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  • Superheroes Need Not Apply

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    One of the biggest fears around suicide is our fear of asking about it.    When I first started running my own company working in the field of suicide prevention, my youngest child would find it hard to get his head around what I did. After seeing "The Incredibles" and the scene where Mr. Incredible…

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  • This is a man’s world….or…after all he’s just a man?

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    What's all the fuss about? November 19th 2016 celebrated another International Men’s Day. Inaugurated in 1999, this day is celebrated in over 80 countries including the UK. But you might be thinking…"What’s the fuss all about?” After all this is a man’s world, ruled by men for the benefit of men. But is this the…

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  • The Trouble With Boys or Us?

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    On the 13th June 2016 ManMade | The Conference took place. It was a hugely powerful day where delegates got the chance to properly engage with the issue of men and suicide.   Key note speeches from both professional and personal standpoints kept the delegates firmly rooted.   After saying my goodbyes to delegates, speakers and all…

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  • ManMade Family Programme

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    Positive Behaviours, Mental Health Awareness, Self Esteem and Confidence building, identity, assisting life, physical health, loss as well as coping mechanisms.   In Association with Family Action, the developers of ManMade launched an eight week programme supporting men who engage with Family Action in respect of their overall health and well-being. This men-only peer support programme,…

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  • Men Surviving Change // ManMade The Conference

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    Year upon year a staggering number of men die by suicide across the UK. Every two hours a man takes his own life in the UK.   These men are husbands, brothers, fathers, sons, work colleagues, guides, friends and soul mates and there is a story to be told.   Suicide affects all parts of society,…

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  • After all, he’s just a man…

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    We are steadfast, we are unflinching, we are men…and we are dying   It has been said that we live in a patriarchal society. We see ourselves as the masters of our own destiny.  We often unfairly, have better paid jobs and greater representation in both the business and political power houses that governs the UK in comparison to women. We are expected, on the whole,…

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  • ManMade Dudley Returns

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    Men can have it tough. When a man loses his job he can so easily lose so much more – his self esteem, his identity, his friends, his wider social links, his purpose as well as the material things in life that many of us take for granted. But sometimes, he can lose more – he can lose his…

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  • Forward For Life Social Enterprise operates with the central belief that although there are many challenges that exist across and within our communities, solutions to these challenges are also to be found across and within our communities. Forward For Life as a Social Enterprise works towards realising opportunities in which inequalities are reduced and opportunities for enhanced well-being and improved quality of life is an achievable expectation across all our communities.