Men's Voices: Stepping Out of the Box Panel talk
@ The WithamBook Now
16 February 2019
£5 or £4 under 16's
Panel Talk: How do gender norms impact mental health?
Building on the exhibition theme, Changing Relations will be hosting this thought-provoking Panel Talk discussing how gender norms affect mental health. Or is mental health gender neutral?
They have three brilliant speakers on board who all specialise in mental health and promise to bring interesting angles to the debate. Professor Brendan Gough specialises in masculinity and its impact on men’s health and lifestyle and Caroline Dower who has been a psychotherapist for the past 20 years, in the NHS, private practice and now as Head of the Counselling Service at Durham University. Caroline has a particular interest in the non-verbal aspects of mental health; how are moods are impacted by our physical bodies and how we can engage our bodies and non-verbal approaches to improve our mental health. Chris Hemmings is a journalist and author of the book ‘Be A Man – How macho culture damages us and how to escape it’. The book looks at the myriad of ways in which the male pursuit of dominance damages men, women, boys and girls both physically and mentally. It also charts his own journey, and how buying into macho tropes took him places he is now ashamed of.
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