Men2

Men 2 is a much-needed men’s support group launching in Maidstone, Kent in September 2019

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 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

Our belief is quite simple.

In 2019 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.

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.

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 the Kent community 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.

 

Come along to our Men 2 launch night on 19th September 2019 at Maidstone Community Support Centre. Support, Share, Chat. 

Book your place HERE

For more information or to book an initial assessment

Fill out our Online initial contact form or contact us today on 0845 527 4809 and let us help you be the best that you can be.