18 people die by suicide every day in England and Wales, but help is out there.
There’s always someone to listen.
Kooth: Mental Health Support for Young People
What is Kooth?
Kooth is a free, safe, anonymous online emotional wellbeing community that is accessible 24/7, 365 days of the year and provides access to chat sessions with BACP-accredited counsellors and qualified emotional wellbeing practitioners.
All our chat sessions are text-based conversations that take place on the Kooth website, and last up to an hour. Chat is available from 12pm – 10pm Monday through Friday, and 6pm – 10pm Saturday and Sunday, providing a much needed ‘out of hours’ service.
Kooth is accessible from any device that connects to wifi, allowing young people to seek support at a time and location that is suitable for them.
Mental Health Matters – The NHS is here to help
Feelings of anxiety and depression can affect us all. If you need help with your mental health, you can refer yourself, or your GP can refer you.
Let us help you get your feet back on the ground.
Go to nhs.uk/help
Male Menopause and Mental Health
For some older men, the onset of male menopause can be a difficult time, with different symptoms beginning to affect their well-being, male menopause can have an even bigger impact on their mental health.
What is the male menopause?
“Male menopause” is commonly used as a title because it affects men as they age and has similar symptoms to the female menopause. But is it the same?
In truth, not quite – the term is something of a misleading tagline – while there is a very real change which happens to some men at a certain point in their life, the name itself encompasses a lot of different conditions.The one key link between them all? A large dip in that all-important testosterone.
Some of the most common include:
- Testosterone deficiency
- Increasing SHBG levels
- Reduced pituitary function
- Reduced production of testosterone by the testicles
- Increasing insulin resistance/onset of diabetes
In all of these cases, it’s the dramatic reduction in the amount of testosterone the body produces which causes the menopause to kick in.
While these factors won’t affect everyone as they age, it can have a huge impact on individuals who do see a dip in production.