S.W.A.G.E.R - Southwick Ward all guys resilience well-being group
S.W.A.G.E.R is a male support group based is Southwick, run by Sunderland men to support locals in Southwick and in Sunderland.
Southwick has a high rate of male suicides, and we want to offer a place where you can go and seek support. This group will enable you to build peer support, reduce isolation, and have a place you can go to where it's "ok to not be ok". These statistics are worrying, and we have listened to our male service users who would like us to start a group up specifically men. Working aged men account for the largest number of suicide deaths in the UK. So let's offer the men of Sunderland more support.
Let's start to remove the barriers through talking. Ask your family to start talking about how we feel. Let's talk about what support is available locally. Let's tell our boys and men that it's ok to cry, and it shows strength.
This event starts on the 25th October 2019, at 5pm-7pm, and occurs weekly.
We are a community based organisation which has provided therapeutic and training services for over 5 years