Connecting the dots of mens mental health

A Tedx Speaker, and an international award-winning public speaker Ryan works with companies and charities that want to improve mental health for men by taking an evidence-based approach.

Talk explores:

You may know that 3 out of every 4 deaths by suicide in the UK and Ireland are men. But did you also know that:

  • leading suicide prevention charities are warning that current mental health support offered to men in crisis does not address the specific factors that are linked to thoughts of suicide in men?

  • between 2010 and 2022, the average man in the UK became 50% more likely to attend talking therapy, and 11% more likely to die by suicide?

  • the most effective, proven treatment for depression is not routinely discussed with men who are suffering from depression?

…And would you like to know what to do about it?

Sharing findings from groundbreaking studies, male mental health expert and TEDx Speaker, Ryan Parke will connect the dots between mental health, wellness and goal setting in men. Whether you are a man, or simply want to understand the men in your life, Ryan will reveal:

  • why external factors (such as football results) have such a big impact on male mental health, and how to avoid it

  • the key warning signs we should all be aware of, both in ourselves and in the men we care about

  • small, specific steps that men can take to improve their mental health, physical health, and life expectancy

  • which notorious hormone is vital for male performance, concentration and health, and specific ways to naturally increase it

  • why Ryan believes that the solution to male suicide is explained in the science we already have, and which scientific questions need to be asked next…

This 90 minute inclusive workshop is as hopeful as it is serious. Delivered in an informal and fascinating style, delegates will leave with answers to their deepest questions about male mental health, specific strategies to improve outcomes for men, and a feeling of hope for the future.

To find out more about Ryan’s work, please visit his website:

Additional information:

  • duration: 2 hours
  • delivery: Online, Zoom
  • qualification: Certificate of Attendance
  • age requirement: 14 yrs + Please note that during the talk, Ryan will directly discuss the topics of trauma, mental health, aggression, and suicide. All delegates over 14 are welcome, but parental discretion is advised for those under 18.


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Whilst every effort will be made to discuss these topics sensitively and ethically, the subject matter could potentially cause distress. Please consider if you currently feel ready to attend this talk. By attending the event, you agree that you understand that this is a talk (not therapy) and you feel ready to learn more.

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