Mental Health Motorbike is a national charityRegistered charity number 1196406
Mental Health Motorbike exists to create meaningful opportunities so that together we grow the greater wellbeing of the motorbike community. Our ultimate aim is to reduce suicide amongst bikers in the UK.
We are building a free, dedicated network of trained Mental Health First Aiders who can support other bikers across the UK.
We are in extraordinary times where the need for Mental Health support services are definitely on the increase. We have seen more demand in people wanting to talk since the onset of the Covid-19 virus in March 2020.
Mental Health Motorbike is a charity that exists to create meaningful opportunities so that together we grow the well-being of the motorbike community.
Our organisation is growing with 28 volunteer staff, 150 qualified Mental Health First Aiders, 35 Ambassadors and 18 online moderators. We are at the early days and are always looking for support as we have high ambitions of how we want the biker community to engage with their long-term well-being. We aim to create the country’s first free dedicated mental health first aid network for bikers in 2022.
We have a number of objectives, the first is to get qualified mental health first aiders in bike shops, clubs and cafes, retailers and the bike industry in every town and city across the UK. This will create a strong backbone for our network. The mental health first aid course is a recognised and approved scheme (see https://mhfaengland.org). Our trainer is an accredited trainer through MHFA England able to deliver these courses. The network has over 150 trained mental health first aiders, this will raise massively in 2022 through the MHFA 1000 project.
The second thing we want to achieve is a vibrant peer support network – as of May 2022, we have nearly 1700 members in this group. The peer support goes a long way in reducing the social isolation many of our community are facing.
Finally, we want to be offering longer-term well-being activities that members who have had support can get involved with. This brings a greater degree of connection to the Mental Health Motorbike family. So members can assist at events, with online activities, get involved as ambassadors or do fundraising for us.
Mental Health Motorbike aims to attend a minimum of 75 events per year, reaching out to the biker community directly. Our branded motorbike, pop-up stand and Ambassadors will attend these events and be very visible and encourage people to come and talk to us and join the network. Many of our volunteers are people recovering from mental health issues and they will represent the Mental Health Motorbike brand at events. We are exploring how to set up Mental Health Motorbike meet-ups which will allow people from all over the country to come together and explore how they are feeling. This will build on the sense of members feeling part of a meaningful community, network and family.
In 2021 we became a registered charity and at present, we are all volunteers. Our main priority is to find funding for a business manager, an outreach worker and some admin support can you help? if so contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Where can you find the Mental Health Motorbike?
Our bike will wrapped in its 2021 colours and be out on the British roads from March onwards. Below are some of the locations where we will be. Check the events calendar to see some of the events. Here you can meet us for a chat and a cuppa. If you want to be part of the team why not volunteer?
On the road
If you see us on the road contact us if you are struggling and we can arrange a chat or a cuppa. Remember talking can really help and making that first step to reach out could really help your longer term wellbeing.
A great place to meet us is online. Join us www.facebook.com/mhmotorbike we have a members only group (access through the Facebook page). You can get some peer support or use the chat button below for 1-1 support.
We attend a number of biker events each years through invitation. Our aim is to meet bikers and offer support and deliver workshops exploring different ways we can support you. Use the booking page to arrange a visit.
Visits to your organisation
Working with our partners we can arrange specialist presentations and come and showcase our work and meet your staff teams. Our aim is to get more organisations investing in the government developed Mental Aid First Aid course.
We can visit your bike club, education organisations, workplaces, shops to talk about our approach to mental health and how to access our free support. Wherever you are we can be. Contact us to explore this further.
We can do after dinner speeches and presentations to talk about this fascinating area of work and some of the amazing and funny stories we have come across over the years, Contact us to discuss your needs.
Our News And Events
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