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Sheffield Ex-Presenter Campaigned To Raise Awareness On Men’s Mental Health

A Sheffield ex-journalist believes more awareness still needs to be raised about men’s mental health.


In light of this, Mike McCarthy has successfully created a partnership between two rival football clubs in Sheffield, which are in support of promoting men’s well-being.


On Monday, Sheffield Wednesday announced that it would follow in Sheffield United’s footsteps to open a male-exclusive mental health support hub in Hillsborough stadium.

The project is in partnership with Talk Club, a nationwide charity that provides a safe, non-judgemental and private space for men to talk.


 He said: “Bringing together the two rivals for a cause more important than football sends a powerful message.”


Though this is a massive step in the fight, suicide is still the biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK, according to Talk Club.


In society, men are not often encouraged to open up but are instead told to find courage whenever they have emotions.


Mr. McCarthy said: “This is such an old and outdated term; it was everything wrong with masculinity. The world has changed, and men have changed, and they can’t address the problem until we accept men to express themselves.”


Mr. McCarthy started his campaign after he lost his son to depression. Ross McCarthy was just 31 when he took his own life.


Ross had suffered from depression for over ten years. He was told to wait for six months for his therapy session but struggled with the wait and ended his life two weeks later.


Mr. McCarthy said: “If suicide is the biggest killer, the “cancer of the mind,” why did he need to wait six months to get treated? Suicide won’t discriminate; it will take anyone.”


The Hillsborough branch will be the second Talk Club branch in northern England.

To make the service as accessible as possible, men in the area are encouraged to turn up with no need to book.


Gavin Thorpe, co-founder and co-CEO of Talk Club, said: “We believe that every man needs this (club) because we need to maintain our mental fitness and keep talking.”


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