International Men’s Day is celebrated annually on 19 November, to celebrate men and boys in all their diversity and highlight some of the health and social issues they face in today’s society.

The aim of West Yorkshire Liaison and Diversion’s Male Pathway is to support male clients away from the Criminal Justice System and refer them into the most appropriate support services to improve health and social outcomes. The pathway assists with accessing support with housing, welfare benefits, substance misuse, specialist alcohol services, debts/finances, mental health, physical health, digital poverty, and education & training to name but a few targeted vulnerabilities.

Useful resources:

In recognition of International Men’s Day, we have been sharing local and national support available to males across our social media platforms. Take a look at our Twitter by clicking here or access the links below.

Men’s Health Forum Their mission is to improve the health of men and boys.

Andy’s Man Club¬† A suicide prevention charity, aiming to end the stigma surrounding men’s mental health.

Samaritans Provide emotional support to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope or at risk of suicide.

Strong Men Support for men following bereavement.

It’s Worth Talking About A non-for-profit volunteer led peer support service aimed at anyone that feels like they might need to talk about their life struggles to increase wellbeing in the Bradford area.

Man Matters Provides emotional support for men in the form of person-centered counselling in the Wakefield area.

Click on the below poster to access a list of support services available to males experiencing domestic abuse. There are a number of organisations offering support both in West Yorkshire and nationwide.

Poster with domestic abuse support details