World Mental Health Awareness Day – 10 October 2020 – #mileintheirshoes
As part of the MEN Project we visited Rother Valley (Rotherham) on the 10th Oct and West Park (Long Eaton) on the 11th for the #mileintheirshoes mental health walks.
We organised the walks to get live opinions on Men’s mental health.
The day was spent walking & talking with families about how Men are coping when they open up and share their emotions.
In the current climate Men are finding it easier to open up possibly because the spotlight is on mental health across all media.
In contrast, when Men do open up the response can have a negative effect. Phrases such as:
Get over it
Everyone feels that way
What have you got to be sad about?
There’s always someone worse off than you
Why are you always so depressive?
You can find a guide to good responses here