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No Man Is an Island: Male Psychology Conference Aims to Create Communities and Nurture Networks

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According to the Mental Health Foundation, as with many mental health statistics, it’s hard to know if the figures really represent what is happening. They can only tell us about mental health problems that have been reported – many cases may go undiagnosed. This may be especially true when it comes to men’s mental health.

No Man Is an Island: Men’s mental health event

“No Man Is an Island: Creating Communities and Nurturing Networks” will be the UK’s flagship men’s and boys’ well-being event of the year; packed with big ideas, practical workshops, and unique networking opportunities.

There is a range of gendered health and well-being issues that disproportionately impact boys and men, particularly around mental health, suicide, alcohol misuse, and social isolation. These are issues that have been exacerbated by the pandemic and consequent lockdowns.

The conference will explore how working together both as communities of support and also across sectors, is essential for taking action on issues such as these and men’s and boys’ well-being in general.

Key information

  • When: Friday 25 November 2022, 09:30–17:30
  • Where: The Stoller Hall, Hunts Bank, Manchester, M3 1DA
  • Tickets are available here.
  • The ticket price includes morning/afternoon teas and coffees and a buffet lunch.

The conference will bring together the very best speakers, experts and practitioners, along with leading academics forging new ground in our understanding of men’s and boys’ issues and Parliamentarians taking action in Westminster.

And the day will culminate with the awards ceremony for this year’s National Men and Boys Awards, which celebrate excellence and exceptional achievement in the promotion of care, compassion and social change for men and boys in the UK.


  • Men’s Health Unlocked. Learning from Leeds: How the city became a model for connecting local authorities, the third sector, and the grassroots
  • Duncan Craig OBE. Founder and CEO of the UK’s leading male survivor charity, Survivors Manchester – Duncan will discuss the charity’s groundbreaking work in prisons with male survivors of sexual violence.
  • Anthony York. Founder and CEO of Boxing Futures – Brothers through boxing: Forging confidence and connectedness for socially isolated young men
  • Elliott Rae. Founder of Music Football Fatherhood; UN Women UK Changemaker of the Year – Dads in the workplace: Working with academia, parliamentarians, and business

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