Preston social worker brings organisations together in support of men's mental health
Many charities offered the same service to men in Preston
It was the news that Shan Horan's body had been found in the docks in March, after he was last seen on Mariner's Way on February 3, that made Hazel so passionate about speaking up in a bid to help men across the city.
She said: "At the beginning of this year, the bodies found in the docks affected us professionally, but people that I knew were asking what work we were doing to help men in the area. With my work for the community mental health team, we don't get to spend time with people on a one to one basis for as long as we used to.
The charities met in Ashton, at Breathe therapies, to discuss how they could offer different levels of support to Preston men
"Me and my friend Sarah Burke decided to contact a few groups around town that help men going through mental health struggles and found so many more than we were aware of. Not only that, but so many of them didn't know anything about each other. I thought it was important for these organisations to be able to network and discuss different strategies to help."
Hazel said: "It is important that all the support services know about each other because some of them have been duplicating the service they offer and some men have been accessing more than one. It is vital that we share knowledge about what does and doesn ...
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