Generally, men are more reluctant to seek mental health support than women. These findings remain consistent across younger adults and particularly university students. Thus, male students are a particularly vulnerable group. To overcome this, my PhD is centred around developing an intervention for male university students aiming to improve their willingness to seek psychological support. Over the next 3 years, I plan to identify key features within interventions that may encourage male students to seek mental health support, collaborate with male students to help develop an appropriate/feasible intervention, and to lastly pilot this intervention with male students at KCL.
Ilyas Sagar-Ouriaghli, NIHR PhD Student, King’s College London
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