Edition 6

Jon Sutton reports from the 2014 Idea Conference in Billund, Denmark.

…exploring epilepsy through art and science; The Examined Life; the meaning of life with Richard Herring; The Island with Bear Grylls; The Shock of the Fall; Vertigo Roadtrip; and more reviews

we talk to Chartered Psychologist Dawn Reeves, and Peter Storr reminds us that we are in charge of our careers

new President and President Elect; Society accreditation goes global; Spearman Medal and Doctoral Award; voices and voice hearers seminar series; and more

The Society’s new President (see p.435), Dorothy Miell, outlines some priorities for her term and beyond. Our Editor, Jon Sutton, poses the questions

Ali Haggett gives a historical perspective

Roger Kingerlee, Duncan Precious, Luke Sullivan and John Barry consider the design of male-specific services and interventions

If the principal function of health services is to keep people alive and well, then the disproportionately high male suicide rate alone suggests that the needs of men are not being optimally...

Linda Morison, Christina Trigeorgis and Mary John investigate

A man entering mainstream NHS psychological services will correctly perceive this world to be predominantly populated by women. He might wonder if such services are meant for him – will he be...

Peter Branney, Karl Witty and Ian Eardley call for a consideration of masculinity in understanding and treating the disease

A disease of the anatomical or social body, cancer raises fears about the uncontrollable division and multiplication of some abnormality that will lead ultimately to the destruction of those very...

Jennie Williams, David Stephenson and Frank Keating on how gender inequality is interwoven with other dimensions in society

This article highlights the centrality of gender for men’s mental health and illustrates how it interacts with other systems of inequality. A key argument is that societal expectations of men...