to raise awareness, remove the stigma of male mental health, and bring together men providing an environment where those affected by their mental health can interact in a way where compassionate care, advice and support can be offered to everyone affected by mental illness.
Mental health problems can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, race or social background. Despite this however, studies have shown that certain mental illnesses affect men and women differently.
Perhaps the most interesting (and worrying) finding is that while on average more women are diagnosed with common mental health problems than men, the rate of male suicide is significantly higher.
This suggests that men are suffering with mental distress, but may not be receiving (or indeed asking for) the help they need.
Hope4Men has been created to explore, discuss, signpost and support men who need support with their mental health. Hope4Men offers emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental health problems within an online Support Forum where people can share their feelings and experiences.