It’s widely known that men often struggle to reach out for help or emotional support, resulting in the scary statistic that the biggest killer of young men is suicide.
Episode 1 of our new three-part series, Men don’t care? looks at the wider impacts that masculinity has on young men. We’ll be releasing episodes every Thursday so keep an eye on our socials.
The first discussion sees Jojo, current student and care leaver, Nick, student and radio host, Callum, head of Fellowship at Frontline, and Robin Morgan, comedian, sharing how society’s assumptions and perceptions about masculinity have impacted their lives.
As a panel, Nick, Jojo, Callum and Robin share anecdotes on how having a male role model, in childhood to young adulthood, is essential. As the gender gap in social work remains significant, they debate how the absence of male social workers to speak to impacts boys in the system and how they view mental health. Jojo details how male representation could have significantly changed his life in care for the better, allowing him to understand that opening up isn’t exclusively ‘feminine’. Tune in for an insightful and touching conversation on how a rise of men in social worker roles could decrease toxic masculinity in modern society.