Remedy Festival has been supporting charities since we started the event in 2018. Raising important awareness and vital funds, donating over £7k to various charities and good causes.
This year we continue to support ManHealth, a local cause that provide free peer support groups and a WebChat and Connect service across County Durham and Northumberland for men with depression and other mental health conditions
We continue to support charities from previous years, Action on Hearing Loss, Zoe’s Place Childrens Hospice, Brain Tumour Research and Nicola Maul.
The suicide rate for men in England and Wales in 2019 was the highest for two decades. Data from the Office for National Statistics found there were 5691 suicides registered.
ManHealth are the only voluntary sector organisation using a proactive approach to address the issue of male suicide. ManHealth provide free peer support groups and a WebChat and Connect service across County Durham and Northumberland for men with depression and other mental health conditions. Suicide might seem like the only way to make the pain stop. We also know that peer support offered by someone who has a lived experience of mental ill health can help men.
In 2020 ManHealth supported over 3500 men and provided over 7000 hours of free peer support.
ManHealth also provide training for Businesses, Schools and Colleges on health inequalities affecting men and boys. ManHealth also campaign to raise awareness about men’s health issues. ManHealth’s support indirectly benefits families’ employers, GPs, NHS and voluntary sector organisations.
For further information visit our website – www.manhealth.org.uk