In November the annual international movement, Movember, takes place. Organised by the charity of the same name, Movember aims to raise awareness for men’s mental health issues.
mentalhealth.org quotes that ‘[i]n England, around one in eight men has a common mental health problem such as depression, anxiety, panic disorder or obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)’. With so many affected it’s important we makes moves to remove the stigma attached to men talking about their mental health. (You can read more stories about this on Mind).
To start conversations, and get you thinking about mental health, particularly how it affects men, SGS LibraryPlus+ has put together a list of resources from fiction and film to theory and biography that speak to the topic.
What resources does the library have?
Where can you find these texts:
Boys Don’t Cry by Tim Grayburn
How To Survive The End of the World by Aaron Giles
The Problem with Men by Richard Herring
The Descent of Man by Grayson Perry
How Not To Be A Boy by Robert Webb
Boys Don’t Cry by Malorie Blackman
Men talk: stories in the making of masculinities by Jennifer Coates
Understanding masculinities: social relations and cultural arenas by Marin Mac An Ghaill
Boys don’t try?: rethinking masculinity in schools by Matt Pinkett and Mark Roberts
The Catcher in The Rye by J.D. Salinger
About a Boy directed by Chris Weitz and Paul Weitz
If you have any concerns about your own mental health, don’t forget that you can always talk to the Wellbeing Team who are contactable via email and Teams: