International Men’s Day is an annual global event that focuses on celebrating the positive contributions of men to society, promoting male wellbeing, and raising awareness about issues that men face.
It is a day to reflect on the challenges, stereotypes, and societal expectations that can negatively impact men and boys and to emphasise their roles as fathers, sons, brothers, partners, and community members.
- Compared to women, men are less positive about counselling and other psychological services. They are also less likely to seek help.
- Young men aged 18 to 25 are most at risk of developing disorders such as schizophrenia, anxiety, and depression.
- In 2021/22, 88,800 female students said they had a mental health condition or 6.9% of all female students. This rate was more than double the rate for male students of 3.3%.
As such we would like to invite our Male students to join our Support Network on MS TEAMS, by clicking here. This is a safe space for male conversation, with a growing group allowing for future ideas to be shared and discussed.