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 0800 138 1692

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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.

Here you can find helplines, websites and apps to provide support for you or if you are worried about someone.

Here you can find details about local activities and groups around Somerset

StepLadder Video Screens

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 or watch our short films on YouTube

November is men’s mental health month.  Here at Second Step we’ve taken the opportunity to focus on our new initiative in Somerset: Stepladder.  We’re also sharing some wellbeing tips and stories.

See our plan for the month here and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.

Stepladder Innovation Fund for web

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.

We have collated resources, including books, films, podcasts and papers 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.