I luckily learned to talk. My advice, don’t put off an important conversation.
“Movember is proud to have the support of Adam Brearley. He can be an inspiration for other men, showing that they can overcome mental health issues to achieve anything. We fully support him on his quest to raise funds and awareness for our cause, which will power vital research and support services for men in the UK and around the globe. We look forward to Adam’s world record attempt, helping us on our own mission to stop men dying too young.”
– Anne Cecile Berthier, Country Director UK & Europe
To help a guy who’s struggling with mental health, Movember recommend the ALEC model:
Most of us say we’d be there for our mates if they need us.
Most of us also say that we feel uncomfortable asking mates for help.
Something’s got to change.
70% of men say their friends can rely on them for support, but only 48% say that they rely on their friends. In other words: we’re here for our mates, but worried about asking for help for ourselves. Reaching out is crucial.
You don’t need to be an expert and you don’t have to be the sole solution, but being there for someone, listening and giving your time can be life-saving.