More than 45% of men who responded to a survey* by Samaritans said they felt more worried at Christmas than other times of the year.
The findings come with a reminder that volunteers from the charity’s 201 branches will be available round the clock over the festive period, for anyone who needs to talk.
The online survey found that of the male respondents:
Almost half (48%) feel sad or depressed at Christmas time
45% of men feel that others expect them to be happy at Christmas when they are not
More than a third (37%) of men admitted to feeling lonely at Christmas
30% of men felt stressed or anxious at Christmas time
On the day many people will be waking up to the prospect of a fortnight at home, blogger Charlotte Walker shares how she plans to take care of her mental health during the festive season.
I have often found Christmas difficult. This year I’m recovering from a mental health crisis which makes seasonal planning particularly challenging. It’s common to feel under pressure to create a magical Christmas but if you are already stressed, anxious or depressed, that pressure can be magnified.
CAMPAIGNERS presented a petition with more than 8000 signatures to health chiefs against the perceived “sell-off” of mental health services.
Around 40 members of Save Bolton Health Services picketed outside the board meeting of the Bolton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), which is in the process of re-tendering the contract for psychological therapies services.
Group secretary Karen Reissmann also spoke out during the meeting, calling for more information about the new contract and procurement process.
Make This The Biggest Meeting Concerning Mental Health Manchester Has Ever Seen!
Make This The Biggest Meeting Concerning Mental Health Manchester Has Ever Seen. We Need Ideas To Fix The Rot. People are dying. Meeting Saturday 22nd November, 2014 “It’s Time to be Heard” If your connected to mental health and we all are, you havCOME AND JOIN US !
“WHAT MANCHESTER DOES TODAY THE WORLD WILL DO TOMORROW “e to be there !
Parts of the country have no places of safety to assess vulnerable children suffering from a mental health crisis, forcing them to be locked in prison cells or police vans for hours at a time.
Maps revealing the mental health units and hospitals where people can be detained if police believe they are a danger to themselves or others because of a mental health problem show Norfolk, Hampshire and Devon have not one dedicated place of safety for children under 16.
ALMOST NINE HUNDRED ADULT ABUSE ALERTS IN SALFORD LAST YEAR !
Salford has a huge number of alerts, referrals and safeguarding issues with adults, which range from neglect to physical abuse, to financial and emotional abuse, according to a new report by the Salford Adult Safeguarding Board.
Living with a chronic mental illness can sometimes feel like waiting for the other shoe to drop (hopefully it’s at least something stylish). Up until this point, I have distanced my writing from my present by focusing on my past. Well, I’m going to take a huge leap of faith and discuss the state of my current mental health. And the fact is, I’m struggling.
The head of Unison has urged NHS staff to ‘keep on fighting’ after six different unions in Manchester took part in the first nationwide health service walkout for 32 years.
The strike was triggered by the coalition government’s decision to refuse NHS staff the 1% pay rise recommended by an independent pay review body and sparked further outrage after the proposal to award MPs a 9% pay rise earlier this year.
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