January national round up of men’s stuff


There’s a whole host of trainings, conferences and events for people who care about improving the lives of men and boys in the UK coming up this year and we’d thought we’d share a handful with you today and if you know of other events please let us know………….

 

THE SECOND NATIONAL CONFERENCE OR MEN AND BOYS

Some great news, The Men’s Network is just starting to plan the Second National Conference for Men & Boys and this year we’d like you help designing the event please – click here to find out more.

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Male victims are far less likely to access support services which is why we’re delighted there’s a day-long conference on the issue in February hosted by The ManKind Initiative – click here to find out more.

And if this subject is of interest to you why not read our report on the lack of services for male victims in our city – Brighton & Hove – by reading our short report called Male Victims Suffer In Silence click now.

ENGAGING FATHERS

Children do better when their fathers are involved so a one day workshop on how to engage with fathers and male carers in early years settings from the experts from Fathers Plus is a great idea. Read more by clicking here now.

MEN’S HEALTH WEEK

Men are twice as likely to have a heart attack so improving male heart health – which is the theme of this year’s Men’s Health Week in June – is something we can all get behind. Click here to find out how to get involved.

WORKING WITH MEN

Do you want to know more about working with men? If so check out this two-day training event with KLEAR in Kirkless – read about it now here.

RESTORE YOUR FORESKIN

Did you know it’s possible for men who were circumcised to restore their foreskin? Find out how with the experts NORM-UK by clicking here. And if you want to read more about Male Genital Mutilation we recommend reading this article – click here.

TACKLING MALE SUICIDE

Male suicide is still not given the national attention it deserves but one organisation who continue to make a difference at a local level is CALM – and they’ve just released a book celebrating their first 10 years – read about it here.

MEN’S STUFF IN THE MEDIA

There seems to be a growing interest in men’s issues in the national media and just a handful of recent examples include Radio 4’s Programme on The Men’s Vote, a BBC 1 report on men with eating disorders and BBC Four’s series of programmes on Fatherhood  – click on men’s vote, eating disorders and fatherhood to read more.

IF YOU HAVE ANY NATIONAL NEWS ON MEN & BOYS ISSUES IN THE UK PLEASE FORWARD TO GLEN@THEMENSNETWORK.ORG.UK

About

Glen Poole is UK co-ordinator for International Men's Day, Director at the consultancy Helping Men and news editor of insideMAN magazine. Follow him on twitter @HelpingMen or find out more about his work at www.helpingmen.co.uk.

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2 comments on “January national round up of men’s stuff
  1. Mental health of men and boys must improve too, it is essential.

  2. […] January 2012 Round Up of National Men’s Stuff […]

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