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29 October 2020

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Thank you to all the men for tonight’s group meeting via Zoom.

Also welcome to the new attendees, together we are breaking down the barriers!

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Huge thank you to Richard Fuller (MP for North East Bedfordshire) who joined us for one of our weekly group meetings a few weeks ago. He has written about ‘For Men To Talk’ and its benefits in the latest issue of BedsLife Magazine, Bedford.

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Massive thank you to the members of Shifties for a fascinating and thought provoking Sales & Lead Generation Mastermind this morning. The ideas for our founder Luke Newman was invaluable and extremely useful for him and ‘For Men To Talk’ moving forward.

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Due to popular demand, 'The Mental Health Moles' have their own dedicated page! Keep up with their stories every Monday. www.formentotalk.co.uk/mhmoles/

21 October 2020

21 October 2020

We cannot thank the amazing support enough that ‘For Men To Talk’ get from the general public on what we are trying to achieve. Check out the latest kit of the Potton United Youth FC Under 16s Football Team. Our founder Luke Newman was left speechless. Incredible kindness from them and also Wilkins Chimney Sweep - Cambridge.

21 October 2021

Huge thank you to Shifties and Alex Hughes for welcoming our founder Luke Newman to ‘Shifties Success Stories’ last night.

Luke discussed his own background, current changes due to COVID and future plans for ‘For Men To Talk’.

If you missed it, the video will be available shortly for you to watch.

Shifties is a free community for growing small business owners (www.shifties.co.uk)

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Unfortunately due to technical difficulties last night, our founder Luke Newman will now be joining Shifties on Monday 19 October 2020 at 7.45pm to talk about how and why he founded ‘For Men To Talk’. He will also discuss the changes made to the group during these extraordinary times. Visit the event page at https://fb.me/e/1yBvS69Uy to find out more.

Shifties is a free community for growing small business owners. (https://shifties.co.uk)

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Today is World Mental Health Day.

Our founder Luke Newman set up ‘For Men To Talk’ in December 2019 because he has suffered from paranoia and anxiety issues, depression and been on anti-depressants for a number of years.

But he feels fortunate that he can open up about his mental health problems, he knows a lot of men aren’t.

It isn't because is unhappy, he is so very happy with family and friends. But it's to work on the losses, such as his Mum and Sister that he has suffered in his life.

He has been so fortunate to be around supportive people and sort therapy, counselling and medication. So if you know or are someone who is suffering from depression, TALK TO SOMEONE, family, friends, doctors, counsellors, anyone, just please TALK TO SOMEONE.

... and ‘For Men To Talk’ are always there too.

9 October 2020

Huge thank you to Ste Greenall at Black Cat Radio’s Full English Breakfast Show for inviting our founder Luke Newman on his show this morning. Luke was discussing the importance of the group and the need for men to talk.

9 October 2020

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7 October 2020

Thank you to all the men for tonight’s group meeting via Zoom. Also welcome to the new attendees.

Being treated differently or unfairly because of race, skin colour or ethnicity should not be accepted... even more when it effects mental health.

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6 October 2020

On Monday 12 October 2020 at 7.45pm, our founder Luke Newman will join Shifties for the evening to talk about how and why he founded ‘For Men To Talk’. He will also discuss the changes made to the group during these extraordinary times. Visit the event page at https://fb.me/e/fcDb9Duki to find out more.

Shifties is a free community for growing small business owners. (https://shifties.co.uk)

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3 October 2020

Proud to be one of the Founding 100 Shifties Contributors. Shifties as a community provides a platform for Entrepreneurs to connect, learn and grow together. Membership in the community is free and that will never change, however our founder Luke Newman chose to support the growth of Shifties and what it stands for as an organisation by committing to them as a Contributor.

Check out www.shifties.co.uk if you are looking for a tribe of business owners to connect, learn and grow with.

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30 September 2020

Thank you to the men who were on tonights group meeting and welcome to the new attendees who have joined over the last couple of weeks.

Our next group meeting via Zoom is on Wednesday 7 October 2020 at 6pm.

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Three years ago today, our founder Luke Newman’s son Oliver, had his Atrioventricular Septal Defect (AVSD)’ (heart defect) repaired by the incredible doctors/surgeons at the Royal Brompton.

Luke’s anxiety intensified over this period, but was able to subdue it from breathing techniques as well as continuing talking to his wife, family, friends and those amazing doctors/surgeons.

Keep talking.....

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In light of the government’s new announcement, any plans for the ‘For Men To Talk’ group meetings to return to the cafe have been postponed.

We will continue, like we have since the start of lockdown, to hold them virtually every Wednesday at 6pm via zoom.

Our next meeting is on Wednesday 16 September 2020

See www.bit.ly/FMTTEV on how to join this and future meetings.

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Huge respect to Vinnie Jones on his appearance on Piers Morgan Life Stories tonight. From the hardman of football and Hollywood, it shows that tough men suffer too, shown in the loss of his beloved wife Tanya.

“There is no timetable for how long grief lasts, or for how to feel after a particular time”

5 September 2020

5 September 2020

Trying to keep up with the youth of today, ‘For Men To Talk’ is now on TikTok, search for the username @formentotalk

4 September 2020

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Huge thank you to Melior Minds founder Tom Nash a Life, Divorce, Separation & Family Coach, for a fantastic insight on how he can help us.

Also to Richard Fuller (MP for North East Bedfordshire), for joining us and seeing the benefit that For Men To Talk is for men to support themselves.

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Keep an eye out for the September 2020 issue of ‘Inside East Bedfordshire’ which includes a full page advert from ‘For Men To Talk’.

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The companionship that a dog offers is a great way to reduce anxiety and stress. A pet can be a great source of comfort and reduce loneliness and depression. Here’s our founder Luke Newman’s three dogs who keep him busy! #InternationalDogDay

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Our founder Luke Newman will be live on BBC Three Counties Radio at around 8.15pm this evening (Monday 17 August 2020) talking about For Men To Talk and why it is important for men to talk about their anxiety, depression and grief.

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To welcome ‘For Men To Talk’ becoming a Community Interest Company, we would like to introduce our brand new company logo.

12 August 2020

“I have struggled. But I feel very fortunate that I have always been able to open up and talk to someone. I know that some men struggle with that. Let’s try and change that!”
www.formentotalk.co.uk/about-our-founder

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For Men To Talk is looking forward to the Business Buzz Bedfordshire Virtual Speed Networking on Tuesday 11 August! See www.business-buzz.org for info.

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How our founder, Luke Newman, felt tonight.

Thank you to all the men who attended our Zoom Group Meeting again tonight. See you all next Wednesday at 6pm.

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1 August 2020

For Men To Talk welcome the ‘Heads Up’ campaign spearheaded by The Duke of Cambridge and highlighted in today’s Cup Final. Let's talk about mental health as much as we talk about football.

1 August 2020

Our 'Virtual Group Meeting' is held every Wednesday from 6pm.

We hold it via zoom and is available via mobile, PC, laptop and tablet.

Visit www.bit.ly/FMTTEV for more information.

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Huge thank you to ex-England footballer Emile Heskey for today’s interview on Good Morning Britain. He’s helping men improve their attitude towards mental health.

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Huge thank you to Richard Fuller, Member of Parliament for North East Bedfordshire, for contacting For Men To Talk founder Luke Newman today. He listened and understood the importance of the group and the need for men to talk more openly about their feelings.

23 July 2020

Our founder, Luke Newman, took his family away for the day in Hunstanton today and definitely felt the benefit.

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21 July 2020

Thank you to all the men who attended our Zoom Group Meeting again tonight. See you all next Wednesday at 6pm.

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8 July 2020

Thank you so much to the attendees to tonight’s zoom group meeting, especially all the new men who attended.

Also, a huge thank you to Andy Lane for his brilliant discussion and advice on grief. Fascinating to remember that grief doesn’t always have to be caused by someone's death, it could be the loss of a relationship breakdown.

8 July 2020

7 July 2020

Every year, our founder Luke Newman visits Nakuru in Kenya on a humanitarian trip. Last year he took his wife and twin sons. Read how it helps his mental health at www.bit.ly/FMTTAA

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Today would of been our founder, Luke Newman’s, Mum’s 70th birthday. Read his story on our website: www.bit.ly/FMTTFN

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"People are struggling all year around so we still need to learn more about the situation people are in and how we can help them best."

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31 May 2020

Massive thank you to Black Cat Radio for allowing our For Men To Talk founder Luke Newman to talk about our group yesterday on their Saturday Breakfast Show.

30 May 2020

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There are signs football is finally breaking its own silence on mental health, as more footballers open up on their own struggles. ‘For Men To Talk’ welcomes the BBC One Documentary titled ‘Football, Prince William and Mental Health’ in highlighting this.

27 May 2020

Join For Men To Talk founder Luke Newman on Black Cat Radio on Saturday 30 May 2020 between 7am-10am.

26 May 2020

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Gambling is also a sign of a mental health problem

23 May 2020

Does your food intake affect your mental health?

22 May 2020

Don’t use drink and/or drugs to try and numb your mental health.

21 May 2020

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week. Recognising how debt can affect your mental health.

21 May 2020

Massive thank you to Vinnie Jones and Neil ‘Razor’ Ruddock for acknowledging the importance of ‘For Men To Talk’.

20 May 2020

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week. Even men get heartbroken.

20 May 2020

Are you watching ‘Harry's Heroes: Euro Having a Laugh’ on ITV?

Ex-Premier League footballers Razor Ruddock, Vinnie Jones, Paul Merson & Lee Hendrie all disclosed their own struggles. 

It goes to show that mental health problems can hit those at the very top. Massive respect to all four of them for being so open.

19 May 2020

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week. Recognise the symptoms of your anger overtaking you consistently. #mentalhealthawarenessweek

18 May 2020

On the first day of Mental Health Awareness Week, you’ve helped the ‘For Men To Talk’ Facebook page reach 600 likes. Keep sharing and help men realise that ‘It’s ok not to be ok’.

www.facebook.com/formentotalk

18 May 2020

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week. Look for the symptoms of anxiety. #mentalhealthawarenessweek

17 May 2020

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week… starting tomorrow!

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9 May 2020

Our ‘For Men To Talk’ founder Luke Newman lost his Mum 15 years ago today. Suffering with grief is one of the reasons why he sort help from counselling and also find this group.

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Today we have a launched a new page on our website titled ‘Media Articles’, which gives details and links to articles written by the media about our founder Luke Newman and why ‘For Men To Talk’ was founded. See more at: www.formentotalk.co.uk/media-articles/

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Our ‘For Men To Talk’ founder Luke Newman has given an up-to-date interview with the BBC. He discusses moving our group meetings from a cafe in Biggleswade to online, in light of the Coronavirus crisis. www.bit.ly/FMMTCV

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Please find a link below to a story written by the Cranfield and Marston Vale Chronicle on why Luke Newman founded For Men To Talk www.bit.ly/FMTTCM

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18 March 2020

Potton Colts vs Gransden (Under 15s Charity Football Match)

In light of recent news, we think it's an ideal time to announce the amazing total from the recent under 15s football game between Potton Colts & Gransden FC. Thank you all the players, managers, sponsors and spectators.

Hopefully this will bring a smile to your face.

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14 March 2020 - Statement

Our founder, Luke, has had a couple of messages regarding our third ‘For Men To Talk' group meeting on Wednesday 8 April 2020 at Jones' Café Bar Biggleswade. At present, and until the government dictates otherwise or advice from the Cafe, we have still got this going ahead.... we will of coarse keep you updated.

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9 March 2020

Reiki

A reminder of this fantastic offer from our friends at Sapphire Hair And Beauty Academy. Reiki is incredibly soothing for those suffering with mental illness.

8 March 2020

7 March 2020

Charity Football Game in aid of 'For Men To Talk'

Absolutely overwhelmed and honoured to announce that proceeds for this re-arranged charity game on Wednesday 11 March 2020 will be going to ‘For Men To Talk’.

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About our founder Luke Newman

Please find a link below to a story written by the BBC on why Luke Newman founded ‘For Men To Talk’ www.bit.ly/BBCFMTT

Congratulations Teddy Duff

Here at ‘For Men To Talk’ we would like to congratulate 12-year-old Teddy Duff who today stood up in front of 130 kids at his school and talk about his struggles with anxiety, which he has suffered with over the past year. Such a courageous and inspiring young man.

2 March 2020

1 March 2020

Reiki

Our founder Luke had Reiki at Sapphire Hair And Beauty Academy today.

His feedback was “As I seem to run around at 100 miles at times and suffer from anxiety I realised that I needed to relax. For the hour, Reiki removed chaotic thoughts from my mind and replaced them with a sense of calm and mindfulness, relieving my stress and anxiety. I have felt great all day ever since. Thank you to Hazel and her team. I would highly recommend it.”

Sapphire Hair and Beauty Academy are offering a 20% discount to any man who attended the first group session in February.

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