growing movement of people changing how we all think and act about mental health.