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Financial boost for north staffs men’s mental health support

Written by on 5 July 2021

A growing men’s mental health support group based in North Staffordshire has received a major financial boost thanks to bereaved families from Newcastle-under-Lyme.

The Institute of Cemetery and Crematorium Management has donated ten thousand pounds to Men Unite – which provides a range of services encouraging men to talk about their problems and overcome them – after the Council nominated it as its chosen beneficiary for funds raised from the ICCM’s metal recycling scheme.

Men Unite, set up in April 2019 started off as a private Facebook group for a small number of close friends as a safe forum to discuss personal issues but it expanded rapidly and now has 14,000 members, from 80 countries, who have access to support 24 hours a day, seven days a week from trained volunteers.