We are part of the Countrymen UK Network and participate in the Countrymen UK Monitoring and Evaluation project, which is carried out by the University of Essex.
We provide a service to men who have worked in farming or horticulture or in any other countryside and outdoor environments; or men who have simply enjoyed being outdoors as part of their leisure interests.
You may be retired or you’ve been forced to give up work for health reasons. You may be feeling isolated and out of touch because of your health condition or location. Whatever your background, you would still enjoy being out in the countryside and out in the fresh air, just chatting or being as active as you like, alongside others who share your experiences and interests. You may be able to do a lot, or only do a little, but that’s ok because there’s something for almost everyone. Our members will all have their own ideas about work, relaxation and fun but, whatever your ideas may be, we’ll listen and respond as best we can.
It’s not just about working on a farm or in our allotment and garden, It’s about getting out and staying active. It’s about having some fun. It’s about telling tales and drinking a hot mug of tea with new friends in a place where you’ll feel welcome, comfortable and supported.
Countrymen UK Groups around the country deal with a diverse range of men with many different health conditions, including: anxiety, stroke, Parkinsons, dementia, depression, respiratory & lung conditions, isolation & loneliness, bipolar disorder, injuries, heart disease, PTSD, arthritis, pain and cancer.