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Movember 2020

The UHS Mental Health Services’ Movember 2020 campaign focuses on raising awareness of men’s mental health concerns, reducing stigma around seeking help and support, and increasing connection in a virtual environment.

Mental Health Services will host three spaces for male-identifying students in recognition of Movember. Registration is required to receive a Zoom link for the two live events. Students may participate at the level for which they are comfortable or just listen.

Virtual events

Ongoing

Movember Anonymous Mental Health Reflections [link to participate]
Male identified students can anonymously share their thoughts on the personal meaning or significance of mental health, as well as their experiences related to receiving support. We hope these disclosures will help to underscore the importance of support, assist in reducing the stigma of engaging in help seeking behaviors, and generally work to establish an ongoing meaningful conversation about men’s mental health.

November 17 | 5 – 6:30 p.m.

“You Good?” Talking about men’s mental health [link to register]
As part of our Movember campaign, we will discuss difficulties men might experience when talking about feelings/reactions to others, and offer various skills and perspectives to help men feel more empowered to have these conversations.
Zoom registration is required. Please note that workshops may recorded but participant identifying information will be hidden.

November 23 | 5 – 6:30 p.m.

Shoulder to Shoulder: Masculinity & Mental Health Discussion [link to register]
The Movember 2020 campaign focuses on raising awareness of men’s mental health concerns, reducing stigma around seeking help and support, and increasing connection as more and more of our interactions with others are virtual. This  virtual space will discuss these topics, including breakout groups based on personal identities to facilitate discussions on masculinity and what it means to be a man. Breakout spaces will include: LGBTQ+ folx, Men of Color, and White Men.