Our call to action
Keep Talking is our call to you and the men in your life – friends, brothers, nephews and husbands. We know that 89% of people working in engineering and technology are men. But their specific set of challenges with mental and physical health is not often addressed directly. We want to change that.
Keep Talking campaign
Our aim is to help tackle the stigma men face when seeking support and encourage men to speak openly about their experiences. Our Trustee Richard Spalding encourages men to speak up and keep talking about what worries them: “So many men find it so difficult to talk about their own health problems. The more men start opening up, the more society will become used to it. Then we’ll all get the right help sooner.”
Why Keep Talking?
We know that almost one in five engineers has lost a colleague to suicide, while more than a fifth have had to take time off work because of a mental health issue. Disabilities, especially ‘invisible’ ones, can make it difficult to ask for support in the workplace. This, combined with pressure for men to behave in certain ways, creates difficulty asking for help they need and deserve. This can and should change.