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RISE AGAINST SUICIDE 2022

We’re walking 5,151m, a metre for each man who lost his life to suicide last year. Help us raise £50,000 for Mens Mental Health this year, so we walk fewer metres in 2023. Get involved in our Rise Against Suicide fundraiser at a pub near you.

The HUMEN Rise Against Suicide Pub Pilgrimage is taking place on Sunday 4th December 2022.

We are raising awareness surrounding the UK’s alarming men’s suicide rates.

Over 5,000 men in the UK and Ireland took their own lives in the last year, accounting for 74% of all suicides. However, men are half as likely to seek out the help and support they need for their mental health. 14 men take their own lives every day.

The 2022 fundraising challenge is a sunrise Pub Pilgrimage, aimed at bringing friends, families and communities together to reflect and honour those we have lost.

HUMEN supporters from around the country will embark on a 5,151m walk at 10am, starting and ending at participating pubs. HUMEN has partnered with HEINEKEN-owned Star Pubs & Bars, walk will take place in the following cities, and you can also walk your own 5,151m route in support.

Register for your local walk on the links below, or support with a donation:

London – Devonshire Arms, 7 Duke St, Marylebone
London – The Old Coffee House, 49 Beak St, Soho
London – The Two Bridges, 186 Tooley St, London Bridge
London – The Elm, 206 North End Road, Fulham
Cardiff – New Inn, 75A Caerphilly Rd, Birchgrove
Edinburgh – Athletic Arms (Diggers), 1-3 Angle Park Terrace
Manchester – Atlas Bar, 376 Deansgate
Brighton – the Victoria, Victoria Road in Portslade
Nottingham – The Stage, 7a Wollaton St
Leeds – Commercial Inn, 78 Elland Rd, Churwell
Bristol – Fishponds Tap, 693 Fishponds Rd
Birmingham – The Raven, 144 Hodge Hill Rd, Stechford
Glasgow – Thornwood, 724 Dumbarton Rd
Sheffield – The Loxley Sports Bar & Grill, Loxley New Road

Newcastle – City Tavern, 10 Northumberland Rd
Liverpool – Cross Keys, 13 Earle St
Romsey near Southampton – Phoenix, 30-32 The Hundred, Romsey

Why pubs?

Pubs are the cornerstone of many communities, so HUMEN believes they are the perfect place to encourage dialogue, and identify mental health concerns embracing pubs with open arms and creating an amazing opportunity to partner with forward-thinking businesses and encourage people to talk, listen and connect. There are links between alcohol abuse and poor mental health, but HUMEN know that you dont have to be teetotal to have good mental health, and that working with pubs is an opportunity to champion healthy relationships with alcohol.

How to get involved and support?

Donate what you can now via JustGiving and add the challenge to your diary!

Unsure what to give? Here’s a steer on how you can donate a round to HUMEN:

HUMEN  Champions

Donating or raising £157.61 – the cost of a dinner and theatre night out – 100 people donating this amount is enough to fund the opening of a brand new HUMEN Space in a new city, where we can reach a whole new group of men who are struggling.

Champions receive:

Limited edition “Talk to me, I'm HUMEN" t-shirt and wrist band.

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The HUMEN League  walk participants

We are aiming for 10,000 people to participate in the walk, donating £17.66 (£8.83 for students). The cost of a couple of drinks with a friend who needs it – is enough to buy a HUMEN Space session for two men who are struggling.

HUMEN league supporters receive:

Limited edition “Talk to me, I'm HUMEN" wrist band.

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HUMEN supporters

Get involved and give what you can!

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HUMEN is a movement to improve and maintain men's mental health through campaigning and The HUMEN Space. Anonymous, preventative, and non-clinical spaces for men to talk, listen and connect on a regular basis. The right to talk should never be a privilege.

Its not enough to just say men need to talk so we're providing spaces to do so.

Moving beyond the false and limiting notions of what it means to be a man, or a lad,or a bloke. Where inner health is valued as much as outer, creating a better world for men and women. Were lighting a better way forward and together can change the course of a generation.

You are human. I am human. We are HUMEN.

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