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''Time to open up' and talk' - A male only conference

'Time To Talk' will be a unique men only conference. A place to come and join fellow men, to not isolate ourselves from our challenges of being men, to talk, to share our experiences, to end the silence, to end the stigma, share thoughts and feelings respectfully of one another, ask questions and learn from each other to find answers and support as a group.

It’s a chance to explore and discuss ideas on subjects we are passionate about as men like sport, fitness or business and on subjects that can be more challenging such as depression, identity crisis, relationships, masculinity and more...

Depression?

Masculinity?

Relationships?

Family?

Mental health?

From 10am till 4pm, with registration open from 9.45am, there will be a panel of experts to answer and discuss questions, there will be workshops with lunch included as well as an opportunity to collaborate with other individuals to strengthen your connections and your mind. However, if you are unemployed we have a limited amount of free tickets (maximum one per person).

The initiative is designed to tackle the stigma that many men feel they face and encourage them to speak out or come forward and also because of the lack of men’s support and social groups around. We’ve created a safe place where it’s easy and comfortable to make new friends and network for both personal and business development.

We are looking for corporate sponsors, expert panelists and local charities who want to contribute to the day.

The structure:

  • A panel of experts answering theatre style questions and educating the audience on their specialist fields and how they can help.

  • Opportunities for the audience to share as much or as little as they comfortably feel they wish to.

  • Opportunity to have anonymous questions answered.

  • Break-out workshops

 

There were also exhibition stands by various support groups and charities to visit during the day.

The event allowed individuals to feel safe to share their adversity with others, realise they weren't alone and also feel able to openly share without fear of judgement.

This conference was created because of the lack of men’s support and social groups around, a safe place where it’s easy and comfortable to make new friends and network for both personal and business.