Who Are We?
StrongMen was founded by Dan Cross and Efrem Brynin, who met through Channel 4's SAS Who Dares Wins. Both men suffered terrible unexpected losses, and wanted to use their experiences to help other men who are struggling with physical, emotional and mental health issues following their own losses.
It's well documented that men and women grieve in different ways, the services StrongMen provide are tailored to support men who might be looking for something different. The ethos behind all our services is 'healthy body, healthy mind' and promote the use of exercise and general wellbeing alongside the opportunity to talk openly and honestly amongst other men with similar shared experiences and challenges. Our peer based core services have all proved to be incredibly successful and are over subscribed, we need your help to role these services our to a greater audience.
What Will Your Donation Do
Every donation is important, this project is to fund our new telephone based peer support service Man2Man. If we hit our target this enables us to fund the entire service for one month. Since launch in October 2020 we have trained and qualified two groups of volunteers who have all supported and continue to support numerous beneficiaries. The results so far have been beyond our expectations and rather than maintain, we are looking to increase the capacity to enable us to support more men, that's where you come in. Through your support we can grow the service by training more volunteers knowing that our costs are already covered.
Nothing speaks higher than the testimonial of our beneficiaries, so please view Matt's video above. To measure the effectiveness of the service we review each beneficiary before they start, at halfway and again at the end of the 6 week period, using both GAD7 and PHQ9 to measure anxiety and depression, these are the national standard used by GP's, therapists and psychiatrists. The results have been professionally audited and analysed, the comment was as follows, "....for Strongmen to achieve these outcomes within 6 weeks is outstanding, if this service could be an ongoing offer from StrongMen I believe it is going to have a meaningful impact on the mental health of thousands bereaved men."
This service, along with our Weekender's changes the lives of men who are desperate. Help us improve the lives of those who need our help, thank you