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Welcome To 'We, Men!'

Reading’s Men’s Group (We, Men) was born out of the various activities by women especially the STOP FGM campaign whereby the involvement of men in the fight to stop the practice is recognised as essential. Our involvement in supporting women’s initiatives triggered the motivation to establish a men’s support group in Reading.

We, Men! Reading’s men group strives to build an inclusive network of men to promote connectivity and their well-being.

The aim of the group is to provide a safe space for men to socialise, talk about issues affecting them and their communities, get support from peers or be sign-posted to organisations where they can get appropriate help.

The aim of the group is to provide a safe space for men to socialise, talk about issues affecting them and their communities, get support from peers or be sign-posted to organisations where they can get appropriate help.

The objective is to develop services and support systems that would enable Men to:

  1. holistically address their emotional and psychological well-being;
  2. address their social and economic well-being; 
  3. establish a mutually supportive network of self-help initiatives;
  4. promote volunteering, leadership succession, representation and to advocate for their respective and collective communities.

Members are committed to raising awareness of, and supporting initiatives to help limit the incidence of:

  • FGM
  • Suicide
  • Mental Health
  • Dementia
  • Loneliness & Isolation

Garden Work

The We Men Group is a vibrant group that is involved in outdoor activities such as gardening to encourage men to become active within their communities. 

Group Meeting

Before the advent of Covid-19, ACRE has always been a busy place where members of the community met to discuss issues affecting their lives.

Online Meeting

Since the advent of Covid-19, the men group has been conducting online meetings as well as using social media outlets to stay in touch with other men. 

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'We Men'

Membership

The ‘We Men’ work with men from diverse backgrounds in Reading from simple outdoor projects to keep fix to table discussion about issues affecting each person with the hope of helping each other. 

Anthony Darway

"As a humanitarian, a writer and community champion, ACRE offer me the opportunity and a conducive environment where I am able to meet other people and discuss my passion.”

Besong Victor Nkwo

In the Spring of 2019, I lost my job and Reading Men's Group "We Men!" provided me with a lifeline to recover from the disappointment. I became involved by participating in outdoor activities and getting peer group support when I became unemployed which eased my stress levels.

Tariq Gomma

I’m very grateful to Men’s Group ACRE for providing us with a magnificent platform full of knowledgeable people and expertise to learn and share a great deal of knowledge to be a better people equipped and ready to serve our community.

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