Mind your language: how men talk about mental health

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Stein, Chris
Men's Health Forum
Date of publication
1 January 2018
Mental health services, Health Services, Social Policy
Social welfare
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This report is intended for decision-makers, service providers and practitioners whose work impacts on men’s mental health.

It provides:

  • Desktop Review - a rapid review of literature on the topic of language and men’s mental health.
  • New Qualitative Research - findings from eight focus groups with boys and men from a diverse range of backgrounds.
  • Ad Analysis - an analysis of language in the Men’s Health Forum’s Google AdWord campaigns.

In sharing these findings, the Men’s Health Forum hopes to impact positively on the mental health of men by developing professionals’ understanding of the language men use when talking about their mental health.

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