month we recognise Men's Health Awareness Month, and we take this opportunity
to raise awareness to tackle the issues surrounding men’s health.
know there are more reported cases of women facing depression? This doesn’t
conclude that men are less likely to suffer from depression; it rather
indicates that men are less likely to seek support and therefore go
underdiagnosed and undertreated.
to the NHS UK, suicide is the leading cause of death for men under 50; men
account for around three quarters of all suicides. The shocking statistics
raise the importance of talking about men’s #mentalhealth.
everyone should be encouraged to speak freely about their mental health,
notably men are less likely to speak about it than women. Reasons for this
might include social ‘norms’, or traditional and dated stereotypes, that
suggest that men need to be strong and not surrender to their emotions.
Bedford, we value our people, and we do our best to support them and their
mental health. We encourage everyone to break the #stigma and ask for the #help they need, especially at work.
to provide support through:
webinars on mental health and wellbeing;
Social Impact Committee, which is a platform allowing and encouraging everyone
to share their concerns;
initiatives to motivate and engage in exercise and team activities, such as our
‘taking you further day’.
#wellbeing #menshealth #menshealthawareness