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Male Suicide Lecture

17 November 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Free
male-psychology

The brilliant Male Psychology Network are holding a lecture on male suicide at University College London.

November 17 @ 6:30 pm7:30 pm

Free

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.

Learning outcomes and objectives 

  • To reflect on male gender blindness and the reasons for it
  • To think of innovative ways of reaching men and boys who may be at risk
  • To develop new thinking in the design of psychological and other services in gender-specific ways for men
  • To learn about gender differences in communication and therapy work in particular
  • To develop ideas for the future about increasing research and practice in this area

Details

Date:
17 November 2016
Time:
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Cost:
Free
Event Category:

Organizer

Male Psychology Network
Email:
http://www.malepsychology.org.uk/event/workshop-male-suicide/
Website:
http://www.malepsychology.org.uk/

Venue

University College London
JZ Young Lecture Theatre, Gower Street
London, WC1E 6BT United Kingdom
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Website:
http://www.malepsychology.org.uk/