A charity by the people of Inverclyde, for the people of Inverclyde
Man On! exists to prevent suicides and enhance wellbeing by providing safe, inclusive, relationship-focussed and trauma-informed environments that remove the stigma attached to mental health.
“Man On!” is a suicide prevention & wellbeing charity for the adults & young people of Inverclyde & beyond. Through our lived-experience and trauma-informed model, we provide a wide range of group & individual services that are free of charge.
ExperiencedAll our staff and volunteers have their own lived experience within various areas when it comes to mental health. This allows us to form a deeper and relatable connection with those wishing to access our services.
Always learningWe are committed to on-going training for our staff and volunteers to ensure that alongside lived experience, everyone is confident and up to date with the required level of knowledge and support to lead their services.
FREEUnlike many services, there is not a waiting list or any costs to accessing our services. Although some of our 1-2-1 services require a referral form, most of our core weekly services are open and free of charge to the community to come by when they please.
Years running as an official charity
We’ve helped more than 300 adults and young adults
*Referral forms available.
Services are located at our wellbeing centre (30 Nelson Street, Greenock) unless otherwise stated.
Meet the team
Chris was born and raised in Inverclyde, is a father of three and is very passionate about improving lives within our community. Chris has worked in communities since 2008 with young people, families and adults across the public and third sector and bring this experience into the role.
Chris has his own lived experience of the youth justice system, childhood adversity and addiction. He has achieved a BA Community Education, SVQ4 Leadership in Children and Young Person’s Services, HNC and SVQ3 in Social Care. Chris is a safeTALK trainer and ASIST trained (suicide prevention).
Founder and CEO
Born and raised in inverclyde. Father of two and passionate about making inverclyde a suicide safer community.
Sam has lived experience with ptsd and trauma through his time with the armed forces. After his friends suicided, Sam started his journey with Man On Inverclyde and now has many qualifications such as: COSCA Counselling skills qualifications, safeTALK trainer and ASIST trained (suicide prevention), as well as beginning BA Community Education course.
Mental health and wellbeing coordinator
Peter currently runs our support sessions for our school partnerships as we continue to support the young adults of Inverclyde. He is passionate about being the positive role model he needed when he was younger, to the pupils we are lucky to currently work with.
Peter has his own lived experience of addiction and mental health conditions and has recently completed COSCA training and is a qualified safeTALK trainer. Peter is also starting his HNC in social care.
Senior wellbeing worker
Stacey is a Mum of two and has lived in Inverclyde her whole life.
Stacey has her own lived experience and is passionate about giving back to the local community. She has a Degree in Human Resources, SVQ5s in Psychology, Criminal Psychology and Criminology and has also just completed Suicide Intervention /Prevention and Mental Health First Aid and Advocacy in the Workplace.
People, Services and Development Officer
Mark is a father of 2 & has always lived in Inverclyde.
Mark started at Man On as he wants to help continue to support anyone struggling at any point in their life, by using his lived experience and safeTALK training.