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Men’s Mental Health: Why men suffer quietly

Good Morning’s Sean Fletcher will lead an expert panel discussing men’s mental health issues at the next Pureland Series event at China Exchange, on Monday 27 March 2017.

Fletcher will be joined by mental health experts and advocates: Paul Farmer CBE, the CEO of Mind, the leading mental health charity, speaker Jon Salmon and a prominent mental health psychologist.

One in four men in the UK suffer from some form of mental health issues and male suicide is the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK. In 2015, 75% of all UK suicides were male. But male mental health is not often discussed, and it’s an issue that men struggle to talk about. The panel members have all either experienced mental health issues first hand or deal with it professionally.

Jon Salmon lost his father to suicide as a teenager and has since been affected by mental illness. He believes that speaking out publicly reduces the stigma surrounding mental health issues, and could save lives.

Paul Farmer has been CEO of Mind since 2006. For 70 years, the charity has been committed to making sure that everyone experiencing a mental health problem can access the support they need and is treated with the respect they deserve.

Sean Fletcher co-presents Good Morning Britain as well as being a news reporter. He is running the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon for Heads Together in April 2017.

The event promises to be an informed and moving discussion and will be followed by a Q&A session.

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