The aim of the 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.
Our support workers refer into services such as;
Engage Leeds – This is a city-wide service that provide housing support to the people of Leeds. They can help with preventing you from losing your home, Support you to live sustainably independently or in your current home, and offer support with integration if you feel isolated and want to get more involved in activities and your community.
Andy’s Man club – This is a Mental Health Charity based across England and Wales. The charity provide support and encourage men to talk about their mental health problems. The charity focus on the stigma that is held over Men’s heads around weakness, vulnerabilities and embarrassment relating to mental health problems, and are working hard to tackle this.
The club began a few years ago in the small town of Halifax. Originally 9 men attended the group session and spoke about their lives. This grew and has now reached 28 locations (and is still growing).
Cruse – This is a national charity that provides Bereavement support to people who live in England and Wales. They provide emotional support for people who are struggling with loss.
The charity offer support through trained professionals in a number of ways:
- Virtual face to face call (Held over a virtual platform like Zoom, Teams or other)
- Telephone support
- Email – this way those who are struggling can type out their feelings and send off. This can be more effective for some
- The charity have also introduced a live chat function, where you can chat to a trained professional like you would you friend over text.