In a talk at UCL on the 15th of December Dr Ben Hine addressed the issue that both men and women face domestic violence. Continue reading<span class="screen-reader-text"> "Challenging the gendered nature of domestic abuse"</span>
Steve Jones (2016). Lonely Boy: tales from a Sex Pistol. London: William Heinemann.
Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols is renowned for three things: being a Sex Pistol, being a prolific thief, and sleeping with a sizable proportion of the women he met. So when I saw in the media that Steve Jones was publishing an autobiography, I was surprised that the headline focused on him being a victim of child sex abuse.
2016 has been a fantastic year for us so we thought we would take a moment to look back at some of the highlights and then look ahead. Continue reading “The Male Psychology Network wishes you a Happy New Year!”
Do you have a UK Military Reservist in your family? If so participants are required for a study about the welfare and support offered to families of Reservists. Must be over 18 years of age Continue reading “Do you have a UK Military Reservist in your family?”
Professor Marvin Westwood
We are delighted to announce that Professor Marvin Westwood from the University of British Columbia will be a returning keynote speaker at the 2017 Annual Male Psychology Conference. Professor Westwood is considered one of the leading experts when it comes to therapy for PTSD veterans.
John Barry and Martin Seager gave a fascinating talk at University College London about Male Suicide. Their talk included both reasons for the high suicide rates among men as well as suggestions on how to reach more men. The full presentation is available as a pdf here.
Tues 15th Dec saw the launch at Westminster of the Men & Boys Coalition This is a group dedicated to supporting the wellbeing of men and boys, headed by Mark Brooks (Chair of the ManKind Initiative). Continue reading “Male psychology goes to Parliament”
The initiative from Mental Health First Aid England (MHFAE) for World Mental Health Day entitled “Take 10 together” is very welcome overall. However, beneath this simple advice about how to converse with and support each other to improve emotional and mental well-being lurk false assumptions that we are all the same in this respect and that we all benefit from the same modes of communication.
With your help we have exceeded our quota of 500 votes! Many thanks to everyone who voted for the Male Psychology Section of the BPS, and especially those who also let their colleagues and peers know about the vote. What you have done is a really important step towards dealing with issues like suicide more effectively. But we still have one further step before the Section officially comes into being.
Once the BPS have ratified our vote in November, they will initiate a further ballot on the new Section. This means that at some point in the new year all BPS members will be sent a voting slip asking them whether they support the creation of the Male Psychology Section. You should return your ballot paper to the BPS in their envelope, and fingers crossed we will have good news at the BPS AGM around Easter 2017.
Thanks once again everyone. Just one more tick in a box and we are there.