A club that provides a place for men to come together in a safe and open environment to talk about problems and issues, has attracted dozens of members within the first few weeks of opening.
The Bridlington Andy’s Man Club meets at Bridlington Town’s clubhouse on Queensgate every Monday at 7.pm (except for Bank Holidays).
The group was one of the first affiliated clubs to be formed in the country. There are now over 50 club based in towns and cities around the UK.
A spokesman for the group said: “The club is open to any man who is aged over 18 and who has been going through a storm or just wants to meet a good group of people.”
All the clubs run on the same formatted guidelines and encourages men to talk and focus on the positives and on strategies that help an individual move forward.
“Our motto is – itsokaytotalk, and any man who is having a tough time, for whatever reason, is encouraged to come along for a chat and a brew, or to just listen. They will be made very welcome.”
For further information: www.andysmanclub.co.uk or Facebook: Bridlington Andy’s Man Club.
Pictured are Chris Kirkham, left, and Aaron Pearce who run the Andy’s Man Club, Bridlington branch at the Town Bar.
Picture. Dom Taylor. EMG.
What is Andy’s Man Club?
‘Andy Roberts was loving and doting father, son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin and friend.
He was an all round top guy, one of the truly nicest people.His love for his daughter was inspirational to see and the way he looked at her and idolised her was a blessing.
Sadly and tragically without any warning Andrew, at 23 years old, was taken away from all his family and friends by suicide.
On average one man every two hours takes his life in the UK. It’s often said a factor is that men don’t talk. Thats why we were born to break down these stigmas.
At ANDY’SMANCLUB you don’t have to be suicidal or have a mental health problem, we just want to get men talking.’
This excerpt has been taken from the official Andy’s Man Club website.