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Menkind: Five ways to improve your well-being

We'll be providing advice and support through the ‘Menkind’ campaign Credit: ITV News Anglia

Increasingly men’s health is becoming a major source of concern and it affects entire families. From the alarming number of male suicides and issues with mental health to problems with drink, drugs and general physical well-being.

Over the next eight months alongside former England footballer, Darren Eadie, we'll be providing advice and support both online and in our programmes.

Below, you can find five ways in which you can help improve your mental and physical well-being.

  • Keep learning
Darren Eadie has spoken on many occasions about his struggles with depression Credit: Norfolk County Council/Richard Kelly

Learning new things has a positive impact on our mental wellbeing. Try something new.

  • Connect with people
Former Norwich City footballer Darren Eadie will be joining us to give his advice on how he's dealt with his mental health Credit: Norfolk County Council/Richard Kelly

Connect with people around you. With your family, with friends, neighbours and colleagues.

  • Take notice
Living in the moment can really help with your well-being Credit: Norfolk County Council/Richard Kelly

Live in the moment. Embrace the here and now, savour the moment, whether it’s enjoying watching a football match, or simply taking in your surrounding.

  • Volunteer your time
The Men's Shed Association is a great initiative to help people out of isolation Credit: ITV News Anglia

Volunteer your time. Join a community group. Seeing yourself connect with your community and those around you can be incredibly rewarding.

  • Be active
One of the ways to help you feel better is to stay active Credit: Norfolk County Council/Richard Kelly

Step outside, go for a walk or run. Garden. Cycle. Exercise makes us feel good. Find a physical activity you enjoy and one that is suitable to your level of fitness and mobility.

Have you got any ways in which you've improved your physical or mental health? Please do get in contact with us in any of the following ways.

For more information, please visit The 12th Man website

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