Our story

In 2011, at the invitation of Ben Hughes, a group of men decided to have dinner with the intention of having a place to connect with other men, and talk about the highs and lows of their lives.

They’ve been meeting once a month ever since to talk, laugh and share about what’s going on for them, and have forged meaningful relationships based on trust and acceptance of each other.

Belonging to a Men’s Table contributes to mental, emotional and social wellbeing whilst being a powerful support to individual members travelling their life journeys.

Each Table is distinct and has its own personality, guided by the Fundamentals. These are practical guidelines drawn from the experience of existing Tables. All Tables are supported by the Kitchen (central office) of The Men’s Table, a registered not for profit organisation formed in 2019 by co-founders Ben Hughes and David Pointon, both members of that first Table.

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Our Community

The Men’s Table community is the men from all Tables.

We hold various community events, online and in-person, where men from across Tables come together to share, learn and connect.

Whilst men’s primary experience is of their own Table, being part of our growing community helps men be part of the bigger picture and the positive changes taking place toward Healthy Men, Healthy Masculinities, Healthy Communities.

Women are big supporters of The Men’s Table

Women are big supporters of The Men’s Table. Many men are sitting at Tables because of a woman in their life.

Whether you have noticed that a man in your life could do with some support and widening his social circle, or you’re his ’emotional everything’, or you’re always the one organising the social calendar, the first step is to encourage him to attend an Entree. He’ll find out more, meet some other men and see if it is a fit for him.

You can help a man in your life by:

  • sending him to our website
  • tagging him in our social media posts
  • encouraging him to attend an Entree
  • sharing The Men’s Table with the other women in your life who have men they care about

Want to chat?

Want to have a chat or ask a question before you register for an entree? We’d love to hear from you. Please give us a call or fill out this form and a man who sits at a Table will get back to you.