DWMH Breaking Point

Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust has launched a video campaign to highlight the importance of men talking about their mental health.

The launch, which coincides with International Men’s Day (19 November), aims to raise awareness of the services the Trust provides whilst also emphasising the potentially devastating consequences of not seeking help when experiencing mental health issues.

*12.5% of men in the UK are suffering from common mental health illnesses and 46% of those are embarrassed or ashamed of their mental health condition.

Marcus Leonard, IAPT Manager at the Trust said: “We wanted to create a video which demonstrated the importance of talking about mental health and asking for help when needed. We know that men are less likely to seek help when they are feeling low, which can lead to disastrous consequences.

“The breaking point video showcases the need to recognise symptoms and seek help early. Our service offers both online and talking therapies and we would like to encourage everyone, but particularly men, to come forward and talk to us – it could just be the best decision you have ever made.”

The video is available to watch on a dedicated website www.breaking-point.org a