Just like women, men and boys often have concerns about weight, body shape, diet and exercise which may lead to problems around food including over- or undereating. Men find these things even more difficult to talk about than women.
Our open café sessions as part of the Being Human Festival provided men with an opportunity to share their experiences around food, weight and shape, and to discuss their thoughts, feelings, behaviours and perhaps difficulties.
Hungry for words? Let’s talk about food – with men
Hungry for Words cafes on Notts TV with Heike Bartel
In five different cafés across Nottingham we offered an easy way of starting to talk about what can be a taboo subject: issues connected with food and eating that affect men physically, psychologically or socially.
Our drop-ins for men of all ages, ethnic groups and backgrounds did not offer therapy but a space to talk in a public space to a good listener, and we provided some further information for those who wanted it.
Men were also invited to contribute a few words, sentences or images to our storyboard to encourage a wider conversation and raise greater awareness.
Our partner: eating disorders charity First Steps Derbyshire
telephone:0115 95 15816
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