In 2011, 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 lessons learned through the experience of existing Men’s Tables, and supported by the Kitchen (central office) of The Men’s Table, a registered not for profit organisation.
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.
I find inspiration from my grandfather who was very active in social justice. I am afflicted by supporting Bristol City FC, appreciate fine wine, and thoroughly enjoy misspelling obvious words to annoy pedents. I am very much the Yang to David’s Yin.
I am passionate about groups; how they can thrive, and how we can foster regenerative cultures that serve people, and all life on Earth. I love meditation, time in nature, reading and sport. I feel very blessed to be doing this work with an amazing team and a connected community.
A Melburnian living in Bondi, I take every opportunity to get to the beach and enjoy chatting with strangers and learning about their lives. I’m grateful that one such encounter with Ben resulted in my joining The Men’s Table and am excited about its impact and growth.
After nearly 40 years running software businesses around the world, being locked in the back room to implement IT and finance systems is perfect for my overly talkative, restless soul. I enjoy gardening, renovating, listening to show tunes and long to tread the boards of theatre again soon.
I am a grassroots, collaboration geek and love learning to make magic happen for myself and our community. I aspire to create relations filled with trust to have hard and dangerous conversations filled with care, courage and respect. I am in the right place, at the right time, with the right people.
I am an introverted soul who is much more comfortable behind the scenes. I enjoy meaningful conversations, trivia and learning about the culture and perspectives of others. Family, books, sunsets and early morning runs all make me content.
A Libran who enjoys balancing a social lifestyle (including fine wine or craft beer) with a “monk mode” of mindfulness, fasting and hibernating at home, I believe being open, vulnerable and prioritising one’s mental health is life. Helping others prioritise theirs does not feel like work.
Man. Father of two teens. Son, sibling, and friend. Marketer by profession. Reader of the printed word. Board game geek. Seeks both calm and adventure in the outdoors. Mental health advocate. Global citizen – lived and made 6 countries home. Aspires to grow up more every day without growing old.
After 33 years of serving the community as a pharmacist, I now serve men through The Men’s Table. I’m passionate about helping people, reaching out to those that are struggling and letting them know they’re not alone. In my free time I like to relax by walking along the beach or strumming my favourite songs on my guitar.
Having been in the business world for a lifetime, I am thankful to Ben and David for the opportunity to bring my skills to the Board and together with our amazing team help build a research based, resilient and adaptable body that is being widely recognised as a preventative men’s mental health solution.
Surrounding yourself with amazing people should be a priority for all people’s health and wellbeing.
I am passionate about all sports, in particular AFL, cricket & golf.
If you know anyone famous who has written a book, let me know – it would be great to add their signed book to my extensive collection.
As a social science researcher with a PhD in community psychology, I love learning about what helps people, families and communities feel connected. I live in sunny WA with my husband and two sons, a toddler and a teenager. I enjoy long drives and camping trips.
I’m WA born and bred, but spent two decades overseas making friends with people from across the globe. I love getting to know people, bridge culture, and build community. I play veterans basketball, try to surf with my boys, and sail most weekends.
I am a social worker with project management experience in the mental health sector, particularly in learning and development projects. I really value being part of the passionate community work The Men’s Table engages in. In my spare time, you’ll find my extrovert soul at some social activity!
I love connecting important causes with individuals, businesses and communities to make a positive impact in our world. As a mum of 2 boys, I feel blessed to be working with an organisation that is leading the movement to promote healthier masculinities and shift mindsets about the expectations of men. I’m passionate about human potential, holistic health and wellbeing, and complementary medicine, an area I am currently doing studies in.
A Brit who now calls Melbourne home and co-parent to my kindred spirit Milo, a retired racing greyhound. I love to immerse myself in a good video game, fantasy novel or podcast; as well as get together with friends and challenge myself with a board game. I enjoy welcoming new men and helping guide them on their Men’s Table journey.
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: