Health & Wellbeing Resources

Male Mental Health & Male Health Support

4th Aug 2023

The Mental Health Foundation report that three times as many men as women die by suicide and Men aged 40 to 49 have the highest suicide rates in the UK.

In 2017, pre- pandemic nearly 6000 suicides were recorded in Great Britain. Of these, 75% were men. Suicide as mentioned above is the largest cause of death for men under 50.

What are the possibly reasons for these concerning statistics?

We can perhaps look at this through past and perhaps even still ever-present stereotypes and expectations that are associated with being a Man or have been learnt behaviours throughout their childhood and adolescent years, these can include being strong and not showing weakness such as crying and expressing emotion, being the provider and always in control.

These learnt behaviours and expectations can make it harder for men to reach out for help and begin talking.

Due to many Men facing the inability to communicate their feelings openly, this then lends itself to more potentially dangerous and harmful coping strategies. Here we can look at areas such as Alcohol and Drug abuse.

Our links here, provide specific support for Men, showing the recognition around the need for specific Men’s Mental Health Support, some of these links look at individual support and other areas look at Men joining together to spend time talking and supporting each other in a group dynamic.

If you a Man who is perhaps struggling right now or knows someone who is, hopefully these resources can be a help.

Resources for Male Mental Health

Men & Mental Health

Mental Health Foundation



Mens Health, Mental Health, Male Cancers, Family / Parenting Support


Mens Health Forum

General health advice for men



Information and support for all on many areas / Local support groups


Mental Health UK

Information and support for all


The Samaritans

Helpline 116 123 available 24/7



Prevention of Young Suicide



Campaign Against Living Miserably – Support for Men and Women

Helpline 5pm – Midnight 0800 58 58 58


Man Up

Mens Mental Health Charity


Men’s Minds Matter

Information and Support for Men


Charities with Local Support Groups

Mens Sheds – Social Connections / Friendship Building / Hobbies

Andy’s Man Club – Local Support Groups held Nationwide


Mens Health – NHS

Mens Health – NHS Website


Male Cancer Support

Orchid – Supporting Male Cancers

Prostate Cancer UK

Cancer Research – Mens Cancer

Look Good Feel Better – Facing Cancer with Confidence


Domestic Abuse Support

Respect – Male Support for Victims of Domestic Abuse

Mankind Initiative – Helping men escape domestic abuse

Refuge – Support for men


Sexual Violence & Abuse

Survivors UK – Help and support for men who have experienced sexual violence and abuse


Eating Disorders Support

National Centre for Eating Disorders (NCFED) – eating disorders in males

Beat Eating Disorders – eating disorders in men