This is the theme of Men's Health Week 2016.
It matters because if we don’t release stress, it can turn into something more serious.
This year, one in four of us will develop a mental health problem. That is odds of 3 to 1. Or about the same as France or Germany winning the Euro 2016 football. In other words, it’s likely to happen sooner or later if we let stress build.
There are many things we can do to beat stress: exercise, sing, dance, laugh, play or listen to music, paint, write, volunteer, learn something new and lots more. Tell us what you do. Let's talk.
Our message to men: talk about how you beat stress, talk about what causes it. Talk to your mates, talk to your family. And if you want to talk to a professional try the Men’s Health Forum’s new Beat Stress service – free text chat with experts trained in beating stress, no names, no hassle. We'll be launching the service during the week.
You can find out more about our work in this area:
- How to make mental health services work for men?
Our best practice guide on mental health promotion
- The key statistics on men and mental health
Sign up for information below by ticking the Men's Health Week box – and anything else that takes your fancy.