A MEN’S support group has been set-up at Cross Hills.

The initiative aims to give men of all ages somewhere to drop-in for a chat.

Talk & Thrive will meet for the first time at Cross Hills Social Club, in Main Road, on July 30, between 7pm and 9pm.

Free tea/coffee and biscuits will be available.

A spokesman said: “This a free group for all local men and youths who feel they are struggling to cope with life.

“There is no signing-up, nor medicals or forms to complete, and no referrals needed!

“We are just a friendly, non-judgmental group.”

Anita Robertson, for the group, said a £50 donation had been received from Ellison Cirteq and support from other businesses – to help with supplies and printing costs – would be welcome.

She added: “The social club is offering its facilities for free because it believes it’s such a good cause.

“We would also like to hear from anyone willing to come to one of our meetings to give a talk or offer advice. We’re especially looking for counsellors/volunteers from organisations within the area that offer services to help with any issues or problems men might be having. If organisations want to send us some leaflets to give out at the group, that would be great too.

“We have had over 6,500 views and many shares already on our Facebook page, with lots of lovely comments.

“At the moment there’s no where locally where men can just call in for a chat and we want to offer a place where they can get something off their chest, just relax or be guided where to go next for help.”

The group will meet on the last Tuesday of every month.