Not my usual credible source however a relevant study is used for this article.
EqualEngineers is launching its second survey investigating masculinity in engineering. This is a first-of-its-kind research theme for the sector and will build on the findings from the landmark research report two years ago.
Research shows that #suicide is the biggest killer of men under 50, with male construction workers 3.7 times more likely to take their own life. Are men able to be open about their #mentalhealth challenges, or is the stigmatisation too great? Does this manifest itself as a macho culture in the workplace or on-site which prevents an inclusive culture?
2018 research found that 1 in 5 engineers had lost a work colleague to suicide, and a similar number had self-harmed or had suicidal thoughts themselves.
Liverpool is opening its very own branch of #ANDYSMANCLUB, it is open for any man to pop in to the office at 5 Exchange Flags where they will be greeted downstairs by Andy's Man Club members, it is a safe place to chat or just be amongst other men and feel safe no matter what you are going through. Every Monday at 7pm, get there for 6.45pm.
Have you experienced any harm to your wellbeing through our male conditioning? What do you do to keep yourself safe?