ManChat – A Conference addressing Men’s Mental Health. With guest speakers telling their life stories and sharing their experiences with their own mental health. Including workshops in the afternoon based around three key topics in men’s
Mental Health | Suicide | Anger and Bereavement
NWCH is passionate about helping men to be aware of the warning signs early on, so we can support you to address the key concerns in your life. Through counselling and support at our dedicated hub in Lincoln.
THE HIGHEST SUICIDE RATE IN THE UK WAS FOR MEN OF THIS AGE
A DAY TAKE THEIR OWN LIVES
TAKE THEIR LIFE EVERY WEEK
MALE SUICIDE RATES IN THE UK ARE
3 TIMES HIGHER
THAN IN WOMEN
MALE SUICIDE IS THE SINGLE BIGGEST CAUSE OF DEATH FOR MEN UNDER
THE AGE OF 45 IN THE UK
Speakers & Topics
The UK’s number 1 motivational speaker
Your Success or failure is defined by your ability to make decisions.
Want more success? Make better decisions.
Brad is the master of teaching people how they can not only make better decisions… but a whole lot faster.
This energetic entrepreneur not only helps just small growing companies, but regularly motivates and speaks to
global organisations such as Bentley, JCB & NHS. It’s no wonder that he holds the title of
UK’s #1 Motivational Business Speaker.
An author of 4 business books, he is also the UK’s highest-rated 5star business author on Amazon and
4Networking, The Somerset based company he founded is the UK’s largest joined-up national business network,
running 5000+ meetings a year. Oh, and he’s also an Ambassador for Somerset.
Pretty impressive from someone with no formal qualifications!
Brad’s next big thing is to change the world of personal development. With his track record, it WILL happen.
YOU want to be a happier more successful version of yourself? Then don’t miss your opportunity to see this
true entrepreneurial powerhouse in action.
Read the Bio
Brad Burton is 45 (Feb 2018) professional speaker, entrepreneur, and small business expert.
It wasn’t always like this, he was born in Salford, Manchester and was brought up by his single mum Brenda after his father left when he was just 6 months old.
During his school life, Brad was the class clown, leaving with no qualifications.
After school, Brad joined a YTS (Youth Training Scheme) working on a computer support desk for a company in Salford and then he secured what was, at the time, his dream job working in a computer games shop in The Arndale Centre in Manchester.
As luck would have it, through the shop he met people connected with the games industry, and talked himself into getting a job as a games reviewer on a magazine, appearing over 50 times on TV in the early 90’s on gaming shows on Channel 4 and Sky One.
In 1995, things took a turn for the worst, and 2 bullets shot through his bedroom window meant that his Salford home could no longer be home. The next day Brad fled to Somerset. Depressed, he ended up spending years on benefits and dabbled with drugs.
Before getting a job and going on to meet a local girl whom he later married.
After a career in marketing, Brad made the decision to do something different and set up his own business.
£25,000 in personal debt, he worked weekends delivering pizza to keep his business afloat.
He came up with a different and more disruptive concept of business networking, 4Networking.
His vision was to provide a fresh way for small businesses to do business which involved community, support, fun, accountability and which was modern, colourful, outspoken, forward-thinking and internet ready. Based in part on the New Labour 1997 landslide, he created a culture and ethos of business networking that was 50% social, 50% business and it works! Nobody gave him a chance.
That was twelve years ago and 4N now has groups across the UK, with more than 5,000 events taking place annually. Brad stepped away from the daily running of 4N ten years to the day bringing in a high-level management team. Brad now carries the title of founder.
Brad is also the author of four books: Get Off Your Arse; Get Off Your Arse Too; Life, Business Just Got Easier and Now What? He has also built a reputation as the UK’s Number One Motivational Speaker, speaking to business people throughout the UK and to teams in companies including Bentley, JCB and a keynote speaker at the national annual business show in London. He trains others to become masters of their own stories at his Bradcamp, runs a personal development programme Now What? and has launched a new SpeakerSeeker agency to showcase the best business speakers in the UK.
He’s a regular outspoken contributor in the written media, radio and television and is also an Ambassador for Somerset.
“Beneath the bluff exterior of the self-styled ‘bloke from Manchester’ in a shrewd business brain”
“Brad has this sometimes brutal ability to refocus your head on what’s important in life and in business”
GARY TURNER – MANAGING DIRECTOR OF XERO
“Brad’s a spectacularly direct, honest and inspirational author for today’s rapidly changing business world. A true national treasure”
SCOTT MARTIN – FOUNDER OF COSTA
Tears Rolled Down But I Stood Up
Sharing the unspoken daemons on the road from Wheelchair to World Champion
Steve’s uplifting, poignant and yet humorous performance helps people to accept their own daemons on the way to achieving their goals and turn adversities into golden opportunities.
He takes the audience on an inspiring journey following his commitment and achievements through his rehabilitation following a near fatal car accident. (Read more…) How he dealt with the prospects of never walking again and instead pushed on by setting goals.
Building up his wellness through his mental and physical strength for him to enter into the arena as a disabled athlete. Steve went on to achieve the accolade of British, European and World Champion in the sport of ParaTriathlon.
Now as a successful entrepreneur he explains the tools, mottos, and mantras he created to continue on his path. Steve shares his inspirational journey through workshops, keynote speeches and projects. His ongoing mission is to help people to experience the happiness and fulfilment of achieving their own true-life goals.
Nick Elston is a Motivational Speaker, Public Speaking Coach & creator of ‘Talking Anxiety’ – where Nick shares his top tips on managing Anxiety in Life & Business in what has described as a ‘BRUTALLY honest but TOTALLY inspirational’ way! Everything Nick shares is based on his own experiences of OCD, GAD & Anxiety and how he overcame that adversity to succeed.
Having spoken for Barclays Bank, Lloyds Banking Group, Now What! Live, Jelf Group, TedXBristol, Office of National Statistics & many, many more events – and as featured on Dr Phil Hammond’s BBC show – Nick continues to get fantastic, 5 Star reviews
Life begins at 50, 40 years of Shame & Fear – a survivor’s story of childhood sexual abuse.
Stuarts talk discusses his experiences around shame and fear and how it impacted on him in his whole life. Everything from how he viewed himself, the damage it did to his relationships and how he didn’t realise it’s full impact until he was in his 40’s.
Men and grief
Michael will be talking about the three areas listed below. Each area will give an insight into how men are affected by grief, breaking down social barriers and the burden of expectations that society and stereotypes place on men who are grieving.
How men are affected by grief
Case Study – The Complications That Surround Grief
How you can help others and help yourself
After many years working between the entertainment, retail and marketing industries, Michael realised that whilst helping clients, customers and everyone in between, people would often share their life problems with him. Noticing this pattern, he decided to change careers using his qualifications, transferrable skills and varied life experience to offer genuine, grass roots help to people within a safe and secure surrounding. In 2014 he began working within the Enterprise and Employability sector, working with clients with social anxieties, addiction and mental health issues across a broad spectrum. Whilst working within this sector another pattern formed. Michael realised the most common link between all his clients and the one that caused them the most long-term difficulties was death and bereavement.For the last three years Michael has counselled hundreds of clients through bereavement care provider in Leeds, focusing on the complications surrounding death, dying and bereavement. He has undertaken many workshops, training programmes and has a diploma in counselling.
Me and BPD
Colin’s previous background was working with vulnerable adults before ill health forced him to quit. In 2015, Colin was diagnosed with BPD and ASPD, he has recently finished a course of 1-2-1 psychology and has been discharged by Lincolnshire forensic and complex needs team. He is in the early stages of recovery and his talks aims to illustrate to others that mental health is as much a part of life’s journey as anything else.
“We (Airplay Scampton) invited NWCH into our sessions to talk to young people about the importance of friendship and the effect of bullying. The session went extremely well. Thank you so much for the time you spent with us on Wednesday evening, and for putting up with the organised chaos. We were pleased with what you delivered. It was an insightful experience. You provided us with an opportunity to observe and hear what the young people thought about themselves and their friends that we don’t usually have”