The hardest words: men, mental health and suicide
Suicide remains one of the biggest killers of men across the age span both in the UK and internationally. The numbers of men dying in the UK every day is a public health scandal, and yet silence pervades this entire landscape. These deaths are rarely reported; the public doesn't easily talk about suicide; men are under-represented in seeking help from psychological therapies, and counsellors themselves can struggle to name suicide with their clients.
This one-day workshop, hosted by Dr Andrew Reeves, will be in-part information delivery and in-part experiential, it will explore the challenges of supporting male clients across the age span around mental health, including their potential thoughts around suicide. It will provide participants with an opportunity to discuss the challenges they experience in their practice and, together as a group, to share good practice guidelines about positive and constructive ways of working with male clients.
The workshop will be beneficial to both experienced and trainee counsellors, therapists and other mental health professionals who work therapeutically with male clients.
Booking via website www.therapychallenges.com
Hosted by Stephanie Hershon
Dr Andrew Reeves is a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist, a Registered Social Worker and an Associate Professor in the Counselling Professions and Mental Health. He has worked for over 30 years as a therapist in a full range of settings, working extensively with male clients and setting up male-specific services.