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
Read here about pledges made in support of the Charter for Contemporary Man.
To help in any way I can to raise awareness of YOTM
I pledge to do everything I can to raise the profile of CALM, Year of the Male and everything involved. This year I pledge to work with several organisations and organise events throughout the year to help battle depression in men and to let them know that they're not alone.
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.
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.
AMIS (Abused Men in Scotland) will continue to support mainstream agencies in Scotland to improve domestic abuse services and develop partnerships with progressive organisations who recognise the vital importance of responding effectively to male victimisation. We will continue to have our voice heard in mainstream media representing men and their children in Scotland.Abused Men in Scotland (AMIS) is a national organisation dedicated to supporting men who are experiencing, or who have experienced, domestic abuse. We welcome calls from men in need of support or advice, and from men and women seeking help for male friends or relatives.
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.
We will get men talking about the four Charter calls, getting involved in projects and actively campaigning to bring about change by growing conversations through groups and gatherings. MB50 is a collaborative community for men of our age, welcoming and sharing stories, resources and events, and enabling happy, aware and fulfilled lives as we grow together and bring about positive change in the world. It offers groups, gatherings and growing conversations, both face-to-face and online, in which to hear and spread the voices of older men.
I will continue, and improve, the develooment of the Cockermouth Men's Shed and other support for socially isolated men. I will continue to encorage peer support for those men with long term health conditions. I will explore and develop a service to support younger men living with dementia.
As part of IPC Media’s partnership with CALM, we will encourage our brands to support the Year of the Male’s public campaign through editorial, social media and donated advertising space to engage our audiences in men’s stories, whether they are other men, mothers, sisters, partners or friends. We’ll also be advising on research for the Year of the Male’s audit of modern masculinity. IPC Media is the UK's leading consumer magazine and digital publisher. With more than 60 iconic media brands, IPC engages with 26 million UK adults - almost two thirds of UK women and over 40% of UK men and our award winning portfolio of websites reaches over 25 million global users every month.