International Men’s Day 17/11/2021

Celebrate the men in your life

“On November 19th International Men’s Day celebrates worldwide the positive value men bring to the world, their families and communities. We highlight positive role models and raise awareness of men’s well-being”.

Things to do for IMD

“Since 1999, methods of celebrating International Men’s Day have included public seminars, forums, conferences, festivals and fundraisers, classroom activities at schools, Movember fundraisers, Parliamentary speeches, government observances, radio and television programs, church observations, prayer meetings, award ceremonies, special retail promotions, photos & film competitions, music concerts & art displays, and peaceful awareness marches”.

How you at home can help!

Get on social media

Post info about the day on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram using hashtags like #internationalmensday #celebratemen #menshealth #stopmalesuicide #thankamantoday.
Celebrate the important men in your life by posting about them on social media.

Organise an event

The manner of observing this annual day is optional; any organisations are welcome to host their own events and any appropriate forums can be used.

If you are a community leader or champion for the cause, you could approach your local council and other community leaders and together put on a fun local event to celebrate International Men’s Day.

On our resources page you can find download links to:

Thank the important men in your life.

Whether this is a partner, father, or role model, just saying ‘thanks’ can go a long way. Don’t forget to take time to make special mention of the brave men who protect our communities in the Emergency Services or key people in your organisation.

6 Pillars of International Men's Day

  1. To promote positive male role models; not just movie stars and sports men but every day, working class men who are living decent, honest lives.
  2. To celebrate men’s positive contributions to society, community, family, marriage, child care, and to the environment.
  3. To focus on men’s health and wellbeing; social, emotional, physical and spiritual.
  4. To highlight discrimination against men; in areas of social services, social attitudes and expectations, and law
  5. To improve gender relations and promote gender equality
  6. To create a safer, better world; where people can be safe and grow to reach their full potential

“IMD is also a platform to raise awareness to the challenges that men face in life – especially in relation to the international male suicide rate.

International Men’s Day can also be celebrated at an individual and family level, by spending special time with the men in your life, in appreciation of how they enrich the lives of those around them.

Writing letters or cards and posting them to your friends, family, relatives and people you admire and have contributed to your life about how much you appreciate them is another great gesture”.

Want to talk to someone?

Statistics show that men are less likely to talk about their feelings and particularly mental health difficulties. It’s important to understand that it’s okay not to be okay. There is lots of support out there from friends and family to professional services. Here are some listed below:

HIS Mental Health and Prevention of suicide – An organisation that works on improving men’s wellbeing and mental health. They focus on reducing isolation and increasing social capacity to reduce the stigma of mental health within communities and to support those affected by suicide.

About Us – HiS Charity

Man Health – Time to Listen – An organisation that specialises in supporting men with their mental health and provides advice on how men can talk about their mental health.

ManHealth “Time to Listen” | ManHealth provide support to men who experiencing mental health issue. ManHealth provide male peer support groups, training on health inequalities affecting men and campaign to raise awareness about men’s health.

Blue Ribbon Foundation – An organisation that is passionate about promoting health and wellbeing for men and raising awareness of male health issues, they work to encourage men to take positive action to safeguard their mental health.

The Blue Ribbon Foundation – Male Health and Wellbeing Charity

KC Safeguarding

We also have a dedicated safeguarding team who are more than happy to speak with you if you are having issues inside and outside of college, this is strictly confidential, to access this service, please email or visit Student Services.

KC Counselling

We also have a college counselling service if you are feeling lost or are unsure of what support is available, if you would like more information on how to access this service, please visit or contact Student Services on 01562 512000 or email


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