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. The spaces are supportive and no identifying student data will be shared. 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. Providers facilitating this programming are Geoff Brown, Sidra Dillard, and Corey Steele.
Shoulder to Shoulder: Masculinity & Mental Health Discussion Virtual processing space for students
November 9 | 5 – 6:30 p.m.
Discussion will focus on reducing stigma around seeking help, raising awareness, and connection. There will be breakout groups based on personal identities to discuss masculinity and what it means to be a man. Breakout spaces will include: LGBTQ+ folx, Men of Color, and White Men.
Link to register: zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIqdO-urjgqHNXMhVC3ajM_Cl6pHYN2hYCi
You Good? Virtual workshop, part of the Thrive series
November 17 | 5 – 6:30 p.m.
Providers will facilitate a discussion with students about the 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.
Link to register: zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEkduuqqjwiHNSTMoIOOF0tJoS3vGlmKz6p
Anonymous Mental Health Reflections supportive space for student experience sharing
Ongoing throughout November
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.
Link to participate: uwmadison.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_6zHVdH6CL97VYIl