Inclusion webinar series: Exploring barriers to men talking about their mental health
Webinar details

Recorded in January 2021 this webinar took into account the devastating picture of men’s mental health following a lock down Christmas period due to the Covid19 Pandemic.

Access to the recording is being provided for free as part of BPS Learn.  

According to many mental health statistics men’s mental health is an area of heightened concern. There is also significant knowledge in the field of men’s mental health that a substantial amount of men’s mental health goes unreported and the dropout rate is far higher than with women. 

The Office for National Statistics showed that in quarter three of 2020, there were 16.3 deaths per 100,000 males (992 deaths registered) and 5.4 suicide deaths per 100,000 females (342 deaths registered); these rates are similar to rates observed in the same quarter in previous years.

According to the Mental Health Foundation, a leading charity in work around mental health, men report lower levels of life satisfaction, are three times more likely to become dependent on alcohol than women. 

In this webinar we unpack what the barriers are to men talking about their mental health, and what can psychology do to support men in coming forward and receiving appropriate timely and well-considered treatments.

Suggested audience 
    • Psychologists 
    • Practitioners 
    • Lecturers
    • Programme directors 
    • Researchers 
    • Students 
    • Trainees 
    • General public  

By the end of the webinar you can expect to:
    • Gain an understanding of the issues and identities connected to the real barriers that men experience when talking about their mental health. 
    • Gain a deeper understanding of the issues and resistance that might surround men or boys accessing mental health services.
    • Gain insight into what services, practitioners, research and teaching can do to modernise the services and create a better future for men and their journeys around mental health resulting in a better, more supported and safer journey.