Society

Men’s wellbeing: how can we promote it?

We know that mental health difficulties affect all sections of society and we know that men find it harder than women both to say they are struggling with their mental health and to access personal and professional support. We know this and yet men are still suffering and silenced. What are we doing wrong? An […]

Suicide

What can we do to prevent suicide?

There are some sobering statistics published by The Samaritans about the suicide rates in the UK: 6,188 suicides were registered in the UK and 451 in the Republic of Ireland. The highest suicide rate in the UK was for men aged 40–44. Rates have increased in the UK by 3.8% Male rates remain consistently higher […]

Read a book day

National Read A Book Day 2017: our picks

There are probably as many reasons to read a book as there are books and people to read them and National Read A Book Day is a great opportunity to celebrate books and reading. At SurvivorsUK, we see many men who find reading about the experience of sexual abuse and how to cope with such […]

BBC Crimewatch programme on Operation Hydrant

At 9pm on Monday 27 February BBC TV Crimewatch’s programme will identify why those who have been abused many years ago (historic abuse) are reluctant to come forward and report such abuse. “This programme, entitled “From Call to Corroboration”, which features several survivors’ stories should be watched by all those who have experienced such abuse but need […]

Public Policy Exchange’s symposium about Suicide Prevention in May

Public Policy Exchange is holding a symposium in May on “Embedding a Partnership Approach to Suicide Prevention: Early Intervention and Sustained Postvention” and notes that there were 6,188 recorded suicides in the UK in 2015 (ONS).   Men constitute three-quarters of this total, with suicide being the leading cause of death in adult men under […]

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