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Men's Mental Health and Wellbeing: What's Different and What Works

Men often experience mental health differently to women - in the way they perceive wellbeing, experience distress and how they seek and respond to help. Participants will leave with a clear understanding of key themes, communication and response considerations as well, so they can effectively support their male clients.

Description

Aim

Mental health affects each one of us in similar and unique ways. Men often experience mental health differently to women - in the way they perceive wellbeing, experience distress and how they seek and respond to help. This focused workshop explores how best to support men’s wellbeing, how to identify signs of distress and how to engage in a way that resonates with them. Participants will leave with a clear understanding of key themes, communication and response considerations as well, so they can effectively support their male clients.

Overview and Learning Intentions

  • Explore the specific demands and stresses for men in contemporary society in Aotearoa

  • Consider what constitutes wellbeing for men – similarities and differences

  • Understand common signs and indicators of distress for men

  • Develop an awareness of particular risk factors for men and understand pathways and barriers to help-seeking behaviour

  • How to adjust your approach, language and style in order to better engage and support men

  • Introduction to resources and strategies that resonate with men

Let's Get Real

  • Working with people experiencing mental health and addiction needs

  • Maintaining professional and personal development

Facilitated by Melvyn Johns 

MASW, B.A. (Hons), Cert. Supervision, Cert. AOD Counselling, RSW

Mel has over 20 years’ experience working in the mental health and addictions sector in Aotearoa New Zealand and the UK. Throughout his career, he has held a number of diverse roles, working alongside a broad client base within both statutory and NGO services. He possesses clinical practice, leadership, teaching, management, supervision and governance experience. Mel has a comprehensive knowledge of assessment processes, therapeutic interventions and risk-management approaches. He demonstrates a relentless commitment to the principles of social justice, along with a strong passion for developing services that are truly recovery focused. Mel has been a workshop facilitator with MHERC for several years, whilst maintaining his clinical, supervisory and project management roles.

Workshop Type: Intermediate | Workshop Level: Six
Subsidised Rate: Check if you are eligible here. Tick applicable box when registering to apply discount
Early Bird Discount: $10 discount is available on registrations made up to 8 weeks before the workshop date (automatically applied at checkout)
Catering: Refreshments provided

Terms and Conditions

  • Cancellations made up to 10 working days before a workshop will incur a $39 service fee.

  • Cancellations (or non-attendance) made 10 working days or less will not be refunded and the full workshop fee will be charged. 

  • No fee applies if you are able to find a replacement participant.

  • MHERC reserves the right to cancel a workshop at any time due to unforeseen circumstances or insufficient registrations.

  • Workshops may be moved to online delivery due to changes in Covid-19 alert levels.

Please read our full Terms and Conditions before registering.

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