In November, we focus on men’s mental health. This is a campaign for anyone who identifies as male or a man and whose mental health may be impacted by pressures associated with this.
In England, around one in eight men has a common mental health problem such as depression, anxiety, panic disorder or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
To spread awareness and to help those that might need it, we asked some of our male employees ‘what do you do to reach out when you are having a hard time?’
Here is what they had to say…
- Talk to friends and family or people that I know I can talk to.
- Fresh air
- Going for a drive
- Having animals around me
- Going for a walk or riding my bike on the beach
- Speak to my parents as they provide support and good advice
At Tops & Aspire, our employees are our number 1 priority and so we have mental health reps across Tops, Head Office and Aspire Training Team who are there to support colleagues should they need any help with issues surrounding mental health. Find out more here.
Organisations that can help
If you need support, or want to learn more about men’s mental health, contact these organisations: