#MyTruth: young Black men and mental health

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This is my truth... what's yours?

Too many young black men miss out on the right support when they face mental and emotional health callenges.They are one of the most overrepresented BME groups in inpatient mental health services in the country.

There are multiple reasons for this, but among them are stigma, cultural barriers, and discrimination.

Our short film #MyTruth explores the pressures many young black men feel either living with a mental health problem or responding to someone who does.

Share your truth


Just another Saturday morning in the barbershop - the weekend ahead. But Jonah, Michael, Raymond and Jerome each have to face their own truth.

What's your truth?

Talking to your GP

Have you ever thought about talking to your GP when you're feeling down or going through an emotional challenge?

But sharing how you feel with someone who is, more often than not, a complete stranger can put you off seeking help.

A lot of it has to do with explaining what's going on in your head, finding the words to explain how you feel.

To help you, we've created a short leaflet and animation called 'Find the words', which can help you plan for a GP appointment and get the best out of it.

We hope it helps.

Download our Find the words leaflet

Find the words

Having trouble finding the words to explain to your GP how you're feeling?

Watch our short film on how to prepare for a GP appointment.

Download our leaflet

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