Essay about The And Perception Of Health Practitioners Working With Men

1137 Words Oct 18th, 2016 5 Pages
What help is there in supporting working men age in seeking help for their mental health?
Important key words
Men’s health, men’s attitude and behaviour, masculinity, men help seeking, psychological seeking help, willingness to seek help, gender and health
Objectives
1) What evidence is there in the literature concerning the effectiveness of reaching out to men through a male friendly settings?
2) To explore the viewpoint and perception of health practitioners working with men in particular settings concerning the effectiveness of reaching out early before it gets worse?
3) What factors will facilitate early interventions for working age men seeking help in particular settings?

Introduction
Men’s health has become a global public health challenge and is now a hot topic of discussion in many healthcare setting, policy-makers and in research due to the fact that men are reluctant in seeking help for their mental health. The interest in men’s health is due to health disparities among genders and it has been identified that men’s health has been relatively under researched in the past decades (Baker, 2002; European Commission, 2011; White, 2006; Baker, 2002; White, 2001). Help seeking for one’s health is not a universal concept. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) “health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity” (WHO, 1986). While Nightingale (1959) defines health as the most important…

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