Manor’s StrongNotSilent campaign empowers their coaches and community members to share their struggles and show that, as men, it is okay to speak up when times get tough.
So, in partnership with premium clothing brand Lululemon, Manor have curated a series of events in support of CALM. These events - listed below - invite men to come together, train, and hear from male fighters, soldiers, athletes and business leaders who will share their struggles with mental health. Speakers will include Manor’s CEO, CEO of The Office Group, a former professional boxer, a high profile former special forces soldier, and a former two time Muay Thai World Champion.
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‘I AM STANDING UP FOR MEN SPEAKING OUT’ . . . Every week, 84 men in the UK take their own lives. The majority will have suffered in silence or tried to self-medicate themselves...and failed. Many men are too embarrassed to admit to themselves or others when they are mentally struggling to cope, believing it somehow makes them appear weak and less of a man. . . As men our ‘strong and silent’ response is costing too many lives preventing many of us from seeking help when we need it most. . . It’s time for us to be Strong NOT Silent and share our struggles. . . . @mymanorlondon @calmzone #strongnotsilent #sharethestruggle #nohealthwithoutmentalhealth
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“I am proud to be supporting such a bold campaign; suicide is an issue that is close to my heart and we are hoping to create as much of an impact as possible. StrongNotSilent has also been an emotional learning curve for me personally, and has opened doors into areas of my life that I may previously have resisted looking into too closely. The most important message we hope to convey, is that it is okay to talk and more men need to share their struggle.”
Charlie Watts, Manor’s Founder
It’s time to be STRONG NOT SILENT.
Every week, 84 men in the UK take their own lives.
It’s ok to talk.
It’s ok to not know all the answers.
Wednesday October 10th, 7pm - FREE TICKETS
Themes: Money, Power, Success
Charlie Watts | Founder of Manor And Former MMA fighter
Charlie Green | Founder of The Office Group
Wednesday October 17th, 7pm - FREE TICKETS
LULULEMON, KINGS ROAD
Jason Fox | Former Special Forces
Angel Banev | Former Professional Boxer
Wednesday November 7th, 7pm - FREE TICKETS
Ryan Lea | Strength and Conditioning Coach
Ben Woods | Former Marine, Mauy Thai Fighter and Ultra Runner
Thursday November 15th, 6.30pm - TICKETS
FIGHT FOR YOUR MANOR III, CECIL SHARP HOUSE
Greg Wottoon | 2 x World Champion Thai Boxer
Chris Baugh | Former Professional Boxer
Follow Manor on Instagram and find out more about the campaign on their website.
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