Real Men, Real Emotions: Conquering the Myth of the Lone Wolf

Every November is men’s mental health awareness month. Men experience disproportionately high-rates of suicide, with death by suicide being the biggest killer of men under the age of 50 in the UK. There are many reasons why men might talk less about mental health, such as societal expectations of masculinity. Each November, we tackle this stigma and...Continue reading

National Stress Awareness Day 2023: Tips for Managing Stress

National Stress Awareness Day is observed halfway through International Stress Awareness Week and was established in 1998 by the International Stress Management Association (ISMA) to raise awareness of the causes and effects of stress and to promote healthy coping mechanisms. Stress is a normal and healthy response to challenges and threats. However, too much stress...Continue reading

Nurturing Mental Health in the Workplace: How Employers Can Effect Change

Mental health is a critical concern that affects all of us. Still, it can be especially challenging for those who belong to marginalised groups. These individuals often face economic hardships, discrimination, and social isolation, which can take a significant toll on their mental well-being. As responsible employers, we must take proactive steps to create a...Continue reading

Building Communities: How to Support Vulnerable Groups with Mental Health Issues

Mental health is vital for everyone, but it can be especially challenging for those in vulnerable groups. Vulnerable groups, including but not limited to those facing economic challenges, discrimination, or social isolation, often bear a heavier burden. As conscientious members of society, we must actively participate in fostering an environment that supports mental well-being for...Continue reading

Bridging Gaps: Mental Health Support for Every Community

When addressing the crucial topic of mental health, it is imperative to recognise that certain groups and communities face unique challenges hindering their access to good mental health. In this article, we shed light on the distinct barriers that these groups encounter, seeking to foster understanding and awareness. Socio-Economic Disparities: A Pervasive Challenge Financial Strain...Continue reading

Breaking the Silence: A Comprehensive Round-up on Suicide Prevention

In the pursuit of a compassionate and informed society, our recent blog series has been a journey through the multifaceted landscape of suicide. From understanding its far-reaching impact to dispelling myths, fostering safe conversations, and exploring collective contributions to building safer communities, each topic has been a crucial step towards a world where mental health...Continue reading

Together for Life: Strategies For Creating a Suicide-Safer Community

A suicide-safer community is a collective effort to decrease suicide rates and alleviate the stigma surrounding suicide, as when it happens, it can impact entire communities. Take Cumbria in 2019, for example, where an alarming one person succumbed to suicide weekly, sparking community-wide action from Suicide Safer Copeland, which was led by Every Life Matters,...Continue reading

How to Have Safe Conversations About Suicide: A Guide to Compassionate Communication

September 10th was World Suicide Prevention Day, a day dedicated to raising awareness about suicide and its prevention. Throughout September we are focussing our weekly articles around suicide prevention to help raise awareness. This week learn how to approach the sensitive topic of suicide with empathy and care. This comprehensive guide provides essential tips for...Continue reading

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