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The psychology of gender and why it hurts: suicide and boys

This is a past event.

From 09:30 to 16:00 on 28th August 2019

Glasgow EH12 5EZ

Cost: From £89 for Children in Scotland members; from £109 for non-members

Research has consistently shown that boys grow up to report significantly lower levels of life satisfaction than women. We also know that suicide is the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK, and that male rates of suicide in recent years have remained three times higher than those of females. These are shocking statistics that must change.

In this full-day event, you’ll hear from experts in psychology, sociology and gender studies in order to better understand the issues facing boys and young men which might lead to suicidal thoughts and feelings. We’ll look at how well this group is served by suicide prevention-related policy and practice, and at the effectiveness of messages from a range of sources to ‘seek help’ and ‘talk about feelings’.

The event will promote discussion and the opportunity to network with others in the children's sector.

Topics will include:
• Understanding suicide risk: from thoughts of suicide to suicide attempts
• Turning toxic masculinity into positive masculinity
• Mental Health First Aid: essential skills to support others
• Gender, body image and self-harm
• Reducing risk of suicide and self-harm for young people in care
• Talking about feelings and building resilient relationships: what works?

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Children in Scotland
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0131 313 8828