blOKes is a not-for-profit mental health community interest company (CIC) that provides men (18+) with a safe, supportive, and non-judgemental online platform to open up about their thoughts and feelings, connect with likeminded people, and tell a #MaleTale.’
Via the website’s forum, users can create a free blOKes account and join a community of men focussed on providing peer-to-peer support through experience-based advice and guidance. No matter how it seems sometimes, you are not alone.
There’s no denying that the conversation surrounding men’s mental health is becoming an easier one to have, but we know that there’s still a lot of work to be done.
What sets us apart is our empathy and understanding. Our first-hand knowledge of what it feels like to not know who or where to turn to. To not know what to say. To not know how to say it. To not know why we’re feeling a certain way.
Everyone affiliated with blOKes has been touched by mental illness in one way or another. Whether it’s personal experience or seeing friends and family struggle, we all know what the full spectrum of mental ill-health looks and feels like – this is what drives our passion to make a real, tangible change.
Remember, it’s okay not to be okay.