EVERY THURSDAY. 20:00 - 22:00 (GMT)
ANONYMOUS. ONLINE. SUPPORTIVE.
If you can't get, or don't want, to come along to one of our physical SpeakEasy groups, we've got the next best thing.
SpeakEasy Live is our very own online, confidential and anonymous live chat facility that is operated by our helpline team.
All the Men Tell team who will answer your calls have their own lived experience of mental ill-heath, so you can be assured that you will be understood.
We will do our best to offer support, information and sign-posting that's relevant and accessible to you.
PLEASE NOTE: Because this feature is anonymous, it is NOT a counselling service. You can read the Terms and Conditions regarding the SpeakEasy Live service by clicking here.
As long as you're over 18 years of age, then yes. This service is open to any gender who wants to talk, either about themselves or a friend or family member who may need some support.
We would LOVE this service to operate 24/7, but at the moment we are constrained by resources. We are only a small organisation and only have so much time, people and money to go round. As we grow we hope to increase the times it's available, but for now, we're limited. That said, if you want to send us a huge cheque for thousands so we can expand it, we'll gladly take it off your hands and put it towards the service.
Well the fact is, we will only know the details that you provide. If you want to use a fake name, fake age and fake location, then that's your choice, we won't know either way. We ask for your location so we can try and point you in the direction of something that might help that's more local to you.
We ask for age and gender just so we can try and understand the demographics of those using the service. This will help us apply for funding to expand the service in the future. The more data we have, the better we can position ourselves to provide the service more often and to help more people.
Depending on the rota and the day you want to chat with us, the people answering your live chat may be all men, or they may be all women (or a combination of both). It really just depends.
We've added the option that you can choose whether you'd rather to speak to one or the other when you request a chat, if you'd prefer to do so. Please be aware that we may not always be able to accomodate that request, again, depending on who's working at that time. Regardless of their gender, they are all trained the same way and are all determined to help you in any way they can.