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Mental health of men and boys: follow-up

Inquiry

Awareness of the mental health problems affecting men and boys has increased in recent years, and it is recognised as a serious issue:

  • According to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), three out of four people who take their own lives are men (75%); this is the biggest cause of death for men under 50 in England and Wales
  • 12.5% of men in England are suffering from one of the common mental health disorders (NHS Digital)
  • Men are three times more likely than women to become alcohol dependent (Health and Social Care Information Centre)
  • In a survey conducted for the Men’s Health Forum, 12% of men said that the last time they took time off work to see a GP was because they were “constantly feeling stressed or under pressure” and 11% because of “prolonged feelings of sadness.”

Reports, special reports and government responses

No reports or special reports published.

Oral evidence transcripts

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8 June 2022
Inquiry Mental health of men and boys: follow-up
Witnesses Gillian Keegan MP (Minister for Care and Mental Health at Department of Health and Social Care), Department for Education, Department for Education, and Department of Health and Social Care
Committees Women and Equalities Committee
Oral Evidence
MHM0007 - Mental health of men and boys: follow-up
Witnesses Survivors Manchester
Committees Women and Equalities Committee
Written Evidence
MHM0008 - Mental health of men and boys: follow-up
Witnesses Men's Health Forum
Committees Women and Equalities Committee
Written Evidence
MHM0009 - Mental health of men and boys: follow-up
Witnesses Samaritans
Committees Women and Equalities Committee
Written Evidence

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