Activity meaning and connection

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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We are appreciate your donations large or small and are grateful for your support & encouragement.

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Know men who are feeling the strain?

The strain is possibly increasing as we continue to adjust to the consequences of a pandemic and all else being presented to us – economically, socially.

What we do

We support individuals we work with where possible in person or otherwise by phone and virtually. Our primary aim is to first of all listen. To attune to what is going on and then offer focus – on the potential and the possibilities for transition and transformation.  

Recent News & Events

For more please go to our news and events page.

Fathers

In celebration and consideration of our fathers, hear and see the take on the experiences of some of our staff and men we are in contact with You can view the video here. Also please do take a look at the How’s your Father documentary too.  ...

BBC – Tuesday Takeover

Thank you to Jon Wright of BBC Radio Norfolk and BBC Radio Suffolk who gave us the opportunity to takeover his Tuesday show last week (June 6). We don’t always have the opportunity to discuss MensCraft in detail and it was great to talk about the full range of our...

Get your ManMOT at our events during Men’s Health Week

This Men’s Health Week we are encouraging all men to check out their health by having a Man MOT. The ManMOT is a practical manual created by the Men's Health Forum that identifies DIY checks & challenges for men of all ages, encouraging them to monitor their...

Know someone at the edge of crisis?

Prevention and Positive Activities programme (PPA)

Through our PPA – 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.

We offer:

  • 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

URGENT SUPPORT

If you live in Norfolk or Waveney

First Response: 111 Option 2

Crisis Resolution and Home Treatment Team

The Crisis Team offers short term, intensive support, as an alternative to hospital admission, to service users experiencing a mental health crisis.

  • Telephone 01603 421239
  • City Team Mobile: 07769687775
  • County Team Mobile: 07341780581

If you need urgent support and the Stay Alive App click here.

Try this Safety Diary Plan which can be helpful.

Helplines

Need to talk to someone urgently? Many local and national advice lines are dedicated to supporting men.

NCAN

(Norfolk Community Advice Network) For men requiring support and to make a referral via the NCAN system or directly via email at referrals@menscraft.org.uk
Or please contact our central number 07514 254200

MensCraft support

Norwich

Ed Roberts
ed@menscraft.org.uk
07851 004322

HMP Norwich or Probation in Norfolk

Sally Guy
sally@menscraft.org.uk
07549 806127

North Norfolk

Crystal Kent
crystal@menscraft.org.uk
07704 428872

East Norfolk & Waveney

Neil Squirrell
neil@menscraft.org.uk
07521 180598

West Norfolk

Sarah Hayman
sarah@menscraft.org.uk
07895 272237

South Norfolk

Ben Holland Smith
ben@menscraft.org.uk
07864 697718