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#ItsOkayToTalk?with #ANDYSMANCLUB

The #ITSOKAYTOTALK selfie campaign has gone viral on Twitter, led by Luke Ambler, a 26-year-old Halifax rugby player who was distraught when in April of this year, his brother-in-law died by suicide.

Luke decided that he wanted to do something, so he set up Andy’s Man Club in Halifax. The group is dedicated to being a safe space for men to talk about how they feel and what’s getting them down. The response has been so overwhelming that he’s now planning to set up clubs all over the UK, with the goal of halving the suicide rate in men. The #ANDYSMANCLUB story was covered by LadBible on Monday. Luke kicked off a viral campaign shortly afterwards – spreading the message that suicide was the single biggest killer of men under 45 and asking people to share their ‘OK selfies’ and nominate five friends.

Since then thousands of people have got on board, including hundreds of rugby players, sports stars like Leon McKenzie and Carl Frampton, authors Irvine Welsh and John Niven and even Ricky Gervais.

Get involved yourself with a selfie and the OK sign, then nominate 5 of your friends and share the stats to let the world know #ItsOkayToTalk

 

Rugby Union players joined en masse after Luke asked for their support…

 

Trainspotters amongst you will recognise the face of this Scottish Author…


As always, LADBible had our backs and nominated some big-hitters

 

And Ricky obliged…


Of course, it’s not just the lads getting involved…


First Dates host, Fred Sireiex is an OKAY Cupid…


And the message continues to spread…

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  1. I made a video with 999 services, helicopters, vehicles, vessels, combining 22 press-ups with #itsoktotalk
    Watch it here https:/./.www.facebook.com/andy.elwood.5/posts/.1479790895379676
    I would love to get your endorsement on this. I am a Patron with PTSD999 and have been asked to be a Trustee due to my work on this project.

    Andy999 30th August 2016 at 4:37 pm
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