Mental Fitness Month

May is mental fitness month

May is Talk Club Mental Fitness Month, a month of raising numbers for men across the UK through events that start real conversations and vital fundraising for men everywhere to become mentally fit.

With May being one of the worst months for male suicides, every penny raised will help us help communities, from setting up more clubs to putting men through Talk Club therapy.

May 2024 sees the first year of The Clear Head Cup – the very definition of a fun run, BBF’s run to a Clear Head. For a more serious kind of run, there’s the Bristol Half Marathon or you can simply Cruise to the Prom, where TC is the official charity partner and where VW meets ‘How are you?’. There’s more, much more. See our Calendar of events below as they’re confirmed.

Bristol Beer Factory raises up communities in Bristol using a 2% on total brewery sales. They call this BREWED TO GIVE.

Every beer you buy gives back to Bristol.

Drink with Purpose

Bristol Beer Factory

MFM Events

An evening with Pat Lam

May 1

Spend an evening with Bristol Bears coach Pat Lam. Hosted by Soccer Shooters.


Tobacco Factory TC fundraising Party

May 3

A day at the Tobacco Factory with food stalls and a party atmosphere.

Tobacco Factory, Southville, Bristol BS3 1TF

Clear Head Cup

May 4

Welcome to the Clear Head beer run. Run from the alpha taproom in Bedminster to the BBF taproom in Southville. Down a pint of Clearhead and run back in the fastest time. 50 places. £5 min entry. £20 a Tee.

Unit 1, Imperial Arcade,
Bedminster, Bristol, BS3 4HH

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The Karma Effect ‘Hot Ones’ Challenge

May 7

The good people at Karma Effect take part in a ‘Hot Ones’-style challenge in partnership with DB Shack in Basildon to raise money for TC.


Barrow Gurney Cricket Club Charity Match

May 9

Charity cricket match with BBQ and evening of entertainment. Match starts at 6pm and runs until 9pm.

Location: Hobbs Ln, Barrow Gurney, Bristol BS48 3SU


The Big Miles for Miles Walk

May 11

A 22-mile walk in the name of Miles Christie, starting from
Portishead and ending in Weston-super-Mare.


3 Peeps in a Podcast Quiz

May 16

More details to follow

Bristol Half Marathon

May 19

Get behind 16 runners, running the Bristol Half Marathon through the city while raising numbers in the name of Talk Club.

The Half Marathon route takes runners past the vibrant waterfront and out along the beautiful and peaceful Avon Gorge passing under the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge, before joining the 10K route at Spike Island.

Sunday May 19th, 9.30am start.

A Talk Club evening with Mr Samo

May 19

In this first “A Talk Club evening with….” event, Co-CEO/Co-Founder Ben Akers will interview the Upfest 24 artist, Mister Samo. In this frank, honest and vulnerable chat.

Ben will try to ask the questions you would like to know about masculine trans men, Mister Samo’s own battle with vulnerability and his mental health and how he uses art to heal.

This aims to be an empowering and positive conversation about acceptance and understanding.

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Chops Comedy Night

May 26

Chops Comedy Night at Bristol Beer Factory Studio. Tickets are £12 per person.

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Lighten the load

April, May, June

A series of fundraising hiking events taking the Talk Club lightbox to light the way for real conversations.

More details to come.

Cruise to the Prom

July 7

A one day charity Volkswagen show where all VW types are welcome to gather on the Beach Lawns at Weston Super Mare and Talk Club are the official charity partner for 2024. Vehicle entry to the lawns is for VW’s only and costs £8* in advance or £10 on the gate for the day per vehicle – you can have as many passengers as you can legally fit in your vehicle for no extra charge.

To take part in the cruise the starting point is Sanders Garden Centre on the A38 – TA9 4HJ. Arrive any time between 8:15 & 9:15, The Cruise will leave at 9:30 and head to Weston Beach Lawns

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