The Role of Masculine Norms in the Male Mental Health Crisis

We are currently seeing a crisis in men’s mental health. In the UK, suicide is the leading cause of death for men under 50. Worldwide, there has been a huge spike in the rate of suicide; with a 60% increase in the rate in the past 45 years. However, it is men who make up most of…View Post

Where Mental Health Campaigns Go Wrong

Mental health campaigns have been able to achieve a great deal in terms of reducing stigma and encouraging people to have honest conversations about their mental health. This has to be applauded. A culture of openness and non-judgement helps people living with mental health issues to feel less alienated, ashamed, and embarrassed about their suffering,…View Post

A Message to Men Who Are Struggling With Their Mental Health

A study has revealed that the reason the male suicide rate is so high (it’s the number one killer of men under 45 in the UK) is because so many men strongly identify with the masculine norm of self-reliance. In other words, since the idea of not seeking help is considered ‘manly’, it means men…View Post

Sexism Against Men Does Exist

We can’t undermine or ignore the fact that sexism against women pervades all aspects of society: it still exists in education, employment, the workplace, politics, domestic life and in every day social situations. It is worth stressing that the gender pay gap, the idea that men earn more than women for the same work, is…View Post