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Founder of blOKes, a former Oakham School pupil, launches range drinks coasters

A new range of drinks coasters will encourage men to open up over a pint instead of bottling up their feelings.

Former Oakham School pupil, Tom Home, has launched the coasters as part of his community interest company, blOKes, to inspire men to acknowledge their own mental health and recognise if one of their friends, family members or colleagues is struggling.

Founded in June last year, blOKes provides men with a safe and non-judgemental platform to open up about their mental health. The online forum-based platform is free-to-use and allows members to share peer-to-peer experiences, stories and advice based on their own mental health journeys.

blOkes coasters
blOkes coasters

Tom said: “I am absolutely delighted to have launched this new range of coasters in the hope of encouraging men to start those important conversations relating to mental health with their friends, family members and colleagues.

“It’s no secret there’s a stigma surrounding men talking about their thoughts and feelings, which is why men often don’t feel comfortable or confident enough to disclose how they are truly feeling.

“I hope these new coasters will act as a constant reminder that it’s not weak for men to speak about their mental health, and no matter how it seems sometimes, you’re never alone.”

blOkes coasters
blOkes coasters

All money raised from the coasters will be put towards providing schools, colleges, universities, sports clubs and businesses with free men’s mental health resource.

To order coasters e-mail: tom@blokes.life.

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