Our Story

Founded in 1988 as Working With Men, Future Men is a multi-award-winning specialist charity that supports boys and men along the path to becoming dynamic future men, whilst addressing the stereotypes around masculinity and engaging in the wider conversation of what it means to be a man.

Why we’re here

How, and what boys and men learn about being a man affects how they manage their lives and relationships. It also affects how they feel about themselves. Many boys and men still learn that being dominant and aggressive are necessary parts of being a man and find it hard to resist overwhelming peer pressure to take part in risk taking behaviour. These pressures during adolescence and other transitional times in life, can have harmful consequences for both men themselves and wider society.

What we do

We support boys and men from childhood to 25+ to help them become dynamic and healthy future men. Through our practice-led services, we encourage boys and men to explore, celebrate and build on the seven characteristics that we believe contribute to positive masculinity. These are:

We also advocate for boys and men through influencing policy and practice, whilst addressing the stereotypes around masculinity and engaging in the wider conversation of what it means to be a man. Our work addresses some of the biggest societal issues facing this group, such as low education attainment, poor mental health and youth violence.

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OUR STAFF

OWEN THOMAS
Managing Director

Ann Cayenne
Head of Operations / Head of Boys' Development

Marie M’pondo
Office and HR Manager

ROSHANI PERERA
Finance (consultant)

Paul Campbell
Head of Outreach and Youth Hubs

Ben Myers
Programme Co-ordinator - Boys' Development

Tiara Parris-Eugine
Programme Co-ordinator - Boys' Development

Stefan Jeffrey
Programme Co-ordinator - Boys' Development

RONAN MCGHEE
Programme Co-ordinator - Boys' Development

Paul McDaniel
Project Co-ordinator - Fatherhood

Ahmed Abd-Elghany
Project Co-ordinator - Fatherhood

ZAHIDE SIDI
Lead Youth Worker

OUR TRUSTees

SASHA WATSON
CHAIR OF TRUSTEES

MARY GIBSON
DEPUTY CHAIR OF TRUSTEES

NEVILLE SAMUDA
TREASURER

CHRIS HIX

DR YANSIE ROLSTON

JOE SIMPSON

Raymond Akontoh

Louise Carr

Aaron McDonald

Elizabeth Lewinson