North Derbyshire residents encouraged to discuss mental health as part of world suicide prevention day

We've been speaking to Jason Cotton from local mental health help group; 'MenTalk'.

North Derbyshire residents are being encouraged to speak about their mental health to mark world suicide prevention day. 

A number of events are taking place today and throughout the week to reduce the stigma and offer support to those who need it.

Jason Cotton runs local group MenTalk, who'll be on hand to offer advice at the Proact Stadium ahead of Chesterfield FC's match this weekend;

"It's an amazing opportunity to be exposed to that many people at one event.

"There's going to be thousands of people there, so to raise awareness of the campaign at that kind of level will be fantastic."

He's also confident progress is being made, in terms of people feeling confident enough to talk about the issue;

"The stigma's still there in a huge way, but what is encouraging is that so many people are now actually working together to break the stigma down.

"We still have our monthly meetings at MenTalk, to try and get people to open up about any problems they may be having with their mental health."

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