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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 hybrid 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.
Department of Psychology
Faculty of Science and Technology
Musician and guitarist
Stand up Comedian
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.
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.
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.
MATC Q&A Host
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.
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.
Men to open
Author of Time To Talk, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Wellbeing Coach and Consultant
Alex Holmes is an author, clinical hypnotherapist, men’s wellbeing coach, and consultant. He facilitates mental health conversations to help men engage with their own mental health and re-imagine masculinity through engaged conversations as a speaker, live in person, on his podcasts and on Instagram, and as a cross-platform writer.
He published his debut book Time To Talk with Welbeck Publishing Group: How Men Think About Love, Belonging, and Connection. Alex is also the founder of Time To Talk and creator of the leading podcast Time To Talk highly commended by British GQ as a top podcast for 2020 and 2021.
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.
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.
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.
BBD Perfect Storm &
Managing Director of New Macho
A division of BBD Perfect Storm Ad Agency,
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.
TV, FILM & THEATRE ACTOR
Dr Rakish Rana
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.
Dr Rufus May
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.
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.
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.
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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FORMER NFL PRO ATHLETE
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LIVE STREAMING + SOFA & PRESS WALL INTERVIEWS
Ryan Allen presents the MATC Conference Live Stream
Tea break (15min)
MATC Speakers + Music Artist
Lunch for Delegates ( 30 min)
MATC Speakers + Comedy
MATC Speakers + Comedy + Music
Q & A Panel with Zoe Lem + Ryan Allen
Networking Evening with Drinks & Canapé
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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