Initially funded by Hastings Clinical Commissioning Group (2017-19), our Maps to Manhood programme empowers young men with the skills, self-belief and courage to challenge existing notions of masculinity, gender inequality and the stigma surrounding mental health.
We would like to thank The Chalk Cliff Trust for funding the delivery of programme across six school between September - December 2019.
Our impactful workshops are designed to create a safe space for young men to explore the importance of respectful relationships, positive mental health, vulnerability and connection so they can develop a compelling vision of the man they are becoming.
We use creative arts-based learning that is engaging, empowering and experiential, moving young men through a three-stage learning process:
- Deconstruct traditionally held views of masculinity, gender stereotypes and ‘what it means to be a man’
- Challenge young men to explore their authentic/real self
- Redefine their personal sense of self and their abilities to make positive choices to stand up and speak out against the stigma of mental health and gender inequality
As part of the project, we developed a series of curriculum-based resources that are available for download.
A sample of our resources to explore gender stereotypes and toxic masculinity can be found by following this link.