A Bristol film-maker has produced a documentary to raise awareness of male mental health after his best friend took his life at the age of 38.
Ben Akers is on a mission to encourage men to talk about mental health and hopes that his film, due to be premiered next year, will spark a conversation and save mens' lives.
In the UK men are three times more likely than women to take their own lives, according to the charity Samaritans.
In the West Country last year, 510 people took their lives. Nearly three quarters of those were men.
Ben has spent the last year filming and producing the documentary alongside his wife, Claire.
They want to screen the film in pubs across the UK so that men watch it and talk about their own experiences.
Blue O'Connor, also from Bristol, has contributed to the film.
After experiencing his own mental health challenges, Blue has launched a men's grooming business to raise money for mental health charities.
Ben has been fundraising to produce the film and has just reached the halfway target, raising more than £3,500.
To donate to the film and watch the full trailer, click here.
If you are struggling, or know someone who is, there are several organisations that can provide help and support: