We will continue to make the case for Europe-wide and national organisations to take action to improve the health of men and boys. In 2014, we will focus particularly on men's use of primary care services and their excess burden of cancer. We will work closely with organisations with similar objectives in the UK and other countries in Europe. EMHF is the only European NGO dedicated to the improvement of men’s health in all its aspects. Its mission is to improve men’s health across all countries in Europe by promoting collaboration between organisations and individuals on the development of health-related policies, research, education and prevention programmes.
Read here about pledges made in support of the Charter for Contemporary Man.
We will stage Men's MOT Week in April 2014 - a week dedicated to encouraging men to stay aware of their health and address any concerns, whether its stress, burnout, back pain or an undiagnosed lump by visiting their doctor, having a spa treatment or simply talking to a friend. We will be running a week of blog articles talking about men's physical and mental health and promoting the week to our 320,000 customers. We are doing this to encourage men to look after themselves and will be working with the Campaign Against Living Miserably on specific content around men's mental wellbeing. Spabreaks is the UK's largest spa recommendation service, sending more than 2500 people on spa days and breaks. In a wider context, we pride ourselves on spreading a message of accessible health and wellbeing.
To continue raising the issues surrounding male genital cutting with special emphasis on the psychological consequences.
This year is the 10th anniversary of our charity (Working With Men) . Our mission is to reduce significantly the number of boys and men, particularly from socially excluded or disadvantaged backgrounds, who are unable to achieve their full potential and to support them in finding an active and productive place in society. Being male is different for everyone and as such, there are many ways to express masculinity. With a new strategy in place in line with our anniversary we have decided to focus on these key areas over the coming year with a view to supporting better physical and mental health for young men. Service delivery: we work with young fathers, boys/young men in schools and colleges as well as other community setting. Much of our work involves ensuring that young men have the tools and skills they require to express themselves positively as well as helping with the more practical stuff like finding employment and training. Influencing policy: we are currently the secretariat for the All Party Parliamentary Group on fatherhood and will look to increase our work with parliamentarians this year by highlighting best practice and solutions to social issues related to boys and men. We also train others in working effectively with boys and men and produce appropriate resources.
Survivors Manchester pledges to support the Year of The Male, in what is our 5th Anniversary of supporting boys and men to become the individuals they choose to be. We make a commitment to continuing to speak out to ensure that the needs of men and boys' are being met in the provision of public services, specifically with regards to those males dealing with the impact of sexual violation, and to stand up for those that have not yet found their voice. And finally, we make a guarantee that the whole team at Survivors Manchester will challenge the myths and stereotypes that keep boys and men suffering in silence and educate society to #breakthesilence
We'll be working with a number of national organisations in Scotland to help them positively engage, support, and empower men to become the best fathers they can be. We'll also be supporting individuals working with children & families through peer support groups and best practice / networking workshops. Fathers Network Scotland is a small Scottish charity supported as a strategic partner by the Scottish Government. We are working to promote the physical, mental and emotional health of fathers in Scotland, by raising awareness and increasing understanding of the importance of fathers in child development and parenting.
We will be challenging for better services for male victims of sexual violence and publishing a self- help guide for male CSA/CSE/Rape survivors in West Yorkshire in January 2014.Survivors West Yorkshire are a voluntary group committed to the support and empowerment of adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. We deliver information and emotional support using virtual technology. We also deliver training and awareness projects to enable improved service provision.
Our pledge is to find out find out how the services provided by the University could better serve the needs of our male students.
We will raise awareness through our Men's Groups, newsletters and social media. MENSPEAK run monthly open and closed Men's Groups, mainly in London, with many more due to launch nationwide in 2014. We also run training and stage performances through storytelling and Playback Theatre with many other events scheduled for 2014. Conversations on mental and emotional health, sadness and suicide will go to the top of our agenda.
We pledge to work with other organisations supporting the ‘Year of the Male’ in partnership and mutual learning, and continue to include the themes of the charter throughout our work