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Northwich Men's Mental Health & Fitness

Funded on Spacehive 26 July 2022

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Northwich Men's Mental Health & Fitness

Northwich Men's Mental Health & Fitness

Directions For Men CiC By Directions For Men CiC

We want to provide a space where men can talk openly about challenges they are having and where we can help them feel mentally well by encouraging exercise and physical fitness.

Barons Quay Delivery stage

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This project was funded on 26 Jul 2022!

Directions For Men has been supporting Men in Northwich since July 2021. We are now ready to grow and expand our support and are working closely with Brio Leisure to make it happen. Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 49. Quite often this is because of societal pressure on men which tells them they should not ask for help of they're struggling, should be self sufficient, should not show emotion or make themselves vulnerable. Pressures which kills 12 men every single day in the UK. Directions For Men provide specific spaces for men to come and talk about the problems they are facing with other men who understand their experience, can support them through those troubles. In addition to our talk sessions this project will deliver weekly men's fitness sessions delivered by qualified and trained staff from Brio Leisure using Brio facilities at Northwich Memorial Court. These activities will promote better mental health and fitness and prevent suicide.

What we'll deliver:

  • One Peer support session per week.
  • One Fitness session Per week

Why it's a great idea:

Directions For Men will provide spaces for men to talk about their struggles with other men who will listen, empathise and understand them. The benefits this will bring are:- Reduce Loneliness and isolation. Improve mental health Reduce male suicide Encourage men to seek help from appropriate mental health services. We will also provide opportunities for men to experience health and fitness classes supported by qualified staff at Brio Leisure and using their facilities. These sessions will:- Improve mental fitness amongst Men. Reduce Male suicide. Increase physical activity amongst men Improve physical health and fitness

Steps to get it done:

  • Commence first talking group in Northwich Memorial Court.
  • Commence first physical activity session in Northwich Memorial Court

Location Barons Quay

About the space

Northwich and Surrounds


Cheshire West and Chester Council

How will the money be spent?Total £3,618

Room Hire - £1,560 (43%)
Fitness Session - £1,560 (43%)
Poster and Leaflets to promote sessions - £142 (4%)
Refreshments Tea, Coffee Sugar - £120 (3%)
Other - £236 (7%)

Costs Breakdown

This shows how money raised for the project will be spent. These costs have been confirmed by the project's Delivery Manager and verified.

Room Hire
Fitness Session
Poster and Leaflets to promote sessions
Refreshments Tea, Coffee Sugar
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  • Spacehive fees
  • VAT
  • Transaction fees


This project is enabled for overfunding. If the project hits its funding goal before the end of the campaign period, any extra funds raised will be spent (in order of priority) on:

  • Buy Sports T-shirts for Participants
  • Fund ongoing gym memberships
  • Increase variety of activities we provide

Total £3,618

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