Men’s Health Week
One of the key aims for Men’s Health Week (MHW) each year is to let as many people as possible know when it is happening. Men’s Health Week is about Physical and Mental Health for Males of all ages.
2020 has been an exceptional year. All aspects continue to be shaped by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. These are especially challenging times for males. It appears, coronavirus is having a disproportionate impact upon men. While there has been a broadly similar incidence and prevalence rate to women, men seem to: be faster at developing serious illness and recover slower from the virus.
A new message to men
Over the past 10 years, a new message to men to talk, express their feelings and show vulnerability has emerged.
Bressie, Brent Pope, and David Beckham have all opened up about issues that affected their mental landscape — topics that men kept well under wraps only a few short decades ago.
This drive to liberate men from a view of masculinity that endorsed being strong, stoic, and independent was much needed. And still is.
Dr Eddie Murphy, clinical psychologist, and adjunct associate professor at UCD School of Psychiatry
Dr Eddie Murphy stated that there is a “bigger impetus in under-30s men to reach out for counselling”, for help with emotional/mental health difficulties, but he finds men older than that are still more likely to adopt a buttoned-up approach when it comes to expressing tough emotions.
The My World Survey 2 (2019), conducted by UCD School of Psychology and the Jigsaw charity, is Ireland’s largest, most comprehensive study of young people’s mental health and wellbeing.
It consulted with more than 19,000 young people across Ireland and is a follow-up to the 2012’s My WorldSurvey 1.
The 2019 study found 58% of 18 to 25-year-olds were outside the normal range for depression and anxiety, i.e. they were in the moderate, severe, or very severe ranges.
In the adolescent group, 40% reported levels of depression and 50% reported anxiety levels.
Some tips to help you raise awareness about Men’s Mental Health Week.
- Put a Men’s Health Week poster up in your workplace.
- Sending an email to everyone on your mailing list to tell them about Men’s Health Week and asking them to forward the message to all their contacts. Why not also insert the MHW logo into your outgoing emails during
- Posting/Tweeting about the week.
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