Date(s) - 21/03/2020
The organisers ask: “How can we support the mental health and wellbeing of boys and young men?”
“The transition to adulthood for boys and young men is becoming increasingly difficult. Their journey from childhood appears to be more difficult than that of girls and young women.
In education, they are three times more likely to be excluded for three times as long. They are more likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit disorder and four times more likely to be diagnosed with autism. They are more likely to present with challenging behaviour in schools. Academically, they do less well in all sectors of education.
Over 80% of first time offenders are boys. Over 80% of young people in secure units struggling with addictions are young men. By the time young men reach adulthood, they are more likely to die of suicide than any other cause. (Statistics compiled from Men’s Health Forum, 2016 and GOV.UK. 2019).
This invaluable 1-day conference will offer an opportunity to consider perspectives on what lies behind these statistics. What is the nature of boys and young men’s journey into adulthood? What challenges do they face and what do they tell us that might help?”
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