Presentation at Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority

Three times as many men as women die by suicide.

One major concern from the Covid 19 pandemic is the impact it has had on people’s mental health. From isolation to health anxieties and economic uncertainties, the pandemic has had a huge impact on different groups in a variety of ways.

Last week, we welcomed Luke Newman from For Men To Talk, a men’s mental health charity, to help educate the Combined Authority team on men’s mental health challenges and the support available locally. This was a fantastic and passionate presentation and one that got us all talking. Everyone had the opportunity to be open about their own struggles or ask for advice to support others.

Helping men to express their emotions is an important aim and one that Luke and the Combined Authority will continue to promote.

For Men To Talk provides chance for men suffering with anxiety, depression and grief to talk with other fellow sufferers. They offer informal group meetings in person and virtually. Find out more here at

The Samaritans offer a range of ways to get in touch to get support with your mental health. You can read more at