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Men & mental health

Men have lower levels of ‘common mental health problems’ then women, but are far more likely to take their own life, be alcohol or drug dependent, homeless or compulsorily detained as a psychiatric inpatient.

“I’m still faced with some unhelpful stereotypes as a man suffering from depression – the idea that strong and silent is alluring/attractive, the ‘show no weakness’ bravado of heroes in our media.” – Phil service user

Mind in Harrow is committed to improving access for men to mental health support, either through our own services or campaigning and working with others. We welcome and encourage men to join our services.

4 in 5

suicides are men

For men under the age of 35

suicide is the biggest cause of death

Men have measurably lower access

to the social support of friends, relatives and community


of rough sleepers are men


of male prisoners suffer from 2 or more diagnosed mental health problems

Nearly 50%

more likely as a man to be detained and treated compulsorily as psychiatric inpatient

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Currently, during the coronavirus outbreak, our services and activities are running remotely.  We will begin to offer face-to-face activities again when we can undertake these safely.