"Who knew 'Man Up' could weight a Man Down"

EMMANUEL SPEAKS, POET

Imagine a world where gender stereotypes have no power?

... a world where kids are given the chance to truly understand themselves? Imagine a world where 'Man Up!' means nothing but 'Be Human, Be Yourself' does?

 

We're starting this all off with this book - Being ManKind - we have 70 available to gift to a school or youth organisation.

 

Through diverse stories from positive role models, we want to inspire young boys and men to grow into kind and confident humans, who break gender stereotypes and strive for equality. Get your copy of Being ManKind Volume 1 today and help us spread the word.

Visit Being Mankind to Order the Book Today - £30.00

Being ManKind is the start of a conversation.

WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?

Through this project, we hope to address the unique issues that men and boys face in the 21st Century. The book is a collection of inspiring stories told by men from all walks of life. These are an opportunity for young men to draw on the diversity of experiences presented here to decide for themselves what it means to be a man in today’s society. We want these stories to create conversations everywhere, but especially in schools and youth organisations. 

Being Mankind have developed two sets of lesson plans, KS2 (9-11 years) and KS3+ (11+ years), which can be delivered in schools (PSHE or Morning Registration), Pupil Referral Units, youth organisations and Young Offender Institutions. The KS3+ plans also include suggestions to adapt activities and discussions for older age groups e.g. prisons, support groups. 

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

We run an outreach programme to bring the conversation to schools and youth organisations.

Our ultimate aim is to use the Being ManKind stories to ignite conversations among young people around the meaning of masculinity, humanity and equality, in a creative, engaging and unique way. Through the stories, we want to inspire young people to grow to be kind, empathetic and confident adults by focussing on the following behaviours:

  • Strive to be the best version of yourself – be someone you respect, be a good role model
  • Focus on the good things about yourself and others
  • Celebrate your individuality and diversity

We have created a series of lesson plans and workshops based around the stories from Being ManKind Volume 1, which we provide free of charge together with a copy of the book.

We believe that storytelling is a powerful tool to inspire and motivate people. We use real-life experiences as a way of engaging young people so that they can better understand their own emotions and those of people around them.

The Being ManKind lesson plans, for 9-11 years and 11+ years, are perfectly suited for schools and Pupil Referral Units (PSHE or Morning Registration), youth organisations, Young Offender Institutions and older groups (e.g. prison, therapy groups). We provide all the resources needed for the sessions, which are intended to inspire open and honest discussions around important issues.

No! The sessions work well in both mixed and single-sex groups. We believe that we need to engage all genders in the conversation to create positive change.

  1. Challenging gender roles & stereotypes
  2. Body image & self-esteem
  3. Celebrating & accepting diversity
  4. Peer pressure & bullying
  5. Big boys do cry (mental health)
  6. Realising your dreams and ambitions / Using your talents to change your world
  7. Relationships
  8. Role Models

These 8 topics can be delivered either as a complete series or as individual lessons/ workshops on an ad hoc basis. We are constantly adding new lesson plans for KS3 & older that address a wider range of issues. You can find these under Supplementary Sessions. These include:

  1. Gangs & youth violence
  2. The Art of Manliness – a single session exploring what it means to be a man