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It Takes Balls to Talk founder given honorary doctorate from University of Warwick

A mental health nurse and charity founder has been given an honorary doctorate from University of Warwick. Alex Cotton MBE, a mental health nurse of 25 years, founded It Takes Balls to Talk, Coventry and Warwickshire’s ground-breaking campaign to get men talking about mental health issues. The campaign was launched in 2016 and puts volunteers at major sporting fixtures in ord ...

It Takes Balls To Talk - Belgrade teams up with mental health charity

The crisis in men’s mental health has become an increasingly hot topic in recent years, attracting considerable media attention and sparking action from a wide range of charities. Amidst high profile campaigns, media headlines and worrying statistics, it’s little wonder that the subject is beginning to surface in the stories being told on stage and screen, and it’s a theme tha ...

WASPS support It Takes Balls To Talk

Unite member Alex Cotton highlights men’s mental health on Time to Talk Day At a time when suicide is the biggest killer of men under the age of 50, Unite believes on Time to Talk Day today (February 7) that it’s especially time to talk about men’s mental health. That’s why today Unite is promoting It Takes Balls to Talk, a men’s mental health initiative founded three years a ...


This Sunday vs. Guildford Flames at the Skydome Arena (5.15pm), we welcome back the 'It Takes Balls to Talk' team to the Skydome Arena. The 'It Takes Balls to Talk' campaign, uses sporting themes and key messages to encourage people, particularly men, to talk about how they feel. Mental health issues can affect anyone and can be caused by a number of factors, including bereav ...

WASPS support It Takes Balls To Talk

It can be difficult to talk about mental health and we hope that the campaign will help men understand it is important not to keep their feelings to themselves

Dr Alex Cotton, MBE, Mental Health Nurse and Founder of It Takes Balls To Talk

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