ManHealth run peer support groups in and around County Durham and the North East of England. Peer support takes place when people with experience of poor mental health support each other towards better wellbeing, as people of equal value and on a reciprocal basis, using their own lived experience as a tool for support.
ManHealth know we cannot fix people's problems we cannot know what is right for our men. We endeavour to empower our men to do a great deal of self-healing. Our relationship with our men is focused on congruence, empathy and an unconditional positive regard. The model we use encourages them to move forward, set new goals, do things and develop relationships that give their lives meaning.
The 5 key components of our model.
Connect: With family, friends, colleagues and neighbours
Change: Try a new diet. Change your routine. Reduce your stress
Community: Do something positive. Help someone or volunteer
Commit: Do some exercise that suits your level of fitness. Fresh air and sunlight are important, and could help with sleep
Challenge: Try something new or rediscover an old interest