The first session of Andy’s Man Club will take place at The Vic on Monday night as we join forces with the charity to give men in our region somewhere to talk about their mental health.
Earlier this year, the Club’s Community Sports Foundation and students from the National Citizen Service programme made plans to open an Andy’s Man Club at Pools after being touched by a presentation made by its founder.
Luke Ambler lost his brother-in-law Andy Roberts to suicide and he insists that he could have been saved had there been somewhere he could have gone to talk – and that’s when the idea for Andy’s Man Club came about.
The initiative has quickly taken off and a number of football clubs have jumped on board to help get the message out to as many men as possible that #ItsOkayToTalk
Now we’re going to be hosting a weekly support group for men in the Centenary Lounge at The Vic and the first one is tonight at 7pm.
Suicide is the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK and almost half of men aged between 18 and 45 have contemplated taking their own life.
We want to help give men a platform to talk about these issues so all are welcome to join us in the Centenary Lounge for tonight’s session which will be hosted by Club Chaplain, Chris Stuttard.