The literature on men's health has tended to link men's psychological distress with the negative effects of male socialization and masculinity.
This analysis ignores social class influences on the experience and communication of distress, is at risk of misrepresenting the nature of working class men's experience, and may lead to practice that is oriented towards intrapsychic approaches or men's inner worlds'This paper reports on a grassroots mental health initiative called the Men's Advice Network set up in the west area of Nottingham UK, for men experiencing psychological distress who have been unemployed for over one year.
The project was based on ideas from Holland's work in London, which attempted to link psychotherapeutic work with social action.
The project described here attempted to take account of working class experience by emphasizing the role of the group rather than the individual, the social as opposed to the intrapsychic aetiology of distress, and the role of action rather than introspection.
Mots-clés Pascal : Service santé, Santé mentale, Pouvoir social, Services sociaux, Organisation santé, Royaume Uni, Europe, Homme
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Health service, Mental health, Social power, Social assistance, Public health organization, United Kingdom, Europe, Human
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 99-0277239
Code Inist : 002B18H05B. Création : 16/11/1999.