New #UOKM8 campaign highlights need for men’s mental health support

Following on from rugby player Luke Ambler’s #itsokaytotalk campaign, several charities have joined forces for a new campaign aimed at tackling the high rates of male suicide in the UK.

The Samaritans, CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably), the Mental Health Foundation and the Movember Foundation have teamed up with The LAD Bible on the UOKM8 campaign. Over three months, stories, blogs and videos will be shared by the site which is read by half of all British men aged 18 to 24.

Olympic gymnast, Louis Smith, has launched the campaign by talking about his experiences with depression.


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CASS is pleased to hear of this new campaign, which will go a long way towards helping men to reach out for help with mental health issues. Our ‘Power of Sport’ campaign was focused on male health and wellbeing and how physical activity can help men to feel better mentally.

Find out more about the campaign on The LAD Bible website. Are you part of a community group and want to find out about local mental health services for men in Bristol? Contact us.