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men2men at a glance!
men2men is a Hywel Dda Health Board seed funded unique service for men, led by men.
We engage men around Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Ceredigionshire to set up small, activity groups to draw in local men.
Such shared activities can be fun and enable men to connect with others, generating a sense of belonging, fellowship and a space in which they may feel comfortable to talk about how they really are.
We help group leaders plan their activity group and provide direct support in starting and running them. Some of these men are volunteering significant time and really are community champions.
We also engage and support volunteers around our area to buddy other isolated men. This contact for men, particularly those more isolated during the lockdown has proved to be crucial.
men2men train men to lead support groups. These weekly men's groups offer much needed, simple, permissive spaces in which men can share how they are really feeling. The feedback we are getting from men has been very moving as they experience other men openly talking about themselves.
Men who are particularly distressed by loss are supported through more focussed grief and loss groups.
Men2men are creating Men's Sheds with a difference, across West Wales. Our first CardiShed, Is an extraordinarily well resourced shed in Cardigan. It offers a wide variety of woodturning, pyrography, woodworking, drumming, guitar lessons on a weekly basis. It also acts in support of men making and sustaining big changes in the way they live. We have set up other sheds in Burry Port, Hakin and Hubberston and we are looking at new sheds in Kilgetty, Tenby and Aberystwyth.
New Xmas Man's Helpline
Christmas can be a difficult lonely time.
To continue the supporting the many men engaged with men2men, we are offering a men's telephone helpline from December 24th Xmas Eve through to Sunday January 2nd.
It will be manned by trained and supervised men, some you may know if you are with men2men already.
Please contact us if you are not sure if you are registered with men2men and to get the full service information, times and telephone number.