Men's Mental Health - Supporting Men To Achieve Good Mental Health Through the Medium of Chat
Welcome to Men Who Talk, a registered charity working hard to improve the mental health and wellbeing of men across the UK.
Founded in January 2022, all our services are free to access for men aged 18+ across the UK. For more information about who we are and what we offer, why not explore our website further!
Over the last few years, the world has gradually started to understand the importance of good mental health and wellbeing, however we are still a LONG way from truly making the time and space to work on our mental wellbeing each day.
The truth is, being mentally healthy is just as important as being physically healthy (in fact you cannot be one without the other!), and therefore requires the same amount of attention.
Despite this, our mental health and wellbeing is often neglected, leading many adults to suffer from low mood, anxiety, depression and many other common mental disorders.
The news is not all bleak though, research has shown that when we talk about our thoughts and feelings, we can improve our mood and build our resilience against every day life experiences.
For many men, poor mental health is a sad reality of their every day life. Whether it's due to societal images of men needing to be "strong" "confident" individuals who don't cry, or the continued stereotypes that men need to be "bread winners" or hyper successful, many men still carry a huge burden which can lead to poor mental health.
Added to this, it's a sad reality that many men feel pressured not to reach out for help, and for those who do, many organisations are still not operating in ways that engage men and make them feel safe, seen & supported.
(Statistics obtained from the Mental Health Foundation)
Although the above statistics make for grim reading, we're here to let you know we won't stop until we've achieved our aim of promoting positive mental health for every man in the UK.
It's a huge task, but we believe with a bit of passion and commitment we'll make it. The question is: how?
At MEN WHO TALK, we provide free to access online spaces which provide men across the UK an opportunity to talk, socialise and receive support from other men, all whilst being supported by our excellent team of facilitators.
Our spaces are judgement free, supportive spaces for men to talk openly. We follow a peer-to-peer support model, which means we actively encourage all our group attendees to support one another, instead of relying on professionals. Our groups aren't therapy our counselling, but can provide a vital space to share, learn and socialise with other like minded men, promoting good mental health whilst doing so.
By working with companies and other organisations, we've created bespoke workshops that aim to encourage organisations to engage with the men they work with, instead of ignore them.
We're empowering workplaces to consider how they can better support men, not just to survive in the workplace, but to thrive.
Through placing men's experiences, statistics and testimonials at the heart of our workshops, we've put the real life experiences of men at the core of our work.
As we continue to grow and develop our services, we are using all the things we are learning to create engaging campaigns that captivate the issues men truly face, and create bold challenges to the general public.
As we continue to grow, we look forward to campaigning more for men to receive the mental health support they deserve and so desperately need.
The next generation have never needed our help more, with figures showing poor mental health at 7 times what it was a decade ago for students, action is desperately needed.
As we continue to loudly champion the importance of men's mental health and wellbeing, we are embarking on a bold mission to engage with as many universities across the UK as possible.
Our university days provide engagement events, in addition to workshops helping to promote men's mental health and develop the next generation of young professionals.
To donate £1, text MWT01 to 70201
To donate £3, text MWT01 to 70331
To donate £5, text MWT01 to 70970
To donate £10, text MWT01 to 70191
Our contact details:
Name: Sam Davies
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We currently collect and process the following information for individuals who use our booking system:
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* Fundraising, payments and donations will be processed and administered by the National Funding Scheme, operating as DONATE, a charity registered in England and Wales (1149800) and Scotland (SC045106). In addition to any text donation, you will incur your standard network message charge (based on your service provider rates). For Terms & Conditions, see www.easydonate.org
MEN WHO TALK is a Registered Charity, No: 1201596