Mental Health Education and Resource Centre

The Psychology of Men's Help-Seeking Behaviour (Part One)


Course Type: Introductory | Course Level: Four | Catering: Refreshments provided

Please note: Distance learning participants will be joining this session via Webinar.

It is well known that men do not seek help for mental wellbeing problems at the same rate that women do. This course aims to assist you to better understand men’s thinking as they consider receiving support for mental wellbeing concerns.

• Clarifying the state of men’s help-seeking in New Zealand
• Exploring how men determine a problem related to mental wellbeing
• Identifying the different reasons why men wait before seeking help
• Understanding what triggers and motivates men to seek help
• Understanding how men communicate the need for help

Note: Part Two of this course will be held in Term 4. This will be available to register online from August.

You will need to have attended Part One before attending Part Two. 

Learning Intentions
Participants will be provided with the opportunity to:
• Increase knowledge about the state of men’s help-seeking in New Zealand
• Increase the understanding of men’s thinking related to help-seeking for mental wellbeing problems
• Understand men’s thinking about help-seeking involving a psychological process involving stages
• Increase knowledge so as to better support/attract men to receive help for mental wellbeing problems

Let’s Get Real Skills
• Working with Service Users
• Challenging Stigma and Discrimination
• Professional and Personal Development

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