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Men’s Wellbeing Project Launches in Kirklees

Community Links launched a new project in January 2017 which aims to bring mental health and wellbeing advice to the men of Kirklees. The project is funded by Kirklees Community Partnerships and was created to try and help reduce male suicide in Kirklees. Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 50 years old.

The project will raise awareness of male suicide and help improve men’s wellbeing by improving access to support, activities and resources within the Kirklees community.

Peer support groups are currently being developed in Huddersfield and Dewsbury, where men will be able to come and openly talk about any concerns or issues that are impacting on their mental health.  These groups are likely to be held on an evening once a week.

Jamie Krysinski is the Men’s Engagement and Development Worker and he will be attending community events across 2017 to raise awareness of what activities and support groups are available.  There is also a weekly community drop-in about mental health to find out how to get involved in groups that can help improve overall wellbeing.

Men’s Wellbeing drop ins

Men’s Wellbeing Dewsbury drop in : Wednesdays from 10am – 12pm at The Basement Recovery Hub, 29 Union Street, Dewsbury, WF13 1AS

Men’s Wellbeing Huddersfield drop in : Thursdays from 10am – 12pm at The Basement Recovery Hub, Union Bank, 3a Union Bank Yard, New Street, Huddersfield, HD1 2BP

Andy’s Man Club – Huddersfield 

We have teamed up with Andy’s Man Club to offer a weekly club for men to come together and talk about mental health and wellbeing.  The first Andy’s Man Club was initially set up in Halifax by Luke Ambler following the death of his brother-in-law Andrew Roberts to suicide.

Andy’s Man club already run a number of clubs throughout the UK and are active in promoting mens’ mental health and wellbeing as part of the #itsoktotalk campaign. This new Huddersfield group launches during Mental Health Awareness Week on May 8th, 7pm at Union Bank Yard, New Street, Huddersfield HD1 2BP.  The group will then run every Monday at 7pm.

To find out more about Andy’s Man Club visit https://www.facebook.com/andysmanclub/

For more information about this project please contact Jamie Krysinski on 01484 519097 or email jamie.krysinski@commlinks.co.uk