Man Down

A Guide for Men on Mental Health

  • Imprint: Vie
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144
  • Price: £9.99
  • Publication date: 12 March 2020
  • ISBN: 9781787832503

About the book

“A great book on how men, how all of us, can connect through vulnerability and grow together.”
 Russell Brand

How often do you put on a ‘coping’ front, when in reality you’re troubled with insecurities and anxieties?

Do you find it difficult to open up about how you’re feeling?

You might be surprised to learn that you are not alone, and that many men find it challenging to talk about their worries.

From tips on how to reach out, to advice on navigating mental health issues, this volume is full of guidance on how to look out for your well-being. Topics covered include: 

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Stress
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Dealing with traditional gender expectations
  • Self-care and mindfulness methods
  • How to open up and communicate 
  • Where to seek help

With personal experiences and insights, this book will improve your awareness of mental health, offer tools and techniques to enable you to manage it better, and help you to live a happier, healthier life.

About the author

Charlie Hoare is a life coach and entrepreneur who co-founded TÅPPED birch water having worked for Innocent Drinks, Air Asia and start ups in London, Hong Kong and Malaysia (from where he cycled the 10,000 miles home). Personal experience of depression and anxiety led him to an MSc in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology, and a move from London to East Wittering in Sussex. Now he helps others to make their lives better, whilst daily enjoying the healing power of cold-water swimming! 


'A great book on how men, how all of us, can connect through vulnerability and grow together.' 

'A wise, compassionate, clear and ultimately helpful guide to the struggles many men face, gently offering constructive ways to be kinder to ourselves, to reach out for help, to heal our wounds and to live the best life we can.'

'A beautifully brave book by a very modernday human. In Man Down, Charlie Hoare stands naked in front of the macho all-boy’s club of life and opens his heart. With solid advice and simple tips, Charlie invites culturally handcuffed men all over the world to own their emotions and talk about how they feel.'