Mums and sons

In this groundbreaking workshop you will join The Men’s Coach and TEDx Speaker, Ryan Parke, to learn a straightforward method of communicating with men of all ages that is based on the latest scientific findings and years of Ryan’s coaching experience.

It’s time to close the gap between you and the young men you care about in this interactive online workshop.

Talk explores:

Are you stuck in a cycle of misunderstanding, miscommunication and worry about the young men in your life? Do you want to support boys and men in your life in a way that is supportive, engaging and effective?

Over 90 minutes online you will:

  • understand how different hormones cause significant differences between female and male mental health

  • explore how to modify your approach to make it more engaging and supportive to boys and men

  • have the opportunity to ask questions in a safeguarded environment.

After attending this workshop, you will be empowered to:

  • use words and phrases that help communication with young men

  • provide long term engaging support to the young men you care about, and develop the ability to have difficult conversations with young men and achieve positive outcomes.

There will also be a Q+A session after the talk, where Ryan invites delegates to ask any questions you may have. If you feel that you’d like a particular question to be addressed during this session, please email it to prior to the event.

Who should attend?

This workshop is designed for mums with sons and will be of particular benefit to anyone who is a single parent or is concerned about the mental health of a young man they care about. If you’re ready to learn new ways to improve communication in your home, your family and in your life, this workshop could be your turning point.

Content Notice: during this workshop and in the Q&A, Ryan will directly address challenging topics such as suicide, pornography and recreational drugs. This may be distressing for some and so please consider whether this workshop is right for you before attending.

To find out more about Ryan’s work, please visit his website:

Additional information:

  • duration: 2 hours
  • delivery: Online, Zoom
  • qualification: Certificate of Attendance
  • age requirement: 14 yrs + Please note that during the talk, Ryan will directly discuss the topics of trauma, mental health, aggression, and suicide. All delegates over 14 are welcome, but parental discretion is advised for those under 18.


  • if you would like to make a donation to OLLIE for your ticket, please select the ‘donation’ ticket option and enter the value you would like to give.


Whilst every effort will be made to discuss these topics sensitively and ethically, the subject matter could potentially cause distress. Please consider if you currently feel ready to attend this talk. By attending the event, you agree that you understand that this is a talk (not therapy) and you feel ready to learn more.

We value and appreciate our incredibly diverse audiences who always come with a range of opinions, emotions, experiences and knowledge. To ensure that our online environment remains supportive, we work hard to provide a respectful environment, sensitive to the range of views in the room.

Here at OLLIE, we understand that sometimes you may prefer to join our session anonymously and that’s fine by us. You are more than welcome to have your camera off and audio muted throughout, freeing you up to move around, eat or simply relax whilst we guide you through the session.

If you book a ticket and then are unexpectedly unable to attend this event, even at the very last minute, please do let us know before the session, either by returning to the eventbrite link in your confirmation email or by emailing

Please be aware, we require a minimum number of delegates for each of our online sessions in order to run these effectively, if we are unable to obtain the minimum number 24 hours prior, you may be informed of the course’s postponement and will be given the option to transfer onto the next available course.

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