Male Mental Health Panel | Cambridge Union

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CW: Suicide, Death, Mental Illness

Every minute around the world, another man takes their own life. Suicide is the single biggest cause of death in men under 45 in the UK. With men representing over three quarters of all cases of suicide, we ask ourselves: why are so many young men struggling and what can be done about it?

Student Minds, in collaboration with the Cambridge Union, present the Male Mental Health Panel on the 25th November – an event that is open to all.

We will hear from four distinguished speakers of diverse backgrounds, representing various charities, talk about issues relating to men’s mental health and question the role that masculinity plays in society. This will be followed by a Q&A from the audience. We look forward to seeing you there.

Our speakers:

Fraser MacDonald-Lister: recent Oxford graduate and Movember community ambassador with personal and academic experience relating to mental health and suicide prevention.

James Downs – James is a graduate student at the Faculty of Education, a mental health campaigner and yoga teacher. He has spoken extensively about his experiences of mental health and recovery in the media, and writes about mental health through the lens of social justice. James also holds roles with the Royal College of Psychiatrists, NHS England and the Welsh Assembly Government, helping to write mental health and eating disorders policy. He is an ambassador for MQ Mental Health, Samaritans, Mind and Beat.

Ann Feloy – Founder and Chair of Olly’s Future – Suicide awareness and prevention charity named after her son who she sadly lost while he was a student. She has also become a trainer in ASIST (Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training).

Jon Manning – Jon has experienced issues with his mental health since he was 6 years old, following some childhood trauma. He set up Arthur Ellis: Mental Health Support, named after his grandfather, to solve the issues related to the provision of mental health support for all ages.

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