A WARRINGTON based support group has been set up to help offer a safe and non-judgemental space for men struggling with mental health.

More Than Men is an online support group on Facebook with more than 500 members that host regular in-person meet-ups.

Ian Webb, from Orford, founded the group with his friend Nathan Savage Six months ago and have been organising the group together since then.

“Men do struggle, and we try and make a safe non-judgemental space where we can talk about our problems,” Ian said.

Ian, who has been sober for one year after suffering with addiction, started the group as he felt men didn’t have access to enough support when struggling with mental health.

“What I realised is a lot of people are on waiting lists,” he said.

“A lot of people are getting help but it’s not there consistently.”

The group recently held a comedy fundraiser at Eagle Sports Football Club where they raised over £1,500 – which will go towards funding therapy for some of their members.

The group prides itself on allowing men to speak freely and support each other – including through allowing them to post anonymously on their Facebook page if they prefer.

“I wanted it to be a place where men can find support through each other and through the group,” he said.

More Than Men are holding a 10-week course in collaboration with Otis Graham, a mental health defence coach who used to work as a life coach for footballers and boxers.

“What he offers is something I’ve never really seen before,” Ian said.

The course starts on Wednesday, March 27 and will be held weekly from the Tank Bar and Live Lounge in the centre of Warrington.