The wisdom of any tribe needs to be absorbed independently by each man. Tribal processes can point a man in a certain direction and hold space for him, but it’s up to each man to personally discover, understand and accept tribal wisdom. In this way each man owns tribal wisdom because it arises in him.

Following on from Man Alive’s theme of Facing the Fire in 2016, we are now looking to explore how we became the man we are—and at ways to become the man we desire to be.

Man Alive 2017 offers an opportunity to do so in a caring, supportive community of men over the weekend 8-10 September.

But what is a men’s gathering?



Man Alive is an Open Ground men’s gathering by

Men's Wellbeing

Mens Wellbeing is focused on developing the wellbeing of men to foster healthy relationships, families & communities.
We are a not-for-profit community organisation and are not affiliated with any religious or political organisation.

We have been running men’s gatherings since 1995.


It's better than my birthday, Christmas or a holiday
I want others in the Construction Industry to experience this
For me, I tell my children that I go because I love them and it is one of the only places I can go to learn how to be a better man, a better dad, a better husband and a happier person.
A very worthwhile experience. I am recommending it to friends.