Loose Women ‘s first ever male spin off Loose Men marked International Men’s day, as the hosts discussed mental health amongst other issues.
Ronan Keating, Iain Stirling, Marvin Humes and Roman Kemp discussed the shocking figures that report every day 12 men take their own lives by suicide, and it remains the most common cause of death for men aged 20-49.
One in three men are victims of domestic abuse and 33 men a day die from prostate cancer.
Talking about the need to maintain your mental health like your physical health, Ronan explained: “I get help whenever I am feeling fragile, if I need to lean on somebody.
“I was at school not long ago and I didn’t once get taught how to deal with stress and my own mental health…
“There needs to be more done for the kids, 50% of schools these days don’t have any form of counselling and that, for m, isn’t good enough.”
Iain also stresses how men need to be more vigilant about their health and less embarrassed.
He says: “Men die from testicular cancer because they are too embarrassed to go to the doctor.
“I remember at uni, a load of female friends went to the sexual health clinic.
“They went and got tested for STIs, had a latte, lovely day out.
“I think as a bloke, your willy could fall off and you would probably rock up to hospital with a bag going ‘It’s probably nothing, I don’t really use it anymore!'”
* Loose Men airs on Thursday at 12.30pm on ITV