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November 2018

Is the field of psychology blind to men’s mental health issues?

November 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
University of Suffolk, West Suffolk College campus
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 3RL United Kingdom
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Three out of four suicides are by men, yet men seek psychological help less than women do. What is the profession of psychology doing to remedy this situation? Dr John Barry, co-founder of the Male Psychology Network and Honorary Lecturer in Psychology at University College London explores this topic. Find out more about the presenter…

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Can we discuss gender without distorting the issues?

November 22 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
UCL, lecture theatre to be confirmed, Medical Sciences and Anatomy Building
London, WC1E6BT United Kingdom
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Martin Seager and John Barry will discuss their new theory which brings light to many issues and misunderstandings in discussions of gender. They have written about this theory in the forthcoming Handbook of Male Psychology: Theory & Practice (Palgrave Macmillan), to be published in 2019. Tickets for this are available on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/can-we-discuss-gender-without-distorting-the-issues-tickets-47920295895

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December 2018

Men’s mental health: beyond victim blaming

December 20 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
UCL, lecture theatre to be confirmed, Medical Sciences and Anatomy Building
London, WC1E6BT United Kingdom
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In this presentation, Dr Rob Whitley will argue that too much discourse surrounding men’s mental health involves victim-blaming and a misplaced deficits-based approach. He will argue that this should be replaced by a strengths-based, public-health oriented approach with more attention paid to individual capabilities, social determinants and health service reform. Print-outs of tickets are required,…

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