Calling all men at the University: a men-only network is launching this week to promote conversation on all things relating to male health and wellbeing.

Traditionally, men are reluctant to seek help or advice when they have concerns. The Staff Men’s Network – launching to coincide with Men’s Health Week (June 12–18) – aims to change that.

The network has been established by Staff Wellbeing Champions and sets out to provide men from all departments with a space to discuss any concerns relating to physical health, mental health and general wellbeing – or simply to connect with other men.

Network members will have the opportunity to share their health-related experiences, and to seek advice or support when there’s a need. It is hoped that these conversations will lead to connections and mutual support between men across the University.

Simon Brown, Staff Wellbeing Champion says: “I’m really excited about this network starting up. The intention is to provide a platform for all male staff within the University to come together and socialise and discuss concerns. The sharing of any worries can hopefully start the forward process of addressing and dealing with the issue.

“We have resources to share with anyone who is interested in taking part, and with all our joined experiences we can help support others within the group.”

He added: “I also see this as an opportunity to bring together skills and interests in a social space and to build new friendships.”

If you are interested in becoming a member of the network, and to learn how can get involved, why not visit the Staff Men’s Network stall on the University parade at the following times:

  • Monday 12th, 11am–1pm
  • Wednesday 14th, 9:30am–11:30am
  • Thursday 15th, 11am–1pm

Ways to join the group

Yammer code

Join on Yammer by scanning this QR code.

Alternatively, go to MS Teams Desktop and join with team code ks7xs2t