At the start of lockdown, Mentell decided to temporarily shut down all physical circles to safeguard the welfare of our members and facilitators.
As of writing, the charity has recently reviewed government guidance and spoken to all venue stakeholders around the safe reopening of physical spaces.
The current situation remains unclear - several venues have yet to reopen. At the same time, social distancing restrictions make running physical circles almost impossible in some of the smaller venues that are willing to take bookings.
To ensure consistency of service and ongoing safety of members - the trustees have decided to uphold the original decision to keep the physical circles closed until further notice.
In more positive news, the ongoing success and demand for the online circles have seen Mentell commit the necessary resources to guarantee the online service longterm - if you are male 18+ living in the UK and need a safe and confidential space to talk go to https://www.mentell.org.uk/signup.
Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.