Founded in January 2022 by Samuel Davies, "Men Who Talk" is a registered charity offering unique spaces for men based in the UK to talk and support each other across a range of different topics and issues.
"Men Who Talk" was founded in recognition of the need to engage men in the UK more with support services. Although men make up a significant number of referrals to mental health units, and suicide is the biggest killer of men under 45, many services still struggle to engage men in a meaningful way.
"Men Who Talk" offers different, less intensive spaces where men can support each other, sharing what they wish. This is not counselling or therapy, but a chance for men of all backgrounds to, through the power of chat and conversation, see that it is OK to receive help and to talk to others.
"Men Who Talk" is a charitable organisation setup by men, for men.
Our vision is:
"To achieve positive mental health and wellbeing for all men in the UK"
Our aims are;
For the public benefit, the relief of men in need in the UK, who may be experiencing or at risk of experiencing poor mental health, by means of, but not exclusively:
a) Increasing awareness of, and reducing the stigma attached to, men’s mental health;
b) Creating content, events, partnerships and experiences that encourage men to share their own inner struggle in a friendly and supportive environment.”
We are committed at "Men Who Talk" to ensuring none of the people accessing our services are harmed in any way, whether emotional of physical.
Despite hard work by many organisations over the last few decades, there is still a lot of stigma around men in particular accessing mental and physical health services. Well, we're here to chip away at that stigma and champion the men we work with being the best and healthiest versions of themselves.
Sometimes a chat really can be the best medicine. Peer support groups, which offer safe, open and inclusive spaces, are great for encouraging men to think about and care for themselves more. Through the power of chat, we hope to bring men closer together, break down barriers of stigma and judgement and help the men we're working with spread the word that talking really CAN be the answer.
We want to create safe, supportive environments where men from across the UK can connect and discuss a variety of different topics, supporting each other as they do so. In a pandemic ridden world, connectivity has never been more important, so LADS: get talking!
MEN WHO TALK is a Registered Charity, No: 1201596