MENTAL health experts are calling on Warrington men to get talking during ‘Men’s health week’ as latest national figures have revealed suicide is the single biggest killer of men aged between 15 and 50.

Great Sankey resident Dr Phil Cooper, who is also co-founder of the rugby league State of Mind, added depression occurs as often in men and women but females are twice as likely to be diagnosed and treated.

He added: “Talking and keeping in touch with your mates is pretty important as well as keeping active, giving yourself breaks and helping other people always makes you feel good so they’re all quite simple but crucial things for blokes to do.”

State of Mind has gone from strength to strength in recent years helping to improve the mental health, wellbeing and working life of rugby league players and communities.