Working with Young Men

This section contains a diverse collection of games, activities and projects specifically devised to engage, motivate and meet the needs of young men. The ideas offer opportunities to build self-esteem, confidence and assertiveness skills as well as consider masculinity and the pressures on young men today. Issues include sex and relationships, anti-social behaviour and offending, citizenship and peer pressure, as well as work around goal setting and healthy lifestyles.

Activity 10 - Flirting or Sexual Harassment?

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This session encourages young men to consider the difference between flirting and having shared fun and crossing the line into sexual harassment. It helps define boundaries of acceptable behaviour and builds empathy.

Activity 09 - Men & Marriage

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This is a debating activity that encourages young men to look at the pros and cons of getting married versus co-habiting and the reasons that people might choose to marry or live together. It is deliberately non-gender specific when referring to partners so can be used to discuss same sex as well as heterosexual couples.

Activity 08 - What is that?

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The aim of this activity is to find out about different types of STIs and how they are transmitted.

Activity 07 - Sex and Alcohol

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The aim of this activity is for young men to explore the links between risky sexual behaviour and alcohol and consider ways to stay safe.

Activity 06 - Hero Cards

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The aim of this activity is to prompt discussions about positive male role models for young men.

Activity 05 - Jobs for the Boys

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This is a warm up to explore gender stereotypes in the work place and provoke discussion.

Activity 04 - To be a man

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This is a whole group activity that encourages young men to think about the rules of society about masculinity, and in particular those that are unwritten.

Activity 03 - Why do people have sex?

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This team game is a good introduction to work around sex and relationships as it explores why people might choose to have sex, and other ways to achieve intimacy without it.

Activity 02 - Name that part!

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This is a team game that asks young men to identify and name parts of the male and female body, using anatomical terms correctly to help clarify any misconceptions. It also encourages young men to consider the slang terms used to describe body parts discuss how this might differ for males and females and explore any issues that might arise from this.

Activity 01 - Exploring Relationships

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This activity introduces the topic of relationships and invites young men to talk about the different types of relationships / friendships they have, and their emotional closeness.

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