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Everton in the Community launch men’s mental health programme

by Sandra Issar

Men who are experiencing a common mental health problem, such as depression or anxiety can now access support through Everton in the Community’s new ‘Stronger Together’ programme.

Men often experience mental health problems, with an estimated one in eight men suffering from such conditions. Yet, men are less likely to access support or talk to others about their mental health and wellbeing until in crisis or too late.

Funded by the NHS England Suicide Prevention Programme and supported by Knowsley Council, Stronger Together programme will deliver a range of engaging health, wellbeing and social enrichment activities and events for men who live or work in Knowsley.

Launch week schedule

Cllr Christine Bannon, Knowsley Council Cabinet Member for Health, said:

“Stronger Together is about connecting like-minded men through the shared love of football. With a varied weekly programme of events and activities it aims to support men to feel more confident talking about mental health, while raising awareness of how to seek help for mental health issues.

 

“A tailored health and wellbeing package of support will also be available, designed to improve lifestyle choices and behaviour and help participants feel better about themselves.

 

“I’d encourage any men who may be finding things tough right now to find out more about Stronger Together and get involved.”

Find out more

Stronger Together will run for 20 weeks and you can get involved at any point in the programme. To find out more information or to get involved email: jonathan.garside@evertonfc.com or call 0151 319 4018