The 2009 Bradley Report showed that more than 90% of young offenders suffered from a common mental health problem, with figures being similarly high for adult prisoners. Prisons are clearly under pressure with suicide attempts being commonplace, and high re-offending rates within one year of release. Over the years, initiatives have been implemented to tackle […]Read More
ManKind in film
You may have noticed from my last blog that I may have magpied the occasional idea / been inspired by a production I had seen. To be fair, most actors I know do this when it comes to performances, “being inspired” by someone they once saw and replicating some/ most / almost all of that […]Read More
Think Outside The Box!
This morning we had the privilege of observing a lesson at the very special Wetherby Prep School in Marylebone. We were invited into the classroom while the year 8 boys got settled. They were full of energy, dressed in slightly muddy rugby gear, having come straight from the playing fields and carrying trays of flapjacks […]Read More
Being ManKind for everyone
Good morning all… Today’s chat is potentially controversial, so please bear with me. Before I joined SBL, I accompanied some of my now-colleagues to a screening of a work in progress called, “Men Cry”, a film about masculinity. Not to be too critical, but I felt the project was missing a lot of key arguments […]Read More
Happy New Year!
What an exciting year 2016 was for Being ManKind and the SBL team. We hadn’t realised just how far we’d come in the space of 12 months until we attended the Being A Man Festival at the Southbank Centre in November. This time last year we were at the very beginning of our Being ManKind […]Read More