Alliance Vice Chair, Councillor Glenn Finlay has encouraged men to speak out this International Men’s day if the stresses and strains of 2020 are simply getting too much.
“Today reminds us that more than ever we need to support each other,” said Glenn.
“2020 has been a year none of us will forget in a hurry, but it is one that we will be witnessing the repercussions for years to come.
“Mental health is something none of us can take for granted and yet we often find it is something we don’t talk enough about in men.
“From the rate of male suicide to concerns over attainment within the education sector, mental health issues in males have been a problem pre-covid. We all have the chance to help those around us – be aware, ask the hard questions and know when to step in and help. There are dark days ahead; we can all help each other through it.”