Men’s Health Week is dedicated to providing all men access to the information, services, and advice they need to live healthier and longer lives.
Worrying statistics* indicate:
- Men report lower levels of life satisfaction than women according to the Government’s national wellbeing survey
- Men are less likely to access psychological therapies than women: only 36% of referrals to NHS talking therapies are for men.
- Three times as many men as women die by suicide
Here at CompEx, we wanted to mark the week by highlighting the support that’s available to every individual within the CompEx community.
CompEx is part of the JTL Group. On the JTL website, you can find a number of free and easily accessible mental health resources on the Tune Up channel. (https://jtltraining.com/toolbox/tuneup/).
JTL has also partnered with the Electrical Industries Charity (EIC) to offer a range of welfare support services to all learners and employers working within the electrical sector and the wider building services industries. You can find out more here (https://jtltraining.com/apprenticeships/free-support/).
You may be interested to hear about a virtual course Develop Training offers, Developing Mental Resilience and Wellbeing, which helps individuals to understand what mental resilience is and how this can be utilised to minimise the negative effects of workplace stress.
Here you will find a collection of videos to help in understanding what mental health is, mindfulness and relaxation tips, and most importantly, what the first steps for seeking help are.
We offer an open-door policy here at CompEx and would openly encourage any of our community suffering from the effects of poor mental health to come and talk to us.
Statistics source: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/a-to-z/m/men-and-mental-health