ManHealth run peer support groups in and around the North East of England. Peer support takes place when people with experience of depression support each other towards better wellbeing, as people of equal value and on a reciprocal basis, using their own lived experience as a tool for support.
ManHealth Sessions focus on a recovery model which aims to help our mates with mental health problems to look beyond mere survival and existence. It encourages them to move forward, set new goals and do things and develop relationships that give their lives meaning.
The 5 key components of our model.
Connect: With family, friends,colleagues and neighbours
Change: Try a new diet. Change your routine. Reduce your stress
Community: Do something positive. Help someone or volunteer
Commit : Do some exercise that suits your level of fitness. Fresh air and sunlight are important, and could help with sleep
Challenge: Try something new or rediscover an old interest
ManHealth is continuing to support mates cross the North East during this time. Details of our online meetings have been sent out to existing men, and our volunteers continue to make every effort to keep in touch with our mates.
If you would like to chat with one of our mates who knows that we all struggle sometimes, visit our contact page and fill in the form.
If you need urgent support The Samaritans are there 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and you can call for free on 116 123.
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