Prevention and positive activities coordinator
Ed is a first full time member of staff. He is based in the Norwich Escalation and Avoidance team to support men at risk of suicide. Ed has experience as Prison Librarian and Primary School teacher.
Director A founding member, Andy has been working with men in Norfolk since 2002, having trained as a drama-therapist.
Andy has been involved in the development and delivery of most of our programmes and events including Caring Dads, Norwich Men’s Shed, The Pitt Stop and the Men’s Theatre Project . He has facilitated various men’s groups and is currently involved with NSFT in the delivery of a new programme for male victims of PTSD.
Andy is MensCraft’s professional fatherhood consultant, having developed and run father engagement training for many children’s centres, student mid wives and other agencies. He has also run various events for fathers.
Non Executive Director & Treasurer
Bryan has been a director of Menscraft since 2012 and is the Treasurer.
He has a background in IT Services but outside of Menscraft is principally involved in caring for his two young sons, property development, financial investment and music/drama performance.
He has undergraduate and post graduate qualifications in Information Technology, Business Information Systems, Business Administration and Counselling.
Director & Chair
Mark joined the MensCraft’s Board of Directors in 2015/6 as a result of his work with the Caring Dads Programme and is now the chair.
Before that, he was an academic teaching American history at the University of Georgia and then — through the University of Massachusetts — Legal Studies to inmates at two maximum security prisons in Massachusetts.
After leaving academia, he spent fifteen years developing HIV prevention programmes for gay/bisexual men. He returned to the UK in 2008 and worked in a resettlement programme for high-risk offenders.
Besides working on Caring Dads, he is currently finishing an MA and writing a volume of short fiction.
Non Executive Director
Originally from London, Peter spent his childhood in Sussex before studying Italian and German at Leeds University. He began teaching in 1992 and moved to Norfolk in 2010 with my family to take up a headship. He now runs a successful education consultancy, advising headteachers and improving the teaching of modern foreign languages.
An interest in mental health has led to me working with schools to develop strategic approaches to enhance well-being. He recently joined Menscraft as a non-executive director where he put his professional experience to use in enabling men to secure opportunities to re-engage positively with society.
Development Manager & DIRECTOR
Tim has been a Director since 2010. A father of two children both moving into adulthood, he combines a personal interest in MensCraft's activities with experience in all that goes with organisation development - strategy, funding, policy, promotion etc.
He works on a part time basis as Development Manager.