Men’s groups are safe spaces where you can:
From MenSpeak Founder Kenny's experience running mixed and women’s groups he's found that when women are present the dynamics change: men are less open, less willing to take risks, may ‘perform’ to impress, or hold back for fear of being judged, and surprisingly the same holds true for women!
We’re experiencing a historical change in society’s attitude towards men’s mental health issues. It’s no longer a taboo subject, and there’s a growing awareness that getting men to open up and talk about their issues is a necessary part of the solution.
Men’s groups are at the leading edge of this important change. They’re rare oases, where ‘early adopters’ can safely experiment with being more open and authentic.
They’re incubators, protecting and nurturing a wave of change that will eventually transform society.
This is your chance to be at the leading edge of this change. Become a men’s group facilitator and help bring the change to your community. Not only will the men who attend your men’s groups benefit, their family, friends and the wider society will also benefit.
During the full day introductory workshop you’ll experience a MenSpeak men’s group and learn how to facilitate your own, in your own way. You’ll learn :
The skills you’ll learn have a far broader reach than just men’s groups. You can apply them anywhere and everywhere:
Anyone can be a men’s group facilitator, because the role of the facilitator isn’t to be a therapist, coach or counselor or to give wise advice. The role is to get people talking and sharing different perspectives and opinions in a non-judgmental way.
You don’t even have to be male! And you could use these skills to run mixed groups or women’s groups.
If you want to facilitate groups (professionally or for free in your own community), conscious conversations, self-aware transparent non-hierarchical gatherings, personal and community development spaces—then this is the workshop for you!
The workshop will be led by MenSpeak Founder Kenny Mammarella-D’Cruz, a personal development consultant with over two decades worth of experience in facilitating groups.
Contact us or click 'Check out this Meetup' to find out about our next MenFacilitate:
P.S. Want to start your own group right away? Get our free Men's Group Quick Start Guide here.
“Juicy, authentic, rich with the meaningful kind of learning that really adds immense value to this work. Even though I’ve got 4 years experience running men’s groups, Kenny brings so much to the table I left with that wonderful state of beginner’s mind. The day was a powerful reframe of what our responsibility is as a facilitator, and only someone who’s done the hard work themselves, and forged their own unique method can offer a day’s training like this. Thank you Kenny, as always it was a privilege!”
“Great meetup, really enjoyed it, I would recommend it to anyone, excellent stuff Kenny!”
Founder: Father’s Nation
"I think groups like this are hugely important, for men particularly, because there are so few other outlets for men to open up and talk frankly about their feelings without fear of embarrassment or being judged."
"In the first group I attended, I was able to vocalise negative thoughts and feelings that I had been internalising for months, and felt a weight on my mind immediately starting to shift. I felt supported, respected, and challenged to become a better person."
Jamie Rudman, Public Health Professional
"I got into mens groups after reading 'No More Mr Nice Guy' by Robert Glover. I feel like I've transitioned from a boy to man thanks to MenSpeak. Through it I've discovered purpose, passion, and my closest friends."
"I joined MenSpeak to share my life challenges during my separation from my ex-wife. I needed someone to listen as I felt I had no one to really turn to in a time of need. And this program saved my life. Literally."
John D, Computer Programmer
"I built an invaluable social network of great men and friends to share, connect and learn with. The groups have helped me become a better and authentic man, husband and father. The groups are priceless to help navigate the ups and downs of personal and professional life."
"I wish MenSpeak was available to me from teenage years. I have definitely been saved from experiencing enduring labels and problems that would have been labelled as "mental health problems."