Trigger Warning: Discussion about Suicide.
June 14th to 20th was International Men’s Health Week so Bec Wellard spoke with Lucy about her interest in supporting men’s mental and emotional health and wellbeing. When she started her therapy business, Bec realised that all of the people who booked in for sessions were women, and it got her thinking. Given that men in Australia are 3 times more likely to suicide, what is it that stops them from seeking support before they get to that stage? And how can this be changed?
Together, Bec and Lucy delve into the different types of support men and women seek out, the different ways they engage with emotions and intimacy, and explore the impact of the patriarchy on the lived experience of men.
If anything in this post or the podcast has impacted you please call the following numbers for support:
Suicide Call Back Service – 1300 659 467
Beyond Blue – 1300 224 636
Lifeline – 13 11 14
1800 RESPECT (Domestic Family Violence Support) – 1800 737 732