This report was carried out by Healthwatch Essex and published in May 2022. It explores the experiences of middle-aged men with mental health and suicide.
In the Autumn of 2021, Healthwatch Essex engaged with a group of middle-aged men who had experienced suicidal feelings. They hoped to understand and explore men’s mental health and the factors which contributed to these suicidal behaviours.
The participant’s accounts provided valuable insight into men’s mental health and the factors and life pressures that contribute to suicidal thoughts. These findings are now shared in a new report titled ‘“The more we talk about it, the better it will be”: Middle-Aged Men’s Experiences of Mental Health and Suicide’.Read the report