Logos of the Men's Health Unlocked partner organisations

About Men’s Health Unlocked

Men’s Health Unlocked (“MHU”) is a network for individuals and organisations working in the field of men’s health and wellbeing in Leeds. It takes a joined-up and gendered approach to tackling health inequalities specific to those who identify as men. The network is coordinated by Damian Dawtry.

The vision of the network is:

“To achieve better health and wellbeing for all men and boys in Leeds which will contribute to better outcomes for all.”

Our aim is to:
  1. Be a voice for men
  2. Be a voice for the sector  in the new commissioning landscape at sub-regional and local levels
  3. Learn, share and promote good Practice
  4. Champion positive male health and identity
On this page you will find:
  • What’s On for Men In Leeds
  • Information and resources to help you and the men that you know or work with.
  • Forthcoming networking meetings
If you can’t find what you want here, want to join the networking meetings, or there is any other way we can help,  please do contact us (details at bottom of the page).

What we do

We connect and support people working with men in Leeds to develop and deliver services which address men’s health needs and isolation. We have supported the delivery of three amazing projects in Leeds:

  • Unlock Online – Barca-Leeds delivered ONE HUNDRED tablets to isolated men in just 2 months
  • Unlocked Magazine – Orion distributed around 25,000 magazine-style leaflets normalising men’s mental health issues, sharing supportive information in a fun and entertaining way, co-produced by men as part of the Manbassador Project – check out the latest edition here
  • Unlock offline – Touchstone ran online support groups with 60 men joining in just 3 months, and a helpline to signpost to specialist men’s services in Leeds

MHU Consultation 

Click here for the results of our consultation conducted with network members.

Men’s Health Unlocked Newsletter

Read the latest news from the Men’s Health Unlocked project in our newsletter.

May 2021 Newsletter –  latest developments in men’s health from around Leeds.

Let’s Unlock – Activities for men in Leeds

This fantastic resource of information has been compiled to help men, and people that support men find out what services, activities and support is available for men in the Leeds district.

Please add your items! If you have something to add please use this form: Submit your items to the MHU Database. You will be asked for your contact details and for information about the support, services, or activities that you provide for men in the Leeds district.

Men’s Health Unlocked Network Meetings

Meetings are currently being held online via zoom. It is a sharing and learning space. You are welcome to suggest agenda items, such as guest speakers and topics you’d like to cover by emailing [email protected]forumcentral.org.uk.

Upcoming Meeting Dates

  • Thurs 8th July 1-3pm

  • Weds 8th Sept 10am-12noon

  • Thurs 11th Nov 1-3pm

Promote your activities at the next MHU Networking meeting!

Do you want to promote your activity or event at the next networking meeting? Send a short video (30 secs max) to MHU and we will show it at the next meeting. Remember that you can use it in conjunction with the Chat Box to put any extra info, e.g contact details, links etc.

Past Meeting Notes and Documents

Contact Us

07985 442630

[email protected]

@mhuleeds

Men’s Health Unlocked is based at the Forum Central office:

Suite C24
Joseph’s Well
Hanover Walk
Leeds,
LS3 1AB

Damian Dawtry

Damian Dawtry

Men’s Health Unlocked Coordinator

Damian coordinates Men's Health Unlocked, a city-wide network that aims to connect, support, develop and celebrate the exciting work happening in Leeds to improve men’s health and wellbeing.

Damian has a wide range of experience in men's health and community development, having worked for over 20 years for statutory and third sector organisations.