A weekly meeting at Victoria Park is helping men of all ages open up about their mental health and be reminded that it’s okay to talk.
Andy’s Man Club meets every Monday evening at 7pm in the Centenary Lounge at Victoria Park as local men of all ages and backgrounds come together in a non-judgemental environment to talk and to listen to each other.
There are dozens of venues around the country hosting Andy’s Man Club sessions but we’re delighted that the Hartlepool base is at The Vic.
Andy’s Man Club was set up in 2016 by former professional rugby player Luke Ambler after his brother-in-law Andy Roberts committed suicide at the age of just 23.
Luke was determined to ensure that something positive came from the tragedy and help prevent other families suffering the same sort of devastation that was caused by Andy’s death.
Since then, Andy’s Man Club has gone from strength to strength and the group sessions have changed the lives of hundreds of men who had hit rock bottom and felt they had nowhere else to turn.
The numbers are growing at a remarkable rate and its success highlights that men are crying out for a place to share their issues and no longer keep their troubles locked up inside their heads.
Anyone can come along. There is no referral, no signing in, no registration and no cost. Just simply join us in the Centenary Lounge any Monday from 7pm, grab a brew and talk as much or as little as you like.
Men do not need to have had suicidal thoughts to attend the group – they can be just going through one of life’s little storms and need a place to share.
So if you think you could benefit from coming along to Andy’s Man Club then we’ll see you in the Centenary Lounge every Monday from 7pm.
For more information you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or look up ‘Andy’s Man Club’ on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
It’s okay to talk.