Men’s Minds Matter

Men’s Minds Matter is a not for profit Community Interest Company dedicated to the prevention of suicide through building psychological resilience and emotional strength. Set up in 2009, originally as a platform for psychological research, Men’s Minds Matter has gone on to become a leading voice in suicide prevention, male suicide and male psychology.

Our strength as an organisation lies within our focus on psychological science and our commitment to evidence based practices. We specialise in psychological approaches to suicide prevention and have been busy developing a psychological intervention for people at risk of suicide. Our aim is to use this model to provide support to individuals at risk of suicide and to the people and communities around them.

How does your organisation contribute to preventing suicide and supporting those affected by it?

– Actively engage in psychological research

– Produce psychological self help resources available to all

– Provide learning and development opportunities for people and organisations

– Specialise in psychological suicide prevention interventions

– Developed a psychological intervention for people at risk of suicide

– Offer free therapy to men living in Southwark who are in crisis and experiencing suicidal thoughts

– Raise awareness of suicide with a specialist focus on male suicide

– Engage in social media campaigning

– Work closely alongside partner organisations

– Continue to contribute to the NSPA steering group

– Contribute to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Suicide and Self Harm

– Contribute to Southwark Suicide Prevention Steering Group

– Co-edited the Palgrave Handbook of Male Psychology and Mental Health (In Press)

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What are your current priorities?

We intend to:

– Provide information, advice and self help to men and boys in the UK through the development and redesign of the MMM website.

– Remain actively involved in producing and disseminating research aimed at understanding suicide and male experience.

– Continue to build relationships within our local community.

– To offer free face to face crisis therapy to men living in Southwark.

– Take our psychological model for intervening with people in crisis who are at risk of suicide and develop this into a digital resource for all.

– As a founding member of the Male Psychology Network and the Male Psychology Section of the British Psychological Society we continue to contribute to these groups.

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What challenges are you currently facing?

MMM has been a self-funded project reliant on voluntary contributions from people and organisations. Time, money and personnel have been barriers to growth. We are very grateful to people who have voluntarily given their time and support to the project.

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