The Trouble with Men IV, June 2014
The Trouble with Men IV: The Best a Man Can Be
Wednesday 11th June 2014 7-9pm
An awareness raising evening to mark National Men’s Health Month, June 2014.
When life becomes challenging, emotions can run high and you may feel overwhelmed or out of control.
Men are more likely than women to have an alcohol or drug problem. 67% of British people who consume alcohol at ‘hazardous’ levels, and 80% of those dependent on alcohol are male. Almost three quarters of people dependent on cannabis and 69% of those dependent on other illegal drugs are male. (The Office for National Statistics Psychiatric Morbidity report, 2001)
The above findings from the Office of National Statistics report is concerning. It begs the question, are we (in particularly men), turning more and more to alcohol and drugs as a way of coping?
Where, whom or what do you turn to? Is it difficult to seek help because of stereotypical assumptions? Some would argue that a healthy mind could lead to a health body and ultimately living a healthy lifestyle. Are you emotionally robust?
The theme this year is mental health. The goal of the night will be to explore what this means to us as men, address how we cope under pressure and help us to find ways of promoting our emotional health and wellbeing.
Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity to receive advice and support from health professionals on a wide range of men’s physical health issues including cancer, diabetes, diet, exercise and heart related illnesses. It is a known fact that laughter/happiness can contribute to emotional well being. With that in mind we will be providing laughter via comedy.
- Keynote speakers
Celebrating National Men’s Health Week, June 2014