Inquiry into mental health of men and boys

Inquiry into mental health of men and boys

In November, the Women and Equalities Committee launched a new inquiry into the mental health of men and boys. This was launched ahead of International Men’s Day on 20th November.

The Committee is inviting written submissions to the inquiry by Monday 18th February 2019 and you can add your thoughts here.

Mental health problems affecting boys and men is recognised as being a serious issue and awareness is on the increase.

Maria Miller MP, Chair of the Women and Equalities Committee, said:

“While there are plenty of statistics out there which vividly show how serious this problem is, still too little is known about what affects mental health for men and boys, the social and economic costs, the groups of men and boys that are most at risk and, most importantly, the action needed to tackle it.

At a time when the Government has committed unprecedented funding for mental health, we will be looking at Government plans and what more can be done to tackle this vast – but all too often invisible – problem.”

Please do feel free to submit your thoughts and opinions to the inquiry. For more information, you can see details of the inquiry here.