Activities, meaning & connection



We're not about fixing - But about engaging men

We have had measurable success. Probably our most significant achievement to date was to set up a Men’s Shed in the centre of Norwich. The Shed is very successfully run by a volunteer committee. However, the experience of developing The Shed along with running a mentoring programme for boys moving into adulthood (Journey into Manhood) and a Caring Dads programme (a change programme for men at risk of perpetrating domestic abuse) have positively shaped our thinking.

From our direct experience, from the research and from the what our network have told us, we have identified a significant need for a wider programme of activities and support to assist local men with identity, purpose and meaning. In response we have identified the need and potential to build an expanded range of services, activities and opportunities.


Pitt Stop

The Pitt Stop encourages men from different backgrounds to come together around the things that interest them, whether that is music, films, comedy, sport, games, quizzes or anything else that they decide to use the space for together.

Just turn up. Participate. Make it what you want it to be. We also need a few more men to help us with these activities at the Pitt Street building but also in other venues in Norwich and beyond.

Currently the Pitt Stop runs on Tuesday afternoons at 2pm. Contact Andy Wood on 07584 253441


Seminars & Talks

In July we ran a successful and well attended sessions on Men’s experiences of Child Welfare services.

Future topics planned include:

Male Psychology & trauma

What are men’s responses to #MeToo?

Raising Boys

Summary and more details to follow


We currently need Pitt Crew volunteers, Associates and Directors Find out more here


We share a building and work closely with the Norwich MensShed. We also offer support and information to other Sheds in the area.

Come when you can, make what you want, mend stuff, chat, share experiences. We cater for all men with different levels of experience and skill. On your first visit one of the members will show you around the Shed and all it’s facilities. For more information go to here


Nurture by the power of nature connection!

Nurture by the power of nature connection!

MensCraft runs several different types of activities and events out in nature at various beautiful and remote locations.

A Vision Quest experience enables participants to seek guidance and insight from the natural world, always our mirror if we choose to open ourselves to it.

A Men’s Lodge offers the opportunity to share and explore common issues and concerns around an open fire; to participate in Council and a sweat lodge. Hearing and exploring the meaning of ancient myths and legends is another method we use to help us make sense of our personal and collective journeys through life as men.

Manifest provides a longer retreat into nature: camping for several days these events combine the methods of personal and group exploration described above.

Contact us for more information.


Men are facing huge changes in their roles in the world. We are developing programmes dealing with times of transition and challenges like separation, bereavement, loss, retirement.

Contact us for more information here

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NR2 Men’s Institute

Next meeting

Disorderly Lives in Tudor & Stuart Norwich: sex, alcohol and transgression

Using contemporary archival sources historian, Colin Howey, will be exploring the nature of authority, and challenges to it, in Norwich during the Tudor and Stuart period.

NORWICH WELL BEING CENTRE (Chapelfield East, Norwich)

7-8.30pm THURSDAY 28Th MARCH 2019

Free, but a suggested donation of £5 to cover room hire would be appreciated from any who can afford it. We have a plan for monthly meeting throughout 2019 at the Norwich Wellbeing Centre on the last Thursday of each month.

Contact us for more information.