MindtheMen is a suicide prevention peer support group. We provide a safe platform for men (18+) to meet; talk about their challenges; be listened to and feel supported. With 75% of suicides being men our aim is to reduce male suicide. We have 2 club locations in Glasgow at the West of Scotland cricket club in Partick and the Springburn Community Hub; Springburn shopping centre. The clubs (normally) meet every Monday night 7pm - 9pm.
As Covid19 prevents our clubs meeting up face to face we have taken the step to allow our club members (and new members) to meet and talk using the online conferencing platform; Zoom. MindtheMen have purchased a licence allowing up to 100 men to meet and are trying to make the experience as similar to our popular Monday night face to face meetings. We ask 6 questions (one at a time) allowing each man to respond individually. When someone is speaking all other present listen without interruption. At the end of the meeting there will be a short mindfulness session.
Men 18+ who are facing challenges; struggling with poor mental health and have suicidal thoughts.