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Reminder: Nominate your male role model for an award

Posted in West Northamptonshire Council

The closing date to nominate men and boys who have made important contributions in West Northamptonshire is fast approaching.

Organised by West Northamptonshire Council (WNC), the Male Role Model Awards 2022 aims to raise awareness around men’s well-being and celebrate those who inspire and have a positive impact on the lives of others in the community or the workplace.

We are looking for men who have been inspirational in the broadest sense and would like to know how they have inspired you or others, what they have achieved, or what they have done to help you or your community.

Nominations close on Sunday, 6 November. The finalists will be announced at an awards ceremony which will take place at Northampton Museum on International Men's Day on Friday 18 November 2022.

Cllr David Smith, WNC's Cabinet Member for community safety and engagement, and regulatory Services, said: "There are so many men playing hugely important roles across West Northants communities and workplaces.

"However, we cannot recognise these individuals without the help of residents who know and work with them closely, so we are calling on you to help!

"What we’re looking for is not only someone who goes that extra mile, but that person who has made a real difference to those around them and helped to support their community and nurture the next generation of young men.

"Potential nominees could include someone who has inspired you through their charity work, an inspirational business owner or someone who has helped you personally.

"It could be a family member who has been a rock during a challenging time, a neighbour who has set up a community group to support local children, or a friend who has campaigned for better healthcare – nominate your role model now!"

A variety of stalls from local organisations including Talk Mental health, NHFT, MIND and more will be held at the event alongside wellbeing taster workshops from 2-4 pm.

International Men's Day (IMD) is celebrated around the world, and in the UK focusses on the core themes of making a positive difference to the wellbeing and lives of men and boys, promoting a positive conversation about men, manhood and masculinity and raising awareness of charities supporting men and boys’ wellbeing.

For more information about the WNC Male Role Model Awards 2022 and to make a nomination, please visit our Male Role Model webpage.

More information and resources on mental health and wellbeing can be found on the WNC mental health and wellbeing page and mental health services and support page.

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