Men’s Mental Health Matters
Despite suicide being the biggest cause of death for men under 35 and 76% of death by suicides are by men, men are still less likely access psychological therapies than women.* What’s more, men are feeling the pressure at work. In a survey by Mind of 15,000 employees, one in three men (32%) blamed their work for causing mental health problems, compared to one in five women (19%).
And more recently, 38% of men have noticed a negative effect on their mental health since the start of the pandemic, and 20% feel vulnerable talking about their mental health (YouGov).
In this 60 minute session, lead by a journalist, author and public speaker on modern masculinity (who will share his own mental health story throughout the workshop), we aim to tackle the taboo of men suffering in silence and make it our mission to get more men talking about mental health. This workshop will discuss:
- The dichotomy of appearing ‘successful’, ‘strong’ and ‘sorted’, whilst suffering from insecurities, anxieties and mental health illnesses.
- The ‘male’ experience of common mental health illnesses.
- Tools and tips to promote and improve good mental health amongst men.
- Ways to create an open and supportive community amongst your male peers.
How it works:
- Capacity: Unlimited virtual attendees or up to 100 attendees on-site at your office.. Feel free to keep this male-only, or open the session up to women, so they can learn how to support their male colleagues, friends and family.
- Requirements: The facilitator will need a screen for powerpoint slides. If delivering virtually, we’ll send you a Zoom link.
- Length: 60 minutes.
*(Sources: CIPD 2018 and Psychological Medicine, 2018).
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L&D Partner, Charlotte Tilbury
The Men’s Mental Health talk was transformational! There is such good commentary around the office from people who joined too.
Workshop Attendee, AXA
The trainer was an engaging host & the personal story sharing when down well.
Workshop Attendee, OMD
I thought it was a brilliant session. I have already received really positive feedback from attendees.
Webinar Attendee, The Cabinet Office
Hearing another man open up about his own mental health issues was so relatable. The presenter was open, honest and engaged well with everyone in the session.
Webinar Attendee, Jagex
Listening to the speaker’s very open recounting of the issues he faced really resonated with me. It’s really nice to see men’s mental health being normalised more, and to see an environment that openly encourages sharing like this.