Men At Work is a Community Interest Company delivering bespoke training, presentations and workshops for professionals working with Boys and Young Men.
We work with you to enhance your skills in supporting boys and young men to navigate their way towards safe, healthy and respectful adult lives.
“Michael’s session was incredibly insightful, with close links to our goals and mission to create a generation of empowered young people.” The Anti-Bullying Pro’s
Typical partners, trainees and audiences are professionals in a wide range of settings including: Schools, Colleges, Unis, Youth Justice Service, Early Help, CSE / CSA teams, Fire & Rescue Service, Local Authorities & Trade Unions.
In addition to structured developmental programmes and staff training, Men At Work facilitates regional and national events which take a holistic and constructively critical approach to male socialization and accountability.
Themes addressed in work undertaken by Men At Work include: Violence-Reduction, Domestic Abuse, Coercive Control, Bullying, Street Harassment, Sexual Harassment in the workplace, Consent, Risk-Taking Behaviours, Peer Pressure / Peer Support, Male Mental Health, Critical Thinking and constructive strategies for Respectful Living.
Michael’s first publication for professionals – ‘FOUNDATIONS: a Programme of Support and Challenge for Boys, Young Men and Those Who Work with Them’ will be published in May 2020.
Founder of Men At Work: Michael Conroy has worked in Secondary Education in England for 15 years, delivering a wide range of citizenship and well-being programmes for students in Years 7-13. Programmes and initiatives Michael has steered has been recognised by several awards including a Sinnott Fellowship and a Suzy Lamplugh Young Person’s Safety Award. In recent years he has developed bespoke CPD for school staff in unpicking social influences on the values and beliefs of boys and young men and how they can manifest in a range of problematic behaviours.
Michael has recently presented on this work at the National Education Union’s ‘Challenging Sexism in Schools’ conferences (London & Croydon), the National Men in Early Years Conference (Bristol) and the Trades Union Conference (TUC). He recorded a TEDx Youth Talk in October 2017 and in December 2017 was an expert contributor to the Women & Equalities Select Committee in Parliament on the topic of Sexual Harassment. Michael is a Youth Mental Health Instructor with a particular interest in suicide prevention.