Supporting men through difficulties in their mental and physical ill health, ultimately to prevent suicide.

About us

ManHealth is not a suicide prevention service but we do prevent male suicide.

ManHealth are the only voluntary sector organisation using a proactive approach to address the crisis in men's health. ManHealth enable men find or change direction in their lives and provide them the tools to thrive in their lives and become the best version of themselves. ManHealth provide workshops and training on health to empower businesses to engage men and drive change.

In 2023 ManHealth supported over 4500 men and provided over 9000 hours of free peer support. Our training reached 4,756 delegates.

Our Vision

  • To play a vital role in supporting men and building healthier communities.

Our Mission

  • To empower men experiencing mental and/or physical ill health through support, education and shared experience.


ManHealth provides weekly ongoing peer support services to men across the North East of England. Our sessions are led by men with lived experience and provide hugely valued weekly respite and a safe place for men to discuss how they feel.

With an ethos of sharing and education, our groups enable peer to peer empathy, an experienced ear and more importantly, friends that have walked the walk.

Our groups are underpinned with a  positive approach to learning about health issues and our group facilitators  are trained in how to support and help others. Our sessions empower our men through learning and awareness to think about positive change. Each session provides insight into a diverse range of challenges. Through this, we encourage group discussion which consistently provides personal experience insight, a highly valuable aspect of peer to peer support.

In addition to our groups ManHealth organise specific activities that provide a physical focus to our men, with organised walking & football groups being very popular activities. In turn, these activities serve as great social interaction events, helping men to improve their self-confidence.

ManHealth also provides fully accredited training and short courses for businesses enabling us as an organisation to raise awareness of men's health and help others to contribute to that which is the biggest challenge, changing opinions on the need to address men's health inequalities, mental health and suicide.

Latest News

Busy few months.

What a start to 2024.

Exciting new partnership announcement with man Positive

ManHealth are delighted to be supporting man Positive in an exciting new business venture.

In a mental health emergency, call: 0800 0516 171 to speak to Tees, Esk, Wear Valley NHS Trust

The line is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week for people of all ages living in County Durham, Darlington, Teesside.

Durham Tees Valley Listening Service

Call 0800 046 1313 • Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week • Talking to someone can often be enough to help us cope when we're distressed.


Phone: 116 123.

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