Becoming a Man
The Becoming a Man (BAM) Programme is mental wellbeing intervention adapted from the US that aims to support young men’s personal development taking into account their lived experience and the often difficult environments they must navigate. The Programme is delivered in partnership with Black Thrive and Colourful Minds.
Why was BAM established?:
BAM is about offering a space for young men to come together and discuss issues in their lives – issues at school, at home, in the park, or on the estate. It’s about helping young boys become men, to decide the values that will help them contribute to society It’s about supporting these young boys to make decisions about their lives and their values, to help them get to where they want to be in 20 years’ time.
BAM in Lambeth was established to support the progress made in the areas of mental wellbeing and reducing the numbers of young people not in education, employment, or training (NEET) and to help address a recent increase of serious youth violence.
Who does BAM help?:
The programme is aimed at young people aged 13-17 who have been identified as needing support with social and emotional wellbeing and the utilisation of healthy behaviours.