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Everyone has mental health, and we should all be looking after our wellbeing. However, in a given year 1 in 4 of us will develop a mental health issue. In the last few years, the awareness around these conditions have increased, especially considering anxiety and depression. However, there is still a lot of work needed to reduce stigma, raise awareness and improve services for mental health. One distinct disparity between men and women, is suicide rates. Currently in the UK, 75% of all suicides are male, often attributed to increased stigma, toxic masculinity and the lack of specialised support. Paired with students being more vulnerable to mental health conditions, male students are a particularly at-risk group. This list of resources below aims to signpost to services that are tailored, or have specific Campaigns tailored to tackling this issue.

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A local charity that focuses on preventing suicide for men. Based in Liverpool, they offer life-saving support to men in suicidal crisis. Whilst many students aren’t in Liverpool at the moment, their support is still available for University of Liverpool students studying remotely.

Student Minds is the UK’s student mental health charity, and their focus is on the unique set of challenges around menta health that students often face. They also have a ‘Changing MENtality’ Campaign which focuses on male students sharing their own experiences, aiming to eliminate stigma, raise awareness and signpost to support. The Campaign also has an accompanying Podcast which touches on really relevant student issues.

A not-for-profit organisation who have plenty of resources, focused on wellbeing, mental health and suicide. Their unique resources on how men typically show their distress, stress and anxiety in different ways to women and how to look out for these red flags, especially in relation to anger and depression.

A charity focused on changing the face of men’s health. This includes their work on mental health and suicide prevention. They focus on education around wellbeing, destigmatising talking about worries and working to design services that appeal and work for men’s unique needs.

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is a movement against suicide. As 75% of all UK suicides are male, their work is often male-focused and gives straightforward advice.

GThe Mental Health Foundation is a charity, whose mission it is to help people understand, protect and sustain their mental health. Their focus is on prevention and their work involves research and public engagement to raise awareness. This blog of theirs is useful as it focuses on suicide prevention in University, providing information and signposting to relevant support.

A&E doctor and Love Island star, Dr Alex George was recently appointed by Boris Johnson as a Youth Mental Health Ambassador. He often discusses the intersection between physical and mental health, and advocates to make mental health a priority.

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