Young men urged to look after their mental health

SOUTH Antrim MLA Pam Brown has welcomed the launch of ‘Workout’ - a mental health website targeted at young men.

The site - - provides young men with practical support and guidance about a range of issues such as building confidence, taking control and looking after their mental health.

Ms Brown, a member of the Assembly’s Health Committee, commented: “Whether it be as a result of peer pressure or just not having someone to talk to, young men often do not know how to express their feelings or indeed recognise their vulnerability, and as a result become increasingly withdrawn and anxious.

“In recognising that many young men use the internet as their starting point for seeking information this website is a welcome development in the promotion of mental wellbeing and suicide prevention.”