Survey on types of thinking related to suicidality

It is normal for people to feel down from time to time, but for some people this may become unhealthy. The aim of this anonymous and confidential survey is to identify the kinds of factors associated with suicidal feelings in men and women. The survey takes about 20 minutes to complete and you can find out the overall results of the study after the study has finished. If you would like to participate in the survey, or for further information, please follow this link

Preferences of men and women for dealing with mental health issues

It is normal for people to feel down or anxious from time to time. Some people will decide to cope with such problems in various ways, for example, seeking help from friends, self-help books, or a mental health professional. This anonymous and confidential survey is about what makes people decide to seek help and what kind of help they decide to choose. Continue reading “Preferences of men and women for dealing with mental health issues”

An exploration of therapists’ experience of adjusting empathic attunement when working with male clients

I am seeking person-centred/humanistic counsellors to participate in MSc research project comprising a short questionnaire and possible follow-up interviews, exploring male clients’ responses to receiving empathic understanding in a therapeutic relationship. Continue reading “An exploration of therapists’ experience of adjusting empathic attunement when working with male clients”

The Conference 2016

The third annual Male Psychology Conference took place at University College London (UCL) on 24th – 25th June 2016. We had two incredibly informative and engaging days of presentations and workshops, as the testimonials show. Psychologists and other therapists, researchers and charity workers, and even some interested members of the public, gathered to find out how they could do more to improve the mental health and wellbeing of men and boys. We enjoyed workshops from the Canadian expert in combat stress, Prof Marvin Westwood, and the legendary Dr Warren Farrell expert on relationship counselling and male psychology.  Continue reading “The Conference 2016”

Investigation into the experience of male victims of domestic violence in accessing and engaging with counselling

Researchers at the University of Sunderland are currently looking for participants to take part in a research study investigating the experiences of counselling for male victims of domestic violence in the UK. Continue reading “Investigation into the experience of male victims of domestic violence in accessing and engaging with counselling”

Why a Male Psychology Section

Male psychology is about psychological aspects of men and boys. Most people don’t realise that three quarters of suicides are by men, and that boys have been falling behind girls in education since the 1980s. These and other issues are not being sufficiently addressed by psychologists, nor by others who might help e.g. in the government, health services and the media. This is why it is important to take an interest in male psychology.

To address the urgent issues facing men and boys effectively, we need a solid platform from which to focus the skills and creativity of those who want to help. A Male Psychology section of the British Psychological Society would be the ideal platform from which to achieve this. That is why we are asking members of the BPS to vote for the Male Psychology section http://www.malepsychology.org.uk/male-psychology-network/vote-for-a-male-psychology-section/

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