The brilliant Male Psychology Network are holding a lecture on male suicide at University College London.
Find out why suicide is more prevalent in men and to learn how you can improve male help-seeking to make your therapy more male-friendly
The workshop aims both to explain the predominance of suicides amongst the male gender and also connect this with the relative lack of research and curiosity even amongst psychologists on this and other male-gender related topics. Recent research is used to support theories relating to ancient gender scripts which place particular pressures on men (and women) to think and act in certain ways and which also make suicide more likely in men. Innovative ways of reaching men at risk in more gender-specific ways both in the NHS and the voluntary sector will be outlined. Directions for future research and service development will be discussed. The audience will be welcome to participate in sharing ideas as the workshop proceeds.
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