Phil can...

NAME: Phil

FROM: Ormesby Middlesbrough

ABOUT: 49, Married with Children

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MY #BOROMANCAN STORY:

Phil joined the Groundwork Men’s Shed in April 2017 and he was one of the first men to join when the project launched. . He can be found on the allotment every week in glorious sun or pouring rain in his shorts, ready for whatever is going on down on site.

Martin can...

NAME: Martin

FROM: Brambles Farm, Middlesbrough

ABOUT: Men’s Mindfulness

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MY #BOROMANCAN STORY:

45  year old, Northern Irish living in Boro 20 years,  Works as a Head chef in a leading 4 & 5 star hotel & restaurant. Pressures & strains of middle management / senior role within catering took it toll on mind set. Found himself over thinking /worrying made me lose my direction, enjoyment & love of cooking / catering which effect me personally with low mood, relationship with close family.

Matt can... 

NAME: Matt

FROM: Linthorpe, Middlesbrough

ABOUT: Police Officer

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MY #BOROMANCAN STORY:

So for years I have “cracked on” and got on with things and thought things will work out. After a difficult marriage breakdown, two young kids, no money and struggling I kept going, going and going.

 

At one stage I walked into Tesco on Roman Road, placed my beer on the counter and the lady who served me put her hand on mine and said “You seem to be a nice lad, whatever your going thorough this isn’t the answer” It was then I realised how often I was buying drink, and I felt embarrassed.

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