The Office for National Statistics recently reported that low-skilled, male construction workers were at the greatest risk of suicide in the UK, at 3.7 times above the national average. In response, Construction News launched a mental health campaign, called Mind Matters. They encourage leaders in the construction sector to reveal their personal stories, in the hope that others feel more empowered to seek help.
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Sunday Express's ongoing Crusade for Better Mental Health launched in 2012 and over the past five years has been the catalyst for huge improvements in funding, therapy provision and standards. The Sunday Express aims to create a public debate and to encourage readers to think and talk about mental health in the same way they do physical health.
In summer 2016, Men's Health magazine began their wide-reaching campaign #MendTheGap, calling for a complete overhaul of the way men's mental health is discussed and treated. Boxer Ricky Hatton backs the campaign which also has a strong focus on reader stories, such as Jake Tyler who set out to walk the length of the UK to raise awareness of depression.
Over the past year Metro.co.uk has published a large series of mental health blogs, written by those who have been affected by mental health problems, from eating disorders, anxiety and depression to emetophobia, fugue state and borderline personality disorder.
The Guardian Healthcare Professionals Network includes powerful first-hand testimonies from mental health care workers. These candid pieces from frontline staff offer a powerful insight which is not often presented in the mainstream media. It offers them the opportunity to tell peers and the general public about their sometimes heartrending and often uplifting experiences.