When YouTube vlogger Matthew Santoro accidentally uploaded a private video in which he described for the first time his experience of domestic abuse by an ex-girlfriend, he had no idea how powerful the impact would be for his viewers.
Last week I was proud to be one of the signatories on a joint letter to the Equalities And Human Rights Commission (EHRC) calling for the commission to address men’s issues in its 2016-2019 strategic plan, writes Glen Poole.
Last month saw the annual celebration of InternationalMen’s Day put men’s issues and male suicide on the political agenda for a few hours writes Glen Poole.
It was an historic occasion, according to the Conservative MP, David Nuttall, who highlighted the fact that this was “the first time ever that International Men’s Day has been marked by a debate in this Parliament”.
InsideMAN joins dozens of charities, campaigners and academics in a joint letter calling on ministers to support of International Men’s Day and to consider what action they can take to address issues that affect men and boys.
Following the uproar caused by Warwick University student George Lawlor’s criticisms of sexual consent classes, one young man argues that if we want to engage men in discussions about consent, we need to have genuine empathy for how this might make them feel.
The poet Shaky Shergill confronts his vulnerability as he rises to the new challenge of becoming a counsellor.
As a trainee counsellor who will soon be seeing clients I’m always on the lookout for tools or theories which I believe will help me support clients who may feel that they are stuck. After having seen one of my tutors using them I recently bought a set of archetype cards to include in my toolbox. As is my way and I think that a lot of other trainees do the same thing I decided to try them out on myself.
Anxiety is the watchword of our times. Whether it is a question of global politics or the more intimate and personal matter of our appearance, the demands of 21st century life are precisely that – demanding. Meditation can help with that.
Long-standing insideMAN supporter Clive Maxheath leads a group coaching initiative called the Men’s Action Project (The MAP). But his journey to get there started with a deep personal crisis. Here he tells his story.
For years the definition of what it meant to be a man was someone who hid their emotions, put on a brave face and gutted it out regardless of the circumstances. But new research is beginning to show how far that stereotype is from the truth.