New Mission:Possible programme to support men in Norfolk and Suffolk
An Eye-based charity, which until now has helped women transform lives, is crowd-funding for a pilot programme specifically tailored to support men.
The Mission:Possible programme, run by The Blossom Charity and with support from the Aviva Community Fund, will include workshops, one-to-one coaching sessions, a style day and an adventure challenge.
Scheduled to run in 2020, it will be the only programme of its kind for men in Norfolk and Suffolk. Attendees will learn more about themselves and explore their personal and professional aspirations in a safe, inclusive and supportive environment.
Bridget McIntyre, founder of The Blossom Charity, said: “We know the work we do with women and teenage girls helps them build confidence and gain a sense of direction; now we want to run a pilot programme designed especially for men.
“In a world where men tend not to talk about their emotions and male suicide rates are high, it is imperative that men are encouraged to talk more openly.”
The Mission:Possible programme aims to teach men new skills and uncover their talents, which is similar to the development programmes for women and teens the charity currently runs.
Over the past eight years, they have seen a 60 per cent improvement in self-confidence, managing stress and ability to reach goals among their attendees.
Working with a team of individuals with experience from the business, public and private, academic and medical worlds, the programme has been designed to help men reach their full potential.
“The impact of our programme will reach further than the men that attend each workshop,” added Mrs McIntyre.
“It will positively affect their partners, children and extended family, their employers and work colleagues, and the people they meet.”
Running until December 20, the charity is encouraging people to visit its crowdfunding page and donate at acf.crowdfunder.co.uk.
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