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Support: Development

Mens craft

UK: East Anglia

Our vision is to enable fathers men and boys to explore and develop positive masculinity, increase their self-confidence and motivation, improve their communication and social skills and create stronger, respectful and supportive relationships. Positive masculinity encourages men and boys to feel good about being male and support gender equality. Based in Norfolk, MensCraft was established in 2007 by a group of men with professional and personal interest in the issues around men and masculinity. Our aims are: To provide services that support the development and well-being of fathers, men and boys - To encourage and support men to evaluate the way we relate, communicate and live with each other, our partners, families and communities, with respect for ourselves and others - To promote positive masculinity, a concept of manhood and masculinity that respects the rights and well-being of others We run programmes, groups, camps and work-shops for fathers, men and boys throughout East Anglia. We provide training and consultancy for family and children’s agencies about engaging with and providing services for fathers.

Support: Group talk

MenSpeak men's groups

UK: London

MenSpeak men’s groups are a safe space where men can hang out and be open and honest with each other without the pressure to compete, perform or enter the pecking order. We practice dropping the facade and being as real as we can with each other. We seek to let go of what’s been holding us back, so that we may live a more authentic and empowered life. Together we listen, laugh and grow. We are accepting, accountable and we want more out of life.

There are two types of groups:

  • Open Groups (anyone can attend) are introductory level, although there’s often significant depth and plenty of growth for all.
  • Closed Groups (same group of men for 6 months) foster greater trust and therefore openness, which leads to greater depth and learning.

MenSpeak men’s groups are currently held in London and also online.

Support: Mental Health

Mental Health Foundation

UK

We take a public mental health approach to prevention, finding solutions for individuals, those at risk and for society, in order to improve everyone’s mental wellbeing. The practical things we do:

  • Community and peer programmes; we test and evaluate the best approaches to improving mental health in communities and then roll them out as widely as possible. 
  • Research; we publish studies and reports on what protects mental health and the causes of poor mental health and how to tackle them. 
  • Public engagement; we give advice to millions of people on mental health. We are most well known for running Mental Health Awareness Week across the UK each year. 
  • Advocacy; we propose solutions and campaign for change to address the underlying causes of poor mental health. 

What we don’t do: 

  • We are not an academic think tank or research institute. We generate and apply evidence in real world settings.  
  • We are not a mental health service provider for when people are unwell.  
  • We don't only focus on individual actions and steps.
  • We look at both the personal and societal changes that can improve and protect everyone’s mental health. 

Support: Mental Health

Mental Health Mates

UK

Mental Health Mates is a network of peer support groups IRL and online, run by people who experience their own mental health issues, meeting regularly to walk, connect and share without fear or judgement. With Walks across the United Kingdom, Mental Health Mates has become a thriving community that only continues to grow! We know, from personal experience, that mental illness magnifies through isolation. So whether it is talking to someone, sharing with them or simply walking beside them, we believe that getting connected is the first steps to recovery.

Support: Teens

Metro

UK: London

METRO provides health, community and youth services across London and the South East for anyone experiencing issues around sexuality, gender, equality, diversity or identity.

Support: Dementia • Complex Behavioural Needs • Learning Disabilities

Milestones Trust

UK

Small steps to a brighter future. We support people with learning disabilities, mental health needs, dementia, and those with complex behavioural needs. More than ever, people in our society need what we have to offer: the expertise, experience, and empathy to bring about real, lasting, positive change. It can be the smallest of steps or the greatest of strides. Always, it’s about moving forward, achieving one milestone after another, building momentum. Momentum shows itself in many ways. It’s never feeling comfortable with the status quo. It’s doing the right things for the right reasons. It’s the thousand little changes that happen across our organisation each day. Changes that collectively, and ultimately, transform the lives of the people we support.

Support: Mental Health

Mind

UK

Every year, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem. But hundreds of thousands of people are still struggling. We believe no one should have to face a mental health problem alone. We'll listen, give you support and advice, and fight your corner.

Support: Mental Health

MindEd For Families

UK

MindEd is a free learning resource about the mental health of children, young people and older adults.

Health & Wellbeing: Prostate/Testicular Cancer

Support: Mental Health • Dads • Suicide prevention

Movember UK

UK

It's time to speak up. Men are dying too young. We can't afford to stay silent. Our fathers, partners, brothers and friends are facing a health crisis, yet it's rarely talked about. Men are dying too young. We can't afford to stay silent. We are the leading charity changing the face of men's health. We know what works for men - and what doesn't. By 2030, we aim to reduce the number of men dying prematurely by 25%. Visit the website to learn more about prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health & suicide prevention.

Health & Wellbeing: Men's Health

MSH Health & Wellbeing CIC

UK: London

Our Strategic Aims and Objectives are to:

  • Provide the highest quality health & wellbeing services available to private, commercial and NHS clients.
  • Promote positive health and general wellbeing, with a focus on public health outcomes, mental health and wellbeing, safe and effective clinical trials and healthy ageing.
  • Increase access to appropriate information for the promotion of a health lifestyle and for general wellbeing, including positive mental health. Through proactive networking, to signpost patients and clients to evidence based sources of best practice and advice.
  • Ensure that all staff have the right skills and training to carry out their duties competently. Our aim is to incorporate our 6 core values (care, compassion, competence, communication, courage and commitment) across all aspects of our work – from office support through to service delivery with patients and clients.

Dads: Support

Music. Football. Fatherhood.

UK

We are a parenting and lifestyle platform for the modern man; bringing you think pieces, recommendations, debates and community. We provide a space for grown up conversations on all the important things in life: Music, Football and Fatherhood. musicfootballfatherhood.com is home to the online community of fathers and men looking to be fathers in the future, from the UK and beyond. Think of us as like the ‘mumsnet for dads’. We are a resource and a space where dads can be free to talk and read about things that are important to us, stuff like: work-life balance, money management, relationships and of course music and football. We share stories from fathers through our blogs and review family days out and parenting products via our #MFFrecommends series. We host conversations in our social media community via our #DaddyDebates Twitter chats, through our website and also on our private members-only forum. Our monthly #MFFplays playlists are the soundtrack to all this as we bring you the latest Grime and Hiphop. The modern father is a new breed. We are way more involved and present than ever before. But every modern father is different. Whether you are a single parent, father of a blended family, a stay-at-home dad or a father of quadruplets, we are here to inspire, inform and support you on your journey.

Support: Dads • Domestic Abuse

Only Dads

UK

We support parents who are looking to make the best decisions for their family during separation and divorce. We do this in 4 ways: We offer a live-chat facility to parents via the websites and an e-mail exchange service via our contact page. Both are free to use; We commission and publish professionally written advice articles to support our client group on key issues around the law, mediation, housing, finance and general parenting; (Subject to funds) We provide free copies of our ‘101’ Questions’ to parents who need it through our ‘A Good Place To Start’ initiative.; We continue to develop our Green Phone initiative, we have 100+ family solicitors nationwide donating their time to offer victims of domestic abuse advice on their options.

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