It Takes Balls to Talk is a public awareness campaign which has been created to encourage people, particularly men, to talk about how they feel.

So why are we focusing on men?

  • Suicide is the biggest cause of death in men under the age of 45
  • Over three quarters of people that choose to take their own lives are male.
  • 12.5% of men in the UK are suffering from one common mental health disorder, for example anxiety and depression. 

Key Campaign Messages

  • It’s tough to talk about your mental health 
  • Listening is a sign of strength - speaking out is not a sign of weakness
  • You are not alone - there is help out there
  • 'Be a Listening Mate' - be there to listen and support friends or relatives who want to talk about their mental health

It’s okay to talk about how you feel - Lets continue to get message out there!

It Takes Balls to Talk has been launched in Coventry and Warwickshire, however, the messages we are sharing have the potential to help men all over the world.

Since the launch in October 2016:

  • Over 13,200 people have been exposed to the campaigns key messages. 
  • Over 3,400 brief conversations held about male mental health, many resulting in signposting to local mental health services
  • Social media impressions well over 200,000 
  • Radio and media coverage across West Midlands with a combined circulation of around 1.5m people.

 Your donation will help us to:

  • Be part of more sporting events, so we reach more people, particularly men.
  • Resource the campaign coordination, so we are able to have a bigger impact on the community
  • Create more promotional materials that we can send across the region to those who are not able to attend events

Every life matters and every donation counts! Please help us to continue to good work that we are doing.

For more information on ITBTT please click here