Man2Man Peer Support Service

by Strongmen in Worthing, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 10th April 2021 we successfully raised £140 ( + est. £35.00 Gift Aid ) with 3 supporters in 39 days

Man2Man is our new telephone based peer support service, our aim is to secure one months funding for the service which costs us £2000 pcm

by Strongmen in Worthing, England, United Kingdom

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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.

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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.

The Results

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

Rewards

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Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

£5 Reward

£5 allows us to provide an initial life changing call with one of our trained volunteers

£25 or more

£25 Reward

£25 allows us to provides 30 mins specialist clinical supervision for one of our trained volunteers

£100 or more

£100 Reward

£100 allows us to run M2M for 1 working day, as a thank you we will send you one of our amazing StrongMen beanie, please see the link below for details; http://www.strongmen.org.uk/shop/#!/Beanie-Hat/p/128576748/category=0

£250 or more

£250 Reward

£250 allows us to train one additional volunteer, as a thank you we will send you one of our amazing StrongMen hoodies, please see the link below for details; http://www.strongmen.org.uk/shop/#!/Unisex-Hooded-Sweatshirt/p/158765926/category=0

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