In this week’s webcast, FitPro’s Teresa Wheatley, speaks to Richard Callender about men’s mental health. November is Men’s Mental Health Awareness Month. We wanted to highlight this important initiative to help the guys out there and the FitPro community as a whole. Check out what they had to say – it’s full of helpful advice.
If you need more support please do check out the links below.
Here are some stats from the Mental Health Foundation:
‘In England, around one in eight men has a common mental health problem such as depression, anxiety, panic disorder or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
As with many mental health statistics, it’s hard to know if the figures really represent what is happening. They can only tell us about mental health problems that have been reported – many cases may go undiagnosed. This may be especially true when it comes to men’s mental health.
- If you need someone to talk to then Samaritans are available on 116 123 (UK) for free, 24/7. They are there to talk to, listen and they won’t judge or tell you what to do.
- C.A.L.M.: National helpline for men to talk about any troubles they are feeling. Call 0800 58 58 58 (UK). They are available 5pm-midnight 365 days a year.
- For support in a crisis, Text Shout to 85258. If you’re experiencing a personal crisis, are unable to cope and need support. Shout can help with urgent issues such as: Suicidal thoughts, abuse or assault, self-harm, bullying, relationship challenges.
- If you yourself are feeling like ending your life, please call 999 or go to A&E and ask for the contact of the nearest crisis resolution team. These are teams of mental health care professionals who work with people in severe distress.
Richard Callender is a passionate, entertaining and multi award-winning trainer who has been a part of the fitness industry for well over two decades. He has successfully and consistently blurred the lines between personal trainer, fitness presenter, media consultant and educator while working with leading brands and individuals within and outside the industry. All this, yet he still remains approachable and appreciative of his place as one of the UKs most popular mixed discipline fitness professionals.