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Men talking

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:

Five questions 

  • How's your week been?
  • What positive thing has happened to you this week?
  • What do you need to get off your chest?
  • What's your goal between now and next week?
  • Tell me about someone you appreciate in your life and why?

(Abridged from Andy's Man Club)

S.U.M.O. questions

  • Where is this issue on a scale of 1-10?
  • How important will this be in 6 months?
  • Is your response appropriate and effective?
  • How can you influence or improve the situation?
  • What can you learn from this?
  • What will you do differently next time?
  • What can you find that's positive about this situation?

(From Paul McGee - the SUMO guy)

Men's views on mental health and how they deal with it - a short video

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 and we can arrange for a member of the group to contact you.