International Men’s Day: Celebrating Men’s Health and Allies at Work  

Join Women in Rail Yorkshire to celebrate International Men’s Day on Tuesday 14th November 2023.

Learn more about the importance of allies in the workplace; how can allies support you and how can you be an ally to others as we look at the importance of Men’s mental health with ANDYSMANCLUB.

Please join us for an event to learn more about the work that ANDYSMANCLUB is doing to support men’s mental health, hear from Matt Rice, Route Director for the North & East Route at Network Rail and then take the opportunity to ask questions to a panel on the topics of allyship and men’s mental health:

  • Lucas Whitehead – ANDYSMANCLUB
  • Matt Rice – Route Director at Network Rail
  • Lisa Leighton – People Director at Northern
  • Kathryn Oldale – Head of Strategy, Policy and Communication at DB Cargo
  • Tom Flannery – Practice Manager at AtkinsRealis and winner of YRP Mentor of the Year and Women in Rail Inspirational Man of the Year.

The event will be hosted by Helen Townend – Head of Inclusion and Social Value at Amey Consulting.

The event is kindly sponsored by Network Rail.

This event is open to everyone!

This event is now closed for new registrations, if you would still like to attend, please email


Principal Hotel, Station Rd, York, YO24 1AA


  • 14:30
    Arrival, Refreshments & Networking
  • 15:00
    Welcome from Helen Townend
  • 15;10
    Guest Speakers: ANDYSMANCLUB and Matt Rice, Route Director at Network Rail
  • 15:50
    Refreshments & Networking
  • 16:10
    Panel discussion hosted by Helen Townend: Neil Waine, Matt Rice, Kathryn Oldale, Lisa Leighton, Tom Flannery
  • 17:00
    Optional Networking
  • 17:30
    Event Close