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Headspace Men’s Group

According to the experts, when it comes to health it’s riskier to be a man than a woman. Despite this increased risk of health problems and the fact that men often lead stressful lives, they tend to seek help less often than women. Men have been shown to find it difficult to access mental health services. Being a man nowadays is difficult – the pressure is on at work, at home, or maybe you are signed off work or been made redundant. It isn’t easy to talk about the pressure – maybe it’s hard to know how you are really feeling. Come to the group to sort out your head – get some headspace.

Headspace is an 8 week therapeutic support group for men. The programme offers an opportunity for men to explore problems with emotional health and wellbeing, share experiences with other men who may have similar issues, and learn about different ways to help feel and cope better. It is facilitated by a qualified and experienced counsellor or psychotherapist. There is also a support worker attached to the programme who can offer help with practical issues that might affect mental wellbeing.

The group is suitable for men aged 18 and over who have difficulties with any of the following:

  • anxiety and panic
  • depression
  • low self esteem/confidence
  • sleeplessness
  • loss following relationship breakup or bereavement

There is no charge for the group, however we ask for your commitment to complete the programme. Headspace is offered at locations across Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and Sevenoaks. You will not be able to join Headspace if you are already receiving counselling or another psychological therapy.

After we have received your referral we will ask you to come for an assessment meeting with the programme leader and support worker before beginning. If it seems that Headspace is not the right kind of help, we will try to signpost you to alternative sources of support.

We are pleased to announce a new EVENING group launching in Sevenoaks. To be eligible for this group you need to live, work or study within Sevenoaks District Council.

Sevenoaks 10 March to 19 May 2017
Thursday evenings from 6pm – 8pm
Sevenoaks Wellbeing Centre
34 St John’s Road, TN13 3LW

Referrals can be made using our online referral form or by calling us on 01732 744950 to request a paper form. If you prefer you can also download a form to print and complete. You can also use the form to join the waiting list for a programme in your area.

Headspace is supported by Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council, Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, and Sevenoaks District Council.

 

Headspace programme