One in four people in Devon suffer from depression or anxiety. Yet, while progress is being made, there is still a cultural sense that men don’t talk about their emotions. The strong, silent type remains the dominant image men try to live up to.
The effort it takes to bottle up feelings can itself make coping with difficult emotions even harder. That’s the reason behind the Real Men Talk campaign – to show that working out emotional struggles with others, talking through life’s difficulties and allowing yourself to be part of a network of support is a strength, not a weakness.
The campaign has been funded by the Better Care Fund, managed by Devon County Council, with support and input from Devon Advocacy Services. You can visit their website or download the posters using the links below.