At some point in our lives, more than half of gay, bisexual and all men who have sex with men will experience some form of mental ill health.
Despite the fact that mental health issues are so common in our communities, many of us find it difficult to talk about our own mental health, or feel ashamed and stigmatised for doing so.
At SX we want that to change. It is OK not to be OK, and support is there to help you.
If your mental health is impacting on your daily life and you feel it’s affecting your health then it is important you seek help as soon as possible:
Even if you generally feel well in terms of your mental health, there are times when we all feel pressure.
If you don’t feel you need formal support, there are simple things you can do yourself to improve your mental health:
There are lots of great resources and ideas available from organisations such as SAMH, which you can find here.
You can also get in touch with our team at SX, who will help you look at ways of improving your mental health in a way that is right for you.
If you are feeling overwhelmed, there are a number of charities that specialise in providing mental health support. You can contact: