International Men's Day

Friday 19 November 2021 International Men’s Day celebrates the positive value men bring to the world, their families and communities. It highlights positive role models and raises awareness of men’s wellbeing.

One of the six pillars of International Men’s Day is to improve gender relations and promote gender equality not only for men but for women too. In this spirit, the theme for 2021 is “Better relations between men and women.”

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The council is aware of the importance of understanding there are more genders than male and female.

Training opportunities and resources

Men's minds matter too - free training on 17 November 2021

Mankind annual conference for professionals and practitioners - free webinar on 17 November 2021

Rape and sexual assault counselling centre

ManHealth free peer support groups

Support for male carers

Morrison's Trust men's shed - Darlington

Men's shed project - every Tuesday 1:30 - 3:30pm

Movember - changing the face of Men's health

Respect Men's Advice Line - helpline for male victims of domestic abuse

Mankind charity

Men's Line - for online resources only

Men's mental health campaign - for information and resources and - how to support male mental health. Monday 15 and Wednesday 17 November

Getting support


Harbour domestic abuse support service works with families and individuals who are affected by abuse from a partner, former partner or other family member.
Email -
Phone - 03000 202525
Website - Harbour [external link].


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See some of our young volunteers in action



Youthwatch Darlington interview NSPCC and Kooth for this year's Children's Mental Health Week 2021.