BoroManCan is a campaign which is telling stories of local men and services that enable men to be men, be courageous, strong and face their vulnerabilities sooner.

We are passionate about making #BoroManCan a medium for telling the stories of men’s health improvement across all our services and communities in South Tees Public Health area (Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland).

Men of all ages, who have shown courage and found the strength and inspiration to kick against the cultural norms that, for a vast majority of men, prevent them taking early action to stop their lives spinning out of control. is a website to share stories of Tees Males who have had positive turnaround from having difficulties in their life, for physical or mental health. This can often be financial, relationship, drinking instead of facing issues head on, even diabetes or weight loss.

BoroManCan partners can be anyone from a small community activity group to large local employers who are committed to the values of BoroManCan, sharing men’s stories, doing men’s health in a way that appeals to men.

The campaigns success will depend on men being inspired by its messages to seek help sooner, choosing their own healthier pathway with the appropriate support.

Great to have Dan Poole from One More Life Stockton in the studio last week talking to us about the work he's doing around #SuicidePrevention and need for improved services and collaboration.
Make sure you tune into the Community Show on Tuesday evening 6-8pm as Dan will join us on air live for a special show to mark World Suicide Prevention Day 2019 #wspd #BoroManCan #BarbersForHealth

My name is Tommy Dunn and I am a 25 year old man. I got involved with this project because we live in a world which too often overlooks what is really important, one being mental health, which is why we now face one of the biggest killers of men under 50 years old and a detrimental crisis within our society.

From the age of 14 years old, there were many events in my life that contributed to the breakdown of my mental health. From being bullied at school, getting rejected by my father, being fired from an apprenticeship and being beat up in broad daylight. I went through ups and downs, with frequent suicidal thoughts that haunted me on a daily basis.

Can a smartphone add a new dimension to fostering mental health? Margaret Morris reveals how subjects successfully interacted with their phones throughout the day -- mapping moods, charting physical responses and getting instant ideas on confronting situations -- and rather than expressing concerns about privacy, they wanted to share their emotions with others.
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