About Us

We're a group of men who's come together to support other men.

As someone who suffers with depression himself Tim Cox 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 which we call BUB HUBs

We host weekly football sessions at Tibshelf Community School and Bilborough Sports Centre. These are to help men with their physical and mental health. These are run by the BUB captains who are mental health first aider trained. Any men 18+ can attend these sessions.

Bottled Up Blokes teamed up with Nottingham Forest Community Trust in June 2023 and have started holding weekly BUB HUBs in Hucknall. Mid June we are opening another BUB HUB in Nottingham and we hope to open more BUB HUBs in Nottinghamshire and the surrounding areas in the coming months.

All of our BUB HUB facilitators are mental health first aider trained. We offer support based on our own personal experiences and will signpost people to the relevant support services if required.

We 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, that the football sessions will go from strength to strength and we will reach more men in need of support.

Along with Ben, Tim and Matt we also have Ady, John, Aaron and Antony who volunteer with running the BUB HUBs and football sessions.

Our Mission

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