Supporting Men’s Mental Health

We have often written here about how mental wellbeing is as important as physical health – the former often having a tangible effect on the latter.

It has been widely reported in the media that people’s mental health was negatively affected during the Covid 19 pandemic. Whilst women are generally more open to talk about their worries and anxieties, the same cannot always be said of men. The Mental Health Foundation reveals that society’s expectations of traditional gender roles play a part in why men find it less likely to discuss or seek help for their mental health problems.

The Chiswick Nursing Centre focuses on the physical and mental health of all of its residents but we don’t often publicise what we do for our male residents.

Chris, one of our activities coordinators holds a men’s group every Thursday. He provides a safe and confidential space where the male residents can discuss any issues that may be troubling them. Together, they explore possible solutions but sometimes, just airing the problem helps. Outings to local venues for coffee / drinks are a key part of how the group binds together to allow open discussion to happen. As they say….’a problem shared’….

Further information on men’s mental health can be found here

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