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"It took me a while to get comfortable in therapy, to be open and honest - but now therapy is one of my main tools to work through whatever issues I'm facing."

A Guide to Therapy: For Men

Talk Therapy is one of the most effective and widely used treatments for depression. But for many guys, there are a lot of unknowns about what therapy actually is, and this can get in the way of them connecting with a therapist and getting their health back in gear.

Therapy is:

  • Non-judgemental
  • Confidential
  • An opportunity to get an outside/objective perspective (from someone not in your social circle, a friend, or family member)
  • A space for you to just be yourself and share what you can’t with others in your life
  • Where you develop new skills and strategies for living well
  • Where you can get support without any strings attached (you don’t have to help your therapist out in return for them helping you, or worry about saying something wrong, like you may if you were getting help from a friend or family member)
  • Where you can actually let yourself feel – maybe for the first time in years

For many guys, therapy is life changing and helps them get closer to becoming the person they want to be – a stronger and healthier version of themselves.

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Why Go To Therapy?

Men seek therapy for all sorts of reasons, and more and more men are realizing and utilizing it’s potential.

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How to Find a Therapist

Talk therapy (formally known as psychotherapy) is a widely recognized and well-supported treatment for depression.

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13 Tips to Help Men Make the Most of Therapy

Getting the most out of your therapy sessions by being honest, setting goals, and much more.

How to Know if Therapy is Working

Questions to ask yourself, so you can better assess if therapy is working for you and make sure you are heading down the right path.

Can Online Therapy or Counselling Help You? An Overview of What’s Available

Sorting out what is available and whether or not it online therapy may be a good fit for you.

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18 Male Athletes and Celebrities Who’ve Talked About the Value of Therapy

Quotes from famous men sharing their personal experiences with therapy, demonstrating how reaching out is a sign of strength and resilience.

Better Starts Here: Connect with a Therapist Near You


Men's Health Week takes place annually in mid-June, during the week preceding Father’s Day. The week is not just a campaign, but a call to action for men to take better care of their health and for communities to support men in this endeavour.

Men's Health Week 2024