Man down is a Cornwall based group offering safe spaces to meet the current emotional and mental health needs of men who are struggling to cope with the everyday pressures facing them in our modern society.
Unfortunately we have suspended all of our fortnightly meetings until further notice.
We hope you understand this decision as we put the well being and health of all our members and facilitators first.
We expect some of you may be finding the spread of Covid-19 more worrying than others.
Although most people’s lives have changed over these weeks - in time it will pass.
Remember this is temporary.
If you feel the situation is worsening your mental health we are still here to support you:
For our members: All the private Facebook groups will provide you with the support you need for now and please message us anytime or day.
Most of our groups are now set up for online or telephone meetings to replace the physical ones. Please keep an eye on your own group for this.
If any of our members, or people planning to attend their first meeting, are not on Facebook please do ‘Contact us‘ via our website or you can email us direct:
If you have not attended a meeting and are not therefore in a private Man Down Facebook Group you can:
Private message us via our public Facebook page
Join either of our specially set up facebook Private Group for EAST or WEST Cornwall depending where you live. This will also enable you to attend your local meetings once the lockdown is lifted.
We will be posting communications regularly, especially on how we will stay supporting you all. There is a monthly email newsletter (see below) you can subscribe to and we are doing Facebook Live broadcasts every Monday evening - these are open to anybody.
For now please look after yourselves, stay calm, keep helping each other and follow instructions from the government.
Thank you all for your support, patience and kindness.
You are not alone. Let’s keep talking about it! #mandowncornwall2020💙
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We offer a very informal, safe and relaxed environment for men of all ages 18+ who are struggling with any kind of mental health issues. Our sessions are designed to be as inclusive as possible with no judgement, only support and understanding from people who might be able to offer you some help.
We currently have eighteen locations, and are planning to have the whole of Cornwall covered by the end of 2020.
THE MAN DOWN JOURNEY
We not only organise fortnightly meet ups, we also host events and challenges that raise the awareness of the group and bring men together to help each other work through their issues and concerns, we have weekend retreats and each group arrange their own social events.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"It doesn’t matter where you think you are on the mental well-being spectrum, these guys are awesome support. Bringing all perfectly normal blokes together to talk about their experiences should be exactly that - NORMAL "