House of Commons
ANDY'S MAN CLUB DUNFERMLINE
EDM #2643
Tabled 23 July 2019
2017-19 Session
That this House, welcomes the creation of the Andy's Man Club mental health peer-to-peer support group for men in Dunfermline; notes that the Dunfermline arm of this UK-wide group was set up by Craig Inglis and Ryan McKillop to provide a source of support to men like them who experience mental ill health; recognises the importance of this service in Dunfermline and West Fife where at least six young men have committed suicide within the last few months alone; understands that the Dunfermline Club has proven a huge success already, with 58 men attending a recent meeting; acknowledges that suicide remains the single biggest killer of men aged under 45 in the UK; also welcomes the mental health campaign recently launched by local newspaper the Dunfermline Press, in which Andy's Man Club has featured; and pays credit to Craig and Ryan for their efforts in establishing a welcoming, friendly space for their peers to talk freely about their mental health without judgement and helping tackle the stigma surrounding mental illness amongst men.

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