MENTalk kicks off in Bournemouth In partnership with AFC Bournemouth, we have now launched our monthly MENTalk group at the football club for local men living with cancer. At the end of last year, we were proud to receive ring-fenced money from a local trust to launch our first MENTalk group in Dorset. Working in partnership with AFC Bournemouth, our MENTalk group enables men to come together to share knowledge and experiences whilst supporting each other. They also have the chance to learn skills to help them deal with stress and adjust to their changing situation. Additionally, it will provide a safe place to talk openly about feelings and fears. Steve Cuss, the Head of AFC Bournemouth’s Community Sports Trust, said:“We are delighted to be working in partnership with Wessex Cancer Trust. We are fully aware through community engagement and our fanbase how cancer affects so many people. The opportunity to support through the MENTalk group is one that we are looking forward to, and welcoming to Vitality Stadium.” Our MENTalk group is a community of people with a similar diagnosis or situation coming together to share knowledge, encouragement, and experiences. Our male-only support group could help you: Get peer support. You will have people who understand what you are experiencing Gain knowledge. The other participants may have suggestions about dealing with side effects, or suggestions for resources and providers Learn coping skills and gain the tools necessary to deal with stress and to better adjust to your changing situation Hear from guest speakers who have expertise and opportunities for better health and wellbeing The meeting will be made up of three parts; table conversations, hearing from a guest speaker followed by an open conversation. When and where does each group meet?When: The first Thursday of the month between 7.00pm and 8.30pm.Where: Ambassador Suite, AFC Bournemouth Vitality Stadium, Kings Park, BH7 7EFFor more information please email [email protected] or call 01202 315 824.