National men and boys conference is great opportunity for local services

Service providers in the Sussex area who have men and boys as a target group can take advantage of having the Second National Conference for Men and Boys taking place on their doorstep 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 will give local services a great opportunity to meet some of the country’s leading experts working with men and boys in areas like health promotion, parenting, education, social care, mental health, peer support groups, domestic and sexual violence and community safety.

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.

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 heavily reduced, low cost place on application –  so do please take action today and get in touch if you want to know more.

As well as hearing about effective approaches to working with men generally, there’ll be lots of contributors with specific expertise for you to meet and hear from such as:

  • Fatherhood experts like 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
  • Men’s Health experts like 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
  • Experts working with male victims of violence and abuse like Martyn Sullivan of Mankind Counselling and Alison Waugh of Abused Men In Scotland
  • Experts in men’s mental health issues like Simon Howes of the suicide prevention charity CALM UK
  • Experts in working with older men like Mike Jenn of the UK’s men’s sheds movement
  • Experts working with men in prisons like Safeground’s Family Man and Fathers Inside courses

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

But before you do that if you live or work in Brighton & Hove, East Sussex or West Sussex why not contact us now to see if you qualify for a further reduction and can get a low cost local partner ticket today – email for details.

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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  1. […] To find out more about the conference  and why it is of value to local partners working with men and boys CLICK HERE NOW […]

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