AN East Renfrewshire man has been doing his bit to support a new charity which is combating the biggest killer of men under the age of 45.

Brothers in Arms is Scotland’s first mental health charity for men and aims to highlight the issue of suicide.

On offer is support to men of any age who are feeling down or in crisis.

It is hoped this will empower them to ask for help when they need it.

Earlier this month, Giffnock man Keiran Woods and his friend Campbell Nelson organised a fundraiser in support of the charity at Glasgow’s upmarket Corinthian Club.

Comics Matt Watson, Anton Ayton, Ronnie Black and Micky Bartlett entertained guests at the bash, where more than £6,000 was raised.

Daniel Proverbs, the man behind Brothers in Arms, hopes to reduce the stigma surrounding mental health problems, which too often lead to suicide.

He said: “The stats speak for themselves – 76 per cent of suicides in the UK are carried out by males and it is the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45.

“We want people to realise that it’s okay to not be okay and that there’s absolutely nothing wrong with reaching out for help.”

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