Movember is an opportunity to focus on men’s health. Mental health and suicide risk are a big part of that. We know that male suicide rates are disproportionately high, and that the stigma surrounding mental health problems can be greater for men, making the topic harder for people to talk about when they’re struggling.
This event, hosted by IP Inclusive’s mental health first aiders’ network in collaboration with Jonathan’s Voice, will explore why that might be and what can be done to help. It will be chaired by Jonathan’s Voice co-founder Graham McCartney.
Speaker Susie Bennett is a researcher at the Suicidal Behaviour Research Laboratory, University of Glasgow. She’ll talk about the work she’s doing to understand what causes suicidal feelings and behaviours in men and how to address them.
We will also hear from Penny Aspinall, a consultant workplace trainer who works with Jonathan’s Voice.
We’d like this event to be a safe space for people to hear about, and if appropriate ask about, a very emotive subject. If you’d prefer just to dial in anonymously, that’s fine. Also if you want to put a question anonymously, please email [email protected] beforehand and we’ll sort it for you.
This webinar is open to all UK-based IP professionals, whatever your role or career level and whatever type of organisation you work in. Please sign up using the Eventbrite link above (top right). If you would prefer not to use Eventbrite, please contact [email protected] and we’ll be happy to help.
This event is free. So are all of IP Inclusive's resources. We think it’s important to keep IP Inclusive events the right side of the paywall.
That said, it does need money to keep the show on the road, so if you enjoy the event please consider contributing to the 2021-22 fundraising campaign. For individual ad hoc donations, the crowdfunding page is here. Or for more information – including for corporate sponsors – visit the general fundraising page here.