Join us on our mission to normalise honest conversations on male mental health and masculinity in the North of England.

empathy not therapy

Our Mission

  • Normalise honest conversations on male mental health & masculinity.
  • Explore masculinity and what it means to be a man in the modern world.
  • Provide safe spaces to facilitate conversation with confidentiality & respect.
  • To be accessible to males, regardless of background, age or heritage.

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). Our mission is to change these statistics.

Suicide statistics from the Samaritans report of 2018 - for full report see https://www.samaritans.org/about-samaritans/research-policy/suicide-facts-and-figures/


Men Up North want to see increased feelings of improved mental health amongst men. We want men to become more open to talking as a result of these sessions and for them to feel in a position to positively deal with navigating the ever changing and often challenging world.

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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 open, share and learn from each other. Would encourage anyone to come along.

Magid Magid MEP

There are layers to the pressures 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 judgement. 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.