Our mission here at JourneyMEN is to save and rebuild men’s lives that wouldotherwise be lost in a mental health crises.
Our aim is to provide an early intervention service that not only works with all agencies and services in our community, but actively channels men to our network before reaching crisis point. We can then plan a journey with more positive outcomes for each of them. Ultimately we have a vision of better outcomes for all.
Our key objectives are:
- To save lives.
- To rebuild lives & divert life chances to more positive outcomes.
- To improve the mental health journey for our registered men – from their point of need to provision of support services.
- To reduce financial and resource burden on first responders (police, fire, ambulance services).
- To provide a joined up referral service for NHS professionals.
- To provide a joined up ‘one stop shop’ for our registered men to access mental health services they need.
- To be a pillar of our community.
As a local, grassroots organisation, we have found for ourselves how lockdown restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic have had a profound impact on pre-existing mental health conditions, making our services crucial, now more than ever.
Some of our services include popular and weekly Walk & Talk sessions, Sea Fishing activities along our historic River Mersey, as well as floating counselling on board the Potential narrowboat along the Shropshire Union Canal, which is kindly provided by our partners at YMCA Wirral. We also offer one-to-one counselling which can be provided within 24 – 48 hours.
In order for us to continue these services, JourneyMEN needs your support – support which is providing crucial mental healthcare for our men and their families across our community.
During the summer this year, we featured on BBC North West Tonight to launch ex-Manchester United legend Lee Martin's ambassadorship for JourneyMEN, and to promote our services. Please check out the video below.