Wakefield man urges men to speak out for #InternationalMensDay

After suffering himself with mental health John Tremble is urging other men to speak out to raise awareness for #InternationalMensDay.

Mr Tremble has set up a social media platform for people and organisations to promote mental health awareness as well as activities for improving personal wellbeing.

John Tremble is raising awareness for #InternationalMensDay

John Tremble is raising awareness for #InternationalMensDay

Wakefield United Mental Health and Wellbeing was launched in August as a platform for members to share ideas on how to improve their wellbeing.

Mr Tremble said: "I have no training but I do have experience, it is all about the satisfaction of being able to help and support others.

Mr Tremble started the group after losing a friend and decided that it would be a good platform for people to speak to others without judgement.

He said: "I wanted to do something that will help other people to be able to speak out whether this is guidance for others or to seek help.

John and wife Kim Tremble.

John and wife Kim Tremble.

Mr Tremble believe that everyone from a young age needs to know that it is okay to be upset and that the more people that speak out the better the awareness will be.

He said: "Everyone needs to take care of their own wellbeing, whether this is being active, eating better and sleeping better.

"Men do need to speak out more but that alone is not all they need, there needs to be more help on offer."

John Tremble is speaking out on international men's day.

The NHS also launched its #EveryMindMatters campaign offering free advice, tips and resources to help you look after your mental health.

To access the free services visit the NHS website here.
Wakefield United Mental Health and Wellbeing can be found via Facebook.
International Men's Day is held on November 19 every year to celebrate the positive role models and raise awareness of mens wellbeing.

There is a different theme each year with this years being 'Making a difference for men and boys'.

International Men's Day is to encourage men to teach boys in their lives the values, character and responsibilities of being a man.

For more information visit their website here.