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Introducing the #LifeCraft programme

Introducing the #LifeCraft programme

The #LifeCraft programme  Funded Handelsbanken via Norfolk Community Foundation. The #LifeCraft programme encourages men to come together on a weekly basis to experience the learning and bonding associated with groupwork in a safe and nurturing environment. Week by...

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Running the Norfolk Coastal Path in under 24 hours

Running the Norfolk Coastal Path in under 24 hours

MensCraft is indebted to the fantastic fundraising efforts of personal trainer, James Dean, who ran the entire 83 miles of the Norfolk Coastal Path in under 24 hours, on Friday 16th June. Here’s James’ own words recounting his stunning feat. On Friday June 16th I set...

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New partnership for MensCraft and Maddermarket Theatre

New partnership for MensCraft and Maddermarket Theatre

We are delighted to have been part of a successful proposal with the Maddermarket Theatre, to enable the renovation of a building next door to our new offices in St John's Alley in Norwich. The building, known as the Workshop, is in a poor state of repair and...

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Mentoring the next generation of social workers

Mentoring the next generation of social workers

Student Bradley Bamford has joined MensCraft for a five-month placement as part of his Social Work degree at the UEA. We’re proud of our links with the UEA to facilitate placements and work experience for students and Bradley is proving himself a highly bright,...

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Feeling funny? Learn the art of stand-up comedy

Feeling funny? Learn the art of stand-up comedy

It's that time again!  MensCraft will be starting a new round of our MensLaugh Stand-Up Comedy Course for 2023 at the Maddermarket Theatre in Norwich from Thursday 9th February. The MensLaugh Stand-Up Comedy Courses in 2022 were a big success, and we are really proud...

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We are moving!

We are moving!

MensCraft will be moving to new premises in the centre of Norwich this month, saying goodbye to our current offices on Pitt Street, which we have shared for many years with our friends at the Norwich Men's Shed. ‘This is a bittersweet moment for us.’ says MensCraft’s...

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Thank you, Julia!

Thank you, Julia!

We're delighted that Julia Hetherton, Executive Head Chef at the Assembly House in Norwich, successfully completed her two-marathons-in-a-day challenge in November, accompanied by her brother-in-law, Carl. Julia's fantastic achievement raised over £1,200 and we're...

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Making an Impact

Making an Impact

Our Impact Report covering the period April 2021 to March 2022 is now available to download.  We are very proud of all that we achieved during this period, supporting men with wellbeing, their mental health, their parenting and their connections.  Read about our Pit...

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New funding to support fathers and families

New funding to support fathers and families

The support MensCraft are able to offer fathers and families has been given a significant boost following a grant of over £85,000 from the Trusthouse Charitable Foundation.  The funding, over three years, will enable us to offer one-to-one and group support for men...

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Fighting for men’s mental health

Fighting for men’s mental health

Having only taken up boxing as a hobby three months ago, Norfolk-based Ruben Antunes is now training hard and fundraising for his first charity boxing match. 20-year-old Ruben will be fighting for men’s mental health at an event on Saturday 4th February in Norwich...

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