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Christian men's organisation welcomes mental health campaign

The 'In Your Corner' campaign asks men to be more open and supportive of their friends when it comes to mental health. Encouragingly, results from a national survey of over 3,000 men in the UK found that 86% would feel comfortable supporting a friend who has a mental health problem.

The research also highlighted that men who wouldn't feel comfortable supporting a friend who has a mental health problem, hold these common beliefs:

"I wouldn't know how to support them" (58%)
"I don't know anything or much about mental health so wouldn't be much help" (34%)
"I'd probably say the wrong thing and make it worse" (34%)

Jeremy Geake from Christian Vision for Men tells Premier: "Guys want to be in a place where it's safe before they do open up. And they will, guys do talk, I mean it's not like they don't, but they will when they really want to and when they feel safe, and wouldn't be judged or condemned."

He told Premier that any form of connecting such as texting a friend or meeting for coffee is valuable in helping tackling mental health issues.

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