On Friday 9th February 2024 at Forever Manchester’s Birthday Party, we were pleased to announce Mandem Meetup as the winner of our Connecting Communities Award.

The award has been kindly sponsored by Manchester Building Society.

The Connecting Communities Award is given in recognition of a person or group of local people who have formed a project or put on an activity which brings people together, benefiting others in their neighbourhood.

Mandem Meetup are a social group, promoting and improving the conversation around men’s mental health and wellbeing. They provide an open, inclusive community for all those who identify as male, offering a relaxed, comfortable, and judgement-free space to encourage and empower men to be themselves. By providing this space and tackling the stigma around men’s mental health, members feel comfortable to show up as their authentic selves, without judgement or expectations. This contributes to improve well-being and new friendships, creating a network of peer support.

The award was presented on the night by Michael Conville, Chief Customer Officer at Manchester Building Society.  

Date added: 13th February 2024