Working With Men (WWM) was founded in 1988, at a time of increasing professional interest and public concern about men, particularly the challenges they face in the 21st century and a perceived ‘crisis in masculinity’. At this time, under the rubric of boys and men’s development much of the work consisted of reports, publications, developing resources and research around the subject and doing consultations with communities-which resulted in the production of numerous reports, for a wide audience. In 1998 WWM became a registered company in order to be able to sell resources and publications. These publications brought together examples of good materials and practice, current research, studies and evaluations. They also brought together noted practitioners, authors and academics including Simon Blake, Mervyn Davis, Sandy Ruxton, Dr Martin Ashley, Lyn Matthews, Neil Davidson, Kevin Lowe, Max Biddulph, Adrienne Burgess, Dr Simon Forrest, Mark Price and Trefor Lloyd.
In 2004 WWM became a registered charity and began to use its extensive experience across a range of activities projects and programmes. The last decade has seen a dramatic expansion of policy and practice initiatives seeking to address new challenges related to boys and men and WWM has evolved with them. As we look forward, we see WWM as a highly efficient and effective service provider that adds value to existing services.
Here are some of our old publications: