Just as loneliness and isolation peaked as a consequence of the UK lockdown, the option for ANDYSMANCLUB’s face-to-face support also ground to a halt. At this time, there was more emphasis than ever placed on the charity’s online communications – and the website became an even more valuable tool. However, it was unable to cope with ever-increasing numbers of people seeking assistance and it regularly crashed. Given the function of the website, the fact it was inaccessible was devastating to many users, leaving them without much-needed support at the time it was needed most.
Hearing of the difficulties, we were inspired to develop a website that would direct men in need to access support via their nearest clubs as quickly and easily as possible.