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More men calling Samaritans about money worries

The Samaritans have reported a significant increase in the number of men calling about financial worries, despite a slight drop in the total number of calls about money problems since 2012.

Of those talking about money worries, about a quarter mentioned debt specifically – a slight drop; however almost a third mentioned housing, up from just under a quarter last year.

The Samaritans have reported a significant increase in the number of men calling about financial worries, despite a slight drop in the total number of calls about money problems since 2012.

Of those talking about money worries, about a quarter mentioned debt specifically – a slight drop; however almost a third mentioned housing, up from just under a quarter last year.

The figures were released as part of a new campaign aimed at reducing suicide levels among middle-aged, lower income men.  A new academic research report, Men, Suicide and Society, has been publishing looking at why this particular group is at greater risk.

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