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  • Submitted by: Annie Wells, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party.
  • Date lodged: Friday, 20 January 2023
  • Motion reference: S6M-07567

That the Parliament recognises the work that Glasgow East End group, Menself+, is doing to tackle isolation and loneliness in men; notes that the group offers male-orientated support services through a range of outings, activities and group chats, which, it understands, are designed to help men with their mental and physical wellbeing, including walking groups, online bingo and five-a-side football; acknowledges that the group also provides a space to get healthy, socialise, and open up about their thoughts, experiences and emotions; understands that attendees can also take part in a health MOT for Men programme, which, it understands, educates men on cancer awareness, as well as how to check their prostate and keep their bodies healthy; notes that Menself+ is said to be helping between 80 and 100 people a week with its services; understands that the group also provides support to the surrounding community; acknowledges that Menself+ has recently incorporated women into the roster and that they have their own group in which to share and discuss their feelings, as well as a range of events and activities to participate in, including yoga and sewing, and recognises that the Parkhead-based group is hoping to achieve charity status. 

Supported by: Karen Adam, Jeremy Balfour, Colin Beattie, Miles Briggs, Alexander Burnett, Donald Cameron, Finlay Carson, Maggie Chapman, Bob Doris, Sharon Dowey, Russell Findlay, Meghan Gallacher, Maurice Golden, Pam Gosal, Jamie Greene, Dr. Sandesh Gulhane, Jamie Halcro Johnston, Craig Hoy, Liam Kerr, Stephen Kerr, Bill Kidd, Douglas Lumsden, Fulton MacGregor, Ruth Maguire, Liam McArthur, Stuart McMillan, Douglas Ross, Alexander Stewart, Paul Sweeney, Mercedes Villalba, Tess White, Brian Whittle