Smart Thinking

Calling all men: how are you?

Journalist and activist Martin Daubney is tackling today’s masculinity crisis head on. And he needs your help

We need your help to complete the biggest audit of British masculinity in history.

University College London is currently conducting its ‘Core values and wellbeing in 2017′ survey, which is designed to be an emotional census for British men. We want to know what makes men tick? What makes them happy – or sad?

How important is money, love, providing for others, being a great dad, partner or son – or our mental wellbeing and physical health? Just what is that evasive perfect work/life balance? How have men developed emotionally over time? We’re hoping to find out the answers and learn who are today’s true male role models.

Of course, we know some men are struggling. The world is a fast-changing place and mankind’s role in it is irrevocably different from our fathers. Fortunately, today there’s never been a more open and robust dialogue about men’s mental health and we want to tap into this honesty. Because for all this, society is still awash with stories of men’s problems, about the ‘crisis of masculinity,’ of men struggling to find an identity and come to terms with their role in the world.

Now, we want to offer some solutions and we’ll do that by speaking to you. How are good, decent men getting it right – and what can the rest of us learn from them?

This simple online survey takes around 15 minutes and is 100 per cent anonymous. It was written by myself and Dr John Barry, one of the UK’s pioneering psychologists on men’s issues. The study has been given ethical approval by the University College London (UCL) Research Ethics Committee and the results will be published later this year to create a lasting record of the state of British men.

Your voice counts, and we’d love to hear it. Please fill out the survey today. Your countrymen need you.

Enter the survey here