Employer Guide


Employer Guide for International Men’s Day

Employer Guide – International Men’s Day 2023

International Men’s Day in the UK (Sunday 19 November) has grown in popularity over the
past decade with employers and organisations using it as a reason to hold wellbeing events
and activities for male members of staff in all their diversity. There were around 600 UK
events in 2022 and this has grown from about ten at the start of the
last decade.

Many organisations and people hold events and activities in the week before and the week after, especially if it falls on a weekend like this year (generic undated IMD images can be found in the images section). Please do not be constrained by the day of the week.

A list of the organisations who took part in 2022 are listed on this organisation page and these
include big names lasy year and the years before include the UK Civil Service, Armed Forces, Legal and General, Royal Bank of Scotland, Next, Lloyds Bank, Boots, Holland and Barrett, Standard Chartered, PWC and many more.

Many also use it to support charities in the men and boys’ wellbeing sphere and others also
use it for PR purposes too.

It is a very inclusive event so this is a platform that encourages women and girls to also take
part and does not seek to create a competition with the wellbeing challenges that they face. Please view our Themes and Ideas page!

Often the employee events and campaigns are organised by HR departments, EDI leads, CSR
managers, internal welfare staff groups/committees and employer fundraising teams.

This short guide therefore sets out some ideas for those involved in these roles, to help more
employers to take part and to ultimately provide more wellbeing support to male members of
staff. And of course, the better the wellbeing of male employees, the better the wellbeing of
female employees and the organisation as a whole.

If you require further information, please contact me via contact@ukmensday.org.uk or
07834 452357.

There is also plenty of information on our website (www.ukmensday.org.uk)
and we are on Twitter (@ukmensday) and Facebook too. This has been produced by the Men and Boys Coalition.

If you do choose to hold an event, please let us know as well, we would love to mention it.

Good luck and thank you for your support.

Mark Brooks OBE
National Ambassador
International Men’s Day UK Team