Nothing stays the same. After losing our regular meeting space eighteen months ago, things were on pause for a while. During the lockdown there has been time to consider where this group is heading and how it could be more effective in future.
I have been running this group for nearly seven years. During that time much has changed for me, my values and in my work. “Building Confidence” seems too restrictive for the range of benefits and experiences this group could offer. Similarly, with increasing gender fluidity and terms for self-identification, it feels time to broaden the focus of the group beyond “gay men” specifically. In short, it’s time for a new name:
Radical Coaching for Men - Connection through Conversation.
Future events, both online and real world, will offer opportunities and experiences for personal growth and to connect, talk and share through a Men’s Circle and other activities. The group will be open to anybody who identifies as a man and will also continue to offer certain events as a safe space for minority groups such as bi, gay and trans men. This new direction offers us exciting new opportunities to break down barriers and see beyond labels in supporting and learning from each other. Watch this space for details of our new event programme!