Men and Mental Health: Too Tough to Talk?
Suicide is the leading cause of death in England amongst men aged 10 – 34 and 35 – 49. But men are less likely than women to talk about their mental health, or seek therapy/medical help.
Are the pressures to be tough or fear of being seen as a loser getting in the way?
Men are thought of as ‘hard to reach’ – but are mental health services reaching them wrongly?
Come and hear answers to these questions and more form men with new and successful approaches. From the Ozzie who does therapy while teaching construction, to the Mental Health champion in the Bank of England, you will find out how men open up and talk.
The event will obviously focus on men, but all are welcome regardless of gender.
John-Paul Flintoff: A Financial Times Journalist, trainer and performer, John-Paul Flintoff has had his own battle with poor mental health and helped others through hard times. He has a particular interest in understanding and sharing the difficulties experienced by men.
David Lett: The ToolShed Training centre uses positive approaches to encourage young people (15 to 19) to talk about mental health whilst learning construction skills. David founded the centre and will talk about his experiences and model.
Kieran Barnes: The mental health network within the Bank of England runs Peer Support and Coffee Hours which create a safe space in a traditionally male environment to discuss mental health. Kieran leads this work and will give his experience on how to have those man-to-man chats.
John Wetherell: John works providing admin support to the Hearing Voices Team at Mind in Camden. He also sometime tells his story in public. As a teenager, he learned to worship the Eternal Feminine (within the belief structure known as Wicca) and much of that way of thinking has stayed with him.
Dean Mccallam: Dean is a co-facilitator at Manor Gardens and team leader of the men’s chair and share group. Dean has years of personal experience of managing anxiety and depression in his own life & now enjoys supporting others on their mental well-being journey.
Lai Ogunsola: Lai participated in one of our all-man programmes and continues to attend the all-man ongoing group. He’ll be talking about his experience with Talk for Health and how that’s benefited him.
The event is free, although there is an option to pay by donation if you’d like to give towards the running of our service. Registration is required.
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