"I can try to start and feel now every single day I am going to try.
I hope the end is getting closer now.
I have the support of JourneyMEN to thank for getting to where I am presently.
They are the ones that understand these words and the tears I shed
Walk and talk, casting the line and that chance to reflect.
The laughs, jokes and banter, they give it all to help change for the better.
Lifting me from rock bottom and showing me the way forward
Simple text to a long phone call - Its never a bother.
Treating me and others just like a son, friend and brother" -
"As a member of the JourneyMen group, I can say that the organisation has done and continues to do a tremendous job of helping men with all kinds of problems. Pauline has such a lovely personality she always brings a smile when she joins the mens 'Walk & Talk' group." - anonymous
"As a man I tend to bottle things up, all men think they are like, “John Wayne” and we can't show our emotions. When men are abused they tend not to talk about it." - anonymous
"Its great to see that there is now help on the Wirral for men who need both practical and emotional support to enable them to get on with their lives." -anonymous
"Being involved with JourneyMEN is helping me address my problems. I now know its, ok not to be ok." - anonymous
"When I was at my lowest I went to JourneyMEN as I needed help. I was feeling worthless and suicidal after experiencing domestic abuse and violence for many years." - anonymous
"When hope was gone I never walked alone. Thank you for being there to grab onto when hopes were fading....I don't know or care how things got so hopeful but I'm sure you played a big part in it..."
"I still think the best support I have had has been from Journeymen, and I want to keep in touch...." - anonymous
"Counselling here, keeps me on an even keel. People tell me I have changed, and I am no longer the angry man I was...." - anonymous
"I have worked 24 years in care and JourneyMEN is the best organisation I have ever seen. What you have achieved in less than 12 months is frankly remarkable" - Paul Kros
"Huge shout out to Des for our walk / talk / Soaking, and to all of the Journeymen staff. You all make my day and make me feel special. Thank you all so much. For those who didn't know I'm struggling with my mental health and wellbeing and have done for a long time but was in denial and i thought everybody else was at fault which has caused a lot of hurt with my family and my relationships.
All I can say is you picked me up when I was in the darkest of places and with all you help you guys and girls have help point me in a direction I wish to go. There are many hills and mountains I have to climb but you have all given me a positive attitude and tools to help me on my personal journey and be a better man. . Love you all to bits. " - Steve O'Gorman
"am benefiting with my mental health alot since attending the chit and chat in the past few weeks."
Rob explains why he comes to the 'Walk & Talk'.
Ben explains why he comes to the 'Walk & Talk'.
Stephen explains why he comes to the 'Walk & Talk'.
I want to say a big big big thank you to everyone at JourneyMen for a great year and a fantastic Christmas party too. I had such a good time yesterday, my jaw was genuinely hurting from laughing and smiling so much!
JM really is something special and I feel so grateful to be a part of it. Thank you for all the work you do in creating the amazing space and environment we have, it means a lot to me.
Wishing you all a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year!
Caseworker, Des Turnbull, explains how and why he became involved with JourneyMEN.
We’re very proud of our Ross, who in early 2020 reached out to JourneyMEN. Watch his story below.