It is with sadness that we announce that due to a lack of funding, the Man about a Dog project will stop at the end of October 2022.
Despite our efforts, we have been unable to secure any funding that would allow the project to continue and therefore we have no other option but to close it.
We would like to thank all the services, organisations and individuals who have supported MaaD in many different ways over the five years that it has been in existence. We have valued and appreciated everything that you have done to help us over the years.
We would like to thank all the survivors that we have met over the years. We have laughed and cried with you, you have been honest and open with us as we have with you, and we have learned so much from you all. We have been amazed at your resilience and bravery. All we can say is, keep going. If we can do it, anyone can.
We have shown the value of peer support for survivors of suicide attempts. By speaking out about our attempts, we have shown that survivors deserve a humane, compassionate and non judgemental response in order to help us survive surviving.
We wish that we could refer survivors to another project like MaaD. Sadly, MaaD has been unique in its approach and ethos and we are not aware of any other dedicated support for survivors that is run by survivors, for survivors.
Chris and Rachel, and Albert