Student Blogs for Men's Health Week

There is a growing awareness of the relationship between masculinities and mental health issues.  Research has focused on providing insight into how certain forms of masculinity can be an impetus for men who are struggling with their mental health. Lifestyle choices and collective social norms inform how men come to understand themselves and their sense of well-being. As men struggle with mental health, some are reluctant to seek support as they 1) may not recognize their issues as legitimate and/or 2) view seeking help as admitting weakness.

Through a student-staff partnership approach, working in tandem with a representative across the university, we have combined our different experiences, perspectives and communal passion to work as a team to raise awareness for the UQ student body regarding masculinities and mental health.