We're a group of men who's come together to support other men.
As someone who suffers with depression himself Tim created Bottled Up Blokes to try and help men open up about their mental health, addictions and other life struggles on a safe, non judgemental platform.
From starting the Bottled Up Blokes private Facebook group we have tried to spread more awareness and offer further support by opening a twitter account, having a small WhatsApp group, doing a podcast and hosting weekly mens support groups at the local church hall in South Normanton. From April 2023 we will be holding weekly football sessions to help with peoples physical and mental health.
As we don’t have any mental health qualifications we offer support based on our own personal experiences and will signpost people to the relevant support services if required.
Tim and Ben have been actively trying to promote Bottled Up Blokes having been on BBC Radio Derby, BBC East Midlands Today and have also been interviewed by BolsoverTV (Video below).
We hope in the future that the we may be able to open more Bottled Up Blokes weekly support groups in different areas and that the podcast will grow to an even wider audience to spread awareness.
Matt and John have joined the Bottled Up Blokes team. Helping with running the weekly group sessions and the organising of Bottled Up Blokes.
To raise awareness and help to end the stigma surrounding men and mental health.
“If we only help one person then that's a win”
Bottled Up Blokes Founder Tim Cox