For the past three months Brotectors have been working closely with the pupils at Newport High. We discussed the importance of keeping good mental health, making the right choices and how we can check in on your mates.

We are excited to announce our new six week project called BroBox where a group of men will be taken through their paces by a professional boxing coach over a six week period.

Our Walk and Talk Wellbeing Walks are back. As Covid restrictions in Wales are being eased we were quick to get back on our usual trail at Cardiff Bay Barrage.

Brotectors was featured on ITV Wales during Mental Health Awareness Week. Aaron our director was interviewed live by Jonathan Hill on the 6pm evening news to discuss why men struggle to speak out about their emotions and why men are less likely to seek professional support.

Mental Health Awareness Week took place on the 10th – 16th of May this year. During this week Brotectors actively worked with 112 people discussing the importance of tackling the stigma surrounding mental health in the workplace.

Since January 2021 Brotectors has been holding fortnightly 1-1s with people who have been effected by the Covid pandemic and being isolated.

Our last Brotectors walk took place in September 2020 at Cardiff Bay Barrage – Unfortunately due to Welsh Assembly Covid-19 guidelines we have been unable to meet in big groups and have therefore decided to postpone the walks until restrictions have been lifted.

Men doing life together... Since Brotectors was founded in 2017 it has been our mission to break the stigma surrounding mental health. Millions of people every day, face a battle in their heads and push through the dark thoughts and emotions without reaching for help or support.

Brotectors has now joined forces the Newport Saracens RFC- Newport Saracens are a rugby club from Maesgals who are dedicated and committed to supporting its players and staffs mental health due to the impact of Covid-19.

Brotectors was awarded with a Big Lottery Local Community Fund in November 2020 – This fund will allow us to continue to support people in the community by delivering a project which aims to support people who have been affected by the Covid-19 crisis.