IMD 2021

Raising awareness of the amazing charities supporting men and boys’ wellbeing

This year, International Men’s Day is held on Friday 19th November 2021.

The UK themes for the Day are:

  • Making a positive difference to the wellbeing and lives of men and boys
  • Promoting a positive conversation about men, manhood and masculinity
  • Raising awareness and/or funds for charities supporting men and boys’ wellbeing

These themes are designed to help more organisations and people consider what action they can take by addressing some of the issues that affect Men and Boys such as:

  • The high male suicide rate
  • The challenges faced by boys and men at all stages of education and work including attainment, re-training, redundancy and unemployment
  • Men’s health, shorter life expectancy and workplace deaths
  • The challenges faced by the most marginalised men and boys in society (for instance, homeless men, boys in care and the high rate of male deaths in custody)
  • Male victims of violence, including sexual violence
  • The challenges faced by men as parents, particularly new fathers and separated fathers
  • Male victims and survivors of sexual abuse, rape, sexual exploitation, domestic abuse, forced marriage, honour-based crime, stalking and slavery
  • The negative portrayal of men, boys and fathers

Youth Focus North West are marking IMD by raising awareness of the amazing charities supporting men and boys’ wellbeing. Below is a list of charities that you may find useful.

Boys and Young Mens’ Personal Development

Domestic Abuse/Violence



Health (including mental health)



Sexual Abuse/Exploitation/Violence