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Andy’s Man Club – Darren Smith – Men’s Mental Health

Trigger warning: This story deals with suicide so may be triggering for anyone who is struggling with their mental health or suicidal thoughts.

Andy’s Man Club offer men peer to peer talking groups, it’s a UK charity with over 100 groups taking place every Monday night (except Bank Holidays) across the country between 7pm and 9pm. A new group has just started up in Basildon. Details below.

If you had told Darren Smith on October 27, 2020, that he would be sat speaking about his feelings and how he helps others nearly two years down the line, he would never have believed you.

That’s because on that day in October, Darren attempted to take his life.

Darren Smith

Well I’m pleased to say that Darren seems to be in a much better place now and he came into Phoenix today to tell us about his journey and how Andy’s Man club has helped him.

In the interview Darren talks about his mental health journey including a failed suicide attempt which can be difficult listening at times but is ultimately uplifting. My sincere thanks to Darren for his courage and candour in telling us the story.

Listen Here  –

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The new group meets every Monday (except Bank Holidays) from 7pm – 9pm at Lincewood Primary School, Berry Ln, Langdon Hills, Basildon SS16 6AZ.

Their Facebook page is here

You can find out more about Andy’s Man Club here

If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts or finding things difficult, there are a number of agencies and helplines available.

Samaritans: Helpline: 116 123 (free of charge from a landline or mobile)

Calm: 0800 585858 – Campaign Against Living Miserably Help and support for young men aged 15-35 on issues which include depression and suicide.

HopeLine UK 0800 068 4141

For practical advice on suicide prevention

SHOUT  Text 85258

Anxious/worried/stressed – get 24/7 help from a crisis volunteer

Andy’s Man Club – Darren Smith – Men’s Mental Health

Trigger warning: This story deals with suicide so may be triggering for anyone who is struggling with their mental health or suicidal thoughts.

Andy’s Man Club offer men peer to peer talking groups, it’s a UK charity with over 100 groups taking place every Monday night (except Bank Holidays) across the country between 7pm and 9pm. A new group has just started up in Basildon. Details below.

If you had told Darren Smith on October 27, 2020, that he would be sat speaking about his feelings and how he helps others nearly two years down the line, he would never have believed you.

That’s because on that day in October, Darren attempted to take his life.

Darren Smith

Well I’m pleased to say that Darren seems to be in a much better place now and he came into Phoenix today to tell us about his journey and how Andy’s Man club has helped him.

In the interview Darren talks about his mental health journey including a failed suicide attempt which can be difficult listening at times but is ultimately uplifting. My sincere thanks to Darren for his courage and candour in telling us the story.

Listen Here  –

P H O E N I X   P L A Y E R
Andy's Man Club - Darren Smith
One 2 Three
Bob Simpson

The new group meets every Monday (except Bank Holidays) from 7pm – 9pm at Lincewood Primary School, Berry Ln, Langdon Hills, Basildon SS16 6AZ.

Their Facebook page is here

You can find out more about Andy’s Man Club here

If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts or finding things difficult, there are a number of agencies and helplines available.

Samaritans: Helpline: 116 123 (free of charge from a landline or mobile)

Calm: 0800 585858 – Campaign Against Living Miserably Help and support for young men aged 15-35 on issues which include depression and suicide.

HopeLine UK 0800 068 4141

For practical advice on suicide prevention

SHOUT  Text 85258

Anxious/worried/stressed – get 24/7 help from a crisis volunteer

Andy’s Man Club – Darren Smith – Men’s Mental Health

Trigger warning: This story deals with suicide so may be triggering for anyone who is struggling with their mental health or suicidal thoughts.

Andy’s Man Club offer men peer to peer talking groups, it’s a UK charity with over 100 groups taking place every Monday night (except Bank Holidays) across the country between 7pm and 9pm. A new group has just started up in Basildon. Details below.

If you had told Darren Smith on October 27, 2020, that he would be sat speaking about his feelings and how he helps others nearly two years down the line, he would never have believed you.

That’s because on that day in October, Darren attempted to take his life.

Darren Smith

Well I’m pleased to say that Darren seems to be in a much better place now and he came into Phoenix today to tell us about his journey and how Andy’s Man club has helped him.

In the interview Darren talks about his mental health journey including a failed suicide attempt which can be difficult listening at times but is ultimately uplifting. My sincere thanks to Darren for his courage and candour in telling us the story.

Listen Here  –

P H O E N I X   P L A Y E R
Andy's Man Club - Darren Smith
One 2 Three
Bob Simpson

The new group meets every Monday (except Bank Holidays) from 7pm – 9pm at Lincewood Primary School, Berry Ln, Langdon Hills, Basildon SS16 6AZ.

Their Facebook page is here

You can find out more about Andy’s Man Club here

If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts or finding things difficult, there are a number of agencies and helplines available.

Samaritans: Helpline: 116 123 (free of charge from a landline or mobile)

Calm: 0800 585858 – Campaign Against Living Miserably Help and support for young men aged 15-35 on issues which include depression and suicide.

HopeLine UK 0800 068 4141

For practical advice on suicide prevention

SHOUT  Text 85258

Anxious/worried/stressed – get 24/7 help from a crisis volunteer

Andy’s Man Club – Darren Smith – Men’s Mental Health

Trigger warning: This story deals with suicide so may be triggering for anyone who is struggling with their mental health or suicidal thoughts.

Andy’s Man Club offer men peer to peer talking groups, it’s a UK charity with over 100 groups taking place every Monday night (except Bank Holidays) across the country between 7pm and 9pm. A new group has just started up in Basildon. Details below.

If you had told Darren Smith on October 27, 2020, that he would be sat speaking about his feelings and how he helps others nearly two years down the line, he would never have believed you.

That’s because on that day in October, Darren attempted to take his life.

Darren Smith

Well I’m pleased to say that Darren seems to be in a much better place now and he came into Phoenix today to tell us about his journey and how Andy’s Man club has helped him.

In the interview Darren talks about his mental health journey including a failed suicide attempt which can be difficult listening at times but is ultimately uplifting. My sincere thanks to Darren for his courage and candour in telling us the story.

Listen Here  –

P H O E N I X   P L A Y E R
Andy's Man Club - Darren Smith
One 2 Three
Bob Simpson

The new group meets every Monday (except Bank Holidays) from 7pm – 9pm at Lincewood Primary School, Berry Ln, Langdon Hills, Basildon SS16 6AZ.

Their Facebook page is here

You can find out more about Andy’s Man Club here

If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts or finding things difficult, there are a number of agencies and helplines available.

Samaritans: Helpline: 116 123 (free of charge from a landline or mobile)

Calm: 0800 585858 – Campaign Against Living Miserably Help and support for young men aged 15-35 on issues which include depression and suicide.

HopeLine UK 0800 068 4141

For practical advice on suicide prevention

SHOUT  Text 85258

Anxious/worried/stressed – get 24/7 help from a crisis volunteer

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