Mental health concerns have been on the rise since the onset of the Covid-19 era. Tongues on Fire Ltd & UK Asian Film Festival’s #TalkingTherapyMen.
The campaign has organised Movember, an annual event that takes place in November. It is to raise awareness of men’s mental health issues which includes men’s suicide.
In support of the campaign, actor Namit Das contributed to raising awareness of men’s mental health and suicide during the month of November.
The Aarya actor lent his voice to the campaign so as to highlight the importance of addressing mental health issues and seeking professional help.
Interestingly, the actor’s recent short film Samskara offers. An insight into toxic masculinity and the conditioning that can lead to mental health issues. He says,
“The pandemic has had an adverse impact on artists and freelancers. I’m relieved that a counselling service has been set up for South Asian artists based in the UK. A huge thanks to TOF & UKAFF for this brilliant initiative.”
“Talking Therapy” is a counselling service consisting of six free confidential over. The phone therapy sessions with a trained and qualified counsellor.
Callers are also provided information on next steps and support groups available to them.