Breaking down the barriers to support men’s mental health

The David O’Neill Memorial Event

3pm (UK) / 10am (EST) / 7AM (PST) / 9AM (CST) / 8AM (MST) / 2AM (AEDT)

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Breaking down the barriers to support men’s mental health

The David O’Neill Memorial Event

Tuesday 1st November 
4pm - 9pm (UK) 9am - 2pm (LA)

Despite an epidemic in mental distress, research has shown that men are much less likely than women to be diagnosed with mental health problems such as depression and anxiety.

Many men feel that mental health issues are seen as a weakness and, as a result, are reluctant to talk about their problems, go to their doctor or ask for help. They are also more likely to use alcohol or other substances to help them cope with their problems.

In the UK, approximately three-quarters of people who die by suicide are men₍₁₎.

But what are the barriers to men accessing support, and what does this mean for men in crisis? 

Hosted by the Rapid Transformational Therapy® Training School, this event will look at what the barriers are, how we can break them down, and the consequences if we don’t. It will focus on six key themes:

  • Why we need to focus on men’s mental health
  • ​The impact of the work environment
  • Additional challenges for minority groups
  • How Rapid Transformational Therapy® (RTT®) is emerging as an intervention to support men’s mental health
  • ​Early intervention measures and how they can help young men tackle mental health issues and prevent suicide
  • The worst-case scenario - suicide and the ripple effect on families and society

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Marisa Peer, Founder of RTT
  • ​Dr Sian Peer, Director of the RTT Training School
  • ​James Mace, Everymind At Work
  • ​David Brown, If U Care Share Foundation
  • ​Francesco Sapio, Transform Your Life
We are also delighted that David O’Neill’s mother, Linda, will be joining us to talk about the devastating impact of suicide and how she has turned that pain into a desire to help others.

Following the event, attendees will receive the following:

  • ​Recordings of the presentations (please allow 14 days)
  • ​​Certificate of Attendance 
  • ​A 30% discount code for Marisa Peer products
A donation from each ticket sold will go to the charities involved in the event.

About the Rapid Transformational Therapy® (RTT®) Training School

In 2015, Marisa Peer established the RTT® Training School, headed up by Dr. Sian Peer, which has trained thousands of therapists globally and recently added therapeutic coaching to its portfolio.

Rapid Transformational Therapy® (RTT®) is a therapeutic approach that uses powerful techniques to provide people with the tools for change.

Developed by world-renowned therapist and best-selling author Marisa Peer, RTT® draws on elements of Gestalt, solution-focused, cognitive behavioral therapy and neuroplasticity, alongside techniques such as hypnotherapy and mindfulness. 

The personalized approach works with clients to help them reframe any negative beliefs - many of which they have carried with them since childhood. Often, these have been so deeply buried in the client’s subconscious mind that they are unaware of the past issues affecting them.

By giving clients the knowledge and power to shift the way they think about themselves and the world around them, they can approach life in a more positive way.

About David O’Neill

David O’Neill was 28 years old when he died by suicide in February 2021. He was fast climbing through the ranks of the RTT® Training School and was loved by all his colleagues. David had recently moved into a new home with his girlfriend, and they were expecting their first child later in 2021. His parents were devoted to him. He was passionate about so many things, including Newcastle United Football Club, yet he chose to end his life.

Everyone who knew David still asks themself whether they could have done more and stopped it from happening. This event will shine a light on questions like these and begin to look at ways to encourage more men to share their struggles.
₁ Office for National Statistics, Suicides in England and Wales: 2019 registrations
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