We’re proud to be welcoming Tom Nolan and his colleagues from our local branch of Andy’s Man Club to the game against Halifax this Sunday.
Andy’s Man Club was formed almost 3 years ago after the tragic suicide of Andy Roberts.
Andy Roberts was 23 years old when he killed himself without any sign, signal or warning. The resultant devastation that hit his family was also followed by something more positive – his brother-in-law, professional rugby player Luke Ambler, became determined to prevent as many families as he could from going through such a trauma.
He formed a men’s group called Andy’s Man Club, which in almost three years has become one of the most important organisations working to help men today – our group sessions are changing the lives of hundreds who have hit rock bottom and are continuing to grow in number at a remarkable rate. Currently over 480 men attend one of our 20 clubs across the UK, including Dewsbury, Leeds, Huddersfield and Wakefield.
The clubs success shows the depth of the problems out their for men, that they are crying out for such a place in which to share their issues, something which has traditionally been frowned upon.
With Luke and his growing band of Andy’s Man Club members, the word is getting out there that we no longer need to keep our struggles to ourselves, and that true male bravery is about daring to open up, not burying your feelings away.
Andy’s Man Club is a peer to peer support group that runs every Monday night at 7pm (Except Bank Hols). There is no referral, no signing in, no registration and no cost. Any man over 18 is welcome to come along, grab a brew and talk as much or as little as he’s comfortable. Men do not need to have had suicidal thoughts or a mental health condition to attend. They can just be going through one of life storms and need a place to share.
They will have a stall at the back of the Driver Hire Glen Tomlinson Stand and happy to answer any questions anyone may have.
Please call by and say hello to welcome them to the Fox’s Biscuits Stadium and learn more about their fantastic work.