Stepladder

It’s become a bit of a cliché, especially in these difficult times of Covid-19, but it’s ok to not be ok. If you’re struggling right now, there is help and if you’re thinking about suicide, there is hope, Mindline is available 24/7 if you need to talk 01823 276 892

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Stepladder works with communities, groups and organisations across Somerset to find new ways for men to connect, support each other and get help when they need it. We hope you can find what you’re looking for here – and do get in touch on stepladdersomerset@second-step.co.uk if you want to know more about our community development work across Somerset or you’d like to share your experiences and expertise.

If you are in crisis and need immediate support please dial 999 or call the Samaritans on 116 123 for free.

If you don't feel ready to talk then why not watch this video from Staying Safe.  It could help you find ways to stay safe and alive.  You can also find support from these places.

Stepladder works with communities, groups and organisations across Somerset to find new ways for men to connect, support each other and get help when they need it. Find out more here.

Get in touch at stepladdersomerset@second-step.co.uk if you want to know more or you’d like to share your experiences and expertise.

StepLadder Video Screens

For World Suicide Prevention Day on 10 September we are officially launching Stepladder with a series of short videos. Watch them on YouTube or follow us on Twitter.

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Here you can find helplines, websites and apps to provide support for you or if you are worried about someone. We also have local activities and groups and resources about men's mental health.

Why are men at more risk of suicide? Watch this interview with leading expert in suicide prevention and mental health Professor David Gunnell.

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The Innovation Fund is a pot of grant money  to improve the mental wellbeing of men across Somerset as a part of the Open Mental Health Alliance.

Find out more, including an application form, here.

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Listen to Jonny Benjamin, mental health campaigner at the Somerset County Council organised men’s mental health conference.

Somerset Stories

Read stories of hope from men in Somerset. Coming soon.