REFERRALS FOR BROS
MENTAL HEALTH EMERGENCY CONTACTS
No male-specific mental health services available.
There appears to be limited mental health support across the board, and none that we could find online for men in Paris, or indeed across France. Please remember that if you are in a serious case of emergency with suicidal thoughts, please contact 112.
MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT
EMERGENCY: 112 (24 hours 7 days a week)
Tel: 01 40 44 46 45
The SOS Suicide Phénix France Federation provides anonymous and confidential support to people at risk of suicide.
Sos Amitié (SOS Help)
Tel: 09 72 39 40 50
English: 01 46 21 46 46
SOS Amitié provides 24/7 anonymous and confidential support to people who may be depressed or just needs to talk.
Tel: 0800 235 236
This is an anonymous and toll-free number for young people experiencing mental health distress.
The association provides 24/7 anonymous and confidential support to people at risk of suicide.
Tel: 0800 858 858
Red Cross Ecoute is for anyone who feels the need to speak , regardless of age or situation. Everyone experiences difficult periods, whether they are related to loneliness, physical or mental violence, relational conflict, addiction. Volunteers are available 7 days a week , from 10 am to 10 pm on weekdays, from noon to 6 pm on weekends. The calls are completely anonymous and confidential. As it is a toll free number, it is free.
Click here for a list of counselling professionals by French region and departments, and information on various UK based helplines
Click here for directories on the various AngloINFO regional sites
Click here for a list of English speaking mental health professionals in the Paris area
ICS International Counseling Service (Paris)
Tel: 01 45 50 26 49
Movember Foundation - France*
Movember is an annual event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November to raise awareness of men's health issues, particularly prostate cancer, testicular cancer, and men's suicide. The Movember Foundation runs the global Movember charity event, housed at Movember.com. The goal of Movember is to "change the face of men's health." By encouraging men (whom the charity refers to as "Mo Bros") to get involved, Movember aims to increase early cancer detection, diagnosis and effective treatments, and ultimately reduce the number of preventable deaths. Besides annual check-ups, the Movember Foundation encourages men to find ways to take care of our mental health, and to check in with one another in order to reduce the rate of suicide in men. Visit the link to France’s Movember page to access vital information on these three key topics affecting men’s health today: https://fr.movember.com/en/mens-health/mental-health
OTHER ENGLISH-SPEAKING SUPPORT SERVICES IN FRANCE
Fmily mediation in English, fees are income related. Visit: http://www.famille-mediation.fr
For people dealing with depression. Peer group for those diagnosed with anxiety, depression or bi-polar disorder. Meetings at America Cathedral Paris twice monthly. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bereavement Support Network (by telephone)
Bereavement Support Group (Paris)