On average men have fewer people in their lives they could call on in times of difficulty and isolation is a major risk factor for mental health problems.
Supportive and understanding relationships are essential for a healthy mind, body and soul. When things go wrong we can all benefit from support from the family, friends and communities we belong too.
Whilst others might not have all the answers there may be things they can do to help make problems a little easier and a bit more bearable.
We believe helping men strengthen their social support networks will help build psychological and emotional resilience both individually and collectively.
so developing our skills in building and sustaining healthy, supportive, open, honest and compassionate relationships will have profound effects on our well being.
The Men’s Institute has been set up for this very purpose.