Tees Male Suicide Prevention  Grassroots Community Funding Projects – South Tees


Name of organisation: Tees Valley Wildlife Trust

Title of project: Ecotherapy/ Nature Based Intervention Therapy/ Green Exercise

Project outline: 12 week health and wellbeing programme, help to conserve local nature reserves and partake in heritage craft workshops, meet new people, learn new skills, get out and about. Target audience is anyone with a health and wellbeing issue aged from 18 to 80. Transport, PPE and tea+coffee provided. Bring a packed lunch.

Contact: Mathew Dove-Jones |  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | 01287 636382


Title of project: BoardFest

Project outline: Very informal social group who play board games. We run once a month (normally the 1st Saturday of every month but not always), 6.15pm to 11.15pm.  We are hosted by Off the Ground in Middlesbrough, its £3 entry which gets you a free drink.  We are a very informal/unstructured group, simply turn up, find a game to play (if you want to, some people read or just do there own thing!) and enjoy.  

Contact: Join our Facebook Group (BoardFest!!!!!) or contact Dan Howitt via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Name of organisation: MVDA

Title of project: Middlesbrough Volunteer Centre

Project outline: Support to access suitable volunteering opportunities. We provide one to one support to individuals to connect with suitable volunteering opportunities. Come and have an informal chat with us at your local community hubs across Middlesbrough.

Contact: Tel: 01642803613 | email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  


Name of organisation: Carers Together

Project outline: one to one counselling, arts therapy, crisis support, mental health training, Information and social, emotional and practical support for carers aged 18+ ; training for carers and professionals; one-to-one counselling; Welfare Rights Service; peer support groups for carers.

Contact: Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | Tel: 01642 488977


Name of organisation: Stamp Revisited

Title of project: Mental Health Advocacy Service

Project outline: Stamp Revisited can help anybody aged 18 years and above, who has a mental health condition or is experiencing mental health related symptoms, and lives within our area of coverage. We exist to provide a free, independent and confidential Advocacy service to people with mental health issues, supporting and empowering them to put forward their own views.

Contact: Telephone number: 01642 837 555 | email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Name of organisation: Step Forward Tees Valley

Project outline: A programme that supports local people across the Tees Valley to overcome complex barriers preventing them from finding work, training or moving forwards. An experienced team of Health Link Workers offer a bespoke 1:1 service to help manage anxiety, depression and low confidence. Health Link Workers will advise and guide you towards accessing specialised health care where required. Ages 29+ (Will accept 19+ in complex circumstances)

Contact: Telephone 01642 245895 to make referral


Name of organisation: Allied Resource Centre

Title of project: Tools for wellbeing

Project outline: Repairing and renovating hand tools which are donated by the public, then shipping to six African countries to support new enterprises

Contact: Rolando Marcone via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Name of organisation: Carers Together

Title of project: Male Carers Activity Group

Project outline: Monthly male cares activity group to give carers in South Tees an opportunity to try new activities and socialise with other men in similar circumstances

Contact: Jay Jackson via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Name of organisation: BME Network

Title of project: Barbers for Health

Project outline: Community led and male targeted approach to health with a particular focus on men’s health by engaging with Barbers in the most deprived areas in South Tees

Contact: Idrees Rashid at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Name of organisation: Teesside Samaritans

Title of project: Samaritans Shield

Project outline: Engaging with community groups, gyms, workplaces to build football teams to engage in a football tournament across Teesside. This will provide opportunities to engage with men around the support services that Samaritans offer.

Contact: Neil Craig via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Name of organisation: Middlesbrough Environment City

Title of project: A team build – 6 skills in 6 weeks

Project outline: Three groups of 6 men engaging in activities including; rural walk challenge, cycle restoration and mechanical skills and a 25 mile cycle ride challenge.

Contact: Mike OReilly via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Name of organisation: Open Door North East

Title of project:  Every Life Matters

Project outline: Refugee and asylum seeker drop-in services, embedding mental health and wellbeing interventions within its current offer.

Contact: Anna Lewis via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Name of organisation: Groundworks

Title of project: Lads Shed: Stepping into action

Project outline: To bring together men to develop new skills engaging in a range of activities such as; digging, building timber beds, creating a growing space on an allotment.

Contact Info: Lisa Locke via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Name of organisation: De Paul

Title of project: Positive pathways to wellbeing

Project outline: Weekly timetable of wellbeing and mental health support, not only for those who are homeless but also their family members and those with chaotic lifestyles.

Contact: Dimas Lopez via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Name of organisation: Footprints in the community

Title of project: Men’s Shed – tools and equipment

Project outline: Cost of new tools for the men’s shed which has been running for 4 years, which has positively impacted upon the men who have been engaging.

Contact: Ruth Fox via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 Name of organisation: Teesside Athletic

Title of project: Drop in centre

Project outline: Twice weekly drop in sessions to support vulnerable isolated men across Redcar & Cleveland.

Contact: Kevin Fryett via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Name of organisation: Westfield Farm (Beyond Housing)

Title of project: Westfield Farm Men’s Shed

Project outline: Using donated wood and tools, this project will support local men to build products such as bird tables and planters. Bringing men together who are isolated within the community. 

Contact: Westfield Farm, Redcar  | Contact Barry McBride via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Middlesbrough and Redcar Service directories:

Redcar Peoples Information Network – Redcar PIN

Middlesbrough Matters


Key Links : NATIONAL

Men's Health Forum Health Information 

Men's Health Forum - For health professionals

Prostate Cancer Charity

 

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