ABOUT

Pwrpas is a local project set up to help men to improve their mental health. It will operate as a hub with its primary aim being to:

  • Raise awareness of the mental health challenges faced by men.

  • Engage with men and encourage conversation.

  • Signpost men to appropriate support.

Pwrpas will achieve the above by:

  • Working collaboratively with local employers and specialist partners.

  • Creating a single reference point website containing information relating to causes and symptoms of poor mental health along with sources of support.

  • Facilitate the training of a local network of mental health buddies and Mental Health First Aiders.

  • Support this network by providing regular networking events.

DID YOU KNOW?

  • 12.5% of men in the UK are suffering with a mental health issue.

  • Only 35% of men seek help with their mental health.

  • 3 in 4 suicides are men.

  • In 2018 there were 6,154 suicides in UK - 16 per day!

  • Suicide is the biggest killer of men under the age of 45, in the UK more than cancer or heart disease.

  • Alcohol accounts for 33,000 deaths a year in the UK.

  • 4.3% of men in the UK are drug dependent.

  • It is estimated that around 2 million people in the UK are addicted to over the counter drugs.

  • Over 300,000 men have an eating disorder – Increase of over 70% in the 6 years to 2017.

  • More than 2 million people in the UK are either problem gamblers or at risk of an addiction.

Our Sponsors

A.D. Wheeler
Gatewen Training Services
A.N. Richards
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24-7 Recruitment Services
Challenger Mobile Communications
Platts Agriculture
Fibrax
Mindful Training
McLintocks Accountants
Jolliffes Solicitors
Cambria Dental Practice