What is beatstress.uk?
The beatstress.uk service offers online support for men of all ages.
Midlife Crisis is the most visited mental health page on the Men’s Health Forum website and we know, through the other searches on our site, that we're all searching for ways to better manage stress. The beatstress.uk service is about tackling the niggling hassles, frustrations and angers we all feel before it becomes something more serious.
Beatstress.uk is free, confidential and anonymous.
When's it open?
The webchat is open on Wednesdays from 7pm to 10pm with the email service available 24 hours a day offering a 48 hour turnaround.
Who will I be chatting to?
It is staffed by experienced professionals from a wide variety of backgrounds including the NHS and all with expertise in supporting people with their mental health and wellbeing. They really have heard it all before.
From the beatstress.uk page you can also link through to the Men’s Health Forum’s acclaimed content on male mental wellbeing, developed in line with the NHS England Information Standard by and for men in the target group, and also find online signposting.
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It’s tough for men to ask for help but if you don’t ask when you need it, things generally only get worse. Especially during a major pandemic like Covid-19. So we’re asking.
Men appear more likely to get Covid-19 and far, far more likely to die from it. The Men's Health Forum are working hard pushing for more action on this from government, from health professionals and from all of us. Why are men more affected and what can we do about it? We need the data. We need the research. We need the action. Currently we're the only UK charity doing this - please help us.
Here’s our fund-raising page - please chip in if you can.