Suicide prevention and happier living for men in Lincolnshire.
There are many ways to talk about how you’re feeling
and live a happier life.

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ONLINE

Spark Support
Online peer support group
www.sparksupport.co.uk

An online Peer Support Group, where every single person helps everyone else, no matter what. We celebrate the good times together, and we help each other through the bad. If you’re suffering from depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, EUPD, anything – Spark is here for you. The group is a “closed” Facebook group, joined via Facebook or the website.

 
The Tomorrow Project CHESS Club
Virtual cafe, Wednesdays 2-6pm
Register here

The Tomorrow Project's CHESS club, (crisis help, social and emotional support) offers men a safe space to talk about mental health, whilst being offered practical, emotional interventions along with grounding and diffusion techniques. Sessions run weekly on Wednesdays 2-6pm via a digital cafe. Referrals can be via the link.


Gainsborough Mates

Online and face-to-face peer support group
Gainsborough Mates Facebook

Gainsborough Mates aim to combat loneliness and isolation among men.

 
SHINE – Coffee Mornings
Social group or small sessions
www.lincsshine.co.uk

Zoom coffee mornings (July 21) please email info@lincsshine.co.uk for login details. Trained Peer Link Workers are available for a quiet word, or to meet you away from the social meeting. Weekly meetings Monday, Wednesday and Friday.


MIND – side by side

Peer support community group
https://sidebyside.mind.org.uk/

Side by Side is an online peer support community offering an opportunity to talk openly about feelings and experiences with people who are experiencing the same. It’s a safe space where you can share as much as you feel comfortable with, where you can find out more about other people’s experiences and learn from them.


A Broken Mind

Online support group
Facebook Group

A Broken Mind was set up to help men talk through their struggles with anxiety and depression without fear of stigma.
LINCOLN


NIGHT LIGHT CAFE

8pm-midnight, 7 days a week
Call 0800 470 8090
www.actstrust.org.uk/night-light-cafes/

The Night Light Service hosts ‘crisis cafes’ in different churches across Lincoln every day of the week. This is a non-clinical, out of hours support service for people experiencing a crisis in their mental health, operating from 8pm – midnight seven days a week.

 
Rethink Group Lincoln
First Monday of each month, 6.30pm
Call 07973 513762
https://www.rethink.org

The RENEW group meets monthly, offering peer support to anyone affected by mental illness. The group provide a safe, supportive environment where social support is provided in a non-judgmental atmosphere. The group meets on the 1st Monday of each month from 6.30pm.


Team Talk

Kickabout and a chat
LNER stadium, Tuesday 7-8pm; Wednesday 2.30-3.30pm
Call 07305 095690
www.lincolncityfoundation.com/team-talk

Team Talk is Lincoln City Foundation’s Mental Health programme for men aged over 18, providing a safe space, breaking down barriers and come together for a kick about. Team Talk Football is at the LNER stadium, Lincoln, Tuesdays 7pm-8pm and Wednesday 2.30pm-3.30pm.


Andy’s Man Club (itsoktotalk)

Meet every Monday from 7pm,
LNER Stadium
www.andysmanclub.co.uk

Andy's Man Club are talking groups for men because… you've either been through a storm, are currently going through a storm or have a storm brewing in your life. Every Monday from 7pm excluding bank holidays.

 
Get Out of the House
Wednesday, 12-3pm
Call 01522 801556
www.abbeyaccesstraining.com

For individuals across Lincoln City who are isolated, depressed and have mental health difficulties. Offering coffee mornings, craft and learning sessions to engage those suffering with their mental health, anxiety or depression.


Shine Lincoln Peer Link Supporters

Mental health support
Call 01522 300206
https://lincsshine.co.uk/information-support/peer-link-workers/

Peer Link Workers, non-clinical interventions aimed at helping to prevent a crisis or relapse with an individual’s mental health, whilst providing a safe and accessible support network through signposting and referral to the relevant services and organisations that can offer additional support as required.

 
The Sage Gardener
Environmental action and crafts
Call 07707 325016
www.sagegardener.co.uk

The Sage Gardener provides members of the community with opportunities to improve their health and well-being, reducing stress by engaging with the natural, green environment, meeting others and sharing experiences. Whilst enabling people to learn about gardening, flowers, and rural crafts.

 
Acts Trust – WRAP

The Wellness Recovery Action Plan Course
Call 01522 542167
www.actstrust.org.uk

The Wellness Recovery Action Plan Course helps people to learn and develop tools to help them recover from periods of stress and anxiety, and take steps to plan for the future. Takes place on Fridays.

 
Dads and Lads
Football and a place to chat
Call 01522 701715
www.activearena.co.uk

A project to help men talk about their mental health in a safe and friendly environment, providing a game of football as part of a team and a space to talk afterwards.

 
The Feel Good Project
One-to-one peer mentoring
Call 07944 431776
www.activearena.co.uk

A three-month rolling programme that provides person centred one-to-one, group and peer mentoring sessions, enabling individuals to develop a wellness toolkit to overcome personal barriers and sustain recovery.
SOUTH KESTEVEN


Grantham Men’s Shed

Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 10am-3pm, The Old Bowls Club
Call 01476 401876
https://granthamsunriserotary.org

The club aims to tackle the issues of social isolation and related mental health concerns for vulnerable adults. The group provides a local meeting space for like-minded folks to socialise, share jokes and get stuck into creative projects. Tuesdays & Wednesday 10-3.00.

 
Mindspace Stamford

Conversation and activities
Call 01780 437330
www.mindspacestamford.com

MindSpace aims to improve the mental health and wellbeing of the town's residents, encouraging conversations around mental health and offering a range of activities based on the 5 ways to wellbeing, with a men’s night providing a safe space to get together and chat or simply 'be'.


Don’t Lose Hope

Counselling and community garden in Bourne
Call 01778 420762
https://dontlosehope.co.uk/

Offering counselling services, community garden, café and men's shed to enhance the wellbeing of all members of our community by providing access to therapeutic and emotional support.

 
Mindspace Stamford

Conversation and activities
Call 01780 437330
www.mindspacestamford.com

MindSpace aims to improve the mental health and wellbeing of the town's residents, encouraging conversations around mental health and offering a range of activities based on the 5 ways to wellbeing, with a men’s night providing a safe space to get together and chat or simply 'be'.

 
The Place2Bee

Men’s group in Grantham,
Monday and Thursday, 6-9pm
Place2Bee Facebook

The group provides a safe space for men to come and talk and find out what support is available locally to help them live well. A sensory garden is being regenerated and its aim is to help / support good Male Mental Health and prevent suicide in our local community.
EAST LINDSEY


Men Do Project

Regular social events and trips for men over 50
Call 0300 303 1555
https://www.carersfirst.org.uk/lincolnshire/men-do-project

Carers FIRST offer Men who live in East Lindsey over the age of 50 opportunities to access social events, activities and trips, aiming to combat social isolation and loneliness.

 
New Life Church Centre Community Lounge
Wednesday, 12-3pm
Call 01790 754092
www.newlifespilsby.com

Providing a signposting and support service, a safe place to go for a chat, access computers and art and craft materials, as well as offering training opportunities. Wednesdays 12pm to 3pm.


Mablethorpe Men’s Shed

Community workshop
Call 07777 628043
www.mablethorpemensshed.co.uk

Mablethorpe, Trusthorpe & Sutton On Sea Men's Shed is a community group where people can socialise and share practical skills in the community workshop. They meet up each 4th Wednesday of the month at the Eagle Hotel for a chat and to put forth new ideas, and learn about what they do.


Louth Men’s Shed
Community workshop
Call 01507 607197
http://louthmensshed.org/

The club aims to tackle the issues of social isolation and related mental health concerns for vulnerable adults. The group provides a local meeting space for like-minded folks to socialise, share jokes and get stuck into creative projects. Opening times Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10am to 3pm.


Shine Louth Peer Link Supporters
Mental health support
Call 07712 541847
https://lincsshine.co.uk/information-support/peer-link-workers/

Peer Link Workers, non-clinical interventions aimed at helping to prevent a crisis or relapse with an individual’s mental health, whilst providing a safe and accessible support network through signposting and referral to the relevant services and organisations that can offer additional support as required.


Rethink Group – Woodhall Spa
Social group and events
Call 07526 608496
www.rethink.org

Providing support to carers of those affected by mental ill health. Activities helping to reduce isolation and deliver respite from caring responsibilities. 2nd Wednesday of the month 10am-12pm.


Seagull Recycling Living Library

Eco-centre activities
Call 07709 866614
seagullrecycling.org.uk

The Living-Library-365 Project offers clients the opportunity to interact with natural spaces, activities, resources and small animal experiences around the Eco Centre aiming to reduce isolation and loneliness. Sessions are run mainly Monday - Friday 9am to 3pm.


The Storehouse, Skegness

Environment cafe and peer to peer support
Monday 1-3pm
Call 01754 763362
www.thestorehouse.co.uk

An environment café style project with peer to peer support, signposting to professional services, and self worth workshops. Access to computers will support online training, CV writing and help for individuals to return to work. Mondays 1.00-3.00pm.
SOUTH HOLLAND

Spalding Safe Places
Weekly meetings, Tuesday 4.30-6pm
Call 01775 725059
www.tonic-health.co.uk

A weekly community meeting providing advice and support for those with mental ill health in Spalding. Tuesdays 4.30pm to 6.00pm.

 
Long Sutton Men’s Shed
Social group for all men and all interests
Call 01945 700070 
facebook.com/longsuttonmensshed

They cater for all men, all interests and have a Silver Surfers Section. This is a place to make friends, drink tea, enjoy some company. Silverwood Nursery, Long Sutton.

 
Spalding Men’s Shed
Currently developing an allotment
Call 01775 725059
www.tonic-health.co.uk

We are open - we have an allotment which is being actively worked on.

 
Tonic Health & Tonic Taster Arts
Arts sessions to inspire interaction and creativity
Call 07947 157765
www.tonic-health.co.uk

Aiming to combat rural isolation through a programme of accessible “taster” art sessions that bring people together. The project is an opportunity for social interaction and creativity.

 
Project Renew: Sutton St James Baptist Church
Hobbies, chat, activities
Call 07501 123183
www.ssjbc.org.uk

At Renew SSJ the café style space is part of the Renew Wellbeing network of ‘quiet shared spaces where it is okay not to be okay’. Sharing hobbies and activities, or relax in the peace of the quiet room. Weekdays, 10am-noon.
NORTH KESTEVEN


Seasonal Cycles

Explore Hill Holt Wood
11am-2pm, first and third Monday of each month
Call 01636 892836
www.hillholtwood.co.uk

Seasonal Cycles encourages the community to explore the natural world by surveying the flora/fauna in the Hill Holt Wood ancient woodland through the seasons. Sessions run from 11am-2pm on the first and third Monday of every month, excluding bank holidays.
BOSTON


Boston Men’s Shed

Social group for all men and all interests
Call 01205 360800
www.bostonshed.co.uk

Boston Men’s Shed is an initiative in Boston for men over the age of 50. Social group, with activities developed as members wish.


The Askefield Project – The Toolshed
Learn or develop skills
Thursdays, 4-9pm
Call 07764 232 873
www.askefield.co.uk

Peter's Eden Farm - learn new skills, practice old skills or pass on your knowledge to others. For people wishing to improve their mental health but do not have the space, tools or confidence at home. Every Thursday between 4 - 9 pm, call to book.

 
The Askefield Project – Care Farm

Drop-in social hub, Peter’s Eden Farm
Thursdays, 8.45am-noon
Call 01775 4232873
www.askefield.co.uk

ASKEfriends is a drop in social hub anytime between 8.45am-midday every Thursday, at Peter's Eden Farm. Have coffee, get involved with the animals, join in with the crafts. The farm caters for anybody who would benefit from "green care" especially those with mental health illnesses.

 
Boston United Community Foundation
Activities include walking football for over 45s & 0ver 50s
Call 01205 364406
www.bostonunitedcf.co.uk/bufc-walking-football

Community based projects and activities, including the Positive Pilgrims project and walking football for over 45s and over 50s.
WEST LINDSEY


Stepping Stones Theatre for Mental Health

Workshops and plays to tell stories and create community
Call 01427 628888
www.steppingstonetheatre.co.uk

A theatre company for mental health users, carers, health care workers, family and friends running workshops and creating testimonial plays. Seeing theatre as a way to tell stories and de-stigmatise mental ill health and promote good mental health and well being.

 
Gainsborough Trinity Foundation
Group and one-to-one physical activity
Call 07342 881774
www.gainsboroughtrinityfoundation.com

Providing a range of physical intervention sessions which are offered to small groups and/or on a one-to-one basis. In addition to the physical sessions, they work to ensure participants understand the benefits of the activity on their mental health and gain an understanding of the importance of healthy eating.
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