Before continuing with this article, please be aware that it mentions sensitive subjects around mental health matters, such as self-harm and suicide.
Saturday, 19th November, is International Men’s Day, and this is what the movement has to say.
“We highlight positive role models and raise awareness of men’s well-being.”
In a recent article, we gave you nine reasons why the mental health of your workplace, regardless of gender, needs to be a priority. However, November is about men’s health and the Priory Group have published alarming statistics about why it needs attention.
- 40% of men have never spoken to anyone about their mental health
- 29% of those who haven’t done so say they are “too embarrassed”
- 20% say there is a “negative stigma.”
In this blog, we take a look at: the gender divide, the employer and male mental health, creating a safe space, and getting more for less from your wellbeing strategy.