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Community Trust Team Up With Andy's Man Club

6 February 2022

Due to the incredible success of mental health Charity, Andy’s Man Club, at Mayfield in Rochdale, the Crown Oil Arena will open its doors as a second venue to accommodate soaring numbers of men talking about their mental health.

Andy’s Man Club currently runs in over 60 locations across the UK, facilitating talking groups for men who have either been through a storm, are currently going through a storm, or have a storm brewing in life.

All groups run on Mondays 7pm – 9pm, every Monday excluding bank holidays.

"It’s great news that we’ll be able to offer this support for men and their mental wellbeing, all talking about how they feel and getting support from each other, building on the fantastic work done up at Rochdale Mayfield," said Ryan Bradley, Community Director of Rochdale AFC Community Trust. 

"This partnership will make a huge difference to the mental wellbeing of men in the borough, and it’s great to use the Crown Oil Arena as a place to talk, listen, and change lives."

Charlotte Griffiths, the Community Trust's Health and Inclusion Coordinator, added: "Last Monday saw 66 men attend the Mayfield venue, to chat in a safe space about anything going on in their life – no matter how big or small; with 26 of them attending for the first time! We’re really pleased to be able to offer the opportunity for even more men to talk, without judgement.”

The weekly sessions will commence on Monday 14th February, at 7pm in Our Spot Community Hub at the Crown Oil Arena. The entrance directly opposite the 5-a-side Kick Pitch in the car park. Give it a go; it could change your life, too!

To find out about how Rochdale AFC Community Trust, or any of our partners, may be able to support your mental wellbeing, contact Charlotte on, or visit our website

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