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MENtalk (Sky Blues in the Community)

  

Sky Blues in the Community have launched their new mental health programme, ‘MENtalk’


About MENtalk

MENtalk is a weekly group session designed to bring men together to improve their wellbeing, delivered by mental health specialists , professional sports coaches, and expert activity instructors

MENTalk offer psychologist led sessions that have been taking place virtually and have been successful in supporting many men across Coventry, North Warwickshire and South Warwickshire with mental health issues such as:

  • Managing Anxiety
  • Dealing with Depression
  • Understanding Stress
  • Increasing Self-Compassion
  • Healthy Lifestyle education

Free physical creative social and mindfulness activities are offered with one to one mental health support

Hear from Dave, one of the participants in Sky Blues in the Community MenTalk men’s mental health project

NEW Online drop-in session – starting week commencing 23rd May 2022

From Monday 23rd May, our Health Manager (Robbie Chandler) will start offering weekly, online, drop-in sessions for men who would like to engage with MENtalk but might not feel confident enough to go to one of our venues.

This worked extremely well during the pandemic for those who needed to be more socially active but were isolated. This is an opportunity for men to meet SBitC without having to attend physically and we hope this will enable us to break down any barriers connected to anxiety.

New members to the group will be able to meet Robbie online at 1pm every Monday.

The men who have attended the sessions have given fantastic feedback to SBitC, for instance:

You have helped in so many ways I’m not sure you realise how awesome this project is from a person to have lived with this illness for so long.”

“I can honestly say that each session has made me feel better, at first I didn’t know what to expect so I was a bit apprehensive about what to say and how I would feel. As I have attended more sessions I am feeling a lot more comfortable and have been able to open up.”

As COVID-19 restrictions are lifted across England, SBitC are pleased to confirm they will deliver physical MENTalk sessions.

MENtalk is delivered in Coventry Warwick Nuneaton Rugby

MENtalk takes place:

In Warwick on Tuesdays from 12 till 2pm at St Nicholas’ Park Leisure Centre (CV34 4QY)

In Coventry on Thursdays from 12 till 2pm at Moat House Leisure Centre (CV2 1EA)

In Nuneaton on Fridays from 2 till 4pm at Jubilee Sports Centre (CV10 7EZ)

Referral

Contact Sky Blues in the Community’s Mental Health Officer:

Email Robert.Chandler@sbitc.org.uk  

Sky Blues in the Community Tel: 02476 786349

Click on image below for patient poster

Rugby Update

Sky Blues in the Community have launched MENtalk sessions in Rugby on Wednesdays  from 10am till 12 noon at Rugby School Sports Centre.

These are FREE for men with mental health problems and will take place weekly.

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