The MHF's review of the most important issues in male mental health of men and boys, Untold Problems is online now. It was formally launched at the National Mental Health Equalities Conference at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre on Wednesday 24 February.
MHF policy officer David Wilkins, who put the report together, said: 'This review is about the mental health of men and boys. We believe it is the first time that the relevant evidence has been brought together and considered in this way.
'It considers mental health from a male perspective, explores how good mental health can be achieved and maintained and looks at the kinds of mental health problems that men and boys experience. Looking ahead to the next step, a good practice guide, it asks how services can most effectively respond.'
The conference, Equalities in Mental Health 2010, is now fully booked. Run by the National Mental Health Development Unit (NMHDU), it will highlight the evidence, policy and practice drawn from the National Strategic Framework era. It will also consider what the NMHDU describe as 'the important question of how we can work together to acheive our shared vision of a fair inclusive society attuned to the needs of individuals whatever age, background or circumstance'.
The Men’s Health Forum and Mind have also been commissioned by the NMHDU to write a guide on how to meet the mental health needs of men identified in Untold Problems. To do this, we need your suggestions. Full story here: Help us solve Untold Problems
Although Untold Problems makes no specific recommendations, it identifies a number of ideas and principles that should be taken into account when future actions are planned:
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