Happier & healthier men make for better brothers, partners, fathers, sons, colleagues and friends.
MensCraft supports boys and men of all ages. We offer information, activities and programmes to meet the challenges of each different life stage. Our approach is strengths based and promotes a deeper understanding of masculinity and equalities. We support young men making the transition to adulthood; men as fathers and those experiencing difficulties for example in their family lives or with their mental health.
We provide one-to-one support and access to other specialist services. Our range of activities give boys and men purpose, the opportunity for connection with others, and opportunities for improved wellbeing.
We are committed to providing an inclusive environment for all, regardless of age, gender identity, race, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, socioeconomic status and faith. We expect those that engage with us to do the same.
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The lives and times of men in East Anglia.
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Know men who are feeling the strain?
The strain is possibly increasing as we continue to live under constraints of a pandemic. And the partial ‘unlocking’ may be even more stressful!
MensCraft continues to support individuals we work with by phone and virtually. Please do get in touch if you need further information or assistance – i.e. self isolating and need support etc. Or indeed know individuals who do.
We believe we can assist men in gaining an understanding of the meaning of their lives.
What we do
The wellbeing of our those who use our service and facilities, staff, visitors and suppliers is our primary concern. We continue to support individuals we work with where possible in person or otherwise by phone and virtually.
We are increasingly back to meeting in person. All with good levels of precautions in place.
We are also continuing to offer some activities online.
We are appreciate your donations large or small and are grateful for your support & encouragement.
Feeling in need of urgent help? Know someone at the edge of crisis?
Through our Prevention and Positive Activities Programme we have staff supporting men at the edge of crisis across Norfolk. We might know who and what might help – we have supported hundreds of men over the last 12 months.
We aim to address difficulties by understanding that it can be a big step when opening up and talking to others, and encourage noticing improvements and seeing the positive changes this can bring.
- Support for men who are thinking about suicide
- Safety and support plans
- A trusting and safe environment to talk
- Positive activities to engage with
- Signposting to support agencies
- Support at meetings and appointments
Ben Holland Smith
East Norfolk & Waveney
National 24 hours non judgemental confidential helpline.
Website or call 116 123
The Walnut Tree Health and Wellbeing C.I.C
Provides recovery activities, crisis support, coaching and mentoring to emergency service personnel and serving members of the armed forces, military veterans and others, with complex mental health needs, including addiction brought about by out of the ordinary traumatic experiences.
Website or call 01603 516580
Campaign against living miserably (CALM)
Aims to prevent male suicide
Website or call 0800 58 58 58
Respect Men’s Advice Line
Advice and support for men experiencing domestic violence and abuse.
Telephone support line
9am-8pm Monday and Wednesday.
9am-5pm Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.
Online chat support available 10am-4pm Tuesday and Wednesday.
If you are unable to call, you can also receive support from the Helpline Advisors by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and they will aim to reply within two working days.
Telephone: 01823 334244
Telephone support line for male victims of domestic abuse
Information about reporting incidents, planning an escape and police procedures. Signposting to support for emergency housing and specialist legal help
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