“If any man walks alone in the wilderness he will be lost, should that man be greeted by another man he will be directed”
Helping to support men
Masculinity can often be the barrier in stopping men from being supported, it’s not natural for a man to talk openly with strangers about their personal problems, however, our circles have proved this is not the case, and each man is supported and listened to without judgement, whilst being held in a confidential circle.
The importance of confidentiality and being authentic is the key to growth within any men’s support group. We at MENSHARE Listening Group believe that it’s massively important to talk about the things that are having an impact on you.
Since the pandemic started in 2019, the NHS and its 3rd party services have been heavily strained with the high-level demand to support the public especially men with mental health.
Suicide in men between the ages of 45-49 has increased on average 24 men per 100.000 in the population.
It has become apparent with the growth of our group within a short period that there is a massive need for support for men going through troubling times.
The causes of mental health
- Relationship problems
- Illnesses, Cancer etc
- Physical problems
- Being a new father
- Employment problems
- Social conflicts
- Childhood experiences
"Healing takes time, and asking for help is a courageous step.”
– Mariska Hargitay
Our vision & solution
Our vision is to see a MENSHARE Listening Group in every village, town, and city in the UK. We aim to offer every man over the age of 18 who attends our circles, support and access to all of our nature programs like campouts and walks and also our funded forest weekends, we are also developing networks with mental health & social services where men can be referred to our groups.
“Hi one and all. Thank you for allowing me into your group and helping me in ways no one else ever has. It’s been an honour to meet you all join your wonderful group. I hope you all have a happy new year and roll on Mondays meeting”
“It’s been a pleasure to come to the group and all you lovely people to listen and support each other.”
“Knowing that I have space to come to every week gives me hope and I am sleeping so much better, Menshare you have changed my life”
“My wife saw your spotted video on Facebook and told me about it, I was anxious to come and talk in front of other men, but having attended a few evenings, I can honestly say this has really helped and my problems, I am talking at home more.”