We have three brilliant speakers on board who all specialise in mental health and promise to bring interesting angles to the debate. Professor Brendan Gough specialises in masculinity and its impact on men’s health and lifestyle, Claire Eastham – a bestselling author, award winning mental health blogger, campaigner and keynote speaker and Caroline Dower who has been a psychotherapist for the past 20 years, in the NHS, private practice and now as Head of the Counselling Service at Durham University. Caroline has a particular interest in the non-verbal aspects of mental health; how are moods are impacted by our physical bodies and how we can engage our bodies and non-verbal approaches to improve our mental health.
Following the Panel Talk, Durham based Gong-Fu Poets founder, Tony Gadd hosts a Creative Writing Workshop - based on spoken word - allowing you to explore your thoughts on gender norms in the North East. Tony will give a quick overview on what Spoken Word is, which includes a brief idea of its heritage and an example from his own work, before giving you the confidence to find a voice of your own and put pen to paper.
For more information on Men’s Voices: Stepping out of the box please visit www.changingrelations.co.uk