A DRUMCHAPEL men’s project has launched a weekly set of activities for residents.

There are six members of Men Matter Scotland locally who said they set up to talk about problems in a safe, non-judgmental environment.

The group, which meets in the Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland shop in Drumchapel Shopping Centre, hope to grow further and have even launched a podcast and Spotify playlist.

Peter Divers, who is involved with the group, told the Post: “We are reaching out to men who feel they are struggling with life and would like support.

“With suicide being the biggest killer of men under the age of 50 in the UK action needs to happen and fast and we are just one piece of a very large jigsaw that can and is making a difference to men’s lives.

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“We are in the process of applying for charitable status to allow us to increase our capacity to support more men.

“We also have a podcast which will have guests on over the next few months talking about, alcoholism and mental health, gambling and mental health, being a ‘man’ in modern day Scotland and we welcome any men to get in touch with us if they feel their story could make a difference to a listener.”

The group holds a walk at 6pm on Mondays for the whole family, with a hill walking sessions on Tuesdays at 5.45pm for men only. On Wednesdays there is a litter pick at 5.30pm tackling areas most in need of a clean-up. Thursdays have football at 6.30pm for men with any ability.

There is also a “men talk” session on Sundays at 3pm with support from TMIC fitness.

Look up “Men Matter Scotland” on Facebook for more details.