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Ending the Stigma Around Men’s Mental Health


Man up. Two simple words that can, and have, caused untold damage.

According to a Time to Change survey, 42% of men say that those words can act as a conversation blocker, and three quarters of men feel they can’t talk openly about their mental health with a friend. The team at Focus Carmarthen Enterprise Hub want to change this.

On 24th February, they will be holding their first Men’s Mental Health webinar in partnership with Wales Co-operative Centre and Dan Stanley, owner of BetterMen. The aim of the workshop is to discuss how mindset can affect mental health and wellbeing, and how to understand the role of thoughts and feelings when it comes to decision making.

Angharad Harding, Hub Manager, commented:

“Covid- 19 has affected all of us in our personal and work life and we have all felt the impact in different ways. This webinar is open to men and women and is a great opportunity for everyone to gain a better understanding of mental health, as well as how they can support partners, friends, colleagues and siblings. Grab a coffee and join us for this hour and half workshop.”

“We’re really pleased that we are able to hold an event on such an important topic. We know that people have found it difficult during lockdown and we want to make sure that people, and men in particular, know that it’s okay to talk about how they are feeling,” added Gwenllian Thomas, Enterprise Engagement Officer at Wales Co-operative Centre.

Focus Carmarthen Enterprise Hub workshops are open to all. This webinar is open to men and women to help understand men’s mental health and the challenges faced by everyone during Covid-19.

You can register your fully funded place by searching for Focus Carmarthen Enterprise Hub on Business Wales Events Finder.

Focus Enterprise Hubs are an innovative space to incubate and accelerate new, and growing businesses. Focus Newtown and Focus Carmarthen Enterprise Hubs are part funded by the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh Government. EU funds are having a positive impact on people, businesses and communities across Wales by raising skills and helping people into work.