Improving Mens Wellbeing
Through Walking & Talking
Mal’s Marauders Men’s Health is a Registered Charity who aim to create a Network of Men through a Walk and Talk principle, uniting Men to share experiences and to open up regarding their health.
Based in Port Talbot we are proud to serve the whole of the Swansea Bay region with a Vision of replicating the group across Wales. The groups are open to men of all ages. Since our beginning in 2017 we have seen huge improvements, in both Physical and Mental Health.
Men are notoriously deep when it comes to health. Depression and other Mental Health conditions, are kept within often until it is too late.read more
Why Walk & Talk?
Walk and Talk are designed to provide an opportunity to meet new friends, helping to end the social stigma, and loneliness of mental ill health whilst improving Physical health out on walks in Natures wonderful places.
We are surrounded by natural beauty on Coast and Countryside in South Wales. Nature has a fantastic means of encouraging men to open up to each other out on walks and creating Positive Energy.
The best way to find out about how our Walk & Talk sessions work is to join us for a walk. We have several walks planned every week to suit all abilities so why not join us and see if its for you.
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Facts About Men's Health
- Just over three out of four suicides (76%) are by men and suicide is the biggest cause of death for men under 35 (Reference: ONS)
- 12.5% of men in the UK are suffering from one of the common mental health disorders
- Men are nearly three times more likely than women to become alcohol dependent (8.7% of men are alcohol dependent compared to 3.3% of women)
- Men are more likely to use (and die from) illegal drugs (Neath Port Talbot is in the top 10 heroin deaths in Europe)