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August 23, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pmFree
Please find details around a free peer to peer support group open to men aged 18 and over currently in operation in Bristol.
Sessions take place every Monday at 7pm (Except Bank Holidays) at Ashton Gate Stadium, Ashton Rd, Bristol BS3 2EJ
ANDYSMANCLUB takes its name from Andrew Roberts, a man who sadly took his own life aged 23 in early 2016.
Andy’s family had no inkling that he was suffering or struggling to the extent that he would do this, and as a result looked deeper into male suicide and men’s mental health. They soon discovered that male suicide is the biggest killer of men under 50, with Male Mental Health surrounded by well-ingrained cultural stigma in the UK.
Elaine Roberts and Luke Ambler are Andy’s Mum and Brother-in-Law, together they came up with the idea of ANDYSMANCLUB, a group where men aged 18 and above can speak openly about their mental health in a judgment-free, non-clinical environment. Groups now operate nationwide and are completely volunteer-led, with the vast majority of group facilitators having first interacted with ANDYSMANCLUB when they came through the door as a service user.
No referral, no registration, no cost and no obligation to speak. Guys can just turn up, grab a brew and talk as much or as little as they’re comfortable to.
With the service used on a weekly basis by over 1,000 men, and an army of over 200 volunteers on board, the movement is continuing to grow on a week by week basis. Groups are available in and around the UK and are completely free to attend,