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Weekly Wellbeing: International Men's Day

As yesterday was International Men’s Day we thought it would be a good time to talk about what the day means and how it relates to our community Heart 

 

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This annual day marks a time for us to think about issues impacting men. It’s often a time used to encourage men to reach out more and talk about their emotions - this is something that the mental health space is focusing on more and more.

 

You can read more about the incredible work being done by IMD here and follow the good work they continue to do in the future. We would love to get the community's thoughts on International Men's Day and what it means to you all! 

 

Discussion: 

 

Share your ideas for how to create a society where boys and men are encouraged to express their emotions more? 

 

Do you have a strong male role model in your life? How have they shaped you as a person? 

                                                            

 

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Re: Weekly Wellbeing: International Men's Day

Another exciting weekly thread!

 

Share your ideas for how to create a society where boys and men are encouraged to express their emotions more?

I think teaching boys at a young age about expressing their emotions more openly would go a long way in fostering a better society where it is acceptable for men to 'have emotions' and seek support. Education and awareness of this helps reinforce these principles to boys and men, and they would then be able to pass these ideals down to younger generations.

Do you have a strong male role model in your life? How have they shaped you as a person? 

I think the only person I can think of as a male role model is my dad. He's a hard worker and works long hours to support my family. As a person my dad has taught me to be diligent and do the best I can in everything, as well as to think creatively when approaching problems!

Re: Weekly Wellbeing: International Men's Day

Thanks for sharing @drpenguin I completely agree with your thoughts around teaching boys at a young age about expressing their emotions. Also, it sounds like you've learnt some important lessons from your dad - that's nice to hear Heart