The MAN v FAT Weight Loss Diaries: Let’s Get It On

We’re four weeks into our MVF blogs and already we’ve seen that weight loss isn’t a straight-forward process, there’s plenty of back and forth and that one of the key criteria that’s needed is patience… Cory Hickton This last week has been extremely hard for me. After my huge loss last week, I came down […]

Exercise and mental health: how does exercise help with depression?

exercise and mental health

We’ve long known that moving more makes us feel good, and some scientists have even gone as far as saying exercise can be as effective as anti-depressants for those suffering with clinical depression. But when you’re struggling with your mental health, exercise is often the last thing you want to do, so what’s the deal? […]

How to talk to your GP about mental health

how to talk to your gp about mental health

“Talk to your GP” is the number one bit of advice given in every advice article about mental health. It’s a good ‘un too, because burying your head in the sand when it comes to your mental health is never a good idea. But how do you talk to your GP about mental health? What […]

Healthy habits for better mental health

Healthy habits for better mental health

Time for some alarming stats: Three out of four suicides are by men. Suicide is the biggest cause of death for men under 35. Men are less likely to seek help for mental health problems. Only one in five men said they would take time off work to get medical help for anxiety or feeling […]

Mental health resources and other help

The NHS is incredible, but the sad truth is that a decade of cuts has left it in a pretty sorry state. This is especially evident when it comes to mental health support, with long waiting times, overworked specialists and frustrating postcode lotteries all common.  Mental health problems differ in severity, and sometimes you’re able […]

How to deal with stress

how to deal with stress

You’re stressed, I’m stressed, we’re all stressed. Welcome to the 21st century! It might be hard to imagine a stress-free life, but there are ways you can deal with stress and minimise its effect on your life. No matter what the source of your stress is, here are a few ways you can deal with […]

Introducing SilverCloud

Silvercloud Health are a leading digital mental and behavioural health platform that MAN v FAT have recently partnered with to provide mental wellbeing support to all MAN v FAT members. For the past 10 years, SilverCloud have worked in the NHS and the wider healthcare sector providing bespoke programmes. They have been delivering many digital […]

Men and Grief: Don’t Man Up, It’s Good To Talk

Losing a loved one is an incredibly difficult life event to go through, and though there is definitely no one-size-fits-all way for a man to deal with grief, it’s important to try and work through it as best as you can. And the best way to do that? To talk. We’re a bit crap at […]

Heads up! #MVFNewsround 3/1/20

Hello and welcome to the first Newsround of 2020! Ahh, a fresh new year, isn’t it lovely to be so full of hope?! Set aside your cynicism and join me in setting a few goals for the year – yes, New Year’s resolutions are generally a load of crap that people just don’t stick to, […]

MAN v FAT talks to the Lions Barber Collective

Lions Barber Collective

This month’s webinar saw us chat to Tom Chapman from the Lions Barber Collective, a collective of barbers from around the world who are dedicated to opening up discussion around mental health and suicide prevention in men. Their aim is to encourage customers to chat to their barber, turning barbershops into safe spaces where you […]