MATC Conference Live Stream

Inspiring Men To Talk About  Mental Health

An interactive live-streamed conference

for the self-development generation. 

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MATC Conference Live Stream

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Empowering Men To Talk About Mental Health 2022

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MATC™ is the acronym for Men, Anxiety and The Conversation. 

 

MATC™ Conference, pronounced MATTS, was founded by Ryan Allen in March 2022 after he read disturbing reports about anxiety-related fatalities, where men ranked the highest globally. Ryan decided to create an interactive live-stream event that motivates and inspires others to be the best version of themselves led to the MATC™ Conference Live Stream.

MATC™ Conference Live Stream is a triannual full-day event with a TV production crew, presenter and speakers who share their life lessons and actionable tips to a live studio audience and a live-streaming community. 

 

Join us and watch at home or come along and be a part of the studio audience to hear the uplifting conversations, music, comedy, Q&As and interviews.

Delegates can expect the live experience and opportunities to network,
build new friendships and enjoy a selection of food and refreshments.

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Simon Alexander Ong

Life Coach and Author of Energize

Simon Alexander Ong is a personal development entrepreneur, coach and public speaker. His clients are from all walks of life, but they share one trait; they all believe that the greatest investment you can make is in yourself. His work has seen him invited onto Sky News and BBC Radio London to be interviewed, while Barclays featured him in a nationwide campaign asking him questions on how families could embrace better lifestyle habits.  

 

His debut book Energize was published by Penguin in April 2022 and received endorsements from the likes of New York Times bestselling authors Simon Sinek, Marie Forleo and Dr Marshall Goldsmith. He also speaks at corporate engagements such as Unilever, Salesforce to Microsoft.

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Kenny Mammarella D'Cruz, FRSA FACCPH

Founder of Men Speak Men's Group  & Accredited  Trainer for Therapists

Kenny was a former Refugee, who later ran a successful London Music and Publishing  Company, and then progressed to becoming the founder of Men's Group in London.  He is an accredited trainer for Therapists and has been featured in The Sunday Times, Daily Express,  The Guardian to Elle Magazine.  Kenny's life sounds like a feature film but it all happened and his transformation is unbelievable and inspiring for anyone who has struggled with anxiety.

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Robin Hutchinson  MBE

Director of The Community Brain, Kingston; 

Founding Trustee and Chair of the charity Creative Youth and Trustee of The Rose Theatre. 

Robin Hutchinson MBE is well-known as the Director of The Community Brain in Surbiton an established CIC, who shares life growing up, his challenges around anxiety, despite all his success and how he approaches life. A dynamic leader with community, business and the Arts at the core.  A fascinating and creative leader with a big heart.

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Zoe Lem

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CO-HOST OF MATC 

Co-Founder of Slingshot PR

Zoe Lem is a seasoned media professional who has hosted events and presented for TV Shows including the Clothes Show and industry recognised Celebrity Stylist. She is co-founder of Slingshot PR based in London and will be hosting the MATC Conference and Q&A Panel.​

Hannah Young FCCT FRSA

Founder of Hexis21

Hannah is a teacher of History and Politics for almost 20 years and a Fellow of the College of Chartered Teachers (FCCT). She is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA). The RSA is a global community of active problem-solvers motivated by a shared set of values (open, optimistic, pioneering, rigorous and enabling). Hannah's experience working with young people over the years has given her insight into the worries many young men go through, which she combines through her own studies into philosophy.

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Fiona Freund

Fiona Freund

Founder of MotherWorks, Corporate Queer London Exhibition & Industry Photographer for Vogue to the Evening Standard

Fiona Freund talks about life starting out as a Photographer, businesswoman, working mother, backing singer and photojournalist working with brands such as Tatler, Elle to The Observer. An impressive life who opens up about Motherhood, Men, Masculinity and how times are now changing. As a parent with two boys, she learned the importance of equality and allowing freedom of expression.  Her infectious enthusiasm and down-to-earth humour about life will uplift anyone.

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Daniel Poulter

Founder of Muscle Fitness UK

Daniel is a personal trainer who founded Muscle Fitness UK. He talks about body image and the importance of finding new habits to improve health and the body.

 

He achieved his own fitness success through an honest, conversation with himself which re-shaped his mindset and led to a new improved life as a business owner, father, and family man. His determination to see others overcome their mindsets - is his ultimate drive in life and his mission each day.

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Mark Beynon

Financial Advisor & Partner of Foster Denovo,

Local Councillor for King George's and Sunray

Kingston upon Thames

Mark is a financial advisor and partner of the award-winning firm of financial advisors, Foster Denovo, specialising in equity release, financial planning and insurance. When he isn't advising his clients, he can be found on stage as a Standup Comedian who regularly performs at venues across southwest London. Behind the humour is a man with a very different story, who has struggled with anxiety for years and found a new lease on life, through conversation that changed his world for the better.

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Sean James
Former NFL Pro Athlete

CEO of Bequest Management, Former Ford Male Model, Businessman & Philanthropist

Sean James is a former two-sport college athlete and a professional American football player for Minnesota Vikings who has developed a successful career in business and finance – managing accounts totalling over 150 million dollars. On the Hey Ryan Podcast Show, Sean was interviewed about his life after sport.

 

After ending his athletic career over 25 years ago, he has made it his mission to empower people through mental health advocacy, bullying awareness in sports and how living an authentic life of gratitude can cultivate real happiness - that's long-lasting. 

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Colby Sharma

Author of Curveball

Colby Sharma is a law graduate and self-help author from Toronto. His first book is called The Curveball - A Story of Grit, Adversity, and Winning the Game of Life. His passion for writing and being a creator comes from his love of books and ideas.

 

Colby's story looks at how he overcame a learning disability to graduate with honours from Law School.  The book's foreword was written by his father, Robin Sharma who is a Canadian writer,  best known for The 5 AM Club and The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari.  

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Fernando Desouches
BBD Perfect Storm & 
New Macho

Managing Director of New Macho 

A division of BBD Perfect Storm Ad Agency,

Shoreditch, London

Fernando, originally from Argentina has worked in the advertising industry for over two decades, with an acute understanding and insight into cultural shifts around men and masculinity. 

 

He was the Global Brand Director working with Unilever, leading the Global Brand Communications targeting men with brands such as Dove Men+Care, Axe and Lynx.

 

Today, Fernando is the Managing Director of London Ad Agency, New Macho, which tackles the messaging around men's masculinity and looks at ways to relax and redefine masculinity in the modern world that offers storytelling and messaging that supports a positive male self-image and men's mental health. Fernando was also interviewed on the Hey Ryan Podcast.

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TV, FILM & THEATRE ACTOR

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Dr Rakish Rana

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The Clear Coach

Founder of The Clear Coach

Dr Rakish Rana - The Clear Coach - is an experienced life coach and an official member of the Forbes Coaches Council.

Rakish is a member of the International Coaching Federation. He focuses on challenging, encouraging and supporting high-achieving individuals to help them overcome their fears and gain confidence to have huge success in life. Rakish coaches, them to build their emotional intelligence and take more joy out of life.

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Dr Rufus May
Clinical Psychologist

Clinical Psychologist at Bolton NHS Hospital

Dr Rufus May works as a clinical psychologist in the NHS in Bolton and has practised since 1998. He is passionate about holistic approaches to mental health.

 

His interests include using the body, peer support, mindfulness, drama work, and martial arts in therapeutic ways. Dr Rufus has experienced in his adolescent year's anxiety, which led to hospitalisation at 18, where he relied on prescribed medication, which ended after a year, and has not used mental health services since. A fascinating man with an incredible story.

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Stephen Whitton
Keynote Speaker &
Chief Executive of Menable 

Founder of [M]enable 

Stephen is the Founder of [M]enable – the global movement for mental health support in the Automotive Sector. After a successful career of over 35 years in the industry, covering numerous roles from Salesman to Executive Director, he is a renowned authority on employee well-being to achieve results. A passionate speaker whose pragmatic and insightful approach has inspired 1000s of people in audiences across the world.

[M]enable was created on the back of Stephen’s own struggles, with a clear purpose and mission - to change cultures in male-dominated and performance-driven businesses, enabling the Mental Health stigma to be removed. 

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Gary Evans
The Forest Bathing Institute

Co-founder and Director

The Forest Bathing Insitute

Gary Evans co-founded The Forest Bathing Institute and is a peer-reviewed author and researcher on the health benefits of forest bathing to calm the human mind.

Gary is an advocate for forest bathing as a form of supportive therapy for people who have challenges with anxiety.  He pioneered Forest Bathing+ with his wife, Olga. Since its inception, they have led numerous woodland therapy sessions for the public, health care professionals, NHS staff, Defra, Natural England, Forestry England, County councils and world experts in nature therapy.

The Forest Bathing Institute and The University of Derby conducted a study and developed the first pilot Forest Bathing Report to assess the scientific potentials for nature to positively impact anxiety.

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Seb Hill, Executive Creative Director, BBD Perfect Storm

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Seb Hill
Executive Creative Director
BBD Perfect Storm 

BBD Perfect Storm & New Macho

London Ad Agency 

Seb is an Award-winning Creative Director who has worked across many high street brands overseeing each project with meticulous attention to detail.

He has achieved awards for his work on numerous campaigns including One Show, ISP Grand Prix and Best Awards Gold. Seb is very clear about what design is and quality ideas are the ultimate King. 

Seb has experienced many personal challenges and has found a way to harness the strength and cultivate more openness around anxiety and mental health in the workplace and tackle masculinity ideals. Seb was also interviewed on the Hey Ryan Podcast Show with Fernando Desouches.

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MATC Registration at Kingston University,

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Tea break (15min)

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Lunch for Delegates (45 min)

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Q & A Panel with Zoe Lem + Ryan Allen

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Networking 

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Sean James 
Former NFL
Pro Athlete Speaks At The MATC™ Conference

MATC™ Conference are delighted to welcome the sportsman virtually from NYC

MATC™ Conference spoke to Sean Lewis James to share his insights and words of wisdom as an NFL Pro Athlete for the Minnesota Vikings, businessman and philanthropist.

Sean gladly accepted the invitation and will be speaking from New York via satellite to the in-person delegates and live-streaming community.

 

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