Weʼre raising £1,500 to Support ManHealth and end the stigma surrounding Depression and Mental Health in Men.
- County Durham
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The concept of ManHealth came out of a relationship between two men Michael and Paul. Both were suffering with depression. Depression was tearing their lives apart. Both men had been unable to discuss their condition with family or medical professionals and had closed themselves off from the world. Through regular daily meetings, telephone communications and then regular exercise Michael and Paul realised that the sharing of feelings and emotions and discussion of the issues around mental health made them feel better within themselves. The encouragement and comradery helped them on the road to getting well.
ManHealth run peer support groups in and around County Durham and the North East of England. Peer support takes place when people with experience of depression support each other towards better wellbeing, as people of equal value and on a reciprocal basis, using their own lived experience as a tool for support. We know that peer support offered by someone who has experience of depression can help men. They will open up and discuss their issues around depression and start their path to recovery. It is not an easy thing to acknowledge that depression is tearing your life apart, and it takes strength to admit it and seek help. Depression is not a weakness;
It affects 1 in 4 men and leads to many men taking their own lives.
●Suicides (76%) are by men and suicide is the biggest cause of death for men under 35.
●Over three quarters of people who kill themselves are men.
●73% of adults who ‘go missing’ are men.
"Being Silent Isn't Being Strong"
Miles for ManHealth - The Yorkshire Three Peaks
The ManHealth Team - Tom Watson, Kevin Wilson, Carol Ann Stenger, Hailey Cairns, Dawn Smith, Michael Smith, Ian Sewell, Ashley McCulloch, Joanne Carr, Kerry Chappell, Kel Garrett, Ruth Ottie, Louise Littlewood, Peter Garrod, Paul Bannister.
We are extremely proud to be supporting such a worthy cause and helping to end the stigma surrounding Mental Health and Depression. We shall be completing "Miles for ManHealth" The Yorkshire Three Peaks on Sunday 23rd September 2018. The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge takes place on the peaks of Pen-y-ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough, and we shall be completing the walk within 12 hours. These peaks form part of the Pennine range, and encircle the head of the valley of the River Ribble, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.The Yorkshire Three Peaks route is 25 miles long (40.2km), and includes 1585m (5200ft) of ascent.
All Donations are very much appreciated.
Wish us luck ♡♡♡
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