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Men's Mental Health Week- written by Glen Ferguson, Head Start/Click Therapies therapist

This week is Men’s Mental Health Week. As we move away from one pandemic to potentially another with wars still occurring in the world it is an important area to focus on for everyone, not just veterans.


The mind and the body are not separate, and the mind suffers sometimes just like the body does. This is normal. At times like this, it’s easy to see the bad in the world and miss the good. It is ok to not be OK. Nobody is OK all the time. It is better and braver to address this and to move out of it than to repress or ignore the signs in yourself or others. 

Life is like a Mars bar. Not only is chocolate great but we need a good balance of work, rest, and play. If we don't have this, we suffer. Why look with envy at a child playing when you are just as entitled to it. Rest isn't being lazy, and play isn't avoiding, it’s an important part of your day. Look out for yourselves and others. Many just want to know someone will listen and don't need advice or input so don't feel you are taking responsibility by asking. Those that feel they need support right now should take it. It’s no different to taking antibiotics for an illness or having someone put a plaster on a broken ankle. Wouldn't you do the same for others? Look after yourself and the people with you and your life can be more content.

For more useful mental health tips, visit our mental health toolkit.