Luke Ambler - Chairman
My name is Luke Amber I am the co-founder and chair of ANDYSMANCLUB, I am not into the title bullshit or keeping it formal I am about finding that one man. After the tragic loss of my brother in law in 2016 I and Andy’s mom Elaine wanted to prevent other families from going through what we have. I know that our groups are not for everyone but all I ask is you give them a go. In life what truly matters is giving it your best shot, that starts with you ITSOKAYTOTALK
Elaine - Co-Founder Trustee
Hi my name is Elaine Roberts. I’m Andy’s mom and a trustee. I worked for (what was) YEB for over 40 years. I am now retired (I Never went back to work after losing Andrew). After losing Andy I wanted to help prevent other families going through what we as a family had been through.
Declan Storey - Trustee
I am Declan Storey, I know first-hand what it is like to go through a storm after walking through the doors for the first time in 2016. From attending I began to facilitate, along my journey I assisted to establish and set up the Leeds and Sheffield clubs and now I am not a trustee. I am former professional rugby player and now a manager of a large company.
Alex McClintock - Trustee
Hi I am Alex McClintock, after experiencing my own mental health struggles and an attempt on my life I discovered ANDYSMANCLUB. Everything about ANDYSMANCLUB resonated with me and it ignited a passion within me to help make a difference particularly in men’s mental health. The power of talking has become a huge part of my life and I was honored and humbled to be asked by Elaine and Luke to become a trustee. I will continue to do what I can to challenge the stigmas in our society to help reach that one man and to help promote ANDYSMANCLUB every day with passion and commitment 👌❤
Robert Taylor - Trustee
Hi, I am Robert Taylor, I am 64 and retired through ill health. Due to losing a family member to suicide, I began to attend a club to see how I could help others and prevent others from going through what my family had. I actually found the club began to help me more than I ever knew. I became so passionate about helping others and was honored when I was asked to be a trustee to be able to give something back to such an amazing cause.
We have a serious problem: one man every two hours in the UK take their own life’s just stop and think about that.
Adam Allison - Trustee
Hi, I am Adam Allison, I am passionate about challenging the stigmas surrounding men’s mental health and in particular #ITSOKAYTOTALK. I believe that it takes strength and courage to open up about your struggles and I am determined to help ANDYSMANCLUB reach every corner of the UK and Beyond.
Leon Mcquade - Trustee
I am Leon McQuade, I’m driven to help break the stigmas associated with “Mental Health”. These stigmas, weakness, burden, and embarrassment, are what stop men from speaking out. And with my work with Andy’s Man Club we are helping pave the way for men to know that #ITSOKAYTOTALK and to break these stigmas.
Our Amazing Office Staff
Sabrina - Office Manager
Hello, my name is Sabrina Mullins and I am the Office Manager at ANDYSMANCLUB. I have been working at ANDYSMANCLUB now for 3 years and have loved every minute of it. I originally started working here as a volunteer in the early days and have been here ever since. I have watched ANDYSMANCLUB grow and become something special and I am proud to have been here every step of the way. My work isn’t just work, there is a saying “if you find a job you love you will never work a day in your life” and this is it for me.
Andrew greenway - Project Development
I am Andy Greenway, a project development champion for ANDYSMANCLUB. I first started using ANDYSMANCLUB in Feb 2017, being a stereotypical bloke and choosing the chin up, chest out attitude as a defense for many years. As a Halifax lad, I had seen ANDYSMANCLUB and was advised to go along by a family member and since the first session, when I left feeling like I could walk on air afterward, I have seen such a difference in myself as a result of being more open and talking about issues.
Oli Vikse - Project Development
I’m Oli, in 2016 I attended the first ever ANDYSMANCLUB meeting, my life has gone from strength to strength ever since. Today, I am a Project Development Champion for ANDYSMANCLUB. I have a vision of making our services available to every man, in every town and city across the UK. The changes I have seen in myself, I have seen in others that have come to the club and I want every man who needs this to be able to experience it.
Joanne Smith - Administration Assistant
Hi, I’m Joanne Smith, I work in the office as Administration Assistant, I’ve followed ANDYSMANCLUB right from the start, so it’s a privilege and honor to now be part of the team, I joined in Jan 2020. I’ve spent most of my life in retail with 2018-2019 seeing me run my own post-office, I gave this up in Autumn 2019 and set out to start a new life in Spain but was back a week later. I truly believe everything happens for a reason, what better reason than to help others. I have been so welcomed by everyone, from the trustees, the office team, right through to the lads all over the country that make sure those doors are opened every week. Part of one big family.
Our facilitators are heroes in our eyes. We would love to be able to individually write about them all, due to having over 200 heroes, that would be very difficult. You can though read about individual facilitators in our blogs and also see them in our podcast or media section
What makes our facilitators heroes? It’s got to be the single fact the each and every one of them know how tough it is take that step through the door. Taking the step through the door for them allowed them to improve their own situation and get through their storm with the help of the other guys at the group. They decided they then wanted to help other guys through their storms. They selflessly turn up every Monday to open those doors for 7pm