A new workshop from Oxford Against Cutting coming soon:

Healthy Masculinities

In this 90 minute workshop, we’ll be exploring the key areas below:


  • What is toxic masculinity?
  • What type of man am I? (self-evaluation*)
  • The ‘masculine’ and ‘feminine’ in me
  • Small groups – Unconscious bias
  • Sex, misogyny and power
  • Self-observation and spiritual development
  • Courage to challenge, and change, the paradigm
  • Creating and maintaining healthy masculine networks


The aim is to encourage healthy relationships within masculine networks, to allow those who identify as masculine to do so without the toxicity, as well as allow them to challenge areas of harmful practices.


Rod Diaz – Facilitator of Men’s Groups

Rod is a former Metropolitan Police and Royal Hong Kong Police officer, who served for 32 years and retired in 2018 as a detective superintendent. He has three academic degrees in policing, security management and law, and is a qualified international mediator. Rod’s police career saw him work in the domestic violence unit in London, and oversee the ‘family conflict and sexual violence unit’ in Hong Kong. Since leaving the police, Rod has studied psychotherapy, lectured at Abingdon College, and successfully managed mentoring programmes for two Oxford based charities, Children Heard & Seen and Refugee Resource, the former being awarded the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service in 2019. Rod recently completed his first podcast, on ‘misogyny in the police’ and is passionate about empowering men to move away from toxic masculinity.

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