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Emotional Rescue: Men, Suicide and Mental Health

Part of Being A Man

Is talking about feelings still a taboo for men? This is one of the many questions we seek to answer in this talk. With suicide still the biggest killer of men under the age of 45, we ask what can be done to challenge the stigmas around talking openly and honestly about emotion, vulnerability and mental health before it’s too late.


- Rotimi Akinsete, Director of Wellbeing at the University of Surrey and founder of Black Men on the Couch.

- Jack Rooke, comedian and CALM campaigner.

- Dr Jay Watts, a clinical psychologist, writer, speaker, activist and psychotherapist based in London

- Kenny Mammarella-D'Cruz, who has run men’s groups for over 15 years

- Dinesh Bhugra, Emeritus Professor of Mental Health and Cultural Diversity at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience at King’s College London. Currently President of the World Psychiatric Association for a three year term, 2014-2017. Non-Executive Director Tavistock & Portman NHS Foundation Trust (special interest in BAME needs and cultural mediation).

Chaired by Ted Hodgkinson, Southbank Centre Senior Programmer, Literature and Spoken Word

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Royal Festival Hall
The Clore Ballroom, Level 2


Included in Pass
£20, £50

need to know

This event is included in both the Friday Being A Man Pass and the Being A Man Weekend Pass.