Men suffering mental health issues can be put off asking for help

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Men suffering mental health issues can be put off asking for help if their GP's receptionist is female, expert warns Prof Sarah Niblock said men do not want to talk to female GP receptionists  She claimed they may be reluctant to open up to a female member of staff Prof Niblock said three out of four suicides in Britain are by men She told a commons committee this could be a barrier in men seeking help 

By Daily Mail Reporter

Published: 01:54 BST, 13 June 2019 | Updated: 01:54 BST, 13 June 2019

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Female GP receptionists can put men off asking for help with mental health issues, experts said yesterday.

Those seeking assistance can struggle to open up to a member of the opposite sex, especially strangers, MPs were told. Professor Sarah Niblock, of the UK Council for Psychotherapy, told the Commons women and equalities committee of the ‘stigma’ and ‘shame’ many men feel about admitting they need help.

The committee is looking at barriers men face

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