Who are Get Curious?
Get Curious is a not-for-profit organisation founded in May 2020, initially focussed for men who have, or have had, a career in any of the emergency services. Get Curious is run for men and facilitated by men who have lived the experience of either struggling at home, work and/or in health. We operate as a team of men supporting other men.
What do you do?
The simple answer is that we make men happy as well as improve their mental and physical fitness. We provide the space, knowledge and tools for men to live happier lives at home, work and in health.
Why do you do it?
We have been there and recognise that it doesn’t have to be that way forever. Nearly one third of men admit that they have developed an ‘ostrich’ attitude towards their health, 73% of adults who ‘go missing’ from home are men and men have measurably lower access to the social support of friends, relatives and community.
The suicide stats you know already right?
Then we have COVID-19, more than two-thirds of adults in the UK (69%) report feeling somewhat or very worried about the effect COVID-19 is having on their life.We recognised that there was a need for a group that men can join to talk through their thoughts and feelings and Get Curious about change
So how are you getting on?
Really well. A recent survey completed by our members showed:-
100% of men have felt happier
94.74% of men have felt an improved mental fitness
89.47% of men have felt more confident dealing with CV19
73.68% of men have felt an improved physical fitness
But there is more to do. We have worked very hard on a volunteer basis to build the foundations of Get Curious that will sustain the delivery of our services and the growth of future projects. They require time and in the interim period, donations, private fundraising and the generosity of the community is hugely helpful.
Our USP is that we are not counsellors or therapists. Yet we do welcome advice, support and contributions from those that are. The contents of this site shall not be taken as professional or medical advice; it is for signposting, information and education only.
How do I become a contributor?
How do I join a peer support group?
Join our news letter and our invites will be sent out to you.
Ollie Martin, founder and director, has an extensive and exciting background in the police force and the wider public sector. Off the back of a series of events at home, work and in health he wanted to reignite the fire in his belly that existed before careers, before children and before life’s reasonability’s had taken over.
He has manifested the tools, experiences and lessons he has learned in his own journey of self-discovery into creating Get Curious.
Now he thrives on encouraging men to take their own journeys of curiosity towards a life that delivers more for themselves and those around them.
Appointed as Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon at East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust in 2011 and Royal College of Surgeons Tutor in 2012, Actively involved in research having published over 40 papers in medical journals. Contributed to two books.
Ash is also the Founder of Covid Reflections, which aims to spread positivity through the shared experience of life in a pandemic. The project has expanded to include contributors of all ages from all sectors sharing their experience of the pandemic in writing, artwork and multimedia.
Ash provides his expertise and guidance in relation to Get Curious engaging stakeholders.
Paul is the owner of Sky Blue Adventures, a company he started in 2012 and an experienced mountaineer who holds the UK Summer Mountain Leader Award.
At present Paul is also an Aspirant International Mountain Leader and began the training scheme in 2017.
He has been an active hill walker, backpacker and mountain biker for the past 30 years and has walked and led expeditions in various parts of the world including UK, Ireland, Norway, The Alps, Morocco, Tanzania, USA, Australia, New Zealand, Peru, Nepal, Borneo and Japan.
Paul provides his expertise and guidance on executing the Get Curious Escapes.
Born in Australia, now living on the South Coast of East Sussex. Cale is the Social Media Director of BNI UK, and serial entrepreneur. Notably he is the owner of SocialBee Social Media. Here he helps Get Curious broaden its reach and exposure to engage more people.
Like all those involved with Get Curious, Cale has a passion to help others live happier.
We are VERY fortunate to have him as a Patron!