Leamington fire crews shine spotlight on men's mental health - The Leamington Observer

Leamington fire crews shine spotlight on men's mental health

FIRE crews from Leamington are helping shine the spotlight on men’s mental health.

The firefighters have joined forces with Kenilworth-based Men Walking and Talking for an evening of informative talks and discussion on Saturday (November 25).

The event, geared at building an understanding of men’s mental health and the support options available, is being held at Leamington Fire Station from 7pm.

Men Walking and Talking is a national organisation that provides a safe space for men to come together and end the stigma around men’s mental health by talking to one another.

As well as their mental health walks, they also run regular support groups. A Kenilworth group has been up and running since September 2022 and they meet every Thursday at 7pm on Abbey Fields Car Park in Kenilworth.

Warwickshire County Council’s fire and rescue spokesperson Coun Andy Crump said: “Sadly, we still see a lot of stigma around men’s mental health, and it’s crucial this is addressed if we are to protect the wellbeing of our male colleagues and men across the community. We see this as a collective effort, and we hope that providing a safe space for men to talk and learn about mental health is an important step in the right direction. If you are struggling, please remember you are not alone; support is available no matter your circumstances.”

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