Understanding young men's experiences of seeking help for a mental health difficulty

Cleasby, Joseph

Clinical psychology
July 2019

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This portfolio thesis includes three parts; a systematic literature review, an empirical study and supporting appendices.

Part one, the systematic literature review, looked at the effectiveness of mental health campaigns at engaging men and analysed the factors that produce effective campaigns. A systematic search of databases resulted in nine studies being identified. A narrative synthesis was then completed along with a methodological assessment of the quality of the articles. The implications for mental health campaigns targeted at men are then explored.

Part two is an empirical piece of research that used a qualitative methodology to explore the experiences of young men that had sought help for a mental health difficulty from primary care services. The theoretical and clinical implications are then discussed with considerations for future research.

Part three is the appendices that support both the systematic literature review and the empirical paper. Included in the appendices is a reflective statement drawing upon experiences from the research process.

Department of Psychological Health, Wellbeing and Social Work, The University of Hull
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