MENSELF + Mission Statement

MENSELF + (Men Encouraging and Nurturing Self Efficacy to Live life Fully) offers a range of innovative and relevant educational support services with a view to improving the health and well-being of men in Scotland.

We facilitate access to existing Health Services and appropriate health related information to men living in Scotland by providing a mobile Men’s Health Promotion Campaign particularly for those who are suffering ill health as a result of circumstances including relationship issues.

Our main aims are to:

  • Improve the status of male health.
  • Encourage men to take responsibility for their health and well-being.
  • Reduce preventable disease, injury, disability, and premature death including suicide.
  • Reduce the impact of alcohol and drug abuse.
  • Enhance a sense of well-being and social connectedness.

  • We will achieve these aims by:
  • Providing accurate and up to date health related information to men and families through the delivery of a mobile MOT 4 MEN programme.
  • Promoting and supporting relevant and appropriate local, national and global campaigns linked to men’s health.
  • Developing partnership initiatives with key agencies, organisations and community groups in various localities throughout Scotland.

  • We believe that health programmes and messages need to journey to where men are already gathering, in places such as the workplace, community events or festivals, the pub or sporting venues etc. Research suggests that men tend to engage more in health promotion events when they are attached to other events or places that they are already involved with.

    MOT 4 MEN

    As men regularly take an interest in their cars, and the on-going maintenance of them, the idea behind MOT 4 MEN is to attach this concept of regular mechanical tune-ups to their own health. MOT 4 MEN is run as a series of stations, each involving a quick, simple health check under the concept of a mechanical tune up.

    The MOT 4 MEN environment is non-medical and designed to be comfortable and fun allowing participants to overcome any apprehension that they may have about going to a doctor or presenting with a specific problem. Mobile campaigns can be taken to where the men are already present.

    Men can put a lot of energy and time into their work. These programmes help them to use these same skills to maintain their relationships.

    MOT 4 MEN - Men's Health road show with Menself +

    Is Your Body Road-worthy?

    MOT 4 MEN provides feedback and information to participants in a way that does not constitute medical advice so that participants are encouraged to consult their own GP when problems or risks are identified.

    Health Check Outcomes

    Upon completion of the MOT 4 MEN programme participants will have increased their:
    - Awareness of the risk of injury and illness.
    - Access to relevant information to control their own health and well-being.
    - Knowledge on where to seek further medical or relevant professional services.

    The MOT 4 MEN programme

    Our innovative MOT 4 MEN programme can be practiced in any setting to empower people to improve their health. We travel to where men are gathering, in places such as:
    - The workplace.
    - Community Festivals + Events.
    - Sporting events.
    - Car or Agricultural shows.

    Community Education programmes for Men and Families

    Community Education programmes for Men and Families RENOVATING RELATIONSHIPS – Many men tell us that they didn’t see the problems in their relationship before it was too late. These guys wish they had done maintenance work beforehand and never reached this point.

    When relationships break down, most men feel gutted, their trust and confidence is knocked big time. As if the building has suddenly collapsed.

    Men can put a lot of energy and time into their work. This programme challenges men to see the tell-tale cracks and take action by using these same skills to maintain their relationships.

    MOT 4 MEN - Men's Health road show with Menself +

    BEING A FATHER AFTER SEPARATION

    Conventional thinking about separation is that the process involves specific stages which separating parents must manage. Fathering After Separation starts from a different place, by inviting fathers to focus on the relationships they would prefer to have with their children, and uses the platform of the best interests of the child to assist fathers to choose how to respond to separation.

    COTSIDE ASSISTANCE

    For new dads, this fun programme is based on the concept of a vehicle. Now that you’re a proud father of a new baby, here are a few tips on getting the best performance out of your new model.

    DRUMBEATS

    African drumming used for team building or exploring issues such as peer pressure.

    WORKING WITH MEN - YOUTH WORKER - GROUPWORK TRAINING

    Bespoke training on the stuff you don't learn at College or Uni.

    Community Education programmes for Men and Families.

    Renovating Relationships.
    Being a Father After Separation.
    Cotside Assistance.
    Drumbeats.
    Youth Worker Training.

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    Services For Employers

    MENSELF + will consult with you to determine the number and type of stations that will best suit your company needs.

    Health Promotion has been defined by the World Health Organization (WHO) as:
    "the process of enabling people to increase control over their health and its determinants, and thereby improve their health".

    Health Promotion

    Health programmes are aimed at promoting health and preventing ill-health. Good health is fundamental to having a good quality of life. Health Promotion enables people to increase control over and improve their health.

    Why Workplace Health?

    Advances in technology has made us increasingly aware that our population is ageing and with this chronic and lifestyle diseases have become more prevalent as people continue to work into old age. employers across the UK.

    Benefits to Employers

    Employees are healthier and better motivated. Reduction in sick days and associated costs. Higher quality of products and services. Improved public image and be seen as a more attractive employer.

    Why Health Promotion?

    MOT 4 MEN programme can be practiced in any setting to empower people to improve their health. We travel to where men are gathering at: Workplace; Communities Festivals + Events; Golf and Sporting events; Car or Agricultural shows.

    Is Your Body Road-worthy?

    MOT 4 MEN provides feedback and information to participants in a way that does not constitute medical advice so that participants are encouraged to consult their own GP when problems or risks are identified.

    Health Check Outcomes

    Upon completion of the MOT 4 MEN programme, participants will: Have increased their awareness of the risk of injury and illness; Receive relevant information to control their own health and well-being; Know where to seek further medical or relevant professional services.

    Gallery of past Events

    Our MOT 4 MEN programme can be practiced in any setting to empower people to improve their health.

    We will travel to where men are already gathering at, in places such as: In the Workplace; Communities Festivals and events; Golf and other sporting events and venues; Car or agricultural shows.

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    About Us

    MENSELF + is the brain child of Scot Jim Malcolmson. The idea of improving the health and well-being of men in Scotland hatched while he was living abroad in Australia.
    Now Jim has a team of four other people, and they are building the programme reaching out to all men in Scotland. MENSELF + travel all over Scotland and will consider any event where men are present!

    Funding from the following organisations is greatly appreciated:
    The Robertson Trust
    Goodness Knows
    Scot Rail

    You can download out Annual Report for 2017 here (opens a new window, pdf format)

    MENSELF + Team

    Jim and the MENSELF + Team

    More on the Menself Team

    Jim and his team are building the programme reaching out to all men in Scotland. MENSELF + travel all over Scotland and will consider any event where men are present!

    Joining Jim in the MENSELF + team are:

    • William Melville
    • William Pearson
    • Siobhan Dunne
    • Annemarie Malcolmson
    • Annemarie Muldoon
    • Chantelle Anderson
    • Roseann Malcolmson
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    Meet The Team

    More info on the MENSELF + team

    Jim Malcolmson

    Jim Malcolmson

    Programme Coordinator

    Jim Malcolmson founded MENSELF + to health and wellbeing of men in Scotland.


    William Melville

    William Melville

    Director

    Director of Menself +


    William Pearson

    William Pearson

    Director

    Director of Menself +


    Siobhan Dunne

    Siobhan Dunne

    Director

    Director of Menself +



    Annemarie Malcolmson

    Annemarie Malcolmson

    Director

    Director of Menself +


    Annemarie Muldoon

    Annemarie Muldoon

    Crew Member

    Menself + Crew Member


    Chantelle Anderson

    Chantelle Anderson

    Crew Member

    Menself + Crew Member




    Roseann Malcolmson

    Roseann Malcolmson

    Crew Member

    Menself + Crew Member

    Joe Lafferty

    Joe Lafferty

    Crew Member

    Menself + Crew Member

    Linda Muldoon

    Linda Muldoon

    Crew Member

    Menself + Crew Member


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    Contact Info

    MENSELF + CIC (Ltd)
    135 Westmuir Street,
    Parkhead,
    Glasgow
    G31 5EX
    P: 07415 742 816
    Company registration number: SC522651