Research from Mind has discovered the lack of emotional support in place, especially for men. Our research found…

  • One in ten men and one in twenty women currently have no one they can rely on for emotional support.
  • Half of men admit they feel uncomfortable talking about emotions compared with two in five women.
  • Men are more reliant on partner for support, while women prefer family and friends.

In response to uncovering these statistics, Mind has teamed up with Bipolar UK and Depression Alliance to run a two-year nationwide pilot scheme called Side by Side.

‘Side by Side’ will be funded by Big Lottery, and will explore the benefits of peer support. Which will aim to support anyone with mental health problems on an equal basis, regardless of differences like gender. A new online resource has also been released by Mind. ‘Making sense of peer support’ gives advice on where to find local peer support groups.

You can read more into this story at here.

To find out more about Peer Support near you see Mind’s guide to making sense of peer support here.

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