new year resolutions

Happy New Year!

  But actually, what are we really saying when we shout that out, to ourselves and each other either side of this arbitrary dividing line between one moment in time and another; a dividing line which we have decided to mark as somehow particularly significant? What are we saying, wishing about time, ourselves, and ourselves […]

Coping

6 tips for coping with festivities

  As one of our counsellors wrote in our most recent blog, Christmas and New Year can be a stressful time for many people and for survivors of sexual abuse and assault, this time of year can feel a particular challenge. All of us have our unique set of strategies– usually on a spectrum between […]

Coping at Christmas

Coping at Christmas

The run up to Christmas is not an easy time for many people. There can be all sorts of reasons for this, and some of them can be related to issues around having experienced sexual abuse. Many people who have experienced abuse have to deal with long standing anxiety, depression and a sense of being […]

suicide

Suicidal feelings: you deserve support

Suicide is the single biggest killer of men aged under 45 in the UK. In 2015, 75% of all UK suicides were male. Suicide prevention is a public health concern and particularly a concern for men. What is it that can lead someone to think that life is no longer worth living and to take action […]

Society

Men’s wellbeing: how can we promote it?

We know that mental health difficulties affect all sections of society and we know that men find it harder than women both to say they are struggling with their mental health and to access personal and professional support. We know this and yet men are still suffering and silenced. What are we doing wrong? An […]

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