Given that I’ve recently dropped out of university and decided to return to my hometown, I am extremely motivated to begin a new project to benefit my local community. With Blackpool maintaining rates of suicide, mental illness, homelessness, unemployment, alcoholism and drug addiction significantly higher than the national average, especially for men, it is vital that we do more collectively to address and reduce these issues. For this reason, I am looking to create a support group whereby men can come together to share their experiences in a friendly, non-judgmental environment. Although this is currently just an idea and nothing is confirmed regarding a name, logo, location, meeting lengths, capacity, possible entry fees etc, it would be fantastic to generate some initial interest and hopefully a few people on board with the idea. Fingers crossed I’ll have more news in the near future- stay tuned!