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Sheffield base for men’s mental health clubs opens

January 7, 2019

By: Jenna Rachid

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Andy’s Man Club opened its latest branch today 7 January 2019 in Sheffield.

According to Hallam FM, Andy’s Man Club was founded in 2016 by West Yorkshire rugby league player Luke Ambler after this brother-in-law took his life.

The group can now be found across the UK in 17 locations and have already helped 10,000 men with their mental health.

The new Sheffield base seeks to help more men by offering a free and anonymous services for those struggling to speak out about their issues.

Andy Greenway, the Project Development Worker of Andy’s Man Club, said:

‘The way that Andy’s Man Club works is we are completely and utterly free, there’s no referral or signing in, you can just literally walk through the door, grab a brew, sit down and you don’t even have to talk.’

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Arts charity is looking to share men’s mental health stories

An arts charity in Moray is aiming to make a short film to educate students and the community about mental health.

Moray Arts Development Engagement (M:ADE) is hoping male volunteers will share their experiences of depression, anxiety or suicidal thoughts for the film.

According to The Press and Journal, An arts charity Moray Arts Development Engagement (M:ADE) is hoping male volunteers will share their experiences of depression, anxiety or suicidal thoughts for the film.

Director of M:ADE, Stacey Toner, told The Press and Journal: ‘The end result for us is to create something that is actively used in the community and a nice added touch would be if the guys involved stay in touch with each other or want to continue to do something about it.’

M:ADE are currently looking for more male volunteers and hope the project will encourage other to be more open about their mental health.

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