Welcome to our exciting new ground breaking project, we’re reaching out to men we would not usually meet to support men’s mental health in Inner East Leeds.

The Manbassador project is setting up a network of men’s health advocates by working with local businesses to support isolated men with whom they may have contact.

Alongside our partners in the Orion consortium, we are recruiting and training business people in LS9 to become “Manbassadors”. These businesses will be able to give bite-size support to men who may be vulnerable, pointing them in the right direction for support. This could range from a local debt advice centre to a local men’s group to accessing medical help.

Project Manager Damian Dawtry said, “This is a groundbreaking project that aims to reach out to men who we would not normally meet. There are many men out there who are not getting the support they need and we hope that this is one way that we can get to them and start making a positive impact on the terrible rate of male suicides in Leeds.”

The project is being funded by Leeds City Council Public Health department and supported by Leeds Community Foundation.

Watch this space as this innovative an exciting project takes shape!

If you have any queries about Manbassadors please contact Damian Dawtry by email damian@fgfleeds.org or phone 0113 350 4200

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