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.
This workshop is also available to attend in person - register here.
Explore the specific demands and stresses for men in contemporary Aotearoa society
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
Working with people experiencing mental health and addiction needs
Maintaining professional and personal development
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)
You will need
Headset and Microphone
Built-in laptop camera or attachable webcam device (for laptop or PC)
Stable broadband connection
Minimum System Requirements
As a guide, if you are able to Skype or watch online videos (eg: YouTube) from your device, your system requirements should be capable.
Windows 7 and above
Mac OS X 10.6 and above
Internet Explorer 7 and above
Firefox - Latest version
Chrome - Latest version
Safari - 5 and above
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.
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