People from all over the country are joining forces to send a joint letter asking the UK government to put a greater focus on men and boy’s issues in the UK in the run up to International Men’s Day (Saturday 19th November 2011).

To read the draft letter click here now.


Over 90 people from organisations working in different ways with men and boys in the UK have pledged to sign the letter so far including:

Glen Poole, Strategic Director, The Men’s Network

Rob Williams, CEO, The Fatherhoood Institute

Roger Olley MBE, Including Men

Duncan Fisher OBE, Founder of Fathers Direct

Ken Sanderson, CEO, Families Need Fathers

David Drysdale, Chairman, Fathers Network Scotland

Paul Apreda, National Development Manager, FNF Both Parents Matter Cymru

Dr Peter Ball, Vice Chairman, Norm UK

Dr Jennie Williams, Director, Inequality Agenda

Dr Allan Pacey, Senior Lecturer in Andrology, University of Sheffield

Dr Luke Sullivan, Clinical Psychologist, Men’s Minds Matter & Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health Trust

Emma Malcom, CEO, Prostate Action

Berkeley Wilde, Director, Diversity Trust

Simon Howes, Development Co-ordinator,  CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)

John Mays, Chairman, Parity

Shane Ryan, CEO, Working With Men

David Wright, Owner, Paint Pots Nursery and England Men In Early Years

Lloyd Miller, Chairman, MKP-UK (The Mankind Project)

Nathan Roberts, Operations Director, abandofbrothers

Paul Howell, Executive Director,  Journeyman UK

Andy Wood, Director, MensCraft CIC

Carl Beech, General Director, Christian Vision For Men

Olu Alake, President, 100 Black Men of London

George Piskor, Moderator, UK FRM (Family Rights Movement) Forum

Paul Hopkins, Health Development Coordinator  (men’s health and fatherhood), The Nationwide Community Learning Partnership

Steve Byhurst, West Sussex Advice & Information Coordinator, Mind UK

Neil Holmes, Chair, Men’s Mental Health Taskforce, Brighton & Hove

John O’Doherty, Director, The Rainbow Project

Steven Brooks, National Development Manager, Black Boys Can

David King, Director, LifeBuilders

Melvyn Davis, Director, Male Development Service

Barrington Reeves, Project Worker, Sowing Seeds

Malcolm Bird, Senior Co-ordinator, Men In Sheds, Age UK

Mark Brooks, Chairman, The ManKind Initiative

Raymond Stone, Project Co-ordinator, Everyman Project

Alison Waugh, Secretary, Abused Men In Scotland

David Eggins, Manager, Temper DV

Rosemary Cockrill, Helpline Manager, St. Neots Abuse Project

Sue Parker Hall,  Psychotherapist and Counsellor, Empathic Anger Management

Lee Stagles, Project Lead, The KLEAR Project

Pip Reilly, Founder, Mensfe

Sam Thomas, Founder, Men Get Eating Disorders Too

Andy Giles, National Project Manager: Digital Inclusion, Campaign For Learning

Ed Hart, Boys and Young Men’s Work, Brook Cornwall

Mark Blyth, Managing Director, Developing Dads North East

Andrew Sowden, Where’s My Dad

Pete Robinson, Director, The BRAVE Project

Danuta Hinde, Fathers’ Worker, HMP & YOI Ashfield

Caroline Lovett, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Sussex Beacon

Martyn Sullivan, CEO, Mankind Counselling

Bob Balfour, Founder, Survivors West Yorkshire

Duncan Craig, Founder, Survivors Manchester

Steve Bevan, Founder, Amsosa

David Smith, Chief Officer, Genital Autonomy

Ben Dew, Project Lead, Male Carers Project

Liam Kernan, Founder, Just About Blokes

Pete Sayers, National Development Director, It’s A Goal

Billy McGranaghan, Founder, Dads House (Supporting Single Dads)

James Gregory, Founder, Fathers Against Violence

Ali Mayor, Director, SuperDads

Mike White, Director, U-Too Community Business Ltd (Dads Matter Too)

Scott Colfer, Manager, Young Dads TV

Jane Jackson, Founder, Bristol Grandparents Support Group

Cieran  McAuley, Programme Co-ordinator, Opportunity Youth (Lads2Dads)

James Williams, Editor, Men’s Matters

Brian Hitchcock, Director of Legal Services, Men’s Aid Charity

Sean Walser, Founder, Homes For Fathers

John E Franklin, Facilitator, The Fathers’ Club

Keith Fowler, Founder, Worthing Dads

Mike Payne and Iain Dimmock, The BIY Project.

Ray Barry, Leader, Equal Parenting Alliance

John Ison, LLB, Court Without A Lawyer

Ryan Walshe, Founder, Talking Testicles

Wendy Gough, Co-ordinator, Everyman Campaign, Male Cancer Support Group

Keith Binley, Founder, Ball Boys

Kuen Wah Cheung, Founder, A Few Good Men

Richard Duncker, Founder, Men Do Complain

Lalith Reddy,  Sexual Health Promotion Adviser, Dorset Healthcare University NHS Foundation Trust

Sue Dominey, The Torque Project, Leeds Met University

Nikki Giles, Outreach Youth Worker, Brook Bristol

Nigel Johnson, Integrated Commissioning Manager, NHS Salford/Salford City Council

Tony Wright, Health Development Specialist, Brighton & Hove City Council

Clive Blair-Stevens, Director, Strategic Social Marketing

Peter Leckie, Founder, Representing Men

The Editorial Team, The Rights Of Man UK Blog

Michael Peters, Director, Tiemo (London International Men’s Day)

Tom Martin, Founder, SexismBusters

UNAFFILIATED SIGNATORIES WITH EXPERIENCE OR INTEREST IN WORK TO IMPROVE THE LIVES OF MEN AND BOYS IN THE UK:

Kenny D’Cruz, Personal Development Consultant and Men’s Groups Facilitator

David Polak, Psychotherapist specializing in work with men

Calum Chace, former Vice Chair for Families Need Fathers

Dan Bell, writer on Men’s Issues including Male Suicide

Nigel Mohammed, Men’s Support Group Facilitator

Nick Woodall, Writer and BBC Online Parenting Expert

David Pettit, Men’s Support Group Founder

Paul Morrison, Psychotherapist and Men’s Support Group Pioneer

Ian Maloy, Men’s Rights Advocate

John Wallace, Men’s Rights Advocate


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11 responses »

  1. […] Post navigation ← Previous Post Next Post → […]

  2. […] The Men’s Network in Brighton & Hove is planning a joint letter to the UK government on behalf of groups working with men and boys. If you want to be a co-signatory to this letter please contact glen@themensnetwork.org.uk today and to see who’s backing the letter click here now […]

  3. David Wright says:

    Adding my support to the letter, David Wright, owner Paint Pots Nurseries, Southampton

  4. Peter Leckie says:

    I fully support your initiative and hope that it will assist in ‘Representing Men’.

  5. Supporting this important cause.

  6. […] see a list of organisations and individuals backing the call to parliament click here now and to read the letter sent to parliament click here […]

  7. […] However, The Government has fallen short of committing to consult with men and men’s groups about how it can respond more effectively to the specific needs of men and boys in the UK – as requested by the signatories of our 2011 letter (click here to see who backed the letter). […]

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