Men and equality to be focus at national conference

Do you work in the world of equalities? If so, and you’re interested in including men and boys in your equalities work, then you may want to attend the Second National Conference for Men and Boys on Friday 2nd November.

The conference promises to be the biggest ever gathering of people committed to improving the lives of men and boys in the UK and is particularly focused on addressing the inequalities that men and boys experience in terms of their access to and outcomes from local and national services.

At the event we bring together some of the UK’s leading experts in the men and boys’ sector to network, share ideas and explore best practice in areas like health promotion, parenting, education, social care, mental health, support groups, community safety and housing.

As a delegate you’ll enjoy talks, discussions, best practice presentations and the opportunity to share your experience and ideas with others and ask lots of questions too.

Some of the experts you will encounter on the day will include:

  • Roger Olley from Including Men who led the nationally recognised ‘Fathers Plus’ service for over ten years was awarded the MBE for ‘services to families’ in 2011
  • Jim Pollard from the Men’s Health Forum the UK’s most authorative voice on tackling inequalities that affect the health and wellbeing of men and boys
  • Melvyn Davis, the founder of the award winning boys2MEN Mentoring & Family Support Programme, who has spoken across Europe and as far a field as the United States and Australia on men and gender equality.
  • Jerker Edstrom from the Institute of Development Studies whose work includes leading a three-country project on  ‘Mobilising Men to Challenge Sexual and Gender-based Violence in Institutional Settings’.

You’ll also be able to meet delegates with experience of working effectively with men and boys on issues like male suicide, working with offenders, domestic violence, parenting matters, male mentoring and tackling isolation in later life.

Tickets for the conference range from £50 to £150 and for supporters of The Men’s Network who donate £25 or more in 2012 apply for a FREE ticket today can. Click here now to find out how now.

And thanks to some financial support from Brighton & Hove City Council, if you are working locally with men and boys in the Sussex area you may qualify for a further discount on application so please take action today and get in touch if you want to know more by emailing

Finally, if you’re concerned with helping men and boys get better access to and outcomes from your service, or maybe you’re interested in developing new services and projects for men and boys, then you’ll probably find the forthcoming training called ‘Helping Men Get Help’ very useful.

Click here now to find out more about the Helping Men Get Help Course

For more information about The Second National Conference For Men and Boys, The Big Man Gathering the following day and the Men’s Rights fringe event on the eve of the conference – CLICK HERE NOW.


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

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