We’ve never been encouraged more to talk about our mental health and yet talking about it can still be daunting with sufferers not wanting to feel more vulnerable or impose their ‘problems’ on others. Women don’t want to be labelled ‘crazy’ and men are supposed to be the tough guy who doesn’t cry, couple that with the notion of the stiff upper lip and it’s no wonder why people don’t want to open up.
HUMEN is a charity that is working with men to help them talk, to hear other guys talking about what they’ve experienced and providing a safe space because 84 men a week in the UK are committing suicide, a desperate figure which can be changed.
To spread the word, HUMEN have teamed up with Barry’s Bootcamp for a special HIIT class on Sunday 12th August that will not only promote the benefits physical activity can have on your mental health, but it will also be followed by a. one hour ‘gym for the mind’. Guests will hear stories from three inspiring men: Ryan Kohn, co-founder of Propercorn, David Abrahamovitch founder of The Grind and Barry’s Bootcamp Co-founder, Sandy Macaskill will all take to the floor to talk about their experience of what it means to be a man and the need to be more human, inspiring others to be the same.
Limited tickets for this one-off class will be available to purchase online for £30 at, with all proceeds going to HUMEN.