What do we offer?

We work with men of all persuasions, many with resistance, scepticism and trepidation. We know that the idea of ‘needing to be fixed’ is hardly attractive, it requires work. And there are plenty of other ways to get engaged in the Men’s Centre. No coercion , we offer interest, curiosity and encouragement. If you or you know someone in need of urgent support see our PPA service below.

Men’s groups

We have a number of groups run at the centre; for carers, veterans, and recovery groups.

Contact us for more information.

Mentoring

We are developing programmes for mentoring young men and their transition into adulthood.

Contact us for more information.

Life Limiting Beliefs

Dealing with times of transition and challenges like separation, bereavement, loss, retirement? Experiencing low mood or sense of hopelessness? We offer programmes of support on these theme. Contact us for more information.

Conflict resolution

Well-managed conflict can be constructive, helping to ‘clear the air’, releasing emotion and stress, and resolving tension, especially if those involved use it as an opportunity to increase understanding and find a way forward together out of the conflict situation. We offer accredited mediation. For more details contact us.

Advice and information

We are developing ways in which we provide advice on information helpful to men as well as signposting onto other services.

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Fatherhood & parenting

We are developing a range of programmes on fatherhood and parenting; and also Pre-natal, Early Years, Non-resident & Young Fathers.

We also offer a specialist Caring Dads training and host the Dads Matter programme.

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Caring Dads

To go to the main Caring Dads page

Feeling in need of urgent help?

Know someone at the edge of crisis?

Prevention and Positive Activities Programme (PPA)

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.

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

Norwich

Ed Roberts
ed@menscraft.org.uk
07851 004322

South Norfolk

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

North Norfolk

Crystal Kent
crystal@menscraft.org.uk
07704 428872

East Norfolk & Waveney

Thom Bailey
thom@menscraft.org.uk
07521 180598

West Norfolk

Sarah Hayman
sarah@menscraft.org.uk
07895 272237

HMP Norwich or Probation in Norfolk

Sally Guy
sally@menscraft.org.uk
07549 806127

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

Urgent support

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

Try this Safety Diary Plan which can be helpful.

Helplines

If you need to talk to someone urgently there is a full list of local and national advice lines on our home page which cover most needs, including many that are dedicated to supporting men.