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Support: Teens

Snow Camp - Stop. Breathe. Think

UK

Snow Camp's Stop.Breathe.Think is a free and confidential service where you can talk or text about anything.  We know life is challenging for many young people right now. Whatever you are facing, whatever you are worried about, we are here to help. We want to make sure you get the support to overcome life’s difficulties. Talking to someone can help. We have been working with young people since 2003. If you’d like to talk in confidence about anything, big or small, we are here for you.

Support: Loneliness • Sexual Wellbeing • General Social Issues • EMOTIONAL RESILIENCE

Spectra

UK

Spectra works to improve the choices, health and well-being of people, often from diverse and marginalised communities. Empowering positive, informed choices about health, including sexual health, emotional resilience and wellbeing, and working with to combat isolation and risk. We provide supportive, knowledgeable, non-judgemental services which are all peer led, meaning they are delivered by people from the communities we work with themselves. We are proactive in identifying the needs of all our clients and supporting them. We aim for knowledgeable, aware and empowered individuals and communities who have clear, accurate, credible and non-judgemental wellbeing and health information and quality services that are relevant and accessible.

Young People: Health & Wellbeing • Education • Employment • LGBTI+ • Sex & Relationships • Mental Health

SpunOut.ie

Ireland

On SpunOut.ie we provide information on a range of different topics broken down into sections; education, employment, health, life and opinion. Our editorial team pen all of our professionally proofed factsheets and consult with relevant subject matter experts and other young people to ensure we provide factual and up-to-date information to our readership. SpunOut.ie also provides a space for young people to have their voices heard and to share their life experiences with other young people. We do this by publishing articles written by readers aged 16 to 25 in the Opinion section on the site. We also engage our peers in campaigns, at events and through the media on issues which affect us.

Support: Sexual Abuse • Domestic Abuse

Stay Brave UK

UK

We're here to give the under-served a voice. When it comes to domestic abuse and sexual assault, we want to represent male and LGBTQ+ victims, and help to break down barriers. We won't stop until all victims have the help that they need and the respect they deserve. We will be brave. We are not a crisis service, but we can help you find the resources and frontline support you may need. 

Support: Bereavement

Strong Men

UK

We are StrongMen Our aim is to help men tackle the mental, emotional and physical health conditions brought about by bereavement. Mental health issues within men is a difficult subject to tackle for many reasons. Grief is one of the biggest causes of conditions such as depression, anxiety, stress and in extreme cases, PTSD. It is with personal experience in these issues that the team behind StrongMen has created incredible services to help men going through the toughest of times.

Support: Student

Student Minds

UK

We empower students and members of the university community to look after their own mental health, support others and create change. Together we will transform the state of student mental health so that all in higher education can thrive.

Support: Suicide prevention

Suicide Prevention Bristol

UK: Bristol

Suicide Prevention Bristol is a leading suicide prevention charity that helps anyone with thoughts of suicide via telephone (ASSISTLine), social media & out in the community. We use our skills in crisis intervention to offer supportive listening to start a dialogue and to encourage more hopeful solutions than suicide. We work alongside local services and signpost people to where they can access support.

Support: Sexual Abuse

Survivors Manchester

UK: Greater Manchester

Survivors Manchester is a survivor-led/survivor-run voluntary organisation that aims to create and facilitate a safe space for male survivors of sexual abuse and rape to work through personal and sometimes painful issues. Our work is concentrated on empowering men to make their own positive life choices and begin their own unique journey of healing.

Support: Group talk

Talk Club

UK: Bath • Brentford • Bristol

Talk Club is a talking and listening club for men. Talk Club is a Male Mental Fitness Movement. It’s a talking and listening club for men. It’s a support network for ways to keep mentally fit. It’s a community of men looking after each other. It’s here to remind all men that they are not alone, that other men feel exactly the same way they do, and if we share our feelings we can become mentally strong. Together we can change the way we look after our mental health and end suicide.

Health & Wellbeing: Dementia & Alzheimers

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland

Ireland

The Alzheimer Society of Ireland is Ireland's leading dementia specific service provider with over 100 services across the country to include.

  • Home Care Service: Offers dementia specific, person centred care and our trained staff work with clients to ensure that we meet your needs.
  • Dementia Advisers: Work with people with dementia, their families and carers to provide a highly responsive and individualised information and signposting service. 
  • The Alzheimer Society of Ireland National Helpline: For practical information and emotional support or information on our supports and services contact which is open six days a week. The National Helpline is expanding with a new free call-back service which offers people with dementia and family carers the opportunity to book a 1:1 session with a Dementia Nurse or a Dementia Adviser during the COVID-19 public health emergency.
  • Online courses
  • Online Support Group: For Family Carers of People with Dementia to help alleviate the increasing pressure points on family carers during Covid-19. 
  • Alternative Activity Therapy: This is a new temporary service for people living with dementia and their family carers during the COVID-19 crisis. Due to the necessary temporary closure of our day services we wanted to extend our reach to those who availed of our day care services nationally. At the moment within this project, the team are only offering the Social calls/Activity Engagement Calls and the Activity packs to those who availed of Day Care pre-Covid 19. 

Support: Family & Relationships • Legal Issues • General Social Issues

Health & Wellbeing: Physical, Mental and Emotional Issues

The Better Days for Men Foundation

UK: Scotland

We provide support for all men of any age going through any form of difficulty or hardship. We recognise that certain issues in life can adversely affect men and place them at a disadvantage. We seek to raise awareness of these issues and help to address them. We are here to provide a broad platform of support and hope to help affected men overcome their adversity and hardship, and find better days. Areas of focus are: Health & wellbeing, family and relationship issues, legal issues and general social issues. We focus on certain issues within each of these broad categories.

Support

The Blaydon Shed

UK: Gateshead

The Blaydon Shed is a fun, relaxed space for all men over 18 to come and hang out, meet new friends, enjoy a cuppa and a chat, learn new skills, share their skills with others and do as much or as little as they please. We are open every Tuesday & Friday currently between 11am and 3pm and it's all free to join and join in, We have free Wi-fi and drinks & snacks too and comfy rooms to relax in, as well as a workshop with various tools and materials and a garden to enjoy or get your hands mucky in! You can join in with tackling jobs needed doing or do a project of your choosing. We have the facilities to do all sorts from woodworking to growing plants, renovating furniture and making things to recycling projects and much more. Whatever you decide to get involved with down there, the important thing is there is no stress, no pressure and no expectations - just come along and be yourself. PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU REQUIRE SUPERVISION OR A CARER, PLEASE BRING SOMEONE WITH YOU AS WE CANNOT OFFER ONE TO ONE SUPERVISION UNFORTUNATELY.

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