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16:30 - 19:30 15 June 2017

Is having a haircut good for your mental health?


JZ Young | Anatomy Building (link Map)
Gower Street | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Alumni | Public | Academic | Student
Admission: 0
Ticketing: Ticketed and Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

John Barry, Honorary Lecturer, UCL Medical School, Chartered Psychologist and Honorary Lecturer in Psychology at UCL. Over 50 publications in peer-reviewed journals. PhD on the psychological aspects of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Currently researching men's mental health. Co-founder of the Male Psychology Network, and campaigner for a Male Psychology Section of the British Psychological Society.
Tam Roper, Presenter, Royal Holloway, MSc Clinical Psychology from Royal Holloway University. Tam's research focus is improving mental health in BME men. Member of the Male Psychology Network/

You don't have to be a psychologist to come away from this lecture thinking about men's mental health in a new way.

Men seek help from therapists less than women do, yet commit suicide more than women do. This raises the serious question: how can we better support the mental health of men? To address this issue, psychologists Tam Roper (Royal Holloway) and Dr John Barry (Honorary Lecturer in Psychology, UCL), will discuss the various strategies that might help, including Roper & Barry's academic first of assessing the well being benefits of talking in the barber shop.

Image: At the Barber’s by Ruskin Spear, 1947. Oil on canvas. © UCL Creator Media Services.


Dr John Barry


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