Bottled Up Blokes will host a wellbeing coffee morning at Alfreton Town FC

Bottled Up Blokes prepares to host first wellbeing coffee morning at Alfreton Town FC

Posted by: Laura Hammond

Mon 16th January 2023

Bottled Up Blokes is preparing to host its first wellbeing coffee morning at Alfreton Town FC later this week.

The mental health support group hosts weekly drop-in sessions in South Normanton and has traditionally supported men since its launch in April last year.

However, the bi-weekly coffee mornings will be open to anyone in the area who is lonely and would like the opportunity to socialise with others.

Tim Cox, founder of Bottled Up Blokes, explained: “The idea is to get people out of their houses and socialising with other people. We want the people who are sat on their own at home, feel lonely or don’t get the chance to socialise much to come down, have a brew and a chat.

“It’s open to anyone, not just men. Our group may mainly be about helping men but with this we wanted to give back to the whole community and fortunately for us Wayne Bradley and Alfreton Town have given us a space to do this.

“The sessions won’t be like our Thursday night sessions. They will be more relaxed with mental health support sitting more in the background. Although we will have information for mental health health services if anyone does need signposting or support.”

The first coffee morning will take place at the Impact Arena, on North Street, on Friday (January 20) between 10am and 1pm.

The coffee mornings are free to attend.

In addition to hosting wellbeing events at the Impact Arena, Bottled Up Blokes will have a presence at one Alfreton Town FC home game a month.

Members of the group will be available to talk to anyone in need and to signpost to other mental health support services on Saturday, February 18, when Alfreton Town hose AFC Telford United.

You can find out more about Bottled Up Blokes here.