Male suicide is the biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK, with many men suffering in silence when they experience feelings of sadness, loneliness or anxiety.
In July 2018 after a battle with mental health and depression, Luke took his own life. For years Luke struggled by bottling up his feelings and worries, finding it difficult to reach out and talk about his mental health. One of his greatest passions was fitness and weight training which he turned to in darker times.
Luke's Lads encourages and offers mental health support and offers sessions for men to talk about their feelings in an alternative environment. Studies have shown that exercise can release endorphins to energise your spirits and lift your mood. Talking isn't a sign of weakness, it's a way to take care of your wellbeing and help cope with problems.
Come and join our FREE male only 45 minute circuit training and 30 minute support session offering you a safe place to speak.
19+ years - Tuesday 7:30pm
16-19 years - Tuesday 6:45pm
Jo Cox House,
90 Commercial Street,
Please note: In line with government guidance the fitness element of our sessions for 18+ will be on hold until w/c 17th May. The sessions will focus on wellbeing only. Luke's Lads Junior sessions will run as normal.
We now also run the same female only format.
Visit www.butterfliesmentalhealth.co.uk for more details.
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WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Lukes Lads juniors have helped us gain that with our son. The weekly sessions of circuit training and group chats have been a godsend to us as a family and not only the once a week sessions but the after support on a weekly basis is next to none
Lukes lads has showed me how to speak out more without bottling stuff up like I used to for many years, without this group I’ll prob being still bottling up and make myself really ill, the work out also helps
Getting to Luke’s Lads’s regularly is something I struggle with, as I’m a student and don’t live local anymore. Despite this, I messaged Elliot this evening asking if it would be okay to come down and join in with the session. As I walked through the door after not being for months, it felt as though I had only been last week. Great to see some of the people I already know, as well as some new faces. Thanks for proving that anyone is welcome no matter who you are, or how often you show your face. Great workout, and nice to chat