A SECOND video has been released by local charity Mind Your Head in an attempt to encourage more men to speak openly about their mental health.
In the short film Shetlander Ben Goudie discusses the difficulties he experienced when he left the isles to attend university in St. Andrews.
He also opened up about how a bereavement in the family affected him.
It follows a video released earlier this year featuring Laurence Johnson, which was shared widely on social media.
Mind Your Head said there is a perception that men don’t want to speak about their mental health.
Project manager Anouska Civico said the latest video is the second of three clips.
“It’s amazing that men like Ben are willing to share their story with others and so publicly,” she said.
“My sincere thanks to Ben and his family for agreeing to share his story. There is no underestimating how powerful this film is and how wide an audience this will reach.”
Mind Your Head chairwoman Shona Manson added: “I continue to be awed by the support Mind Your Head has from the Shetland community and from people like Ben, and recently Laurence, to work alongside us in campaigning to eradicate the stigma associated with mental ill health.”
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