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Men’s Mental Health

Men aged 40 to 49 have the highest suicide rate in the UK. Three times as many men as women die by suicide. Men also report lower life satisfaction than women, according to the government’s National Wellbeing Survey. In other surveys from around the world have shown that men find it difficult to deal openly with mental health and that they are at higher risk of suicide than women.

Sleep

More than 70 types of sleep disorders exist. The most common problems are insomnia (difficulty falling or staying asleep), obstructive sleep apnea (disordered breathing that causes multiple awakenings), various movement syndromes (unpleasant sensations that prompt night fidgeting), and narcolepsy (extreme sleepiness or falling asleep suddenly during the day). Type of sleep disorder, prevalence, and impact …

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Women’s Mental Health

Women are particularly exposed to some of the factors that increase the risk of poor mental health because of the role and status that they typically have in society. The traditional roles for women from some ethnic groups living in the UK can increase their exposure to these risks.

Diet and mental health

Eating well (i.e. a well-balanced diet rich in vegetables and nutrients) may be associated with feelings of wellbeing. One 2014 study found high levels of wellbeing were reported by individuals who ate more fruit and vegetables.