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Workshop: male suicide & men’s mental health

19 November 2016 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

£110
male-psychology

Workshop: Male suicide & men’s mental health

November 19 @ 10:00 am4:00 pm

| £110

Find out why suicide is more prevalent in men and to learn how you can improve male help-seeking 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.


Target audience

Suitable for all, but particularly those with responsibility for working with psychological services.

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

Facilitators

Martin Seager CPsychol AFBPsS
John Barry CPsychol AFBPsS

10% discount for Wimbledon Guild Counsellors

Details

Date:
19 November 2016
Time:
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost:
£110
Website:
http://www.malepsychology.org.uk/event/workshop-male-suicide-mens-mental-health/

Organizer

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

Venue

Drake House
44 St Georges Road
Wimbledon, London, SW19 4ED United Kingdom
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Website:
http://www.malepsychology.org.uk/