News Briefing April 2020

News Items:

  • Both Parents Matter Contact Survey
  • Men are 50% More Likely to die from COVID-19
  • Dad With Breast Cancer ‘Rejected From Support Groups Because he’s a Man’
  • Ground-breaking TEDX Talk by Male Victim of Domestic Abuse
  • Graham Goulden’s TEDX Talk — How Can we Support Boys to Become the Best Men They Can Be?
  • A More Inclusive Decade: Ten Policy Measures to Better Support the Well-Being of Men and Boys in the UK
  • MP Describes Suicide Attempt in His Maiden Speech at Parliament
  • Boys’ Education Leads BBC Coverage of School League Table Results Following Colloboration with MBC
  • COVID-19 — Resources and Support for Men And Boys
  • Disadvantages of Men and Boys


Both Parents Matter is conducting a parental contact survey.

Effect of Covid-19 on Child Contact: Survey

One of the many issues which arise during the Covid-19 “lockdown” is that of parents living apart, and the movement of children between two different domiciles where such arrangements were in place prior to the lockdown. Ditto, where contact arrangements with the non-resident parent were less than shared

The Government has issued guidance on this matter, and the President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane, has reiterated the main point, which is this, “Where parents do not live in the same household, children under 18 can be moved between their parents’ homes.

This establishes an exception to the mandatory ‘stay at home’ requirement; it does not, however, mean that children must be moved between homes.” (emphasis as in the original). However, a very obvious question is what will actually happen in practice. Moreover, the effect of the lockdown may change as time
wears on. To capture data on the actual effects, the charity FNF Both Parents Matter Cymru has created an online survey “Survey of separated parents’ shared care Page 2 of children during Covid 19 pandemic“. If you are a separated parent with shared care or contact arrangements, please complete the survey
via that link. Also, please pass the link on to anyone else for whom it may be relevant. UK residents only, please.

If you have problems with that link you can also complete the survey on the charity’s web site
( – it’s the first thing you see).

Many thanks.

This entry was posted in children, Health, Marriage Divorce Families on 6th April 2020.


As you will be aware, COVID-19 appears to be hitting men who are infected much harder than women, with some data indicating men are twice as likely to die from the disease.

Global Action on Men’s Health have been tracking data and research related to the gendered impacts of coronavirus.

Follow @Globalmenhealth for updates

The latest figures show that Men are 50% more likely to die from COVID-19*

Why is this and what can be done about it?:

Professor Alan White, Peter Baker and Martin Tod will be discussing the biological and behavioural factors that appear to underlie these problems and the action that needs to be taken to address

Date: Friday, April 24th, 2020 Time: 2 pm

It is acknowledged that the meeting will have gone by the time you read this. However, it is hoped that the link may give you further information and report about the discussion that took place and access to a recording, if available.

  • Deaths Registered in England & Wales “involving” Covid-19 to week ending April 10th – 10335; 61% male, 39% female.


Andrew Pain is a public speaker, productivity coach, and a domestic abuse campaigner. In his first TEDx Talk he describes the years of domestic abuse he suffered at the hands of his wife.

He describes the wider struggle faced by male survivors of domestic abuse and shares his own experiences of the abuse he suffered during his first marriage: why he stayed, how he rebuilt and how he forgave.

YouTube Video Link:

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