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Pop Up SpeakEasy


We currently run some men-only support groups called The SpeakEasy. These take place in static locations, but this project will allow us to develop a mobile pop-up SpeakEasy and make it part of the social landscape. We can pop-up at the match/race days, beach, markets and other community events to encourage men to talk about their mental health.

Our goals:

  • To help reduce suicide in an area that is consistently in the bottom 3 areas in the UK
  • To reach rural communities that are underserved when it comes to mental health services, particularly those targeting men.
  • To de-stigmatise mental health by making talking about it a normal part of life. Our unique approach engages men to talk openly and honestly, without making grandiose gestures. We want to normalise the process of talking about mental health.
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How we will achieve our goals

For a small organisation, we are too often stifled through the lack of funds in an area that already has its fair share of deprivation. This will be a unique project for the north-east, let alone UK, This Community Award will have far reaching implications for the life of this project and beyond. The concept is simple but its implication is huge.

Where the money will go

We will be able to reach some much more of our immediate community and the wider area. Mental health needs to have parity of esteem with physical health and making it a regular part of the social landscape will dispel and myths or stigma that people might have. Our unique approach to mental health will be replicated with this project.

Latest updates

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10 August 2017

Thank you so much for everyone who's voted already and thanks in advance to everyone who will! …

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26 July 2017

We're absolutely delighted to have been approved. This project will make such a huge difference…

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  1. Posted on August 10, 2017

    What an absolutely brilliant idea!

  2. Posted on August 10, 2017

    Thank you so much! If you’ve voted, then we appreciate the time you’ve taken and thanks for your support. Help us out by spreading the word and make it a reality! 😉

  3. Posted on August 10, 2017

    Good luck from everyone at Creative Support in Blackburn! A great idea!

  4. Posted on August 11, 2017

    Thank you so much for your support! We really appreciate it.

  5. Posted on August 11, 2017

    Very worthwhile cause!

  6. Posted on August 11, 2017

    Thank you! All support is gratefully received

  7. Posted on August 11, 2017

    Wishing you every success in this and all you do, you lovely people!

  8. Posted on August 14, 2017

    Great cause, Good Luck!

  9. Posted on August 14, 2017

    great stuff! Good luck.>!

  10. Posted on August 15, 2017

    A great opportunity to talk and sometimes that’s all you need.

  11. Posted on August 15, 2017

    Thanks to everyone for all their kind comments! We really appreciate it your help, your support and your votes!

  12. Posted on August 21, 2017

    Fantastic idea,

    Good luck with this and everything else Guys

  13. Posted on August 22, 2017

    Thank you so much for your comment. Your support is really appreciated. Please share it with your friends, family and workmates to make it a reality.

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