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Lynn News' Charity of the Year, the 8:56 Foundation, say male suicide rate is highest in over 20 years



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Each week the Lynn News' charity of the year, the 8:56 Foundation as voted by the public, share their aims and events in supporting men's mental health through sport.

Set up in memory of Lee Calton, sadly statisitcs state that the male suicide rate is at its highest in over 20 years and here the 8:56 Foundation share ways to help those who may be experiencing mental health issues.

Approximately one in four people in the UK will face a Mental Health Challenge.

Nominations have been popular for the 8:56 Foundation for Lynn News charity of the year. (56667723)
Nominations have been popular for the 8:56 Foundation for Lynn News charity of the year. (56667723)

When a friend or a loved one is suffering from a mental health complication, we often avoid the topic.

We often think that it may never happen to ourselves but as the statistics tell us it very well may do.

Not addressing these complications can have profound implications on our quality of life and indeed without management complications can become progressively worse.

Lee Calton, 38 was loved by many - Supplied by Shannon Coker, (49739321)
Lee Calton, 38 was loved by many - Supplied by Shannon Coker, (49739321)

The male suicide rate is at its highest in over 20 years.

If you think a friend or loved one is experiencing a mental health complication, there may be a simple thing you can do to help, by just looking to do something together, a good option would be to engage in sport or exercise which has multiple additional therapeutic benefits.

Importantly, there is a large body of scientific research that suggests engaging in sport or exercise can aid in both the prevention and management of a plethora of mental health complications.

Nominate our next charity of the year
Nominate our next charity of the year

The foundation is hosting Men’s Time throughout the year and these could be a perfect opportunity to get someone you know out doing an activity, in a social setting and thus developing friendships and reducing loneliness and isolation.

The next Men’s Time event takes place on Sunday, July 3, at Eagles Golf Centre, where people will be playing footgolf. There are only a few spaces remaining which can be booked on its website at



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