Men2 Mental Health Support Groups

Helping people rewrite mental health

Men2 Mental Health Support Groups2020-07-08T20:50:03+01:00

In 2020 it is NOT acceptable that men still have little to no accessible and safe environments to talk openly about their challenges.

We want to encourage men to talk about any issues they may be facing including daily struggles, drinking problems, relationship issues, mental health or to just come and listen and talk about life in general with a group of peers.

 

With much talk about how mental health and social support is needed in the news and media, yet little frontline support, there is clearly a massive need to take action. Alan Hayes and Marcus Walters  qualified therapists from Therapy Partners came up with the idea of a support group/movement for men – Men 2.

Why? Because the facts are shocking!

  • In the UK, the highest suicide rate was for men aged 45-49
  • In the UK, men are three times as likely to take their own lives than women
  • Suicide is still the single biggest killer of young British men

What makes Men 2 different?

  1. Facilitated by professionally qualified and trained therapists experienced in running therapeutic groups
  2. Run by men, for men
  3. Mental Health First Aid experts
  4. People with first-hand experience of similar challenges
  5. Passionate about enabling men to have their voice heard in a safe environment
  6. Educational, practical talks on subjects including relationships, addiction, mental health, domestic violence and self-esteem

Who is men 2 for?

We encourage any men who have experienced mental health issues or are facing or have faced challenges to attend, whether it be to share their stories, inspire others, or to get out of the house and socialise with like-minded people. With our uncertain times its important fot men 2 Talk.

Men are all too often taught we don’t talk, we don’t want to drop our mask and let people know our fears and problems, we often suppress emotions, we become someone who we don’t even know.

We want local communities to break this cycle, to encourage men that it’s OK to talk, to let our fellow men know we are here and we are in this together. All it takes is 2 Men to start a conversation.

 

Our weekly meetings are now held online due to Covid 19 and  are currently on Thursdays at 19.00 GMT contact us to find out more and request a link to the online group. You can also find us on facebook.

Do you need urgent help?

If your mental or emotional state quickly gets worse, or you’re worried about someone you know – help is available.

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We believe that, with the right personalised support, anyone with a mental health need can live the life they want to live. It is our vision that everyone gets the personalised services and support they need.

To make this vision a reality, our mission is to help people achieve good physical and mental wellbeing and live life to the full.

We do this by providing mental health support services, ranging from ‘talking therapies’ for men, women, adults, families, children and young people to coaching Workplace wellbeing and Psychoeducational support and training, and all based on the principle of supporting every person, as an individual, towards their own goals and aspirations.

At RWYS we aspire to deliver the highest quality of care and support to individuals, couples children, young people and families. We do this by working alongside you to help you understand who you are, deciphering why you have made the decisions you have in life, learning how to make choices that suit you better and moving forward in life in ways that feel good.

Our aim is to make a real and lasting difference to the people we support by achieving positive outcomes and enabling as normal and fulfilling a life as possible.

Putting people first

Our business is about people, people who need hope and deserve a better future. It’s about finding the spark that enables each of the people we support to grow in self-worth and where possible, independence.

Being supportive

Being a non-judgemental  confidential and professional service  to the people we support to offer clinical interventions based on the latest scientific research and guidelines.

Acting with integrity

Taking responsibility, being honest in what we do and what we say, keeping it personal and real.

Striving for excellence

Questioning everything in a positive and constructive way and always striving to improve. By doing so, we can make things better for the individuals we support.

Being positive

Seeing potential, seeing what could be and not limitations. Being creative and trying out new things to find the best solutions that make it happen.

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