Here’s a list of the most frequently asked questions. Can’t see what you’re looking for? Drop us your question by contacting us.
When do you meet?
Every Monday at 7PM excluding UK Bank Holidays, groups run for approximately 2 hours. The door will be open from around 18.45pm, you will be met by a friendly ANDYSMANCLUB representative who will take that step in with you and show you where the brew station and biscuits are.
Do you have professionally trained volunteers?
No, we are peer led. Every man that helps us to facilitate our groups also attends and uses the group.
Do you need to be suicidal or have being suicidal in the past to attend?
No, there is no requirement to be suicidal or to have being. There is no requirement to have a mental health condition or issue. Men attend for multiple reasons, all men are welcome.
How many clubs do you have and where?
With new clubs opening on a monthly basis, a full list of our club locations can be found here.
Directions to a Club?
You can find your nearest group here, directions will be provided on this page.
Is it free to attend?
Yes, there are no fees involved in attending ANDYSMANCLUB - even the cuppa is free!
Do I have to register?
No, there is no registration or booking involved with attending an ANDYSMANCLUB session. You do not need to tell anyone you are coming and you can turn up at any of our venues a little before 7pm.
Do you run any events?
Events take place on a local and national level throughout the year, keep up with your local groups Facebook page for all the latest news.
Can women attend a group?
Our sessions are men-only. We regularly attended and host events across the UK and women and children are always welcome to be involved.
Are you open every Monday?
Our sessions run every Monday excluding UK Bank Holidays.
Can I contact a club or facilitator directly?
All enquiries, both local and national, are handled by our office admin team. They can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org
Will anyone know I have attended?
The only people who will know are the people in attendance with you. Our group is confidential and what happens in the room stays in the room. The only time where this is not the case is if a group facilitator deems you to be a harm to yourself or potentially others, then, emergency services would be notified.
Is there anything I can't talk about?
We have a very small set of rules that the facilitator of the group will run through ahead of every session to ensure safety within the group and that the session flows.
Do you keep attendance records?
No records of individual attendance are kept at any of our groups. Online details are also deleted unless you request that your details are kept on file for marketing purposes.
Do you present to workplaces?
Yes, you will find details of how to arrange this here.
Are you a 24/7 service?
No, our office team works Monday-Friday from 8-4:30pm, our sessions run from 7-9pm on Monday nights. If you require someone to talk to please call the Samaritans on 116 123.
How old do you have to be to attend?
Any man over the age of 18 is able to attend our session.
What time do I have to get there?
We advise attendees to get to the session at 18.45 to ensure they have time to settle in and grab free refreshments. If you are running late, please inform the office team on Facebook or on email@example.com and we can notify the guys at your group.
Can I leave early?
We would advise you to stay for the full session to reap the full benefits of the session. If for any reason you have to leave early, please inform a facilitator before doing so.
Can you provide me with awareness raising materials?
Yes - please email firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m looking for urgent help.
If you’re in need of urgent support, please call Samaritans on 116 123 or call CALM on 0800 58 58 58
Do you accept referrals?
Yes we do! But referrals are not necessary to attend, men can simply turn up.
Can I just turn up to a venue?
Yes - but it is advised that you check the relevant Facebook group or website to ensure the group hasn’t changed venue that week.
Are your venues wheelchair accessible?
Most of our venues are Wheelchair Accessible - you can find out whether your local group is accessible or not by clicking here.