Ey Up

Join us on a mission to normalise honest conversations on mental health & masculinity for men in the north of England.

Did you know that 75% of people who take their own lives are men, yet only 36% of talking therapy session referrals are from men? (Men’s Health Forum).

Lets Talk

What is MEN UP NORTH?

MEN UP NORTH (M.U.N) is a men only group sessions to create a safe space to have open honest conversations.
We are a forward thinking community of men from 21-60 attending from 15 different heritage & social backgrounds from the unwaged, students, successful business owners to C-suite level executives. M.U.N sessions are usually fully booked with a waiting list. Most recently in 3 hours!

The aim is to bring men from wide age groups and different walks of life together to share, listen and to gain an understanding of the different perspectives on issues men face relating to mental health and navigating what it means to be man in the modern world.

Since then M.U.N provided over 300 spaces for men in our groups, engaged over 1000 men and women internationally in conversations of masculinity.

We Are

We Are
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What
Men Up North is:

What
Men Up North is Not:

Our Philosophy

Personal Growth/
Leadership

We utilise techniques from the fields of positive psychology, NLP, emotional intelligence, coaching, martial arts & philosophy.
Our sessions are specifically designed to take the men on a journey of discovery in each session. We weave in a learning piece at the start of every session to help men to gain better self-awareness normally only accessible to people in leadership positions.

Open Honest Conversation

We leave our ego on the door.

We take off the masks we wear in society to have REAL TALK.

All is welcomed in the group

Community

We stand together as men supporting one another and keeping each other accountable taking steps towards the best version of ourselves.

Testimonals

Omar Aysha

Positively channeling male energy in a welcoming and diverse environment.

Alex Barber

Fantastic project, much needed and very valuable! Clearly enjoyed by all who attend from diverse backgrounds, ages and life experiences. Respectful environment to be open, share and learn from each other. Would encourage anyone to come along!

Luke Thomas Gibson

A free thinking space for men to discuss REAL issues regarding masculinity, to relate to one another through personal experiences and ultimately to help one another grow !! Highly recommended.

Testimonals

Testimonals

Testimonals

Why we’re here?

Angga Kara was part of a symposium in 2015 called ‘being a man’ at Sheffield Hallam university.

In 2017 three of Angga Kara’s friends took their lives. Going to their funerals broke his heart.
Soon after some research, he realized that it is an epidemic and men all over England are suffering.
As men, there are certain pressures we carry and hold inside.
It is difficult to be emotionally honest and have open honest conversations about it.

This inspired him to create a unique experience for men based on our trialled and tested unique philosophy that works.

The Stats

40-44

THE HIGHEST SUICIDE RATE IN THE UK WAS FOR MEN OF THIS AGE

12 MEN

A DAY TAKE THEIR OWN LIVES

84 MEN

TAKE THEIR LIFE EVERY WEEK

The Stats

MALE SUICIDE RATES IN THE UK ARE

3 TIMES HIGHER

THAN IN WOMEN

MALE SUICIDE IS THE SINGLE BIGGEST CAUSE OF DEATH FOR MEN UNDER

THE AGE OF 45 IN THE UK

Founder

Our project is led by wellbeing for men expert, Angga Kara inspire.
( http://www.innerfire.coach )
Angga has over 15 years’ experience in social enterprise, consultancy and personal development projects. His first project was in 2003 helping young BAME men in the 6th worse rated area in gun and knife crime in the UK. He taught them how to better manage, and express their emotions in a healthy way by transcending the ‘street success mindset’ of drugs and gangs that they had grown up around. Angga’s work lead to 95% of the men going onto further training, education / work and some even started their own social enterprises.

He is accredited by EMCC (European Mentoring and Coaching Council) & holds an AQA coaching practitioners’ qualification in executive performance coaching. His client lists include celebrities, international athletes to C-suite level executives.

“ There are layers to the pressure of being a man in the modern world, growing up in Sheffield I always felt that there wasn't a space for men to come and talk and exist without judgment.
MEN UP NORTH is an incredible platform that provides a much-needed space for men to get together, have a real talk and is something we need now more than ever as mental health is an epidemic amongst men”,
said Cllr. Magid,

Lord Mayor of Sheffield