Mens Den is a mens peer support group set up in May 2018. We offer a safe place that is non-judgemental and open to men of all ages, regardless of race, disability etc.
We meet atColne Open Door,
The format for our meeting is simple:
- Check-in - Gives each chap a few minutes to talk about their week; the good, the bad and what is on their mind
- Chat - Opportunity to grab a coffee, play pool or chat about things of interest with others
- Check-out - Opportunity to sum up how they are feeling and what they plan to do in the week coming
We also run a private WhatsApp group available to those who attend the group. This gives each chap additional support away from our weekly meeting should they find themselves in a spot of difficulty. We are like a Band of brothers, there for each other.
We work with closely with a number of local organisations which include:
- Together an Active Pendle
- Up and Active Pendle
- Open Door
- Elisha House
- Curry on the Street (James Foy facebook page)
- MS Angling and Education
In the past we have had talks from local groups and individuals which have included the following:
- Chris Kirkland, ex-Liverpool goal keeper
- Steven Cunningham, Curzon Ashton manager
- Maj Pajie, Walk and Talk
- Alison Jones, social prescriber
- Colne Football club
- Scott Cunliffe, who ran from Turf Moor to every Premier League away ground in 2018/2019
- Matt from the Wounderful Life Academy
- Neil Butterworth, Mayor of Pendle
The group has also been nominated in the past for a number of NHS and diversity awards.
The following organisaions have provided our group financial or other assistance:
You can help support us using the Easy fundraiding app.
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