Born out of a need to lessen suicide and self-harming in Cornwall, gaining a greater understanding and learning about prevention’s that stop things reaching crisis point. Men Outside is a community of men looking after each other finding ways to keep mentally well and recover an enthusiasm for life. It’s no secret being outdoors is good for your mental health. It’s important that men who are struggling emotionally have an opportunity to reset themselves using nature, in the company of others with shared thoughts and experiences. This helps build resilience, emotional strength and empowers men in seizing the reins of their own lives and in doing so, aiding those around them.
This male-led project provides a distraction from everyday pressures, allowing men to come together in a safe space, share ideas, enjoy getting involved in outdoor activities whilst finding peer support. Using survival techniques to facilitate and re-frame conversations, we encourage men to foster a sense of achievement by learning new skills.