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).
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 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.
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
Positively channeling male energy in a welcoming and diverse environment.
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!
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.
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 HIGHEST SUICIDE RATE IN THE UK WAS FOR MEN OF THIS AGE
A DAY TAKE THEIR OWN LIVES
TAKE THEIR LIFE EVERY WEEK
MALE SUICIDE RATES IN THE UK ARE
THAN IN WOMEN
MALE SUICIDE IS THE SINGLE BIGGEST CAUSE OF DEATH FOR MEN UNDER
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.