ManDownCornwall-Men's mental health support groups

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Project by Man Down Cornwall CIC

ManDownCornwall-Men's mental health support groups

Man Down Cornwall CIC profile

Project by Man Down Cornwall CIC

£1,165

raised of £1,500 target
36
supporters
77% 25 days left

We were going to open at 8 more venues to get us to 26 by June in Cornwall: This funding will support men & reduce suicides. Thank You!

OUR AIMS

  • Reduce the number of male suicides in Cornwall
  • Dismantle the stigma that surrounds men’s mental health
  • Improve the mental health and well being of our members generally

OUR APPROACH

  • Provide safe environments at over 30 locations across Cornwall where men aged 18+ can meet and talk or just listen.   
  • Facilitate non judgmental peer support at all groups
  • Have an informal meeting at least once a fortnight at each location
  • Encourage each location group to become self managing
  • Ensure our members never have to pay for any of our meetings or activities, nor wait or have to book – all meetings are “walk-in” 
    • Raise funds and awareness through various individual, corporate and community activities.
  • Promote awareness and encourage new membersThrough channels including Facebook, Website, Instagram.Partners e.g. Barbers, Cafes, Churches, Sports Clubs & Gymnasia.
  • Keep the meetings and the organisation informal, friendly, safe and innovative
  • We do not provide any professional services or support nor recommend any particular counselors or health professionals. 
  • Maintain confidentiality and trust and personal respect within each and all groups - safeguarding all our members and volunteers
  • We run monthly weekend retreats on the banks of the River Tamar, these are provided free to help support our members in recovering their mental health.

 OUR VISION

  • To continuously innovate new ways of improving Men’s Mental Health in Cornwall
  • To have a total of over 2,000 men attend our meetings by the end of 2020. ( we have so far welcomed over 700)
  • Longer term to have permanent centres across Cornwall for members to use for their benefit.

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