We provide “activities, purpose and connection” that supports the well-being of men and boys.
jOIN US - HMP Norwich Prevention & Positive Activities Coordinator
This is a new and additional role funded via Public Health as part of Norfolk’s Suicide Reduction Strategy. The HMP Norwich Prevention & Positive Activities Coordinator will be responsible for supporting men 18+ who are reporting suicide ideation and may have a history of self harm.
Next Mens Tales
Males’ Tales is a monthly event for men to come together and practice the art of Oral Storytelling in a friendly and supportive alcohol-free environment. Come and tell a tale or two, whether it be a traditional folk tale from around the world, or a true story from your own life – or just come and listen and be entertained, no pressure to perform!
Yoga, WHITTLING, MODEL MAKING and BOARD GAMES
As part of our program, Cat facilitates an hour class, of simple yet effective movement exercises from her Yoga, Dance and Shiatsu practice. Come on, give it a try!
Graeme offers a whittling sessions, Mike leads a model making group and others play crib, chess, scrabble, cards and other board games.
With tea, coffee, cakes and in the company of others.
There are a variety of activities and services across the region that are available to men.
Need urgent help
You may be feeling like taking your own life is the only option, but hold off making this decision for now and keep reading. There are lots of people, support services and ideas out there to help you get through this. It will feel hard for you at the moment but it won’t always feel this way. This overwhelming feeling might pass.
If you need urgent support and the Stay Alive App click here
Try this Safety Diary Plan which can be helpful
Talk to someone
Pick up the phone and talk to someone or try one of the free, confidential online support services below
Samaritans - 116123
The Walnut Tree Health and Wellbeing C.I.C provides recovery activities, crisis support, coaching and mentoring to emergency service personnel and serving members of the armed forces, military veterans and others, with complex mental health needs, including addiction brought about by out of the ordinary traumatic experiences. Call 01603 516580
Campaign against living miserably (CALM) (aims to prevent male suicide) - 0800 58 58 58
The Silver Line (helpline for older people) - 0800 4 70 80 90
PAPYRUS (help for young people considering suicide) - 0800 068 41 41