Promoting Men s Mental Health

Promoting Men s Mental Health

This book in part is about encouraging men who have reached crisis point to seek help. Equally it's about prevention, and sets out some of the excellent work being done on that.

Author: David Conrad

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781315357690

Category: Medical

Page: 288

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A welcome and important contribution to a thankfully growing debate. Mental illness remains in some ways the last great taboo in our society, a taboo which leads directly to stigma and discrimination which for some can be even worse than the symptoms of their illness. This book in part is about encouraging men who have reached crisis point to seek help. Equally it's about prevention, and sets out some of the excellent work being done on that. I hope it can inspire practitioners and policy makers to initiate similar interventions, develop new ones and lift the promotion of men's mental health much higher up the agenda, both in the UK and abroad.A" - From the Foreword by Alastair Campbell Men - in all their diverse groups, settings, lifestyles and stages of life - can face considerable challenges to their mental wellbeing from specific cultural and societal factors, causing difficulties for themselves and those who live and work with them. In addition, these men may respond better to certain approaches and treatment. Promoting Men's Mental Health outlines the breadth of the challenges and provides guidance for those working in primary care on targeting and helping men who need support. Good mental health is more than the absence of mental illness, and this book therefore highlights methods to promote positive mental health by increasing psychological wellbeing, competency and coping skills, and by creating supportive living and working environments The book highlights examples of best practice throughout the UK, Europe and America, and will be essential reading for primary care and mental health professionals, and all those with an interest in men's mental health. 'We need to be more innovative in the way we try to reach men. This book will help stimulate further discussion and hopefully encourage men to seek help or support.' From the Foreword by Louis Appleby
Categories: Medical

Understanding Men s Mental Health

Understanding Men s Mental Health

Individual theorised life histories were written up for each participant. Four of these are presented in this thesis.

Author: Sarah McKenzie


ISBN: OCLC:1008996215


Page: 378

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Men’s mental health has remained understudied and undertheorised. Much of the early research on men’s mental health comes from large scale quantitative studies focusing on gender differences in mental illness. It is only in recent years that the influence of gender as a social construct has become the focus for researchers interested in men’s mental health, particularly depression. This study uses a life history method underpinned by gender relations theory to explore how men’s everyday social practices can help or hinder mental well-being. Life history interviews were undertaken with fifteen New Zealand men aged between twenty and forty years based in the Wellington area. The interviews explored participant’s emotional lives, work lives, family and social relationships, and how they engaged with their mental health on a day-to-day basis. Gender relations theory was used to examine the complex interplay between masculinity and mental health within each man’s life story. Individual theorised life histories were written up for each participant. Four of these are presented in this thesis. A collective analysis was then undertaken using all fifteen life histories and similarities and differences in patterns of social practice were examined across all participants.The findings illustrate the diversity in men’s social, emotional, work, help-seeking and mental health promoting practices and highlight not only the ways in which these can hinder or help men’s mental well-being, but how men are active agents in constructing masculinity through these social practices. Whether a man pursues a hegemonic pattern of masculinity, remains ambivalent or embodies a resistant masculinity, his social practices have varying costs and benefits to his overall mental health. Finally, this study argues for the need to address cultural ideals of masculinity in order to support and promote men’s mental health.

Promotion of Mental Health

Promotion of Mental Health

In this way men will achieve accommodation with other men by looking beyond the distractions and trumperies of everyday ... These forums would serve the purpose of collating information relating to men's mental health, of influencing ...

Author: Michael C. Murray

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351750820

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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This title was first published in 2001. Addressing a range of key theoretical and practical issues, this volume is the latest in an important series proceeding from the Annual Conference on the Promotion of Mental Health. It will be essential reading for policy makers, researchers and practitioners in the field.
Categories: Social Science

Latina o American Health and Mental Health Practices and Challenges

Latina o American Health and Mental Health  Practices and Challenges

how the experiences of LGBTQIA Latina/os entail a complex interplay of both potential conflicts and resilience. The Increased Need for Health and Mental Promotion among Latino Men Latino men are traditionally underrepresented in health ...

Author: Leticia Arellano-Morales Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781440854903

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 340

View: 893

Essential reading for health and mental health administrators, community agencies, and policy makers as well as students and general interest readers, this book details the state of the physical and mental health of many Latina/o American groups. • Examines the prevalence of psychological disorders and chronic physical diseases among various Latina/o groups in the U.S. • Reviews culture-specific treatments and community efforts to improve mental health • Discusses spiritual and indigenous practices such as Curanderismo, Santeria, and Espiritismo and their applications to health and mental health • Provides recommendations for eliminating barriers to health and mental health care for individuals belonging to Latina/o groups
Categories: Health & Fitness

Implementing Mental Health Promotion

Implementing Mental Health Promotion

Community-based mental health and behavioral programs for lowincome urban youth: A meta-analytic review. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 19(2), 195–215. Flood, P., & Blair, S. (2013). Men's sheds in Australia: Effects on ...

Author: Margaret M. Barry

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030234553

Category: Psychology

Page: 580

View: 684

This book offers a comprehensive overview of current research, policy, and practice developments in promoting mental health and well-being. It offers guidance on developing and delivering mental health promotion interventions across a variety of settings internationally. Chapters outline key mental health promotion concepts, implementation processes, and outcomes through empirical findings, practical advice based on successful evidence-based approaches, and templates for action. In addition, chapters answer key “how” questions on practical implementation as well as the “whys”, providing rationales for mental health promotion and identifying the key factors and underlying principles that make these interventions work. The book includes examples of evidence-based practice with 17 case studies of innovative interventions from different international settings. These case studies illustrate the practical aspects of intervention development and delivery and the realities of implementing policies and programes outside of controlled research conditions. Topics featured in this book include: · Interventions that promote gender equality. · Community empowerment models of mental health promotion. · Mental health promotion in the home for children and parents. · Promoting social and emotional learning in schools. · Addressing stress and promoting mentally healthy workplaces. · Mental health promotion within primary health care. · Re-orienting mental health services to mental health promotion for service users and caregivers. Implementing Mental Health Promotion, Second Edition, is a must-have resource for researchers, clinicians and related professionals, and policymakers as well as graduate students across such interrelated disciplines as health promotion, public health, child and school psychology, social work, clinical psychology, child and adolescent psychiatry, health psychology, educational policy and practice, school nursing, occupational therapy, school counseling, and family studies.
Categories: Psychology

Promoting Public Mental Health and Well being

Promoting Public Mental Health and Well being

Mental Health Foundation (2002) The Mental Health Needs of Homeless Children and Young People. ... Mental Health Foundation (2010b) Grouchy Old Men: A Brief Guide to Help Develop Services that Engage Isolated Older Men and Promote Good ...

Author: Catherine J. Mackereth

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781784500047

Category: Medical

Page: 304

View: 694

What causes a person to flourish or languish? Or to be well or ill? How can the mental health and well-being of society as a whole, and individuals, be promoted and enhanced? This book explores the social, economic, political, cultural and environmental factors that affect mental health and well-being on a societal and individual level, and how prevention and intervention can enhance mental health. Taking a holistic approach to mental health, the book sets out effective strategies, from creating a supportive environment to building personal skills. Three extended case studies demonstrate how principles can be applied in practice in different situations: a specific social problem (suicide); a population group (young Black and minority ethnic groups); and a medically defined problem (people with long term conditions). The book is a vital resource for strategic planners (including commissioners) working to promote mental health and wellbeing at a population level, as well as operational services delivering to specific individuals and groups. It addresses the role of generic service providers as well as being essential reading for mental health and public health students.
Categories: Medical

From Research to Effective Practice to Promote Mental Health and Prevent Mental and Behavioral Disorders Proceedings of the Third World Conference on the Promotion of Mental Health and Prevention of Mental and Behavioral Disorders September 15 17 2004

From Research to Effective Practice to Promote Mental Health and Prevent Mental and Behavioral Disorders   Proceedings of the Third World Conference on the Promotion of Mental Health and Prevention of Mental and Behavioral Disorders  September 15 17  2004

It presents some of the recent approaches , ideas , and experiences in mental health promotion from Victoria ... its ramifications when it happens , and start a major push to deal with the causes and promote men's mental health ?

Author: Elena Berger


ISBN: UOM:39015069330663

Category: Mental health

Page: 343

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Categories: Mental health

Health Promotion and Education Thesaurus

Health Promotion and Education Thesaurus

Words in bold print are not always valid as descriptors . ... students Mental Mental handicaps Mental health Mental health education Mental health education programs Mental health services Mental illness Mental retardation Mentally ...



ISBN: UOM:39015046748342

Category: Health education


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Categories: Health education

Trauma Resilience and Health Promotion in LGBT Patients

Trauma  Resilience  and Health Promotion in LGBT Patients

Resilience as an untapped resource in behavioral intervention design for gay men. AIDS Behav. 2011;15(Suppl 1):S25–9. Meyer IH. Prejudice, social stress, and mental health in lesbian, gay, and bisexual populations: conceptual issues and ...

Author: Kristen L. Eckstrand

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319545097

Category: Medical

Page: 259

View: 289

This book has two goals: to educate healthcare professionals about the effect of identity-based adversity on the health of their LGBT patients, and to outline how providers can use the clinical encounter to promote LGBT patients’ resilience in the face of adversity and thereby facilitate recovery. Toward this end, it addresses trauma in LGBT populations; factors that contribute to resilience both across the lifespan and in specific groups; and strategies for promoting resilience in clinical practice. Each chapter includes a case scenario with discussion questions and practice points that highlight critical clinical best practices. The editors and contributors are respected experts on the health of LGBT people, and the book will be a “first of its kind” resource for all clinicians who wish to become better educated about, and provide high quality healthcare to, their LGBT patients.
Categories: Medical

Health Promotion Global Principles and Practice

Health Promotion Global Principles and Practice

Colvin, C.J. (2011) Think locally, act globally: developing a critical public health in the global South. Critical Public Health 21, ... Conrad, D. and White, A. (2010) Promoting Men's Mental Health. Radcliffe Publishing, Oxford, UK.

Author: Rachael Dixey

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 178064132X

Category: Communication in medicine

Page: 240

View: 310

Health promotion is a key mechanism in tackling the foremost health challenges faced by developing and developed nations. Covering key concepts, theory and practical aspects, this textbook focuses on the themes central to contemporary health promotion practice on a global scale. Social determinants, equality and equity, policy and health, working in partnerships, sustainability, evaluation and evidence-based practice are detailed, and the critical application of health promotion to practice is outlined throughout the book. With contributions from the Centre for Health Promotion Research team a.
Categories: Communication in medicine

Fitness for Work

Fitness for Work

Milestones in health promotion: statementsfrom global conferences. ... A practicalguidefor supporting staffwith a mental health condition. ... Men's Health Forum: <> Men's Health Forum.

Author: Keith T Palmer

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191663871

Category: Medical

Page: 736

View: 876

The 'bible' of occupational health, Fitness for Work is the most in-depth and comprehensive resource available on the effects of ill health on employment. Expert authors provide practical guidance on the employment potential of anyone with an illness or disability, as well as examining the art and skills of fitness for work assessment and its ethical framework. Fully revised and updated, Fitness for Work, fifth edition now includes, for the first time, important new chapters on work in cancer survivors, health promotion in the workplace, and managing and avoiding sickness absence. Following in the all-encompassing and comprehensive tradition of the previous editions, it also continues to provide coverage of and information on support for rehabilitation, work at older ages, health screening, and the full array of medical and surgical health problems that can affect fitness for work. Chapters are organized by medical condition to enable effortless reference, and are co-authored by a topic specialist and a specialist occupational physician providing a comprehensive view of the subject. The latest developments in legislation and government guidelines are included ensuring the book is up-to-date and provides the most current procedures in the field. Fitness for Work delivers a wealth of valuable consensus guidance, codes of practice, and locally evolved standards to enable well-informed clinical judgements to be made. All occupational health professionals should have a copy of this highly-regarded resource on their desks.
Categories: Medical

How to Live to 100

How to Live to 100

Cheatham C. T., Barksdale D. J., Rodgers S. G. Barriers to Health Care and Health-Seeking Behaviors Faced by Black Men. J Am Acad Nurse Pract. 2008;20(11):555–562. 6. Conrad D., White A. Promoting Men's Mental Health.

Author: Ariane Sherine

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781472143877

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 480

View: 325

If you're reading this, you probably want to live to a hundred. And why wouldn't you want to live a super-long life, if you could remain in good health? You'd get to meet your great-grandkids, try out space travel and the teleporter, and gross out all your descendants by having noisy old-person sex. Comedian Ariane Sherine has always been determined to live into her hundreds, but never knew how. With so much conflicting and confusing health information out there, she didn't have a clue where to start until she met David Conrad, a public health expert, who helped her to weigh up all the research and evidence and explained exactly what to do to live a long and healthy life. And together, they've decided to tell you how to live to a hundred too. This book has all the facts, stats, inappropriate jokes and shameless puns you could ever need to make it to your eleventh decade. The evidence is given for a hundred factors that affect life expectancy - everything from green tea to gardening, sex to sweeteners. And celebrities weigh in with their own thoughts too, so you'll find contributions from Derren Brown, Richard Osman, Lou Sanders, Charlie Brooker, Konnie Huq, Robin Ince, Jeremy Vine, Clive Anderson and many more.
Categories: Health & Fitness

Lifestyle Medicine Second Edition

Lifestyle Medicine  Second Edition

30 Promoting Nutrition in Men's Health . ... The study of men and masculinity as an important multicultural competency consideration. ... Marketing mental health to men: Theoretical and practical considerations.

Author: James M. Rippe

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781439845448

Category: Medical

Page: 1638

View: 234

There is no doubt that daily habits and actions exert a profound health impact. The fact that nutritional practices, level of physical activity, weight management, and other behaviors play key roles both in the prevention and treatment of most metabolic diseases has been recognized by their incorporation into virtually every evidence-based medical guideline. Despite this widespread recognition, physicians and other healthcare workers often cannot find a definitive and comprehensive source of information on all of these areas. Designed for physicians and other health care workers, Lifestyle Medicine, Second Edition brings together evidence-based research in multiple health-related fields to assist practitioners both in treating disease and promoting good health. Sections cover nutrition and exercise, behavioral psychology, public policy, and management of a range of disorders, including cardiovascular disease, endocrine and metabolic dysfunction, obesity, cancer, immunology and infectious diseases, pulmonary disorders, and many more.
Categories: Medical

Perspectives in Male Psychology

Perspectives in Male Psychology

More good quality research projects, followed by a meta-analysis, are needed in this field. Promoting male help-seeking A multi-phase assessment of proven strategies of mental health promotion aimed at men suggested various ...


Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119685364

Category: Education

Page: 400

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PERSPECTIVES IN MALE PSYCHOLOGY Discover a balanced perspective on men’s psychology in this accessible new resource Male psychology is a new field within the discipline of psychology, which focuses on men and boys. Male psychology moves us towards a more scientific and balanced understanding of the ­psychology of men and of boys, drawing on a range of perspectives, and away from an overreliance on social constructionism and preoccupations with notions such as patriarchy and privilege, too often seen in the narrative about men. In Perspectives in Male Psychology: An Introduction, two of the most prominent authors in this new field, Louise Liddon and John Barry, introduce and deliver an insightful exploration of some of today’s most hotly contested issues regarding men and masculinity. This book puts forward a balanced perspective that has been missing from academic and media narratives around topics such as child development, education, sport and exercise, the workplace, crime, the military, health and wellbeing, mental health, therapy, masculinity, and sex differences, and considers the role that evolution, biology, and culture play in shaping male behavior. This book will also help readers to better understand some key issues such as: Why there are controversies around sex differences research How bias in research has led to a distorted view of the psychology of men and boys The ways in which the mental health and other needs of men and boys are routinely overlooked In turn this helps us ask some important questions such as: If there are more similarities than differences between men and women, does that mean the differences are unimportant? How can we un-distort our understanding of men and masculinity? What are the best ways of identifying and meeting the psychological needs of men and boys? Readers, whether students or lecturers, will also benefit from the inclusion of our companion Wiley website containing additional resources to support the development of knowledge and understanding of male psychology. Perfect for undergraduate and graduate students in psychology, medicine, and sociology, as well as established professionals in these and related fields, Perspectives in Male Psychology: An Introduction will also earn a place in the libraries of anyone interested in the psychology of sex and gender differences in various aspects of mental health and human behaviour.
Categories: Education

Men s Health An Issue of Urologic Clinics E Book

Men s Health  An Issue of Urologic Clinics   E Book

Rockville (MD): Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, DHHS Pub; 2009. No. ... Denner B, Bowering D. Centre for advancement of men's health: MAN model of health promotion.

Author: Steven A. Kaplan

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9781455743216

Category: Medical

Page: 132

View: 99

This issue of the Urologic Clinics covers timely topics pertinent to Men's Health, including The Role of Primary Care in Men’s Health, Changes in Male Fertility in the Last Two Decades, The Aging Male, and Pre-adolescent issues as risk factors for adult male health.
Categories: Medical

Community Public Health Nursing Promoting the Public s Health

Community   Public Health Nursing  Promoting the Public   s Health

The concept of masculinity is an influencing factor in men's health. Men are socialized to be independent and conceal their vulnerability. Therefore, even when they are aware of personal physical or mental health problems, they are less ...

Author: Judith Allender

Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

ISBN: 9781469826653

Category: Medical

Page: 1056

View: 363

Community & Public Health Nursing is designed to provide students a basic grounding in public health nursing principles while emphasizing aggregate-level nursing. While weaving in meaningful examples from practice throughout the text, the authors coach students on how to navigate between conceptualizing about a population-focus while also continuing to advocate and care for individuals, families, and aggregates. This student-friendly, highly illustrated text engages students, and by doing so, eases students into readily applying public health principles along with evidence-based practice, nursing science, and skills that promote health, prevent disease, as well as protect at-risk populations! What the 8th edition of this text does best is assist students in broadening the base of their knowledge and skills that they can employ in both the community and acute care settings, while the newly enhanced ancillary resources offers interactive tools that allow students of all learning styles to master public health nursing.
Categories: Medical

A Reader in Promoting Public Health

A Reader in Promoting Public Health

A shift in focus from prevalence of psychiatric morbidity to attempts to measure the mental health and well-being of ... of arts and creativity for African and Caribbean young men, Journal of Mental Health Promotion, 1 (3): 32–45.

Author: Jenny Douglas

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781412930758

Category: Medical

Page: 287

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A Reader in Promoting Public Health provides a selection of writing that reflects, extends, and challenges current thinking in the field of multi-disciplinary public health. The book will develop readers’ understanding of the topical, dynamic and challenging field of public health, offering: an overview of the development of public health; an exploration of the current trends; a wealth of newly-commissioned material for fresh debates.
Categories: Medical

Men s Health

Men   s Health

Plymouth, UK: Rowman & Littlefield. Morgan, M., Hayes, R., Williamson, M., & Ford, C. (2007). Men's sheds: A community approach to promoting mental health and well-being. International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, 9(3), 50–54.

Author: Diana Karczmarczyk

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351022606

Category: Medical

Page: 190

View: 924

This comprehensive book addresses men’s health and wellness in the context of the male psyche, provides up to date research on men’s health, discusses theoretical frameworks, shares perspectives from men and lists consumer resources and tools. Men’s Health explores social, cultural, physical and psychological approaches to men’s health with sections focusing on the psycho-social issues, the body, relationships, healthy living and aging, while taking into account cultural differences. Each chapter: provides a review of the current science and emerging research of the topic; outlines theoretical frameworks, best practices and recommendations for advancing men’s health through service delivery, research, education, policy and advocacy; features a personal assessment tool on the topic; and includes vignettes from men, their friends and families, and care providers. Suitable for students taking undergraduate courses on men’s health and wellness, this broad-ranging textbook is the ideal introduction to the topic.
Categories: Medical

Nursing in Australia

Nursing in Australia

They also create 'safe' male spaces where nurses, such as community nurses, can enact health promotion and health screening, while providing health roadshow, mental health support and comprehensive primary care. Men's Sheds are not ...

Author: Nathan J. Wilson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000282160

Category: Medical

Page: 298

View: 658

Graduate nurses are expected to 'hit the ground running', taking on complex care challenges in a stressful and fast-paced environment. This comprehensive yet accessible textbook provides expert guidance for students and commencing nurses on the contexts for their practice. Part 1 presents a pragmatic insight into the intersection, tensions and complexities of practice and professional issues for Australian nurses. It outlines the nature of nursing roles and professional codes of conduct, national health priority areas and legal and ethical issues including the growing use of health informatics. There is an examination of the diverse career paths available in nursing, a focus on nurses' mental health and well-being and a special examination of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health issues. Part 2 unpacks key issues across a range of clinical contexts that will be a key resource for clinical practicums. Contexts covered include acute care, community nursing, paediatric nursing, mental health nursing and aged care. Part 3 examines the professional and practice issues of nursing in diverse, distinctive and emergent practice areas including aesthetic nursing, military nursing and international nursing with case studies and vignettes highlighting common issues and challenges. Drawing on the expertise of a wide range of Australian clinical and academic nursing professionals, this text is a key reference for all nursing undergraduates seeking to enter successfully into the profession.
Categories: Medical

Promoting Men s Health

Promoting Men s Health

Author: Thomas Laws

Publisher: Ausmed Books

ISBN: UOM:39015042791312

Category: Fathers

Page: 219

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Categories: Fathers