It Takes Balls To Talk

image of footballs and rugby balls on a green grass background with the yellow and black it takes balls to talk logo in the middle. Text reads " It takes balls to talk. Did you know? It's tough to talk about your mental health. There are people who can help."

'It Takes Balls To Talk' is a mental health awareness campaign launched in Coventry and Warwickshire to encourage people, particularly men, to talk about how they feel. The campaign uses sporting themes and key messages to direct people to help and support, when they need it. 

Mental health issues can affect anyone and can be caused by a number of factors, including bereavement, unemployment, finance and debt issues, family and relationship problems, social isolation, low self-esteem, drug and alcohol issues and many other personal factors. Suicide continues to be three times more common in men than in women. It is also the single most common cause of death in men under 45.

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