One of the key reasons for setting up Men's Health @ York is to encourage men to talk to each other, specifically about their health but also in recognition that 'it's good to talk'.
Both the Information sessions and the Common interest groups are designed to facilitate and enable those attending to talk to each other more often and at a deeper level and therefore to improve both physical and mental health.
But just because talking is good, doesn't mean it's always easy to start a conversation or encourage people to share. Whether you're supporting a team member or just having a chat with a friend, these sets of questions provide some useful starting points:
(Abridged from Andy's Man Club)
(From Paul McGee - the SUMO guy)
A new online film to engage the public in more positive discussions around men’s mental health has been released during Mental Health Awareness Week.
The 15-minute film, featured above, has been curated by Ilyas Sagar-Ouriaghli, a NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research PhD Student.
The film includes interviews with five different men of all ages discussing their mental health. The interviews cover a range of topics including: race, family, stereotypes, tips to manage their health, and the benefits of speaking to others.
If you would like to have a chat with a member of the Men's Health @ York group please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can arrange for a member of the group to contact you.